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Top News & Analysis Texas

  • Tornado Threat Continues Today

    After yesterday's tornado activity, more are expected on Tuesday in Texas and Arkansas, reports Alex Wallace, The Weather Channel.

  • Firefighters conduct search and rescue operations at a destroyed apartment complex near the fertilizer plant in West, Texas.

    There was little indication that the Texas facility that had a massive explosion on Thursday posed a danger to the community, according to evaluations by oversight groups.

  • Smoke rises as water is sprayed at the burning remains of a fertilizer plant in the town of West, Texas, early April 18, 2013.

    Officials in Texas fear the death toll will rise as they search the rubble of a fertilizer plant devastated by an earthquake-size explosion. The blast also leveled dozens of homes.

  • Cause of Texas Fire Still Unknown

    NBC's Chris Sadeghi reports the latest developments in the search and rescue operations in Texas.

  • Up to 15 Dead After Texas Plant Blast

    CNBC's Carl Quintanilla reports the latest details on yesterday's deadly explosion at a fertilizer plant in Texas. And, a look at how the fertlizer stocks are reacting today, with CNBC's Josh Lipton.

  • Deadly Explosion Rips Through Texas Plant

    NBC's David Scott shows cell phone video of a deadly explosion at a fertilizer plant in Texas that has killed up to 15 people and injured hundreds.

  • Obama Pledges Action on Guns

    Today, at a Texas community college, at least 14 people were hurt in a stabbing spree; and families of Newtown victims are pushing for federal gun laws. Lars Larson, The Lars Larson Show host; Jimmy Williams, Democratic Strategist; and Vin Weber, Former Mitt Romney senior advisor, discuss.

  • The boom in new oil and natural gas flowing through U.S. pipelines is beginning to ripple through the wider American economy.

  • Texas Hoarding Gold in Its Own Fort Knox?

    Lawmakers in the Lone Star State are proposing the creation of a depository that would allow the state to store gold at its own facility. Will it work and could other states do the same? Jim Rickards, Tangent Capital, weighs in.

  • Baseball-sized hail was reported in northern Florida, along with possible tornadoes, while heavy snow in Colorado and Kansas delayed flights and shut down part of Interstate-70. A crash involving up to 50 vehicles closed part of Interstate-25 near Loveland, Colorado, north of Denver.

  • Men with Cabot Oil and Gas work on a natural gas valve at a hydraulic fracturing site on January 18, 2012 in South Montrose, Pennsylvania.

    NBC News and CNBC look at the implications US energy independence would have for the economy, other types of energy, foreign policy and the environment.

  • Cruise lines are rolling out huge discounts and extras to help potential passengers forget the disaster and illness that have plagued the industry lately. And for some -- it's working!

  • The buzz at the South by Southwest festival is all about the gadgets: computers controlled by the wave of a hand, cool new cameras and more.

  • A prototype quadrotor unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) in the Unmanned Systems Laboratory at the Naval Postgraduate School is tested on Septempter 30, 2011 in Monterey, California.

    As U.S. authorities grapple with how to regulate the use of unarmed drones in U.S. skies, a small network of police, first responders and experts is already flying unmanned aircraft.

  • Pipe is stacked at the southern site of the Keystone XL pipeline in Cushing, Oklahoma.

    The Keystone XL oil pipeline got a boost after the U.S. State Department said it would not likely change the rate at which Canada's oil sands are produced.

  • A customer looks over a Ford Fusion parked on the lot at a dealership in Colma, Calif.

    Median-income families in only one major U.S. city actually can afford to buy a new car, a new study finds.

  • Most homeowners use personal savings to pay for renovations, but borrowing makes sense when the updates will pay you back.

  • Houston's skyline.

    Metropolitan areas in Texas saw the fastest economic growth as the recovery took hold in 2011, according to federal data released Friday.

  • An Apple iPad 2 and iPhone 4S smartphone, left, and a Samsung Electronics Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet computer and Galaxy S III smartphone.

    Samsung starts gaining market share, hurting Apple Inc's margins and stock price and threatening its reign as the king of cool in consumer electronics.

  • A US Airways jet takes-off as an American Airlines Jet is prepped for takeoff at Sky Harbor International Airport in Phoenix, June 23, 2008.

    US Airways Group and AMR are nearing an $11 billion merger that would create the world's largest airline and could announce a deal within a week, people familiar with the matter said.