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According to the New York Times: Deadly Jihadist Attacks Total number of people killed: 26 Plot name Persons killed 2014 Washington and New Jersey Killing Spree 4 2014 Oklahoma Beheading 1 2013 Boston Marathon Bombing 4 2009 Little Rock Shooting 1 2009 Fort Hood Shooting 13 2006...
Sitting in his surgical gown inside a large medical suite in Reston, Va., a Vienna man prepared for his colonoscopy by pressing record on his smartphone, to capture the instructions his doctor would give him after the procedure. But as soon as he pressed play on his way home, he...
Daniel Gehlke said he plans to fight a $138 ticket for holding up a sign that said, "Cops ahead - Stop at Sign and Lights." Gehkle used a black permanent marker to write on a plastic lid to make the sign. "I think that the problem with my case is i interrupted their revenue for...
Running MetroRail, which already requires taxpayers to cover most of the cost, is about to get more expensive. Under a seven-year contract approved unanimously Monday by the Capital Metro board, MetroRail contractor Herzog Transit Services over the next seven years would be paid...
Every year an estimated 4,300 Texans are diagnosed with HIV. It's an important and costly health issue that one Central Texas group says you can help conquer. The Austin PrEP Access Project is a new local HIV prevention program and hopes their GoFundMe campaign will save lives...
President Barack Obama did not mince words in discussing race in a recent interview, going so far as to use the N-word in talking about America’s complex racial history when speaking to Marc Maron on the comedian’s “WTF” podcast in Los Angeles last week. “The legacy of slavery,...
Leaders from all walks of life and religions plan to gather on Friday afternoon for a prayer vigil. The move follows the deadly attack at an African-American church in Charleston. They want to offer their thoughts and show solidarity with those hurting in South Carolina. The...
Austinites packed into pews for Sunday service at the Metropolitan African Methodist Episcopal Church in East Austin just days after the deadly shooting in Charleston, South Carolina. Longtime parishioner and 73-year-old Ida King has been part of the church for around 60 years...
Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller on Thursday restored the option for public schools to serve certain fried foods and soda by lifting a decade-old statewide ban on deep fryers and soda machines. The policy, which supporters say gives control over nutrition back to school...