A straw house has walls three to four times thicker than conventional buildings and provides better insulation against winter cold and summer heat.
12/23/2009 11:28 am
The layoff notice? Arrow Trucking gas cards no longer work at the pump, leaving some drivers stranded hundreds of miles from home.
12/22/2009 02:22 pm
In Pictures Holiday lights around the world
Most Latino youths in the US are 'mostly' or 'very' satisfied with their lives, reports a new survey by Pew Hispanic Center. But teen pregnancy rates are high, and Latinos trail their counterparts on other important measures, such as education and skill levels.
12/11/2009 12:30 pm
Newly elected moderate and conservative Democrats helped the party build a ‘big tent’ majority in the House. But those very same members – worrying about 2010 elections – are threatening Democrats' majority on major votes.
12/09/2009 12:00 am
Houston sets a record for early snow as pecan groves and cotton fields in the South get snow as well.
12/05/2009 12:00 am
One week into the Senate healthcare reform debate two things are clear: Democrats don't have their 60 votes, and the end is not coming anytime soon.
12/04/2009 12:00 am
The House voted Thursday to continue the estate tax – an attempt to foil the Bush-era cuts that would have led to the expiration of the estate tax in 2010. But complications remain.
12/03/2009 12:00 am
After Tiger's "transgression," his economic rebound will depend on whether he follows Kobe Bryant — or Barry Bonds.
12/02/2009 12:00 am
A high school valedictorian argued that her free-speech rights were violated when she was forced to apologize to the student body for talking about Jesus in her graduation speech. The Supreme Court refused to hear the case Monday.
11/30/2009 12:00 am