Officials say uptick in piracy on Falcon Lake, Texas, is a result of pressures on Mexican drug cartels, whose members have been forced to diversify. Before the shooting the pirates, members of the notorious Zeta gang, had shaken down but not injured US bass fishermen on the border lake.
As a gardener looks back over the growing season, she assesses what thrived and what didn't because of drought.
Lenders who produced fake mortgage documents and falsified affidavits may find their attempts to foreclose thrown out of court.
13-year-old's death adds to nationwide spike this year in such cases, education group says. In a recent survey of LGBT students at middle and high schools, more than 80 percent say they were verbally harassed, while 40 percent reported physical harassment.
A male peacock struts his stuff with feathers fanned out.
A gunman fires several shots, hitting no one, before killing himself in UT shooting. The Texas legislature is expected to consider a law next session allowing students to carry concealed weapons on campus. The Austin campus has been at the center of the debate.
Home prices edged higher at the height of the summer home-buying season, but analysts see a dropoff in the fall.
At least 11 Mexican mayors have been killed this year in assassinations blamed on drug traffickers.
American politics have been the subject of satire since before the country's founding – a political cartoon depicting a snake cut into eight parts, representing eight American colonial governments, ran in Benjamin Franklin's newspaper in 1754. These days the US benefits from a healthy dose of humorous political commentary, but when the jokers run for political office (jokingly of course, right?) some funny things can happen. Here are five memorable ones.