Three people were killed early Wednesday in a shooting at a Houston strip club that injured area rapper Trae Tha Truth.
A vandal's paint has been removed from Pablo Picasso's "Woman in a Red Armchair" and the 1929 painting will soon hang again in the Menil Collection museum in Houston, a museum spokeswoman said Tuesday.
If painting your nails on a flight can get you arrested, why can't stinkier airplane offenses get some attention from the sensitive noses of our nation's flight attendants and law enforcement?
Homicide detectives here say they are exploring every possible avenue, as they investigate the assassination-style killing of an Iranian dissident in mid-January.
CNN's Drew Griffin reports on the mysterious assassination-style killing of a 30-year-old Iranian student in Texas.
1. It's a brave new world for both teams.
Severe weather hit the Houston area Monday, flooding streets and homes and leaving thousands of people without power, emergency officials said.
Let me begin by saying that if Mr. Martin so much as breathes a word about George Blanda, Earl Campbell or Warren Moon, I win this debate.
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Musings, observations and the occasional insight in a Week 14 that had more than its share of frantic finishes, like the ones that unfolded in Washington, Tennessee, Cincinnati and Detroit...
While the remarkable rise of Tim Tebow and the Denver Broncos has dominated the headlines and captivated fans in the season's second half, there have been plenty other surprising examples of what we'll call the Danny Woodhead Effect, a lightly regarded player who emerges to overachieve beyond all reasonable expectations.
It would be a perfect setting for a basketball-based reality show, one that brings together a deliberately diverse assortment of players: different ages, different genders, different levels of talent, different strengths and -- weaknesses -- both physical and psychic. Sharing little besides a passion for basketball, 22 players file onto the court of the Met Athletic Club in downtown Houston at 8:30 on a June morning. The bankers and lawyers pushing around weights barely look over; same for the well-preserved housewives on the treadmill. They're used to it by now.
Nearly 400,000 people were deported from the United States in the past fiscal year, the largest number in the history of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency, the government announced Tuesday.
If you couldn't tell already, banking has become more expensive. More banks are assessing checking account fees, it's costing more to use ATMs and you're being hit with bigger overdraft charges.
LANDOVER, Md. -- Musings, observations and the occasional insight as we soak in the surprising results from an NFL Week 1 that was long on emphatic statements made by teams in Baltimore, Houston, Buffalo, and Philadelphia....
The FBI and local Texas authorities are investigating reports of gunshots Tuesday striking the north Houston office of U.S. Rep. Gene Green, authorities said.
Hurricane Katrina evacuees still in Texas share their New Orleans-style music with Houston.
A logo painted on the floor of Terrence Gasper's barbershop says it all: "New Orleans' finest."
The crew of the space shuttle Endeavour is welcomed home at Houston's Johnson Space Center.
NASA welcomed home the last crew of the space shuttle Endeavour with a ceremony at Houston's Johnson Space Center on Thursday, a day after their return from the orbiter's final flight.
U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords is "recovering well" after skull surgery Wednesday, officials at Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center in Houston said.
A plane carrying U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords departed Houston on Wednesday headed for Florida, where she is scheduled to attend the Friday launch of the space shuttle Endeavour, commanded by her husband, Mark Kelly.
Now that the space shuttle program is ending, no other place in the world deserves a retired shuttle more than Houston, Texas. Put simply, this decision should be a no-brainer.
As NASA retires the space shuttle program after 30 years, the orbiters find new homes. Samantha Hayes reports.
Two Texas lawmakers, upset that Houston was not picked as one of the retirement homes for NASA's space shuttles, introduced legislation Friday that would bring the Discovery shuttle to the city for 15 years.
The New Jersey Nets will partner with Houston and New York to host a workout for about 40 prospects on May 7 and 8 that could significantly affect the draft landscape, two sources told SI.com.
Texas lawmakers are demanding to know why the Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center in Houston was not chosen to be a permanent home of a retired space shuttle.
If there was ever a perilous time to be a professional prognosticator, this is it. In case you haven't noticed, we so-called experts have been turned on our heads during this unforgettable NCAA tournament. You might say we've been Shaka'd. That might not be great for us, but it sure is great for the sport. All season long the rule in college hoops has been to expect the unexpected. So nobody should be surprised that our picks have been so wrong so often. Of course, we like it when our picks turn out to be correct, but isn't being wrong half the fun? (That's called rationalizing. I've gotten good at it.)
The owner of a Houston day care where four small children perished in a fire will face four counts of murder in those deaths, court records showed Thursday.
