The battle over hydraulic fracturing in the state of New York pits farmers against environmentalists, neighbor vs. neighbor, as gas companies wait to find out if they'll be able to unlock the natural gas trapped in the Marcellus Shale formation thousands of feet below the earth's surface.
The U.S. Supreme Court agreed Tuesday to tackle another election-year blockbuster and will decide whether the University of Texas' race-conscious admission policies violate the rights of white applicants.
Now that we have Sonia Sotomayor, a Latina, on the Supreme Court, the esteemed body will soon find itself in the middle of a telenovela.
The Supreme Court has just agreed to take on the case of Fisher v. University of Texas. Abigail Fisher, a white woman, argues that she has been a victim of the university's race-conscious admission policies; the university contends that its drive for racial and ethnic diversity is educationally enriching -- a benefit to all students.
Beyond the human tragedy of the child abuse scandal engulfing Penn State football, there is a significant financial cost that is likely to be suffered by one of the most lucrative sports teams in the country.
At Thursday night's presidential debate in Orlando, Florida, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney hit Texas Gov. Rick Perry hard on the issue of immigration, characterizing his policies as encouraging illegal immigration. He specifically criticized Perry's support for a Texas law that allows children of illegal immigrants to qualify for in-state tuition rates at public colleges and universities, likening it to a $100,00 educational discount. Perry defended the state policy as important for integrating future generations into the economic mainstream and said it's "heartless" to deny the children of illegal immigrants a chance at in-state tuition rates.
Candy Crowley breaks down the latest presidential debate as the candidates fought over Social Security and immigration.
Maybe everything really is bigger in Texas.
The majestic bald eagle rises from its trainer's arm, launches itself into the night air and completes a circuit of the stadium to the raucous cheers of thousands of football supporters.
Whether you're a die-hard fan, a football widow or largely oblivious to the game, there's no escaping the Super Bowl.
U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords was making "lightning speed" progress for a brain injury and had the drain for brain fluid removed from her head, her doctors said Wednesday.
The University of Texas is getting its own television channel, featuring all the great Texas sporting events that you never wanted to watch. The new network will feature at least one football game a year, eight men's basketball games, assorted nonrevenue sporting events, high school sports, university news, coverage of lectures and visiting speakers, commencement ceremonies ... I know, I know, you have the same question I do: WHERE DO I SIGN UP FOR COVERAGE OF THESE AWESOME LECTURES?
The University of Texas at Brownsville was on alert Monday, as students, faculty, and staff return to campus, just days after gunfire along the U.S.- Mexican border cancelled classes, according to campus police.
A clash in Mexico left several dead, including a top drug cartel drug lord. CNN's Rafael Romo reports.
By some accounts, University of Texas sophomore Colton Tooley was brilliant in mind and respectful always in his behavior to others.
A 19-year-old mathematics major from Austin, Texas, was identified Tuesday as the suspected gunman who fired shots from an AK-47 and then turned the gun on himself, the University of Texas at Austin said.
The recent financial crisis is partly the result of something economists call the "agency" problem. Put simply, the people you hire to take care of your money -- your agents -- almost always have their own agendas.
He now plays the dapper, suave Don Draper in Mad Men, so it's hard to picture Jon Hamm battling chronic depression, relying on antidepressants and therapy to beat the illness. But that's just what he did.
A University of Texas at Austin student dormitory named after a man prominent in the Ku Klux Klan in the 1800s may soon have its name changed, university officials said.
There is an old aphorism: "College football bears the same relationship to education that bullfighting does to agriculture." Ah, but when there is something of a drought at the bursar's office, it's awfully comforting to have a few toros out there in the fallow fields to take to the bullring to sell tickets and maintain the endowment crop.
You eat right. You exercise. You get an annual physical. You probably think you're doing everything you can to stay healthy.
