Their family name inspired the English word we know today. We drop in on their unusual family reunion in San Antonio.
Earmarks, also called pork barrel spending, have been banned from the federal budget since 2010, but something that looks a lot like earmarks is back. We speak with Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona.
Slate columnist Tressie McMillan Cottom says those against legalization are overlooking something — how keeping pot illegal disproportionately puts more minorities in jail.
The state insurance department in Texas is preparing new rules to regulate the people who help residents sign up for health insurance, under the Affordable Care Act.
Since a retired police captain shot and killed a man texting in a movie theater, debate has been growing around whether the shooter can be defended under the controversial “Stand Your Ground” law.
An exhibit at Chicago’s DePaul Art Museum gives visitors a crash course in the place’s history, politics and culture. The show is the work of Dutch journalists Rob Hornstra and Arnold van Bruggen.
The U.S. nuclear missile force has removed 34 officers from their jobs after they were accused of texting the answers to a monthly proficiency test.
As the war ends for U.S. and NATO troops, it continues for the civilians in Afghanistan. Last year, was one of the worst years of the war for them. The BBC’s David Loyn looks at Afghans’ hopes for 2014.
The nominees for the 86th Academy Awards were announced this morning in Beverly Hills. “American Hustle” and “Gravity” are the top contenders.
The recent appeals court ruling that overturned net neutrality could mean higher costs for Netflix, but may have an upside for the online movie streaming service as well.
Malcolm Ramsey, 55, won — and promptly spent — about three-quarters of his $400,000 Florida Lottery prize. The state issued the check despite previously deeming him incapable of managing his finances.
Dr. Deborah Cohan’s video was viewed by millions and her healing journey continues. Just days ago, she started chemotherapy treatment.
From Teen Daze to Man Man.
From controversial new textbooks to a Maverick family reunion, here are stories from Jeremy Hobson's week in Houston and San Antonio.