John Burnett

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Seeking Adventure And Gold? Crack This Poem And Head Outdoors

Sunday, March 13, 2016

An eccentric millionaire from Santa Fe hid a chest full of gold and precious gems in the Rocky Mountains six years ago. Today, thousands of treasure hunters are obsessed with finding it.


U.S., Canada Pledge To Lower Methane Emissions In Oil And Gas sectors

Friday, March 11, 2016

Methane leaks are bad news. We'll fly over a South Texas oilfield with a leak detection crew and witness — with the aid of an infrared camera — how much methane gushes into the atmosphere.


Cubans' Free Ride After Crossing Into U.S. Riles Mexican-Americans

Thursday, March 03, 2016

Cuban migrants are getting in to the U.S. through Laredo, Texas. Some lawmakers say it's time to remove the special status Cuban migrants have, saying it's unfair to others who face worse hardships.


Mexican Border City Plagued By Drug Cartel Violence Awaits Pope Visit

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

The border city of Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, which was until recently one of the world's murder capitals, will present Pope Francis with a panoply of Mexico's intractable problems: rampa...


U.S. Churches Offer Safe Haven For A New Generation Of Immigrants

Tuesday, February 09, 2016

A dozen congregations are harboring immigrants facing deportation. It echoes the sanctuary movement of the 1980s, when hundreds of churches sheltered Central Americans escaping war and violence.


Crazy For Jerky: An Ancient Trail Food Finds New Fans

Monday, February 01, 2016

Jerky sales are soaring, thanks in part to millennials, who are snacking more than ever. Meat snacks are lightweight, high in nutrition and can travel long distances without spoiling.


Texas' New Open-Carry Law Unpopular Among Some Gun Owners

Friday, January 15, 2016

Gun-loving Texans fought hard for the right to strap handguns openly on their belts. Now that open carry is the law, some gun owners look down at the open-carry crowd as unsafe and uncouth.


Central American Families Fear Deportation As Raids Begin

Tuesday, January 05, 2016

Immigration agents are rounding up Central American families who entered the U.S. illegally within the past two years. They are mainly mothers with children whose asylum claims have been rejected.


Pocket-Sized Revolution: Behind The Harmonica's World-Music Takeover

Saturday, December 26, 2015

Most nights, you can walk into a blues club and find a harmonica player blowing their heart out onstage. The wailing, honking sound associated with Western movies and juke joints is what many harp players have emulated for decades. But in the rarefied world of the harmonica, the earth has ...


Feds To Open Shelters For Unaccompanied Minors From Latin America

Friday, December 25, 2015

Several centers for migrant children have opened in Texas. Authorities expect more children and families escaping violence from Central America to make their way north to the U.S. this coming year.


Recent Attacks Spike Interest In Terrorism Insurance

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

When an event happens like the massacres in San Bernardino, Calif., or Paris, interest spikes in terrorism insurance. Nearly six in 10 major businesses in America are insured for terrorism damage.


Commercial Buildings More Often Than Not Have Terrorism Insurance

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

The Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino, where a terrorist couple killed 14 people, is covered by terrorism insurance. In fact, 6 in 10 major U.S. businesses are insured for terrorism damage.


The Rapidly Disappearing Elephants Of Tanzania

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Tanzania's Selous Game Reserve is one of the largest wildlife refuges in the world and one of the last great wild places in Africa. The problem is, it's not a refuge from anything. In the past five years, 60 percent of its iconic elephant herds have been machine-gunned or poisoned ...


Long Rife With Setbacks, San Bernardino Is Not Without Faith

Sunday, December 13, 2015

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'We Needed To Get In There And Save Them,' Says San Bernardino First Responder

Tuesday, December 08, 2015

To a person, it was the most harrowing and horrific experience any of them had experienced in their careers in law enforcement and emergency medicine. Thirty-six first responders — among the 300 who raced to the Inland Regional Center shortly after 11 am Dec. 2 — came to the second ...


Deepening Anti-Islamic Mood In Texas Rivals Post-Sept. 11 Climate

Monday, December 07, 2015

After Paris and San Bernardino, reports of Islamophobia and attacks on mosques are on the rise, especially in the Dallas-Forth Worth area. One Muslim activist calls 2015 "a banner year for hatred."


Before The Body Of A Child Saint, A Mother Struggles To Forgive Her Child

Sunday, November 22, 2015

The body of St. Maria Goretti, patron saint of purity and mercy, drew tens of thousands of the faithful to 54 American churches — from New Jersey to Illinois and Texas. It was the first time that the entire skeleton of a canonized saint — known in the Catholic Church ...


Texas Governor Joins Dozens Of Others Saying No To Syrian Refugees

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

The number of states resisting refugees from Syria has now reached 31. "We're not going to accept any more refugees from this dangerous zone of Syria into the state of Texas," Gov. Greg Abbott said on Fox News on Tuesday.

Texas has had 238 Syrian refugees resettle there in ...


Several U.S. Governors Come Out Against Resettling Syrian Refugees

Monday, November 16, 2015

More than half a dozen governors have come out against Syrian refugees being resettled in their states. The backlash follows terrorist attacks in Paris and heightened security concern...


As Asylum Seekers Swap Prison Beds For Ankle Bracelets, Same Firm Profits

Friday, November 13, 2015

A court ordered the release of women and children held in immigrant detention centers in favor of electronic monitoring. The GEO Group operates both. Advocates say that's a conflict of interest.