U.S. University's 44th List Of Words It Would Like To BanishA university in Michigan has come out with its 44th annual list of words nominated for banishment.
Texas Contractor Scores $145 Million Border Wall ContractFederal authorities have awarded a $145 million contract to a Texas company to build 6 miles of wall along the U.S.-Mexico border in the Rio Grande Valley.
Homeland Security Issues Another Texas Border Wall WaiverThe Department of Homeland Security has issued another waiver of environmental laws to build new border barriers in South Texas.
Illegal Immigrant, Rapist Who Kidnapped 6-Year-Old Given 4 Life SentencesAn illegal immigrant convicted of kidnapping and raping a 6-year-old girl was given four life sentences for the heinous crime.
Clock Ticks Toward Reuniting Families Separated At BorderAuthorities have identified 2,551 children 5 and older who may be covered by the order to be reunited with their parents by Thursday.
Texas Shrimp Industry Crippled By Immigrant Visa CapThe Texas shrimp industry is facing a worker shortage as a result of the federal cap on U.S. visas for immigrant seasonal workers.
Government's DNA Testing Of Migrant Parents Turns Up SurprisesA Health and Human Services official said Tuesday that in two cases adults who thought they were parents of a child weren't.
Koko, The Gorilla Who Knew Sign Language, Dies At 46Koko, the gorilla who mastered sign language, has died. The Gorilla Foundation says the 46-year-old western lowland gorilla died in its sleep.
Science Explains Why Some Hear 'Laurel' & Others Hear 'Yanny'As if we needed another thing to divide us. Some people who listen to an online audio file hear 'Yanny' while others hear 'Laurel.' It's like the file was put on the internet just to sow discord.
'Fake News' Tops Annual List Of Phrases That Should Be BannedA university in Michigan on Sunday released its annual list of words that should be banished for misuse, overuse and uselessness. The term "fake news" topped the list.
'Feminism' Named Merriam-Webster's Word Of The Year For 2017This may or may not come as a surprise, but Merriam-Webster's word of the year for 2017 is "feminism." It has been a big year or two or 100 for the word.
Why Do People Talk Funny In Classic Movies?Why do people talk weird in "His Girl Friday," "Citizen Kane" and other classic movies? BrainStuff explains it all. It has something to do with the Transatlantic, or Mid-Atlantic, accent. Check it out!
Whole Foods Revises Employee Language PolicyWhole Foods' previous policy says all English-speaking workers must speak English to customers and other employees while on the clock, unless the customer speaks another language.
Members Of Senior Class Each Represent Different CountryHundreds of students are already back in class at one area school and for the first time, every student in the incoming senior class calls a different country home.
Dallas FBI Recruiting More Linguists To Help In War On TerrorThe FBI says its most important mission is to prevent another terrorist attack in the U.S. Aside from agents, the agency says linguists are playing a critical role in keeping you safe.