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A statue blessed by Pope Francis is coming to downtown Orlando, along with some controversy. The bronze sculpture, called "Homeless Jesus," depicts a faceless man sleeping on a park bench, but his uncovered, scarred feet reveal nail wounds as described in Jesus' crucifixion...
When Shannan Martinez got a call from her daughter's elementary school computer teacher, she was worried. Now, she's angry. The class of second graders had an assignment to find an online image associated with each letter of their first names. "That was a disaster waiting to...
A deputy serving an eviction notice on Thursday afternoon in North Austin had to shoot and kill a dog after it tried to attack him, according to the Travis County Precinct 2 Constable Office. The incident happened just before 2 p.m. in the 1400 block of Click Cove. Senior Deputy...
Teachers would be able to use deadly force against students, and would be safe from prosecution, under legislation filed last week in the state House. The Teacher’s Protection Act by Rep. Dan Flynn, R-Van, would allow educators to use force or deadly force if they feel they need...
LONGVIEW, Texas (AP) — A teenager fatally shot in an East Texas police station lobby was killed after she lunged at an officer with a butcher knife and a Taser failed to stop her, police said Wednesday Longview Police Chief Don Dingler and spokeswoman Kristie Brian provided new...
LISTEN AND DISCUSS: Do you support Open Carry? Is Dan Patrick lying? There are not enough votes in the Texas Senate to pass legislation allowing Texans to openly carry handguns, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick said Tuesday. Legalizing open carry is a high priority for many gun-rights...
In Seattle, wasting food will now earn you a scarlet letter — well, a scarlet tag, to be more accurate. The bright red tag, posted on a garbage bin, tells everyone who sees it that you've violated a new city law that makes it illegal to put food into trash cans. "I'm sure...
A nanny says a man hacked into the baby monitor of the child she was caring for and talked about what she was doing inside the house Monday. Ashley Stanley is a professional nanny who spends most days with 1-year-old Samantha. Monday morning they were joined in the baby's...
There are not enough votes in the Texas Senate to pass legislation allowing Texans to openly carry handguns, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick said Tuesday. Legalizing open carry is a high priority for many gun-rights advocates, and the issue has drawn supporters to several rallies in the 2-...