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State representative critical of Texas A&M tuition hike

Austin - One day after University of Texas System Regents approved tuition hikes at most of their campuses, the Texas A&M Regents today increased tuition at several schools largely in response to the higher education budget adopted by Gover

Beastie Boys Adam Yauch dies at 47

Adam Yauch of the pioneering hip hop group the Beastie Boys has died at the age of 47. Yauch had been receiving treatment for salivary gland cancer since 2009.

Canadian company resubmits application for Keystone pipeline permit

WASHINGTON — A Canadian company has reapplied for a permit to build the Keystone XL pipeline that would connect the tar sands oil development in northern Alberta to the U.S. Gulf Coast, the State Department announced Friday.

Obama administration tightens fracking rules

The Obama administration tightened rules on hydraulic fracturing Friday, requiring the discloser of chemicals used in the process when done on federal and American Indian lands.

April jobs report: Hiring slows, unemployment falls

The unemployment rate unexpectedly fell in April as workers dropped out of the labor force and hiring slowed.

Poll: Obama ahead of Romney in Virginia

As President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney campaign in Virginia this week, a new poll shows the president with a seven point advantage over his likely opponent in the Commonwealth.

House committee mulls Holder contempt resolution

CNN — The top Republican on the House Oversight Committee is moving to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress for failing to cooperate in the panel's investigation of the controversial "Operation Fast and Furio

Bachmann endorses Romney

CNN — Former presidential candidate Michele Bachmann threw her support behind Mitt Romney on Thursday.

Gingrich to suspend his campaign Wednesday; Will support Romney

Newt Gingrich will briefly mention presumptive nominee Mitt Romney and signal support for his candidacy when the former House speaker suspends his campaign for the GOP presidential nomination on Wednesday, Gingrich's spokesman R.C.

East Texans Face Off Wednesday Night

White Sox Pitcher Phil Humber will face off against his friend and off-season training parter Josh Tomlin Wednesday when the ChiSox host Cleveland. Humber pitched the 21st perfect game in Major League history on April 21.