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U.S. lawmakers offered support Thursday evening for President Barack Obama's approval of targeted military strikes against Islamist militants in northern Iraq, while suggesting further U.S. actions may be necessary. Members of Congress responding to Mr. Obama's national address...
Two years ago, Ben & Jerry's Homemade Inc. initiated a plan to eliminate genetically modified ingredients from its ice cream, an effort to address a nascent consumer backlash and to fulfill its own environmental goals. This fall, nearly a year behind schedule, it expects to...
Wishing to prevent a costly and painful trial, Austin City Council members will give $1.25 million to the three children of a man shot and killed by an officer in what is the largest city settlement following a police shooting. Council members voted 6-1 to approve the settlement...
Light rail, after a 14-year cooling off period, is back on an Austin ballot. The Austin City Council, after making some tweaks to assuage concerns of business interest groups, Thursday voted unanimously to ask voters in November to authorize the city to borrow $600 million...
The militants are well organized, equipped and funded, Bednarek said, and they caught the Iraqi forces off guard. "This is a very, very difficult, dire and dangerous situation here in Iraq," he said. "We're very concerned about the deteriorating security situation as well as the...
A group of high school cheerleaders from southeast Texas asked the state Supreme Court on Wednesday to rule on whether banners emblazoned with Bible verses that they display at football games is protected free speech. The cheerleaders had filed a lawsuit against the Kountze...
The Austin City Council on Thursday could take a stand on two controversial ideas aimed at helping people who come to the United States illegally. Under a proposal from Council Member Laura Morrison, the city would express support “for efforts to provide services” to...
A 19-year-old Texas man who could face years in prison for making brownies laced with marijuana and hash oil said Wednesday he remains scared despite new evidence that his attorney believes should reduce the charges. A handful of pot legalization supporters welcomed Jacob Lavoro...
A former business teacher is suing the school which fired her after students allegedly stole nude selfies from her cell phone and posted them online. Lekeshia Jones, 34, was sacked from Myers Middle School in Savannah, Georgia last week for being 'insubordinate' and...