Austin's Morning News

Americans' confidence in all three branches of government is at or near record lows, according to a major survey that has measured attitudes on the subject for 40 years. The 2014 General Social Survey finds only 23 percent of Americans have a great deal of confidence in the...
A sign saying “Boys over 6 years of age use men’s restroom” has sparked a heated debate on Facebook. How would you respond if you saw a sign like this in a public women’s restroom? My sons are 6 and almost 9. Unless I’m out with my dad or my brother, I don’t have the luxury of a...
Hillary Clinton was likely hoping to put the issue of her use of a private email account to rest by hosting a news conference , but more than a few questions remain unanswered. The former Secretary of State, who addressed the media shortly after giving a speech at the United...
If you're the sort of gentleman who holds the door open for a lady – or the sort of woman who expects him to – then be warned. Such acts of chivalry may actually be 'benevolent sexism' in disguise, according to researchers. Experts say this type of sexism is harder to spot than...
The U.S. is seeing a steady rise in children born to unmarried, cohabiting couples—a trend that reflects a societal shift away from single parenthood but whose economic implications may not be much better. Just over a quarter of births to women of child-bearing age—defined here...
A temporary order by a Superior Court judge is keeping a man from smoking inside his home in the District of Columbia - even though it's completely legal. WJLA-TV reports that Edwin Gray's next door neighbors in northeast Washington have filed a civil suit claiming they're being...
The fractious debate over a possible nuclear deal with Iran escalated on Monday as 47 Republican senators warned Iran about making an agreement with President Obama , and the White House accused them of undercutting foreign policy. In a rare direct congressional intervention...
Just about everybody has one raging narcissist to deal with, sooner or later -- on the job, in social situations or (God forbid) in the home. How did he get this way, we wonder? What was his childhood like? For what appears to be the first time, researchers have taken a stab at...
The number of people who own guns has declined dramatically since 1975, but overall sales are increasing, as a shrinking number of owners purchase ever more guns. The number of Americans living in a household with at least one firearm is at the lowest level recorded, according...