Austin's Morning News

By Laylan Copelin, Jason Embry AMERICAN-STATESMAN Monday, May 28, 2007 Dozens of lawmakers shut down the Texas House shortly after midnight by walking out after a member tried to take a roll call vote on Speaker Tom Craddick's leadership. Rep. Pat Haggerty, R-El Paso, stunned...
Environmentalists Classified as Terrorists, Get Stiff Sentences. By RUSSELL GOLDMAN May 25, 2007 The first two members of a radical environmental group who admitted to setting a series of fires aimed at saving animals, were sentenced Thursday to 12 to 16 years in federal prison...
N.C. judge OKs witness oaths using Quran RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Witnesses and jurors being sworn in at state courthouses can take their oath using any religious text, not just the Bible, a judge ruled Thursday. Judge Paul Ridgeway said both common law and state Supreme Court...
Wannabe freshman outwits Stanford John Coté, Jill Tucker, Chronicle Staff Writers Friday, May 25, 2007 A young woman from Orange County posed as a Stanford University freshman for months, living in two different dormitories with unsuspecting roommates until staff members...
Mother gets 10 years in fatal crash Her month-old son was killed in drunken-driving wreck. By Steven Kreytak AMERICAN-STATESMAN STAFF Friday, May 25, 2007 The court hearing played out against the sobs, the wails and the moans of Susan Roten, a 31-year-old woman who last year...
FW students protest TAKS decision 03:25 PM CDT on Thursday, May 24, 2007 By DARLA MILES / WFAA-TV FORT WORTH — Students who had been planning to walk across the stage at graduation ceremonies this weekend were instead walking a picket line Thursday morning. The Trimble Tech High...
Alleged Babysitter Molester Says He Is Innocent Because He Was Sleepwalking Thursday, May 24, 2007 PAULDING COUNTY, Ga. — A Georgia man accused of sexual battery says he has no recollection of assaulting the family babysitter because he was sleepwalking. The babysitter said she...
Worker Visas Intensify Debate on Immigration Skilled Foreigners Embraced, Envied By Pamela Constable Washington Post Staff Writer Friday, May 25, 2007; Page A01 In a sleek, spartan office overlooking Tysons Corner, three young men in shirt sleeves hunch over computer screens...
Tipping-Point Shock Confounding the Experts, A Poll Finds Prices Must Go Way Higher to Alter Driving By Steven Mufson and Jon Cohen Washington Post Staff Writers Thursday, May 24, 2007; Page D01 Even with high gas prices causing financial hardship for many Americans, most...