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Austin Local News

Photo credit: WikiCommons This week, Texas Athletics implemented a new Clear Bag Policy. According to KXAN , the policy went into effect this month and will be in place for the Longhorns season opener on Sept. 2. All bags larger than 4.5” x 6.5”, including purses and diaper bags...
(Photo Credit: KLBJ Staff Reporter) The company tasked with conducting a study on the viability of I-35 toll lanes is facing a lawsuit from a company in New York. According to that suit, Macquarie Capital offered kickbacks in exchange for inflated traffic projections that...
Memorial Day is a day when we remember all of those who served and sacrificed for thr United States of America. During that time of reflection, there are many who died in the line of battle, and there is one, out of many, who understand the true sacrifice. Jeff Kyle, brother of...
Even as “American Sniper” breaks January box-office records and revels in six Oscar nominations, criticism over the subject of the film, sharpshooter Chris Kyle, is rising and reaching into the Academy of Motion Picture of Arts and Sciences, which votes on the Academy Awards...
A Senate investigation into the Central Intelligence Agency’s detention and interrogation of terrorist suspects after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks concluded that its techniques weren’t effective, that CIA management of the program was deeply flawed, and that the program was “far...
Time running short, Republicans and Democrats agreed Tuesday on a $1.1 trillion spending bill to avoid a government shutdown and delay a politically-charged struggle over President Barack Obama's new immigration policy until the new year. In an unexpected move, lawmakers also...
A federal judge has denied a motion by the Austin Firefighters Association to intervene in a settlement between the city and the U.S. Department of Justice over discrimination allegations. The union has long objected to the settlement — called a consent decree — that will award...
At Chapman School in Nebraska, resourceful students hawk pizza and cookie dough to raise money for school supplies, field trips and an eighth-grade excursion to Washington. They peddle chocolate bars to help fund the yearbook. But the sales won't be so sweet starting this fall...