Looming East Coast Blizzard Forces Government Shutdown, Affects TravelThe National Weather Service says the blizzard about to hit the Eastern United States could rank near the top 10 ever to hit the region.
Feds Sue Volkswagen Over Emissions-Cheating Software In Diesel CarsFederal authorities are suing Volkswagen over emissions-cheating software found in nearly 600,000 vehicles sold in the United States.
Texas Department Of Agriculture Increases More Than 100 Fees More than 100 fees related to agriculture production are going up this year in Texas, but the added costs to produce food likely won't be passed on to consumers.
Safety Concerns Lead Feds To Require Registration For DronesThe move is being prompted by a growing number of reported close calls and incidents that pose safety risks.
Tarrant Co. District Clerk Permanently Shuts Down Passport OfficesIf you live in Tarrant County and you need a passport, don't bother going to a county passport office.
Dallas Fed Bank Taps Harvard Professor As New PresidentA professor and associate dean at the Harvard Business School has been selected as the new president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas.
State Auditor: General Land Office Mishandled ContractsThe Texas State Auditor's Office says the General Land Office has made mistakes in handling nearly $6 million in contracts over the past few years, including vastly underestimating project costs.
Supreme Court: Amtrak Like Gov't Agency In Helping Set RulesA unanimous Supreme Court says Amtrak is more like a part of the government than a private corporation when it helps federal agencies craft rules to keep trains running on schedule.
Southwest Fined $1.6 Million For Violating Tarmac Delay RuleDallas' Southwest Airlines is being fined $1.6 million for not letting passengers get off planes that were stuck on the ground during long delays.
States Differ On Need For Bitcoin OversightThe Texas Food and Beverage Commission approved bitcoin as an acceptable form of payment for food and alcohol, and Gov.-elect Greg Abbott accepted bitcoin campaign donations.
Texas Ebola Task Force Recommends 4 Risk LevelsA Texas task force on Ebola has recommended against mandatory quarantines for cooperating medical workers not showing symptoms unless they are considered high risk.
Suspicious Substance Closes Texas Capitol Basement The state Department of Public Safety says part of the Texas Capitol's basement has been temporarily closed while firefighters investigate a 'powdery substance' in a lawmaker's office.