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Cornyn pledges to reach across aisle

The Houston Chronicle is reporting; Sen. John Cornyn vowed Wednesday to bring "core Texas values" and a readiness to compromise to his new post as second-in-command of Senate Republicans' diminished ranks.

Missiles fired at Tel Aviv for first time since Gulf War

Several media outlets are reporting missiles have been fired at the Tel Aviv area for the first since the Gulf War. Speculators fear this may lead to all out war.

Facebook jumps 12%

About 800 million Facebook shares were newly available to trade on Wednesday, a phenomenon that typically sends a company's stock lower. But Facebook bucked the trend with a 12% gain.

National pomegranate month

If you've ever walked past the display of hard red apple-type things in your grocery store and wondered what they were, chances are you were staring at a pile of pomegranates.

Robotic system may help stroke patients

More than 700,000 people in the United States have a stroke every year. A leading cause of disability, a stroke occurs when blood supply to the brain is disrupted, either by a clot or a burst blood vessel in the brain.

'Big-time dive' promised in Petraeus probe

FBI and CIA officials will travel Wednesday to Capitol Hill to brief the House Intelligence Committee's chairman and its top Democratic member on the resignation of CIA Director David Petraeus and the investigation that led up to it, accord

800 million Facebook shares set to flood market

It's déjà vu all over again for Facebook. On Wednesday, the company faces yet another day when millions of shares could hit the market -- and this may the biggest potential stock dump by far.

Interactive: Who Do Lawmakers Support in House Speaker Faceoff?

With the general election in the rearview mirror, all eyes are on the next political contest on the Texas horizon — the House speaker’s race.

Drilling boom, looming retirements create a need for energy workers

The Houston Chronicle is reporting; Demand for energy workers is up, driven by the shale oil and gas boom and the coming surge of retiring baby boomers, which could force some companies to replace up to half of their workers within the next 15

Seven House races still unresolved

Seven days after voters cast ballots, a slate of races for the U.S. House of Representatives remain unresolved with vote tallies that are too close to call.