When President Obama received word that he had won the Nobel Peace Prize, I'll bet he felt a little like I did the first time Diane Friday, the smartest, prettiest girl at the University of Texas, kissed me: I didn't fully feel like I deserved it, but I sure wasn't going to turn it down.
Can traumatic brain injury cause a person to develop a mental health problem or trigger an underlying problem not yet discovered, which then causes the person to create a fantasy world while in a coma, which, when they awake they are adamant is real?
The sculptures speak for themselves: Piñatas in the shape of decapitated heads bearing gunshot wounds adorn the walls of El Paso's Public Library in Texas.
Rates of new cancer diagnoses and deaths for U.S. men and women have fallen for the first time, according to a new report from leading cancer and medical research organizations.
There's a whole world of people out there, and boy, are they pissed off.
An international team of researchers plans to head to Antarctica later this year to begin a four-year project exploring some of the last uncharted regions on Earth.
A team of scientists will use a World War II-era plane to explore one of the last uncharted regions of Earth, in hopes of learning more about climate change.
The Yankee and the Friday Night Lights actress take in a concert and football game
The discussion continues as our panel give their views on how the economic slowdown will impact golf.
A specific league table of the best business schools for Hispanic students? Why, some might ask, would anyone need that?
Bolt annihilated two world speed records at these Olympic Games. Can he go faster? Can anyone?
Researchers discover a genetic variant found almost exclusively in people of African descent that may increase the chances of developing AIDS
With climate change increasingly threatening the survival of plants and animals, scientists say it may become necessary to move some species to save them
Kidney stones are more common in hotter climes. A new study suggests that as the climate warms in general, more and more people will develop the condition
Wilma Smith was vacationing with her grandchildren in Orlando when she met a maid on a mission. When she returned from one of the theme parks one afternoon, she found the door to her room at the Days Inn propped wide open.
Jenna Bush and Henry Hager celebrate at a rehearsal dinner Friday
As the U.S. economy sheds jobs, concern is growing over competition between native-born and foreign-born workers.
College students are faced with many challenges each day. It's tough to balance a job with hours of homework, and to pay attention in class while planning an escape route from a lecture hall seat.
CNN's CAMPBELL BROWN: And the candidates have taken their seats. We are ready to get started. On behalf of CNN, Univision and the candidates, we want to thank our hosts, the University of Texas and the LBJ School and Library.
Obama and Clinton have agreed to debate in Austin, but now the fight is over whether the public should be able to attend
I was one of the 85,000-plus on hand at Kyle Field in College Station, Texas, the day after Thanksgiving to see my alma mater, Texas A&M, beat our arch-rival, the University of Texas, 38-30.
Fans who want to hit the road in true Matthew McConaughey style can have that chance – for a price. The actor is selling on ebay his commemorative Texas Longhorn National Championship Tribute motorcycle, designed and custom-built by Ralph Randolph's Knockout Motorcycle Company following his University of Texas alma mater's win at the 2006 Rose Bowl.
Six-year-old Valentin Marroquin went from being apparently healthy one moment to battling leukemia the next. As his mother Rosario Marroquin started searching for answers, she kept coming back to their Houston, Texas, neighborhood, and the stench that often envelops it.
A mother wonders if hazardous chemicals in the air in her neighborhood contributed to her son's contracting leukemia.
Rescuers find three university students who went missing while exploring a cave in Austin, Texas.
Muddy but unhurt, three University of Texas students emerged from a cramped cave complex in Austin, Texas, after a day-long search Sunday.
Use your body's natural rhythms -- and a few tips from the experts -- to find the best time of day to work out, see a doctor, go to the post office, and more.
Survey: Why do we have sex?
Another stereotype -- chatty gals and taciturn guys -- bites the dust
Who gabs more?
Previously undefeated Ohio State was upset by Florida in the college football championship game Monday night, but according to at least one line - its bottom line - it went into the game as an underdog.
NCAA BY THE NUMBERS
A whitish-brown powder at the center of a poison scare at the University of Texas has tested negative for the powerful toxin ricin, an FBI spokesman said Sunday.