A father describes what it was like to find out his 20-month-old daughter had died in a fire at her day care.
The crew of the space shuttle Endeavour is scheduled to hold a news conference Thursday in Houston ahead of next month's final mission for the spacecraft.
Testing on oil samples recovered from the Gulf of Mexico near Grand Isle, Louisiana, shows the material came from a defunct well owned by a Houston company, according to a spokeswoman for the state Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.
What's more shocking than the gang rape of an 11-year-old girl? The fact that some people are actually blaming the little girl.
In a three-day span, 2011 All-Stars Carmelo Anthony and Deron Williams were traded from the Western Conference to the Eastern Conference; the East-leading Celtics dealt their starting center, well-regarded workhorse Kendrick Perkins; and former All-Stars Gerald Wallace (from Charlotte to Portland) and Baron Davis (from the Clippers to Cleveland) and reigning Most Improved Player Aaron Brooks (from Houston to Phoenix) were sent packing.
It could have something to do with the heat, but residents of Phoenix, Ariz., shelled out more dough in the days leading up to Valentine's Day than any other city nationwide.
Houston's mayor and police department were on the defensive Friday, two days after graphic video came out showing several police repeatedly kicking and beating a 15-year-old burglary suspect as he lay on the ground.
A tape shows a teen robbery suspect as he is hit by a police car and subsequently beaten.
A package arrived this week from Baltimore, signaling the end of an acrimonious, two-and-a-half-year negotiation. It contained Grant Wahl's Magic Eight ball, which he would use to guarantee a national champ, two months in advance, during his tenure as SI's chief college hoops writer. Wahl moved to the fútbol beat in 2009, taking the Eight Ball with him and then making a series of absurd demands for its exchange. At one point Wahl threatened to break off trade talks and pawn it in Zurich during reporting on the 2022 World Cup bid; last week, he finally agreed to swap the ball for the actual Che Guevara flag worn by Adam Morrison at the 2007 Coachella Festival and an advance-screener DVD of Rashad McCants' acting debut in The Booster Club. I had to cash in many a favor to obtain those items.
U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords was successfully transferred Friday to a Houston hospital from Tucson, Arizona, and physicians described the brain-injured congresswoman as "doing great."
A quarter of a million gallons of beef tallow spilled out of a shore-based storage tank in Houston, according to a U.S. Coast Guard statement Wednesday.
Houston, Texas, police were investigating the death of a child whose burned body was found Tuesday morning in a drainage ditch.
Are badly burned remains that of missing 12-year-old Jonathan Foster?
An explosion injured three people early Friday at an industrial plant in Crosby, Texas, according to CNN affiliate KPRC-TV in Houston.
PITTSBURGH -- Musings, observations and the occasional insight as we review a captivating Week 15 of playoff-implication football ...
Things we learned from Philadelphia's 34-24 defeat of Houston Thursday night at Lincoln Financial Field ...
Look around at work and you might notice that, while your own office or cubicle has stayed the same or shrunk, there are more conference rooms, storage areas, and -- yes -- empty work stations.
MINNEAPOLIS -- Musings, observations and the occasional Week 6 insight as we watch the NFL's most desperate two teams, Dallas and Minnesota, fight it out for an all important second win at the Metrodome ...
Letters containing an unidentified white powder arrived with the morning mail at three more Houston, Texas, schools Monday, bringing to 17 the number of campuses that have received such suspicious packages in the past week, a school spokesman said.
With hundreds of communities nationwide forced to slash budgets and layoff police officers, the disclosure Thursday of which cities would receive federal grants to fund police positions had been eagerly awaited. Five hit the bureaucratic jackpot.
Kathy Broussard started a program to give free flights and rides to critically ill patients going to Houston.
For years, Kathy Broussard flew her single-engine Piper Cherokee across Texas, bringing critically ill patients to Houston for life-saving medical treatments.
None of the biggest of the free agents from last winter -- Matt Holliday, John Lackey and Jason Bay -- has quite lived up to the hype or his big contract yet. All three are terrific players with long track records of success who have performed reasonably well, and it's way too early to judge their deals. But a little over a quarter of a billion dollar ($268.5 million in all) was spent on that trio that comprised easily the top three free agents from last year, and while all of them are playing solid, sound baseball, it's hard to say any of them has produced beyond or even up to expectation (the fourth biggest, Chone Figgins, has struggled far worse.)
Thanks to the Astros' longtime pitching star Roy Oswalt and his unusually early trade request, trade speculation has already begun -- though the majority of trade-deadline deals won't happen for two months.
