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A teenage boy with Asperger's syndrome who was viciously beaten for being different has decided not to press charges against his attackers - so long as they take the time to learn about his condition. Gavin Joseph, a recent high school graduate from New Baden, Illinois, was...
Donald Trump said the fatal shooting of a young woman at a popular San Francisco tourist spot was further proof the U.S. needs to crack down on border control, his latest in a string of controversial comments about immigration policy. Kathryn Steinle, 32, was gunned down at Pier...
Responding to a recent measles outbreak in California, Austin’s largest private clinic system says that starting Wednesday, it will no longer accept children as new patients if their parents or guardians don’t permit vaccination. Austin Regional Clinic also said that for current...
A committee of the Austin school board will start talks this summer about changing names of schools named after Confederates — among other possibilities. At least four schools in the Austin school district are under scrutiny: http://m.statesman.com/news/news/local-education/some...
This is the young Swedish woman who sued her former Wall Street executive boss over lurid allegations of sexual conquest, betrayal and stalking - and was awarded $18 million by a federal jury Monday. Hanna Bouveng, 25, accused Benjamin Wey in an $850 million lawsuit of using his...
They're called managers, and they sometimes work grueling schedules at fast food chains and retail stores. But with no overtime eligibility, their pay may be lower per hour than many workers they supervise. http://news.yahoo.com/more-overtime-way-obama-proposes-broader-coverage...
She was the quintessential recruit for the women’s swimming team at Harvard University: a nimble breaststroker with a fierce work ethic and sharp intellect. But when Schuyler Bailar jumps into the school’s Olympic-size pool this fall, he instead will be a member of the men’s...
If the Confederate flag is finally going to be consigned to museums as an ugly symbol of racism, what about the beloved film offering the most iconic glimpse of that flag in American culture? I’m talking, of course, about “Gone with the Wind,’’ which won a then-record eight...
A Brenham veterinarian who killed a cat with a bow and arrow will not face charges at this time after an Austin County grand jury returned a "no-bill" in the case. A finding of no-bill indicates the grand jury examined all the evidence and determined there was insufficient proof...