January 14, 2013 7:21 PM
HOUSTON (AP) - Former President George H.W. Bush was released from a Houston hospital and went home Monday after spending nearly two months being treated for a bronchitis-related cough and other health issues, a family spokesman said. Bush, 88, the nation's oldest living former president, was admitted to Methodist Hospital... more »
December 26, 2012 6:51 PM
HOUSTON (AP) - A spokesman says former President George H.W. Bush is in the intensive care unit at a Houston hospital. Bush's spokesman, Jim McGrath, said Wednesday evening that the former president has been in the ICU at Methodist Hospital since Sunday. No details were immediately provided. But earlier Wednesday,... more »
December 23, 2012 12:34 PM
HOUSTON (AP) - Doctors say former President George H.W. Bush needs to "build up his energy" before he can be released from a Houston hospital. Methodist Hospital spokesman George Kovacik said in an email statement Sunday that doctors are still optimistic that the 88-year-old Bush will make a full recovery.... more »
December 1, 2012 1:01 PM
HOUSTON (AP) - Former U.S. President George H.W. Bush remains in stable condition at a Houston hospital where he is being treated for a lingering cough related to bronchitis. Methodist Hospital spokesman George Kovacik said Saturday there is no change in the status of the 88-year-old Bush. Kovacik said the... more »
September 10, 2012 11:06 AM
HOUSTON (AP) - BP PLC is selling some deep-water Gulf of Mexico oil and gas properties to Texas-based Plains Exploration & Production Co. for $5.55 billion. The U.K.'s BP is selling off assets as it is still in the midst of trying to pay for damages from the 2010 Gulf... more »
July 27, 2012 5:19 PM
HOUSTON (AP) - A Canadian company that wants to build an oil pipeline from Alberta's tar sands region to Texas refineries now has a final permit for the Gulf Coast portion of the project. TransCanada announced Friday that construction on the 485-mile section of pipeline would begin in the coming... more »
July 16, 2012 11:32 AM
HOUSTON (AP) - Two soccer players are dead and another is injured after lightning struck a tree that they were standing beneath to shelter from a storm in Houston. Harris County Sheriff's Office spokesman Thomas Gilliland says rain halted a men's league soccer club around noon on Sunday and the... more »
July 7, 2012 11:03 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) - An AIDS-free generation: It seems an audacious goal, considering how the HIV epidemic still is raging around the world. Yet more than 20,000 international HIV researchers and activists will gather in the nation's capital later this month with a sense of optimism not seen in many years... more »
June 20, 2012 8:05 AM
HOUSTON (AP) - City police say three people have been killed and two are wounded after a shooting outside a strip club in southwest Houston. Police spokesman Victor Senties had no details about what sparked the shooting soon after 3 a.m. outside the Scores Cabaret strip club. Senties says two... more »
June 8, 2012 4:29 PM
NEW YORK (AP) -- To snag the best airfares, travelers need to be adventurous and willing to pick up at a moment's notice.
OK, now let's be realistic. Most people making summer travel plans need just that: plans. They get a week off, maybe two, and aren't going to... more »
April 15, 2012 12:50 PM
HOUSTON (AP) - A restaurant in Texas is among many around the world offering diners a replica of the last meal aboard the Titanic, on the 100th anniversary of the ship's sinking. Twelve people gathered Saturday at Cullen's in Houston for a lavish 10-course dinner much like the one the... more »
April 6, 2012 10:37 PM
HOUSTON (AP) - Pinch runner Eric Young scored the go-ahead run on an error in the eighth inning and Troy Tulowitzki homered in the ninth to lift the Colorado Rockies to a 5-3 win over the error-prone Houston Astros on Friday night. The game was tied 3-3 when Ramon Hernandez... more »
January 11, 2012 4:57 PM
Fort Carson has released a photo of Specialist Brandy Fonteneaux whose death is being investigated as a homicide.
Officials say the soldier was found dead in barracks on base Sunday, although they aren't saying when or where. Officials say that Fonteneaux was 28 years old and is from Houston,... more »
November 23, 2011 6:19 PM
HOUSTON (AP) - The number of rigs actively exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. dropped by one this week to 2,000.
Houston-based drilling product provider Baker Hughes Inc. reported Wednesday 1,130 rigs were exploring for oil and 865 for natural gas. Five were listed as miscellaneous.... more »
November 1, 2011 10:23 PM
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A person familiar with the decision says the Big East will invite Air Force, Boise State, and Navy for football only and SMU, Houston and Central Florida for all sports. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the conference was not ready... more »
September 5, 2011 8:24 PM
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords has returned to Houston following a brief weekend visit to Arizona.
