Mark and Charlie's Blog

Now that the United States government has cracked open an iPhone that belonged to a gunman in the San Bernardino, Calif., mass shooting without Apple ’s help, the tech company is under pressure to find and fix the flaw. But unlike other cases where security vulnerabilities have...
People newly insured under the Affordable Care Act were sicker, used more medical care and had higher medical costs than those who already had coverage, the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association said Tuesday in a new study of its policyholders. Because insurers’ premiums have...
The Justice Department said on Monday that it had found a way to unlock an iPhone without help from Apple , allowing the agency to withdraw its legal effort to compel the tech company to assist in a mass-shooting investigation. The decision to drop the case — which involved...
A man who led police on a high-speed chase through North Central Texas last month told television reporters after the incident that it was "a thrill," that "I always got weed on me" and he's tired of getting arrested. "Dude, I was trying to get to San Antonio," Jonathan Davis,...
A political deal to raise California's minimum wage to a nation-leading $15 an hour could help some workers cope with the state's crushing cost of living but also deprive other low-wage earners of jobs altogether, economists said as Gov. Jerry Brown and other leaders touted what...
Chicago O’Hare has its signature neon tunnel walkway . Los Angeles International has its signature “LAX” welcome sign and Theme Building that inspires thoughts of flying saucers. At Las Vegas’ McCarran International Airport , it’s the rows and rows of slot machines that are...
A Fort Worth police officer says he fired pepper spray at passing motorcyclists, which was captured in a video posted to YouTube, because he had just pulled over a pickup truck and could not safely approach the truck. Five people were treated at the scene for exposure to the...
A 17-year-old who was shot and killed in New Braunfels on Sunday died at the hands of his stepfather after using a stun-gun on his mother multiple times, according to the New Braunfels police department. The teen, identified by NBPD as Felix Antonio Nieves, died around 7:15 a.m...
A Collin County charter school says it’s considering making changes after parents complained that their elementary-age students were taught age inappropriate topics; such as depression, divorce and identifying as transgender. Every year the 10th graders at Imagine International...