Mark and Charlie's Blog

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...
This recording of Ted Cruz from a private fundraiser, originally published Thursday by the New York Times offers a behind the scenes look at his plan to take down Donald Trump. CRUZ: The final two candidates I'll discuss are Trump and Ben Carson. Both of them, I like and respect...
A Texas plumber who was flooded with threats after his old truck — still emblazoned with his company’s name — was seen driven by ISIS thugs in Syria has armed himself and is suing a Ford dealer. Mark Oberholtzer of Mark-1 Plumbing said a jihadi tweeted a photo of a fighter...
An investigation that once focused primarily on the husband and wife responsible for killing 14 people in San Bernardino, Calif., last week continues to expand as the FBI questions an ever-growing network of people with ties to the couple. The investigation is now focusing on...