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Not in my backyard: US sending dirty coal abroad

| |Sunday, Jul. 27, 2014

As the Obama administration weans the U.S. off dirty fuels blamed for global warming, energy companies have been sending more of America's unwanted energy leftovers to other parts of the world where they could create even more pollution.

1 dead, 2 rescued after boat sinks in South Texas

|Monday, Jul. 28, 2014

A man in South Texas has died after the boat he was on sank in a bay near the Gulf of Mexico.

Proposed West Texas shelter would be largest in US

|Monday, Jul. 28, 2014

Authorities are considering a bid to build a shelter in West Texas that would be the largest in the U.S. to hold unaccompanied children who enter the country illegally.

Pet longhorn roams outside 2 suburban homes

| |Monday, Jul. 28, 2014

In Marin Hollow, deep in the Helotes Hill Country, lives a pet unlike the cats and dogs in the area.

Oldest female WWII veteran visits DC monuments

|Sunday, Jul. 27, 2014

The nation's oldest living female World War II veteran has finally made it to Washington to see the monuments and memorials.

Austin crash kills woman, injures 2 children

|Sunday, Jul. 27, 2014

Police say a morning crash in northwest Austin has killed one woman and injured two children.

NC teachers offered more money to move to Texas

|Sunday, Jul. 27, 2014

North Carolina teachers are being offered substantially higher salaries to move and teach in Texas.

Texas couple gives forgotten flag to Marine's mom

|Sunday, Jul. 27, 2014

A couple who discovered a tribute flag for a fallen Marine at a Texas flea market presented it to his mother Saturday, more than nine years after he was killed in Iraq.

Texas hiker involved in bear encounter in Montana

|Sunday, Jul. 27, 2014

The National Park Service rangers are searching for a bear wounded in an encounter with a hiker in Glacier National Park.

Lawsuits may seal important facts about West blast

|Sunday, Jul. 27, 2014

Valuable health and safety information about the 2013 fertilizer plant explosion in West could be hidden from the public forever because a judge has approved confidentiality agreements for more than a dozen lawsuits relating to the case.