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Stowaway teen forces review of airport security

| |Monday, Apr. 21, 2014

A 15-year-old boy found his way onto an airport's tarmac and climbed into a jetliner's wheel well, then flew for five freezing hours to Hawaii — a misadventure that forced authorities to take a hard look at the security system that protects the nation's airline fleet.

Powdered alcohols no longer have label approvals

| |Monday, Apr. 21, 2014

Don't expect powdered alcohol to hit store shelves anytime soon.

Wichita Falls looks for other sources of water

| |Monday, Apr. 21, 2014

While waiting to see if the state will approve its use of recycled toilet water, Wichita Falls contemplates its next move.

Keller family fights for adoptive children to be released from Congo

| |Monday, Apr. 21, 2014

A North Texas couple adopted two children — son Josias and daughter Mercy — from Africa but can’t bring them home because government officials won’t issue paperwork children need to leave the country.

Affordable Care Act only chips away at a core goal

| |Monday, Apr. 21, 2014

Swan Lockett had high hopes that President Barack Obama's health overhaul would lead her family to an affordable insurance plan, but that hasn't happened.

Obama: 8 million signed up for health care

| |Friday, Apr. 18, 2014

Eight million people have signed up for health care through new insurance exchanges and the proportion of younger applicants has increased, President Barack Obama said Thursday. The enrollments exceeded expectations and offered new hope to Democrats who are defending the law ahead of the midterm elections.

Astronomers spot most Earth-like planet yet

| |Friday, Apr. 18, 2014

Astronomers have discovered what they say is the most Earth-like planet yet detected — a distant, rocky world that's similar in size to our own and exists in the Goldilocks zone where it's not too hot and not too cold for life.

Harvard study suggests 'Jesus' wife' text not fake

| |Friday, Apr. 18, 2014

New scientific tests suggest a fragment of papyrus in which Jesus speaks of "my wife" is more likely an ancient document than a forgery, according to an article published Thursday by the Harvard Theological Review.

Obama, Biden announce $600M for job grants

| |Thursday, Apr. 17, 2014

Emphasizing skills training as key to a growing middle class, President Barack Obama on Wednesday announced $600 million in competitive grants to spur creation of targeted training and apprenticeship programs to help people land good-paying jobs.

New SAT: What will those questions look like?

| |Thursday, Apr. 17, 2014

Calculate the foreign exchange rate a vacationing American would pay in India. Estimate from a random sample the number of 18- to 34-year olds who voted for a candidate. These are sample questions from the newly redesigned SAT, which aims for more real-world applications and analysis from students.