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California Bill That Would End Orca Shows Stalls

A California bill that sought to end killer whale shows at SeaWorld in San Diego and phase out their captivity was put on hold Tuesday, dousing an escalating fight between animal activists and supporters of the major tourist attraction.

04/08/2014

A photo of Philip Wood from his ex-wife's Facebook page (courtesy: Elaine Wood FB page)

Family Of North Texas Missing Plane Passenger Leaning On Faith

The family of a North Texas man who is among the 239 missing passenger aboard the Malaysia Airlines flight that went missing over the South China Sea is leaning on faith and holding out hope for good news about the man they last saw about a week ago.

03/10/2014

Philip Wood is aboard the missing Malaysia Airlines plane. (credit: The Wood family)

North Texas Man Among Passengers On Missing Malaysia Airlines Plane

A North Texas man from Keller is among the 239 missing passengers on an airplane that lost contact with Malaysia Airlines Saturday.

03/08/2014

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San Antonio Lawyer Seeks Hold On BP Spill Suit

A San Antonio lawyer being sued by oil giant BP over allegations that he falsely claimed to represent thousands of deckhands who lost money in the 2010 Gulf oil spill has asked a federal court to delay the lawsuit while a criminal investigation plays out.

01/17/2014

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The World’s Biggest Ship Graveyard

Nouadhibou is an African sea town, whose shores serve as the final resting place for more than 300 ships. The rusted hulks that litter its coastal waters are considered an eyesore by many (go figure), but they’ve brought some unexpected benefits to the local community as well.

12/26/2013

3-D map of the Tamu Massif. (credit: IODP/Texas A&M University)

Earth’s Largest Volcano Named After The Aggies

The world’s largest volcano now bears the name of Texas A&M.

09/06/2013

MJ is a rare blue-eyed turtle. (credit: Dallas Zoological Society)

Rare Blue-Eyed Turtle Moving To Children’s Aquarium

Parents will have the opportunity to show their children a rare, blue-eyed turtle named MJ at the Children’s Aquarium at Fair Park.

08/26/2013

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Bill Passed To Ban Shark Fin Trading

Texas could become the first Gulf Coast state to enact a ban, which protects shark species. Tens of millions of sharks are killed each year to supply the wasteful demand for shark fin soup.

05/05/2013