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Law enforcement agencies struggling to fill their ranks or connect with their increasingly diverse populations are turning to immigrants to fill the gap. Most agencies in the country require officers or deputies to be U.S. citizens, but some are allowing immigrants who are...
Texas commemorates the Confederacy in many ways, from an annual celebration of Confederate Heroes Day each January to monuments on the grounds of the state Capitol in Austin. Among the memorials is one that has stood for more than a century, bearing an image of the Confederate...
City of Austin employees who smoke are now paying extra for health insurance after the city quietly instituted a new policy meant in part to encourage those workers to kick the habit. Employees who admitted using any of a range of products — cigarettes, cigars, chewing tobacco,...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz has become the first major candidate for president, kicking off what's expected to be a rush over the next few weeks of more than a dozen White House hopefuls into the 2016 campaign "I am running for president and I hope to earn...
The family of a three-year-old boy killed in a Missouri house fire while police used a stun gun on his stepfather as the man tried to save the child are now suing for city of Louisiana for wrongful death. Riley Rieser was killed in the early hours of October 31, 2013. As his...
A 64-year-old convenience store clerk who has been on the job for 40 years got a taste of swift justice Thursday morning. Daniel Contreras says he has been robbed 30 times in his four decades working as a clerk. He has been stabbed and has had guns pointed at his head but has...
For decades, many American teenagers went to college to find themselves and then look for a career. Post-recession, more are launching the job search from day one. Instead of spending their first couple of years dipping into a range of intellectual pools, the class of 2018 was...
A school in upstate New York has apologized for reciting the Pledge of Allegiance in Arabic after getting complaints from district residents who lost family members in the war in Afghanistan. The pledge was read in Arabic during Wednesday morning announcements at Pine Bush High...
An elementary school in Portland, Oregon, has put a controversial approach to discipline on hold after parents complained that it caused their kids to feel “humiliated.” The “community service” program, called off at the César Chávez K through 8 school while the Portland Public...