A substance discovered by a student in a University of Texas dormitory has tested positive for ricin, a potentially deadly poison, officials said.
Two college football powerhouses met in the national championship game Wednesday night, and one of the programs was superior in more ways than one.
Imagine Congress holding hearings to examine what to do about cheap gasoline prices or a U.S. trade surplus, or even more unbelievably, an efficient government program.
Academic courses have long had an image of toiling students spending hours hunched over textbooks in vast libraries.
The day of pageants and protest and prayer and 10,000 No Parking signs is as close as America comes to a coronation day.
The University of Utah football team is undefeated on the field. But on the bottom line, the program is a loser.
NEW YORK (CNN/Money) - The dishes pile high, the dust balls multiply.
Former president George H.W. Bush will turn 80 in June, and gifts are definitely requested. Tickets to the bash, billed as 41@80, will cost from $5,000 to $1 million.
There's full disclosure, partial disclosure, and the disclosure some venture capital firms are seeking: none.
Larry Ellison personally endorses his products. Carly Fiorina and Sam Palmisano wish he'd quit working so hard. In the 19 years since Dell, 38, founded Dell Computer in his University of Texas dorm...
Austin residents enjoy the best of both worlds: a stylish, exciting urban life, but without a lot of the hassles big cities are known for.
When Michael Dell was just a high school student in Dallas, he came across the product that would change his life: the personal computer. While his peers tossed footballs and swigged beer, Dell sta...
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For an agency that's supposed to advance the latest innovations, the U.S. patent office is awfully antiquated. Thanks to a flood of complicated applications, getting a patent takes two years or mor...
--DEATH BY BOREDOM A University of Texas study found that people who don't use decision-making abilities in their jobs have a 43% higher mortality rate than those who do.
One night in the spring of 1993, University of Texas cardiologist Ward Casscells stayed up late, lighting matches and burning the skin on his inner left arm. Earlier that evening he'd been tending ...
If there were a futures market for litigation against investment banks, says University of Texas securities law professor Henry Hu, it would be as volatile as the Nasdaq. The chart spiked up last s...
Michael Dell is an unlikely proponent of patience. After all, he couldn't even wait until he finished college to start a direct-sales computer business in his dorm room at the University of Texas. ...
It seems as if the best minds on Wall Street are actually at the nation's top universities. The schools with the five biggest endowments in the U.S. have all made the grade, beating the S&P 500 by ...
Royce Holland is CEO and co-founder of Allegiance Telecom, a competitive local exchange carrier providing voice, data, and Internet service to businesses. He started the Dallas company two years ag...
So you've been saying for ages that no one in your industry really understands technology. What you ought to do, you keep repeating, is start a company with a high-tech edge and make a killing. Or ...
Dear Mr. Statistics: As every guy who has to work for a living keeps reading bitterly, baseball salaries continue to arch heavenward like Ruthian homers. In the late 1970s, player salaries represen...
WORD FIND There are 11 careers listed below. Can you spot all of them in the word find? After you've circled the careers, there will be some letters left. Cross out all the leftover Xs, Ys and Zs. ...
Ask most Americans where burglary is the greatest threat and they'll name New York City, Chicago and Los Angeles. And it's true: thanks to their huge populations, those cities have the largest numb...
''I talked to Gorbachev,'' said Robert Strauss, 69. ''I talked to Deng Xiaoping. But I can tell you that I was never as intimidated as I am right now.'' Who could so cow the former Chairman of the ...
PAUL NEWMAN, 61, announcing he will use his food company's profits to build a camp for gravely ill children: ''This is made possible by salad dressing and by the people who buy the damn stuff.'' RO...
ON AMERICA'S CAMPUSES the baby boom is finally over: fewer seniors are graduating into the job market than last spring. But that's cold comfort to the class of '85. Despite forecasts of abundant jo...
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