AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Gov. Rick Perry says he's disappointed with the Boy Scouts of America allowing openly gay boys to be accepted as Scouts.
GRAPEVINE, Texas (AP) — The Boy Scouts of America threw open its ranks Thursday to gay Scouts but not gay Scout leaders — a fiercely contested compromise that some warned could fracture the organization and lead to mass defections of members and donors.
GRAPEVINE, Texas (AP) — The chief executive of the Boy Scouts of America called the decision to lift the ban on gay youth in the Scouts "truly in the best interests of Scouting."
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Mexican drug cartel member pleaded guilty Thursday to the killing and wounding of two U.S. agents in Mexico, and the guilty pleas of three other men were unsealed in connection to the shooting.
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Get ready for another busy hurricane season, maybe an unusually wild one, federal forecasters say.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A move to give lawmakers the right to carry handguns anywhere they wish sparked an angry debate among Republicans in the Texas House on Thursday, with conservatives lambasting their colleagues for giving themselves special privileges.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Nearly 2,000 people went to Gov. Rick Perry's website in January to sound off on how lawmakers should cut taxes by $1.8 billion. Many won't get what they wanted.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Texas Legislature has amended the Open Meetings Act to allow for video teleconferences.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A plan to merge two South Texas universities into one and create a new medical school cleared one of its last hurdles Wednesday night with a final vote of approval by the state Senate.
DALLAS (AP) — A father who told two of his sons to pretend they were swimming as he drowned them in a Dallas-area creek was sentenced to death on Thursday.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Shoppers in the U.S. will soon have more information about where their meat comes from after new federal labeling rules went into effect Thursday.
HOUSTON (AP) — Marathon Oil said Thursday that talks on a potential sale of part of its stake in the Athabasca Oil Sands Project in Canada have ended.
Leonard Marsh, the co-founder of the Snapple beverage brand, has died at age 80.
GRAPEVINE, Texas (AP) — GameStop Corp. said Thursday that its first-quarter net income fell 25 percent as revenue declined, but results at the world's biggest video game retailer surpassed Wall Street's expectations.
DALLAS (AP) — A solar-powered plane has landed in Texas, completing the second leg of a trip across the United States.
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans pushed through a bill Wednesday to bypass the president to speed approval of the Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada to Texas. Democrats criticized the legislation as a blatant attempt to allow a foreign company to avoid environmental review.
NEW YORK (AP) — J.C. Penney Co. said Wednesday it has secured a $2.25 billion loan, $500 million more than it had expected, as it tries to stop a collapse in its sales.
DALLAS (AP) — Zale surprised Wall Street with a quick return to a profitable third quarter and its shares spiked higher Wednesday.
NEW YORK (AP) — One after another, major U.S. corporations have updated anti-discrimination policies to protect gay, lesbian and transgender workers, drawing plaudits from gay-rights groups. There's one prominent exception: Exxon Mobil Corp.
NEW YORK (AP) — A gay-rights group has filed a legal complaint against the Exxon Mobil Corp., accusing it of anti-gay discrimination in handling job applications.
MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Montana men's basketball coach Wayne Tinkle has announced the signing of 6-foot-8 forward Martin Breunig (BROY'-nig), who is transferring from the University of Washington.
CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Ned Grabavoy scored in the fourth and 91st minutes and Real Salt Lake beat Chivas USA 4-1 on Sunday night to win for the third time in four matches.
OREM, Utah (AP) — A Utah high school football player is recovering at a hospital after collapsing during a spring training drill.
ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP) — A former NASCAR driver who led police on a high-speed chase through Nevada, Arizona and Utah has been ordered to appear in Utah state court next month.