ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - St. Petersburg has struggled for years with some of the most rampant homelessness in the country.
But it wasn't until this summer that downtown residents and visitors started seeing some progress. The once-ubiquitous crowd of homeless hanging out and sleeping all over downtown streets... more »
The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have brought a new kind of patient to the facial prothestics lab at the Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio: wounded warriors, who have recently suffered heavy burns and multiple traumas.
The lab is one of two major facial prosthetic programs in... more »
A college atheist group is offering students pornography in exchange for their Bibles and other holy texts.
The porn-for-holy texts swap was held on the campus of the University of Texas San Antonio on Wednesday.
Athiest Carlos Morales said, "It's smut for smut. It's what they call smut... more »
A new study finds a link between the amount of fat that women over 50 consume and their chances of suffering the most common type of stroke.
Researchers say that women who eat higher amounts of fat have a 44 percent greater risk of stroke than women who eat... more »
Texas Tech has fired football coach Mike Leach. The school handed a termination letter to Leach's attorney, Ted Liggett, on Wednesday just before the two sides were to appear in a Lubbock, Texas, courtroom for a hearing on the coach's suspension. Liggett says the letter says Leach is "terminated with... more »
Recent storms in Texas brought some long-awaited relief to the nation's most drought-stricken state, but the brutal dry spell is far from over as it drags into its third year.
About 16 percent of the state - all in the southern and central parts of Texas - is classified... more »
A year after Capt. Sam Brown was set ablaze when a bomb blew up his Humvee in Afghanistan, the 25-year-old West Point graduate endures a steady schedule of painful surgery and stretching to break up knotty burn scars.
He also has another routine: checking a Web site that counts... more »