Texas abortion battle continues, heads into second special session

If at first you don't succeed ...

The heat is on in southwestern U.S. - enough to melt sneakers

When it's so oppressively hot that your sneakers melt, there's a run on your ice cream shop, and your July 4th plans are dashed, then there's really not much else you can do but bear it and grin.

19 firefighters killed in Arizona blaze; 'Our entire crew was lost'

The 19 firefighters were part of an elite squad who confronted wildfires up close, setting up barriers to stop their destructive spread. But the inferno blazing across central Arizona proved too much.

Student loan rates doubling on Monday

Students preparing to take subsidized government loans will see their interest rates double to 6.8% from current levels, starting Monday, July 1.

High court lets same-sex marriages in California continue

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Curious chess set causes big scene in Mandeville

Mandeville Police responded to the call of a suspicious package placed on the front doorstep of a former IRS agent. The package turned out to be a chess set.

Record-setting heat wave turns fatal in Southwest

Death Valley resident Mike Wood says he's used to the heat. But when his running shoes begin to melt, he starts to pay attention.

Summer means soaring temperatures and potential life-threatening heatstroke for pets

Now that summer is here, it’s good to remember that pets require special care to avoid heatstroke.

Five ways to drop your soda habit

Despite recent heightened awareness about its many negative effects on our health, whether it's to get through the mid-afternoon slump or paired with lunch or dinner as our beverage of choice, many of us still reach for soda daily for a jol

FDA shuts down 1,677 online pharmacies

The prices may look tempting, but ordering from an online pharmacy is often a bad deal, according to Interpol and the U.S Food and Drug Administration, announcing a crackdown Thursday on thousands of websites.