Austin's Morning News

By POLLY ROSS HUGHES Copyright 2007 Houston Chronicle Austin Bureau AUSTIN — A Senate panel on Tuesday approved a bill, fiercely opposed by businesses, that gives workers the right to lock concealed handguns in their cars, even if the parking lot is owned by their employer...
By Ethan Smith In a dramatic acceleration of the seven-year sales decline that has battered the music industry, compact-disc sales for the first three months of this year plunged 20% from a year earlier, the latest sign of the seismic shift in the way consumers acquire music...
By Isadora Vail AMERICAN-STATESMAN STAFF Tuesday, March 20, 2007 CAMERON — Prosecutors said Monday that a Thorndale man did not properly fence in all his dogs, resulting in a pack of them attacking and killing an elderly neighbor. Jose Hernandez's attorney admitted that his...
09:37 PM CDT on Monday, March 19, 2007 By DEBRA DENNIS / The Dallas Morning News Grapevine police are investigating reports that a 13-year-old girl was assaulted with a Taser, given alcohol and bound with duct tape during a sleepover at a friend's house. Potential criminal...
By Donna St. George Washington Post Staff Writer Tuesday, March 20, 2007; Page A01 Cynthie Bush pulled on her coat and started to say goodbye. She and a friend were taking a night out -- three hours in all, for a quick dinner and a PTA event. It was not the kind of thing she did...
Metro & State Briefing AUSTIN AMERICAN STATESMAN Mike Heiligenstein, director of the Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority, will make $190,000 in base salary in the coming year, the agency board decided unanimously Monday. Heiligenstein will also receive $40,000 in...
By CAROLYN THOMPSON Associated Press Writer BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - When a 60-year-old man spat on the sidewalk, his DNA became as public as if he had been advertising it across his chest. Police officers secretly following Leon Chatt last August collected the saliva _ loaded with...
Doug Guthrie / The Detroit News NORTHVILLE TOWNSHIP -- A Redford Township church that believes wealth is God's reward is raising eyebrows for buying its pastor a $3.65 million mansion and taking it off the tax rolls. This month, township officials grudgingly conceded they had no...
TAMPA, Florida — Republican presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani on Sunday defended his law firm's role in representing Citgo Petroleum Corp., which is ultimately controlled by Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, saying it was helping protect American jobs. Giuliani acknowledged...