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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.

Rick Perry doesn't support secession petition on White House website

An appeal calling on the federal government to allow Texas to "withdraw from the United States of America" following President Barack Obama's re-election doesn't have the support of the Lone Star State's governor, his offi

Petraeus probe includes top general in Afghanistan

The scandal that took down former CIA Director David Petraeus has ensnared another powerful general.

Voice of Elmo on leave after accusation of relationship with teen boy

The puppeteer who provides the voice of Elmo is on a leave of absence from Sesame Street after denying he had an inappropriate relationship with a teenage boy.

'Black Friday' store hours

With the Thanksgiving holiday coming up next week, Black Friday is right around the corner and stores are opening earlier than ever this year.

Online viewers ditch slow-loading video after 2 seconds

Two seconds. That's when Internet users start ditching online videos if they're not loading properly, according to a new study from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and Akamai Technologies.

Texans Improve to 8-1

Texans leave the Monsters of the Midway black and blue as they grind out a 13-6 victory on a soggy Soldier Field Sunday night in Chicago.

Lance Armstrong quits Livestrong entirely

Lance Armstrong has quit the board of his namesake foundation, the latest fallout from allegations of doping that brought about the cycling icon's epic downfall.