IRS allegedly targeted Fox News Personalities, too?
5/20/2013 3:30:00 PM
Acevedo debates gun control on Twitter
5/20/2013 2:08:00 PM
(Statesman) For months Austin Police Chief Art Acevedo has lobbied lawmakers to expand background checks to more gun sales. On Sunday night, the debate continued on Twitter, where the city’s top police officer sparred with users over the need for increased gun control.
City produced 'Ride Safe' video
5/15/2013 3:30:00 PM
Local Pastor catches Quail with one hand.
5/15/2013 3:11:00 PM
An Austin Stone Church pastor now has a viral video on his hands -- and it's all thanks to his quick thinking and swift hands!
Pastor Matt Carter caught a quail with his bare hands while filming a promotion for his new book with former University of Texas quarterback star Colt McCoy, called "The Real Win."
The video was released Monday, and it has already been reposted, reshared and made it in the Top 10 posts on Reddit.com that same day. Also undoubtedly an added boost, NBA star Shaq also Tweeted the link out to his 7 million followers.
(... and you think you're a bad ass.)
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Dallas City Council seat loserSheridan leaves reporter VILE voicemail
5/15/2013 3:10:00 PM
Richard P. Sheridan (Above), a losing candidate in Dallas' recent City Council elections, is making headlines now over a voicemail he left reporter Dan Koller at D Magazine, excoriating Koller over an election preview article he wrote, accusing Koller of failing to inform his readers that his opponent Leland Burk, is gay.
Said Sheridan: "You sir are a c**t, b***h, coward...you're a propagandist for the sodomite. When I see you, I'm not sure what I'm gonna do, but minimally your eardrums will hurt you motherf**ker."
Angelina Jolie Reveals She Had Double Mastectomy
5/14/2013 3:15:00 PM
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Angelina Jolie says that she has had a preventive double mastectomy after learning she carried a gene that made it extremely likely she would get breast cancer. The Oscar-winning actress and partner to Brad Pitt made the announcement in the form of an op-ed she authored for Tuesday's New York Times under the headline, "My Medical Choice." She writes that between early February and late April she completed three months of surgical procedures to remove both breasts.
Jolie, 37, writes that she made the choice with thoughts of her six children after watching her own mother, actress Marcheline Bertrand, die too young from cancer
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NTSB: States should shrink BAC standard to .05
5/14/2013 3:07:00 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal accident investigators recommended Tuesday that states cut their threshold for drunken driving by nearly half, matching a standard that has substantially reduced highway deaths in other countries.
The National Transportation Safety Board said states should shrink the standard from the current .08 blood alcohol content to .05 as part of a series of recommendations aimed at reducing alcohol-related highway deaths.
More than 100 countries have adopted the .05 alcohol content standard or lower, according to a report by the board's staff. In Europe, the share of traffic deaths attributable to drunken driving was reduced by more than half within 10 years after the standard was dropped.
A woman weighing less than 120 pounds can reach .05 after just one drink, studies show. A man weighing up to 160 pounds reaches .05 after two drinks.
New approaches are needed to combat drunken driving, which claims the lives ...
Man claims to have original CocaCola formula.
5/14/2013 1:48:00 PM
A Georgia man believes he has found a copy of the recipe for Coca-Cola and is trying to sell the top-secret document on eBay for at least $5 million. Cliff Kluge, a pilot, and his wife Arlene of Ringgold, Ga., said they purchased several old boxes of papers and letters at an estate sale around four years ago for about $100. In the box of letters, the couple stumbled upon a 1943 recipe with references to one of the most popular soft drinks in the world today.
“When I saw this I just thought it was interesting, so I folded it up, stuck it in my purse and carried it around for a couple of weeks showing my friends,” Arlene Kluge, a small business owner, told ABC News. Taking no chances, the couple eventually put the recipe in a safety deposit box. After thinking about it for a while, they ...
Top 10 'Most Redneck' Cities Rating Upsets NASCAR Fans
5/13/2013 3:15:00 PM
The 10 Most Redneck Cities in America
Amtrak Unveils Locomotives to Replace Aging Fleet
5/13/2013 3:10:00 PM
When Amtrak unveils the first of 70 new locomotives Monday at a plant in California, it will mark what the national passenger railroad service hopes will be a new era of better reliability, streamlined maintenance and better energy efficiency.
On a broader scale, the new engines could well be viewed as emblematic of the improving financial health of Amtrak, which has long been dependent on subsidies from an often reluctant Congress.
More than 31 million passengers rode Amtrak in the 2012 fiscal year, generating a record $2.02 billion in ticket revenue. Amtrak says it will be able to pay back a $466 million federal loan for the locomotives over 25 years using net profits from the Northeast Corridor line, where ridership hit a record high last year for the ninth time in 10 years.
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