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Social media eyed 'Day of the Dead' trademark fail
When Lalo Alcaraz saw a tweet this week that Disney was seeking to trademark "Dia de los Muertos," the name of the traditional "Day of the Dead" celebrated by millions in Mexico and the U.S., the Los Angeles-based cartoonist immediately pressed "retweet."
House budget chief: Impasse will 'get worked out'
One of the chief budget-writers in the Texas Legislature says cutting spending is an undesirable option to resolve an impasse between the House and Senate with time running out.
Families can't go home amid Texas chemical leak
A chemical leak in West Texas continued unabated for a second straight day on Thursday, and nearby residents were being kept away from their homes as a precaution.
Report: 3 captive Ohio women were raped, starved
A police report says three Cleveland women held in captivity inside a home for about a decade were threatened, starved and raped.
Hope can be painful for families of missing kids
The miraculous rescue of three missing women has given hope to many families whose loved ones have vanished. Yet hope, when searching for a long-lost child, can be a dangerous thing.
Boston chief: Wasn't told FBI got Tsarnaev warning
The FBI did not initially share with Boston police the warnings from Russia's security service in 2011 about one suspect in last month's marathon bombings, despite the work of four city police representatives on a federal terrorism task force, Boston's police commissioner told Congress on Thursday.
Detroit adds watches to the list of stuff it makes
Detroit has a long history of manufacturing — cars, steel, even popcorn.
Thursday marks deadline for bills to pass House
Lawmakers have until midnight to pass their bills out the Texas House.
Boy, 2, dies after shooting self at Corsicana home
Police say a 2-year-old boy has died after accidentally shooting himself in the head at a North Texas home while his father was nearby.
Hung jury in Austin trial over 2011 athlete death
A mistrial has been declared in the Central Texas trial of a woman charged in the 2011 fatal stabbing of a Huston-Tillotson University athlete.
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