Originally published on Mon July 22, 2013 8:30 am
Texas last week became the 12th state to ban most abortions after 20 weeks. But most of the state laws don't define 20 weeks the same way doctors do.
Originally published on Fri July 19, 2013 4:23 pm
Police say four men were found captive in a north Houston house — some apparently for years — in what authorities describe as "deplorable conditions."
Police Sgt. Steven Murdock tells The Associated Press that a neighbor called authorities Friday morning expressing concern about men in the house.
Originally published on Thu July 18, 2013 8:43 am
West Nile virus looked like it was waning as a health threat, with the number of cases dropping each year. Then last summer, it roared back.
The number of people infected with the mosquito-borne illness suddenly spiked in 2012. And Dallas was hit hardest of all.
People showed up in emergency rooms with encephalitis and paralysis, unable to breathe on their own.
Originally published on Tue July 16, 2013 11:29 am
Most of us are familiar with that hot, musky-smelling, cloudy drink served in teacups at sushi bars and sometimes called, erroneously, "rice wine." In other words, most of us have had bad sake.
But finally, Americans are learning to love the good stuff.
Originally published on Mon July 15, 2013 8:05 am
Scientists and lawyers are scheduled to debate the safety of certain "BPA-free" plastics this week in a U.S. District Court in Austin, Texas.
At issue is whether a line of plastic resins marketed by Eastman Chemical contains chemicals that can act like the hormone estrogen, and perhaps cause health problems.