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Texas Oil Spill Cleanup Continues As Officials Worry About Environment

AP | JUAN A. LOZANO and NOMAAN MERCHANT | Posted 03.25.2014 | Green

GALVESTON, Texas (AP) — Cannon booms reverberate across the Houston Ship Channel, a scare tactic to keep birds away from oil-slicked beaches. On a m...

Today in History

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Today is Thursday, Sept. 24, the 267th day of 2009. There are 98 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:

On Sept. 24, 1969, the trial of the "Chicago Eight" (later seven) began. (Five of the defendants were later convicted of crossing state lines to incite riots at the 1968 Democratic national convention, but the convictions were ultimately overturned.)

On this date:

In 1789, Congress passed a Judiciary Act which provided for an attorney general and a Supreme Court.