Austin's Morning News

House Republicans on Wednesday dropped a bill that would have banned abortions after 20 weeks, abandoning legislation that at one time seemed certain to pass the chamber but fell victim to intra-party disputes over concerns that the law would alienate women voters. The failure...
Very passionate discussion about low income housing in Austin. Callers to Austin's Morning News showed their disdain and d isagreement. Do you agree that low income homes are more likely to have violent crimes? DALLAS—Demetria Johnson, a 32-year-old beautician, used to sleep on...
DALLAS—Demetria Johnson, a 32-year-old beautician, used to sleep on a couch at her cousin’s apartment in Pleasant Grove, a low-income neighborhood in south Dallas. When she came home from work, she said, she was often greeted by drunks in the parking lot and the occasional sound...
Michael McIntosh, the Friendswood business owner known as "Money Mike," has been found guilty of sexually assaulting girls. The jury deliberated for approximately three hours before finding Michael McIntosh guilty of sexual assault of a child. He faced a prison sentence of no...
A defiant President Obama staked out a populist agenda Tuesday night for his final two years in office built on what he called “middle-class economics,” while using his sixth State of the Union address to deliver a slew of veto threats challenging the new, Republican-led...
WASHINGTON — Walking past some fraternity parties on the George Washington University campus Saturday night, Sivan Sherriffe wondered about a longstanding tradition at her school and colleges nationwide. “I’ve always thought, ‘Why aren’t there sorority house parties? There are...
An Alabama man was fined after being pulled over by police in Georgia for 'eating while driving'. Madison Turner, a computer software engineer, almost choked on his food after being told by police the reason for him being stopped was for consuming fast food whilst in the fast...
An estranged Florida couple's fight over whether to circumcise their son has become a rallying cry for those who denounce the procedure as barbaric. The dispute between Heather Hironimus, the mother opposing circumcision, and Dennis Nebus, the father favoring it, has sparked a...
Listen and Discuss. Saif, who worked with the Special Operations Forces as an interpreter in the Iraqi War, gives his account of Chris Kyle, and the evil he saw during his time. Your thoughts? Even as “American Sniper” breaks January box-office records and revels in six Oscar...