GALVESTON — The Galveston Island Treasure Club helped find and return a lost class ring from a tourist at Pirate's Beach.
GALVESTON — The Galveston Island Treasure Club helped find and return a lost class ring from a tourist at Pirate's Beach.
GALVESTON — Gov. Rick Perry announced the University of Texas Medical Branch will be one of the state’s two designated Ebola treatment centers.
Hitchcock native Michael Sam, the first openly gay player drafted by the National Football League, was cut Tuesday by the Dallas Cowboys.
FRIENDSWOOD — At 6 feet, 7 inches and 280 pounds, Friendswood’s Jesse Brewster has the frame high school offensive line coaches dream of.
The Daily News loves to publish letters from readers — especially about contested elections. But we do have a few guidelines.
I feel Galveston County needs a nonpartisan chief operating officer. Everyone’s a taxpayer first, and that’s who pays the bills around here.
GALVESTON — There is something mildly hopeful about a huge reptile with the arrogance to construct her nest in the middle of the island's bustling West End.
When First Lutheran Church, the organizers of Galveston's popular Oktoberfest began pondering ways to improve the German dinner that has long been a highlight of the celebration, there was only one way to make it better: offer it twice.
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — TCU coach Gary Patterson isn't afraid to say that the renovated offense he ordered after last season didn't look great in spring practice.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A federal judge has fined a California company $25 million for misleading 110,000 people to buy into a work-at-home scheme that almost never paid off.
DENVER (AP) — A Denver school chemistry teacher who was fired after four students were burned in a science experiment gone wrong now faces a criminal charge.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Spacewalking astronauts doubled as trash men Wednesday, heaving an old science experiment and two antennas overboard at the International Space Station.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly 50 years ago, scientists found bones of two large, powerful dinosaur arms in Mongolia and figured they had discovered a fearsome critter with killer claws.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal forecasters say a brief but strong solar flare Wednesday morning temporarily blacked out a few radio communication systems before weakening.
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — Johnson & Johnson will begin safety testing in early January on a vaccine combination that could protect people from a strain of the deadly Ebola virus.
LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Warmer water and recent storm swells are to blame for mounds of stinky kelp piling up on the sand in the upscale Southern California resort city of Laguna Beach, scientists say.
BENTON, Calif. (AP) — The burly Labrador retriever sticks out his wide snout to sniff the dirt and dusty air. He's clearly excited as he runs, yelping, through the high desert of California's Eastern Sierra region.
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Archeologists in Greece have uncovered a rare wooden statue preserved in the muddy depths of an ancient well in Piraeus, the port of Athens.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — North Americans, get set for the fourth and final eclipse of the year.
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli archaeologists said Tuesday they have discovered a large stone with Latin engravings that lends credence to the theory that the reason Jews revolted against Roman rule nearly 2,000 ago was because of their harsh treatment.
FRIDAY HARBOR, Wash. (AP) — A killer whale born to much hope in early September apparently died while its pod was in the open ocean off Washington or British Columbia, the Center for Whale Research said.
WASHINGTON (AP) — People who shared an apartment with the country's first Ebola patient are emerging from quarantine healthy. And while Thomas Eric Duncan died and two U.S. nurses were infected caring for him, there are successes, too: A nurse infected in Spain has recovered, as have four American aid workers infected in West Africa. Even there, not everyone dies.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah man who pleaded guilty in the theft of a priceless fossilized dinosaur footprint that's never been recovered was sentenced Monday to a year of probation and ordered to pay $15,000 in restitution.
A new concern over the spread of Ebola surfaced recently when a Dallas County sheriff's deputy who searched the apartment of the first patient to die from the virus in the U.S. started feeling ill and went to an urgent-care center.
EVERGLADES NATIONAL PARK, Fla. (AP) — Archaeologists are poking through the muck under a boardwalk in Everglades National Park, looking for evidence of a prehistoric culture.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Earth is on pace to tie or even break the mark for the hottest year on record, federal meteorologists say.
ATLANTA (AP) — Revised guidance for health care workers treating Ebola patients will include using protective gear "with no skin showing," a top federal health official said Sunday, and the Pentagon announced it was forming a team to assist medical staff in the U.S., if needed.
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina launched its first domestically built communications satellite Thursday.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — U.S Interior Secretary Sally Jewell vowed Thursday that the Obama administration will continue to use its executive powers to protect public lands until Congress takes action on a number of stalled conservation measures.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The heavens are hosting an event this weekend that occurs once in a million years or so.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The University of California, Los Angeles paid nearly $4.5 million in legal fees to fight criminal charges against a chemistry professor in a case involving a fatal laboratory fire, records reveal.
WASHINGTON (AP) — If you thought last winter was a horror show, with cold blasts from the polar vortex and a lack of California rain, here's some good news: No sequel is expected this year, federal forecasters say.
University of Minnesota officials are knocking down a tweet claiming its researchers say Ebola is airborne.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Spacewalking astronauts replaced a failed electrical unit at the International Space Station on Wednesday, restoring full power to the orbiting lab.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Cheap and plentiful natural gas isn't quite a bridge to a brighter energy future as claimed and won't slow global warming, a new study projects.
