FORMER New York mayor Michael Bloomberg on Wednesday used his first presidential campaign visit to the make-or-break state of California to offer his plan to address the problems of poverty and...

[NEW YORK] Electricity prices in Texas soared to US$9,000 a megawatt hour as the state's grid operator called for energy conservation amid extreme heat scorching the region.

[HOUSTON] Demand for electricity in Texas hit a record on Monday as consumers cranked up their air conditioners to escape a heat wave that is baking much of the US Southeast, according to the...

FROM a porch swing at the Southold Farm & Cellar tasting room outside this small city in Texas Hill Country, a vista of scrubby ranchland stretches to the horizon.

GARY Jacobs looks out over the Rio Grande from the deck of the clubhouse at a public golf course in Webb County, Texas.

[HOUSTON] Gary Jacobs looks out over the Rio Grande from the deck of the clubhouse at a public golf course in Webb County, Texas. It's a sunny morning, quiet except for the chirping birds and...