Mark and Charlie's Blog

If you see a man walking down a Dallas street with a handgun on his hip next year, how will you know whether to call 911? Dallas city officials on Wednesday sought to clarify that issue ahead of Jan. 1, when the state’s new open carry law takes effect. Officials released a video...
Looks like your driveway could be the Next Big Thing in what the kids call the “sharing economy.” And please understand that when the kids say “sharing” they mean “renting.” Meet ParXit , a service and app that went live in recent days. The concept is simple. Parking’s a big...
Employers want workers to know what’s in their genes. A handful of firms are offering employees free or subsidized tests for genetic markers associated with metabolism, weight gain and overeating, while companies such as Visa Inc., Slack Technologies Inc., Instacart Inc...
The end of the 40-year-old ban on crude oil exports should have little immediate impact on the U.S. oil industry, but longer term it's likely to help U.S. shale producers and give the United States more clout in a cut-throat, global energy arena. The United States currently...
An email that threatened attacks against the New York City school system on Tuesday, nearly identical to one that prompted officials in Los Angeles to close schools there, was a hoax, New York officials said. Officials in California eventually came to a similar conclusion , but...
A top Army commander on Monday ordered that Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl face a court-martial on charges of desertion and endangering troops stemming from his decision to leave his outpost in 2009, a move that prompted a huge manhunt in the wilds of eastern Afghanistan and landed him in...
Former John Jay (San Antonio) assistant football coach Mack Breed has been sentenced on misdemeanor assault charges in a plea agreement with the Burnet County (Texas) Attorney’s Office for his role in two Jay players blindsiding official Robert Watts during a Sept. 4 against...
They've done it before and they'll do it again: Polk County and Lakeland detectives swept up the illegal sex industry in town, vowing to keep offenders out of their county. According to the sheriff's office, female undercover detectives posted fictitious ads online, and male...
President Obama will make a rare trip to the Pentagon on Monday to talk with his defense secretary and top generals about the fight against the Islamic State. The visit will mark the beginning of a week in which the president will focus heavily on the terrorism threat to the...