| Mar 7, 2015
| 8:24 AM
Hillary Rodham Clinton continues to catch heat for her extensive use of a private email account to conduct official business while she was secretary of state. But the Democrats' 2016 presidential favorite isn't the only White House hopeful whose...
| Mar 9, 2015
| 12:29 AM
The University of Texas at Austin has acquired the professional and political papers of former ambassador, congressman and New Mexico governor Bill Richardson.
Richardson — whose career spanned more than 30 years and included a presidential run...
| Feb 26, 2015
| 12:22 PM
Davy Crockett, as a congressman from Tennessee, lost his third bid for the office to a man with a wooden leg.
“Since you have chosen to elect a man with a timber toe to succeed me, you may all go to hell and I will go to Texas,” Crockett...
| Feb 21, 2015
| 2:00 PM
In a windowless classroom at an Arcadia tutoring center, parents crammed into child-sized desks and dug through their pockets and purses for pens as Ann Lee launches a PowerPoint presentation.
Her primer on college admissions begins with the basics:...
| Mar 5, 2015
| 5:20 AM
AUSTIN, Texas Think of development in Austin and construction cranes, ever-taller towers and sprawling apartment and retail projects might come to mind.
But amid the wave of building that is transforming Austin, there's another breed of urban development...
| Mar 6, 2015
| 1:21 AM
Glaciologist Erin Pettit began a research project to find out what humpback whales heard when a big piece of ice falls from a glacier and crashes into the ocean. But the sound generated by ice drifting in the water turned out to be just as interesting....
| Feb 28, 2015
| 4:23 AM
DURHAM — When Flemming Tinker became self-employed, it was in that most commonplace Connecticut way, as a consultant.
But after four years, his work-from-home consultancy morphed into his becoming a small manufacturer.
"I've always found...
| Feb 9, 2015
| 3:28 PM
“Selma” and the larger truths that an artful drama can reveal....Libraries endangered in areas ruled by Islamic State....A show by an influential European artist is canceled in Mexico City....And a history of barely planned urbanism on the...
| Jan 29, 2015
| 6:34 AM
During World War II, the U.S. government operated a network of alien detention facilities — a numbing euphemism for prisons — and filled them with about 120,000 Japanese-Americans, two-thirds of whom were American citizens and nearly all of...
| Jan 27, 2015
| 9:00 PM
USC is once again ranked third among U.S. universities for its fundraising successes, according to a national survey being released Wednesday. USC was reported to have received nearly $732 million in gifts in 2014.
The annual survey by the Council for...
| Jan 19, 2015
| 6:09 PM
There is something every man and woman holding appointive office in Texas shares, whether sitting on the Supreme Court or serving on the Texas State Board of Plumbing Examiners. Each and every one of them — thousands in all — was put there...