A Pakistani man faces a lengthy prison sentence after a federal jury in Houston, Texas, found him guilty of conspiring to provide support and funds to the Taliban.
HOUSTON -- Exactly who do these Houston Texans think they are ... the Dallas Cowboys?
A job fair, funded by stimulus dollars, draws thousands of ex-cons in Houston. KHOU reports.
Acceptance of the problem is a big step, Mary Jo Rapini tells PEOPLE: "He looks like he's really not in denial anymore"
CNN's Ed Lavandera drives the streets of Houston with an ATF agent tracking illegal guns from the U.S. to Mexico.
John Phillip Hernandez and a friend walked into the Collector's Firearms gun store in Houston, Texas, to buy a cache of weapons. Hernandez was wearing sunglasses and a dark T-shirt with the words "I Am the Scene" scrawled across the front.
A Texas inmate who escaped last week -- on foot even though he was thought to need a wheelchair -- has been recaptured, the U.S. Marshals Service said Monday.
More than 500 seniors participated in a Wii bowling championship in an effort to improve their quality of life.
A world record was set recently in Houston, Texas. It wasn't the world's fastest quarter-mile run, the world's largest pumpkin or even the world's heaviest man. It was, however, as stunning to witness: the world's largest senior citizen Wii bowling tournament, as confirmed by Guinness World Records.
Investigators have arrested a third suspect in the killing of a prominent doctor near Houston, Texas.
CNN's Brian Todd reports on the dangers of turbulence, as experienced by passengers on a diverted Continental flight.
People were "thrown to the roof as if they were dolls" and some feared for their lives when a Continental Airlines flight ran into turbulence, shaken passengers said.
Severe turbulence shook a Continental Airlines flight Monday, injuring dozens of passengers and forcing the aircraft to divert to Miami, Florida, according to the airline and a fire official.
Houston, Texas, had a record high temperature Wednesday as a heat wave continues to grip the nation's midsection, the National Weather Service said Thursday.
Nearly one-fifth of American 4-year-olds are obese, and children of color are at higher risk, according to new research.
A Houston, Texas, couple is facing felony charges in connection with what authorities allege was an upscale prostitution ring that screened clients before charging them hundreds of dollars a session.
Police in Houston, Texas, say they have busted a prostitution ring that may involve more than 1,500 clients, including professional athletes, doctors and lawyers.
Let's face it: Your mom, your sister-in-law, your co-worker, your best friend from college -- someone you know has had breast cancer. Someone you care about has sat white-faced, clutching the kitchen phone, or in a doctor's office, and gotten the scary news that every woman dreads -- news that one out of eight of us will hear in our lifetime, 250,000 of us this year alone.
The U.S. Army is establishing a suicide prevention board to examine the mental health of its recruiters around the country after the fourth suicide in three years by Houston, Texas-based recruiters, according to Army officials.
Federal supplies of food and water will be available to Houstonians affected by Hurricane Ike on Monday, an official said Sunday after Houston's mayor voiced concern about the aid.
Multiple people have died after a large crane collapse at a chemical plant in Houston, Texas.
Dr. Michael DeBakey, the world-famous cardiovascular surgeon who pioneered such now-common procedures as bypass surgery and invented a host of devices to help heart patients, died in Houston, Texas, officials announced. He was 99
It was a hot and muggy night in June 1995 as I drove down the nearly vacant highways of Houston. The temperature had been climbing all across the city. To my left was the eighth wonder of the world, known in Space City (Houston, Texas) as the Astrodome. And to my right was a man who could easily be considered a wonder of this world, Harvard's Dr. Cornel West (he's since moved to Princeton).
Dear FSB: I'm a college student still in my undergraduate and I own a consulting IT firm in Houston and Dallas with another student. I'm getting ready to create an LLC. I remember my business law instructor telling us that LLCs cover most incidents that can happen. In my scenario and kind of work, how am I protected?
Raging apartment fire
Elderly people, whose immune responses typically weaken with age, can be safely protected against common influenza with doses of vaccine that are up to four times stronger than usual, researchers said Monday.
I'm 36 years old and moving $80,000 from my employer's retirement savings plan into a rollover IRA. I want to retire in 20 years, so should I play it safe with this money or invest in a mix of stocks and bonds? What do you think of those target date retirement funds?
I have about $15,000 to invest, but don't know where to start. I'm sure this is crazy, but I'd like to get a $2,000-a-month return. What do you suggest?