Texas Receives $2.6 Million for Public Health Response to Opioid Epidemic

The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) has received $2.6 million in federal funds to expand the state’s public health response to opioids over the next year.

PVAMU Voter Registration Issues Are Resolved But Not Fixed

An intense political back-and-forth over the validity of voter registrations of thousands of students at a historically black university has been resolved, but community advocates say significant voting barriers remain for students at Prairie View A&M University.

Georgia's Gubernatorial Race Soiled By Conflict of Interest

What if Georgia played Alabama in football and the lead referee was playing quarterback for Alabama? Would we assume that the rules would be enforced equally? Would Georgians worry that the fix was in?

Contestants accuse Mrs. America pageant president of racist remarks

Three African-American state pageant winners said they were expecting to have the time of their lives at the 2018 Mrs. America competition in Las Vegas in August.

A week after Hurricane Michael hit, more misery and a rising death toll

A week after Hurricane Michael slammed the Florida Panhandle, the scope of the storm's fury is still emerging as the death toll rises and rescuers search for the missing in the hardest-hit areas.

Toddler battling leukemia receives princess room makeover

It’s best simply said: a bedroom of her dreams. Volunteers with Special Spaces Boca Raton recently worked around the clock to give a Delray Beach toddler, who is battling acute leukemia, a place as special as she is. It's what ...

US fertility rates down, first-time moms getting older

First-time mothers in the United States grew older on average over the past decade while total fertility rates declined, a new government report shows.

She blocked a black neighbor from entering their St. Louis building. Then she got fired

A white woman has been fired after video emerged of her confronting and blocking the entry of a black neighbor at a St. Louis apartment complex.

Pot is now legal in Canada. These are the stocks to watch

Recreational marijuana is legal in Canada as of Wednesday. And investors seem to have the munchies for cannabis stocks. Shares of Canadian cannabis companies Canopy Growth (CGC), Cronos (CRON) and Tilray (TLRY) -- which trade in the United States -- ...

O'Rourke borrows Trump's attack line against 'Lying Ted' Cruz in Texas Senate debate

Democratic Rep. Beto O'Rourke aggressively cast Republican Sen. Ted Cruz as "all talk and no action" during the second -- and potentially final -- debate of the Texas Senate race Tuesday night.

FEMA website consolidates resources for governments, nonprofits, survivors

Texas communities will find a wide range of support at FEMA’s centralized online resource for governments, nonprofits and Hurricane Harvey survivors working on their long-term recovery.

Corporate income tax can be revitalized, say Baker Institute experts

The tax cuts passed by Congress and signed into law by President Trump last year offer a starting point offer for revitalizing the corporate income tax (CIT), according to experts at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy.

Feeling lucky? Mega Millions and Powerball jackpots combined are now more than $1.2 BILLION

Good people of America, the dream is still alive. There was no winner in Tuesday's Mega Millions lottery drawing.

For women, Clinton is a bigger disappointment than Trump

Since the explosion of #MeToo in October 2017, many of us have become jaded to the stock responses we can often expect from certain figures to stories of sexual harassment and abuse. At a rally in Pennsylvania last week, for ...

Elizabeth Warren might have actually made things worse with her DNA gambit

Twenty-four hours after Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren shocked the political world with a five-minute video (and a mountain of documentation) aimed at putting to bed the controversy over her claims of Native American heritage, it's becoming increasingly clear the strategy ...