BERLIN (AP) — The European Space Agency has confirmed the time and place it will attempt to land the first spacecraft on a comet.
DENVER (AP) — Burrito giant Chipotle on Tuesday endorsed ballot measures in Colorado and Oregon that would require labeling of genetically modified food, providing a morale boost for campaigns being heavily outspent by agriculture interests.
NEW YORK (AP) — Free lunches, dry cleaning, massages — frozen eggs?
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A new study suggests fracking triggered hundreds of small, unnoticeable earthquakes in eastern Ohio late last year, months before the state first linked seismic activity to the much-debated oil-and-gas extraction technique.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Ruby Kaleak's part-time job on polar bear patrol in the village of Kaktovik, Alaska, usually means chasing the animals back to the Beaufort Sea. But she wasn't expecting to shoo one of the biggest bears she's ever seen out of a house last week.
In this photo made with a slow shutter speed by Binsar Bakkara, volcanic lightning is seen from Jeraya village, about 7 kilometers from erupting Mount Sinabung in Indonesia's North Sumatra province. The 2,600-meter (8,530-foot) volcano released hot clouds six times Tuesday. The volcano's alert status remains at the third-highest level, advising residents to stand ready to flee if conditions worsen. More than 3,200 people are staying in 16 temporary shelters due to Sinabung's recent eruptions.
HALF MOON BAY, Calif. (AP) — A gourd weighing 2,058 pounds took first prize and set a new tournament record Monday at an annual pumpkin-weighing contest in Northern California.
WASHINGTON (AP) — People are changing Earth so much, warming and polluting it, that many scientists are turning to a new way to describe the time we live in. They're calling it the Anthropocene — the age of humans.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The West African Ebola epidemic and its impact on food security will be a topic of discussion as international dignitaries gather for the annual World Food Prize award ceremony to discuss the challenges of feeding a growing world population.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Three fault segments running beneath Northern California and its roughly 15 million people are overdue for a major earthquake, including one that lies northeast of San Francisco and near the dams and canals that supply much of the state's water, according to a geological study published Monday.
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A coalition of advocacy groups on Monday challenged the government's denial of federal protections for the snow-loving wolverine, arguing in a lawsuit that officials disregarded evidence a warming climate will eliminate denning areas for the so-called "mountain devil."
STOCKHOLM (AP) — All winners of the 2014 Nobel Prizes have now been announced, starting with the medicine award a week ago and ending with the economics prize on Monday.
SHIRLEY, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities are investigating the death of 58-foot finback whale that washed ashore on an eastern Long Island beach.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The space shuttle Endeavour on Thursday was paired once again with a space lab and storage pod it used on some missions, as the countdown to its final exhibit continues at the California Science Center in Los Angeles.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The space shuttle Endeavour has been paired once again with a space lab and storage pod it used on some missions, as the countdown to its final exhibit continues at the California Science Center in Los Angeles.
HAWTHORNE, Calif. (AP) — Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk unveiled a new version of the luxury electric car maker's Model S sedan that includes all-wheel drive and self-driving "auto pilot" features.
In this photo by Rio Siregar, Indonesia's Mount Sinabung spews a column of volcanic ash as people watch from Tiga Serangkai village in North Sumatra province. The volcano erupted again Friday, a day after releasing an ash cloud that reached 2.5 kilometers (1.9 miles) into the sky. Sinabung has erupted sporadically since 2010 after being dormant for 400 years. Its alert status remains at the third-highest level, advising people nearest the volcano to be ready to evacuate if conditions worsen. Lying in the Pacific "Ring of Fire," Indonesia has 127 active volcanoes, more than any other country.
WASHINGTON (AP) — A surprising hot spot of the potent global-warming gas methane hovers over part of the southwestern U.S., according to satellite data.
NEW YORK (AP) — A letter by Charles Darwin on the sex life of barnacles and a still-working vintage Apple computer — one of only 50 made in Steve Jobs' garage in 1976 — are among the unique pieces of science history up for auction this month.
BOSTON (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry said Wednesday that the country and the world need to confront the threat of climate change while there's still time.
IRVINE, Calif. (AP) — University of California, Irvine has been awarded an $8 million grant for the creation of a database of brain cell activity.
TOKYO (AP) — Evening viewers in much of Asia and early risers in parts of the Americas were treated to a stunning lunar eclipse on Wednesday, though clouds obscured it for some.
PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona's barrage of rain storms in recent months has created an unlikely pest infestation for the desert region: mosquitoes.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A solar-energy company has dropped a proposal to build a 75-story solar tower near California's Joshua Tree National Park employing a kind of solar technology that can cause birds to ignite in midair.
MERCER ISLAND, Wash. (AP) — A boil-water advisory that closed restaurants and forced schools to operate with bottled water for nearly a week in a wealthy Seattle suburb has been lifted, even though inspectors never found the source of E. coli that prompted it.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — After more than half a century of intrigue and mystery, the U.S. Department of Energy has declassified documents related to a Cold War hearing for the man who directed the Manhattan Project and was later accused of having communist sympathies.
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