| Apr 27, 2014
| 6:55 PM
In the annals of Texas journalism, Robert Heard stands out for many things: a biting wit, a prolific career, a lawyer's understanding of lawmaking, a determination to get the story even at considerable personal risk.
It was the last trait that...
| Mar 22, 2014
| 2:11 PM
Same-sex weddings in Michigan were abruptly halted Saturday when a federal appeals court put on hold a lower court ruling that declared the state's ban on gay marriages unconstitutional.
The appellate court order came Saturday afternoon, after...
| Apr 1, 2014
| 9:52 PM
Willful and self-assured, Charles H. Keating Jr. strode through a life of outsized public roles — anti-pornography crusader, luxury hotel developer, political kingmaker — on his way to becoming one of the nation's most notorious corporate...
| Mar 26, 2014
| 6:41 PM
WASHINGTON — As Monday's deadline approaches to sign up for insurance under President Obama's health law, more than 1 million people a day are visiting HealthCare.gov, Obama administration officials said Wednesday.
The site — the main portal...
| Mar 30, 2014
| 9:14 PM
WASHINGTON — President Obama's healthcare law, despite a rocky rollout and determined opposition from critics, already has spurred the largest expansion in health coverage in America in half a century, national surveys and enrollment data show.
| Apr 18, 2014
| 2:30 PM
The Russian aggression against Ukraine seems unsurprising to critics of President Obama, including the crusading editorial board of The Washington Post. An editorial this week blamed the unrest in Donetsk and other eastern cities on the administration's...
| Apr 22, 2014
| 10:48 PM
Philip Morris Cos. CEO
Hamish Maxwell, 87, who steered Philip Morris Cos. in its purchase of General Foods Corp. and takeover of Kraft Inc., milestones in transforming the tobacco company into a consumer products conglomerate in the...
| Apr 10, 2014
| 3:31 PM
The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department acknowledged Thursday that its deputies mistakenly shot and killed an aspiring TV producer earlier this week while responding to a stabbing and hostage standoff in West Hollywood.
| Apr 28, 2014
| 4:02 PM
The mayor of Lazaro Cardenas, a major commercial port city in Mexico’s troubled Michoacan state, has been arrested and accused of kidnapping, extortion and links to organized crime, officials said Monday.
The arrest of Arquimides Oseguera was part...
| Apr 15, 2014
| 4:11 PM
MEXICO CITY — The Mexican government has set a date for the so-called self-defense militias in the troubled western state of Michoacan to dissolve and account for their weapons, a move that does not necessarily signal the end of the vigilante...
| Apr 24, 2014
| 3:25 PM
Unfortunately, keno lives.
Stop flirting with it, lawmakers, and repeal this unwanted, addictive game.
Keno has traveled a circuitous route. Near the end of last year's legislative session, negotiators inserted — without public hearing or much...