Crews removed about 46,000 gallons of oil from waters near Port Arthur, Texas, on Sunday, roughly 10 percent of the oil spilled a day earlier when a tanker collided with two barges, a U.S. Coast Guard officer said.
The man who oversees Texas' criminal justice system called Wednesday for a shake-up as authorities searched for a prisoner in a wheelchair who escaped on foot Monday from two armed guards as he was being transferred between prisons.
There's retirement living, and then there's living it up in retirement. The latter is part of the draw of one of the fastest-growing retirement options - the continuing-care retirement community. These CCRCs, as they're called, often look a lot more like four-star resorts than old folks' homes.
Hurricane Humberto crashed ashore along Southeast Texas early Thursday, bringing heavy rains and maximum sustained winds of up to 80 mph as it made its way to eastern Louisiana, the National Weather Service said.
World Wrestling Entertainment star Chris Benoit asphyxiated his wife Nancy and their 7-year-old son Daniel before hanging himself, Fayette County Sheriff's Department's Lt. Tommy Pope said at a press conference outside the Benoit home on Tuesday.
I was a member of the audience at a recent CNN forum on racism held in Beaumont, Texas. ("Out in the Open: Racism in America," December 19). I believe that the show's focus on racism in southeast Texas was much too narrow.
A man arrested Tuesday in connection with a June wildfire is a "person of interest" in last week's wildfire in Southern California that killed five firefighters and ravaged more the 40,000 acres, authorities said.
The prognosis is "poor" for a firefighter who suffered burns over 90 percent of his body while battling a sprawling Southern California wildfire, the chief of the hospital where the man is being treated said Friday.
Lawyers for convicted former WorldCom CEO Bernard Ebbers are basing their appeal on claims that they were unfairly denied the opportunity to question the company's former No. 2 executive during his trial, according to a published report.
The median home cost nearly $17,000 more in the first quarter than it did a year before. According to the National Association of Realtors, the median house sold for $188,800 this winter, nearly 10 percent higher than 12 months ago.