She arrived in Tucson on Friday evening with her husband, retired astronaut and Navy Capt. Mark Kelly. Her spokesman, Mark Kimble, confirmed to The Associated Press that the Arizona lawmaker... more »
July 4, 2011 3:42 PM
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - The four astronauts who will close out NASA's space shuttle program are at their Florida launch site, eager for a Friday takeoff.
Commander Christopher Ferguson and his crew flew into Kennedy Space Center from Houston on Monday, the Fourth of July. NASA staff handed... more »
July 2, 2011 5:52 PM
HOUSTON (AP) - An exhibit of works by fashion photographer Helmut Newton is set to open this weekend in Houston.
The exhibit opening Sunday at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston includes all of the photographs from his first three books. More than 200 photographs from the books will... more »
June 20, 2011 7:07 PM
It's the kind of weather you'd expect to see in December, not June. At least 4 inches of snow fell on the summit of Pikes Peak Monday morning. There was enough ice and snow on the Pikes Peak Highway that rangers closed the road halfway up.
The Eldred family,... more »
September 17, 2010 8:29 AM
Shareholders of United's parent company and Continental Airlines are voting on a deal that would create the world's biggest airline.
Results of the voting will be announced Friday.
If shareholders approve, the deal is expected to close in the next two weeks. Then the real work begins, including... more »
July 16, 2010 9:58 AM
Federal authorities are conducting the largest Medicare fraud bust ever, with raids in five states leading to the arrests of dozens of suspects.
Several doctors and nurses were among those authorities hoped to arrest Friday in Miami, New York City, Detroit, Houston and Baton Rouge, La. Authorities said 36... more »
June 14, 2010 4:54 PM
A $1.35 billion-dollar plan would turn the landmark Houston Astrodome into a convention and science center.
But officials say at least two-thirds of the cost would have to be approved and picked up by taxpayers. Another option in the plan unveiled Monday is razing the stadium. The plan was... more »
March 31, 2010 12:31 PM
Former first lady Barbara Bush has been released from a Houston hospital, where she underwent tests after being admitted last weekend.
Methodist Hospital said in a statement announcing the Wednesday release that Bush might have had a mild relapse of Graves disease, a thyroid condition for which she was... more »
March 15, 2010 5:03 PM
Officials say a collision between a transit bus and light-rail train in downtown Houston has sent 18 people to the hospital.
The Metropolitan Transit Authority, which runs Houston's bus and light-rail system, says none of the injuries are reported to be life threatening. Police say the accident happened about... more »
January 26, 2010 12:34 PM
A Cessna 170 sits on a golf course in Houston after the pilot made an emergency landing. "I was watching out. I saw two fairways that were appropriate and there was only one guy on this one. I went over the top of him and landed here," pilot Brendon Ford... more »
January 23, 2010 11:31 AM
A spelling prank in a class photo for more than 600 seniors in the Houston area led to suspension of three students.
Some students wore T-shirts spelling out "CLASS" as part of "Class of 2010" in a formal shot. But KHOU-TV reported in a later informal shot, students representing... more »
December 25, 2009 8:18 PM
‘Tis the season for bowl games, holiday parties and gift giving. And while you may think your Christmas shopping is complete it may not be.
You may not be able to travel to Fort Worth to watch Air Force play Houston in the Armed Forces Bowl but why not... more »
December 9, 2009 2:58 PM
Two workers who were hurt Wednesday morning in a blast at an industrial plant near Houston.
They have been taken to a hospital as a precaution for what the company describes as inhalation injuries. The explosion shook nearby homes, and sent up black smoke that was seen for miles.... more »
December 6, 2009 7:37 PM
Fort Worth, Texas - The 2009 Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl will pit the top passing team in the country against the school with the best defense against the pass as this year's New Year's Eve game will feature a rematch between the University of Houston and the United States... more »
December 4, 2009 12:19 PM
Startling residents and weather experts, the Texas city set a record Friday for the earliest snowfall ever, prompting a winter storm warning for the state's southeast region.
The Houston area expected up to an additional 2 inches of snow Friday evening as a powerful surge delivered cold air down... more »
November 23, 2009 11:03 AM
A pair of astronauts stepped out on the third and final spacewalk of their mission Monday to take care of some odd jobs at the International Space station.
Dr. Robert Satcher Jr. and Randolph Bresnik - the father of a new baby girl - got started on the work... more »
November 13, 2009 9:22 AM
A man blamed a low-flying pelican and a dropped cell phone for his veering his million-dollar sports car off a road and into a salt marsh near Galveston.
The accident happened about 3 p.m. Wednesday on the frontage road of Interstate 45 northbound in La Marque, about 35 miles... more »
September 11, 2009 12:56 PM
Special teams of Texas Rangers will be deployed to the Texas-Mexico border to deal with increasing violence because the federal government has failed to address growing problems there, Gov. Rick Perry said Thursday.
"It is an expansive effort with the Rangers playing a more high-profile role than they've ever... more »