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The FBI cracked a San Bernardino terrorist’s phone with the help of professional hackers who discovered and brought to the bureau at least one previously unknown software flaw, according to people familiar with the matter. The new information was then used to create a piece of...
More than half of the record spending on negative advertising during the 2016 presidential primary has been directed at a single candidate, Donald J. Trump , a barrage that threatens to undermine his candidacy even as he continues to march toward the Republican nomination. Of...
A source close to the investigation told KFOX14 a Las Cruces firefighter faces discipline up to unpaid leave after his wife was photographed breast-feeding while wearing his uniform. The firefighter did not want to be identified. The photo is part of a series by El Paso...
During a discussion about the possibilities for a new magnet program in south Austin, members of the Austin ISD school board brought up “serious problems” they cannot ignore with the Liberal Arts and Science Academy. Trustee Dr. Edmund Gordon said the board needs to address the...
APD detectives will soon suspend their casework and go out on patrol as part of a stop-gap program to help relieve a staffing shortage. The department has more than 120 vacancies. In this week’s Crime Watch, FOX 7's Noelle Newton looks into the problem. "Massive career fair...
Austin's homeless population continues to grow. FOX 7 spoke with a local agency that says affordable housing is the solution to supporting these individuals and getting them back on their feet. In the past 10 years, lack of affordable housing combined with inadequate funding of...
A Central Texas woman convicted in Burnet County of DWI for the sixth time has been sentenced to 60 years in prison. According to Sonny McAfee, district attorney for the 33rd and 424th Judicial Districts of Blanco, Burnet, Llano and San Saba counties, Luann Penny, 53, pleaded...
The sister of the 17-year-old accused of killing University of Texas student Haruka Weiser is coming to the defense of her younger brother. In an exclusive interview with abc13, Meechaiel Criner's sister says she's still trying to process the gravity of the charge against her...
The “affluenza” teen turned 19 on Monday. At that point, his case moved out of the juvenile system. Attorneys have said they expect Criminal District Judge Wayne Salvant to keep Couch in jail for an additional four months as a condition of his probation. However, experts say the...