Austin's Morning News

Betsy Rothstein THE HILL Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) believes it is his right as a Muslim to be sworn into Congress with the Quran. But apparently, the freshman lawmaker doesn’t believe it’s Rep. Tom Tancredo’s (R-Colo.) right to smoke a cigar in his congressional office...
CBS4.com Former Miami Heat superstar Tim Hardaway told a local sports radio show that he "hates gay people." Hardaway made the comments while he was being interviewed by Dan Le Batard on 790 the Ticket Wednesday afternoon. The five time All Star was asked how he would deal with...
WNBC.com A former high school teacher who caused controversy by posing in a bikini is causing a stir again by posing in much less. Erica Chevillar used to teach history at West Boca Raton High School. However, she gave up the job after parents complained that her side job...
AMY HARMON The New York Times There is no established ritual for how an anonymous sperm donor should contact his genetic children. But for Jeffrey Harrison, Valentine’s Day seemed as good an occasion as any. “It’s a short life,” he said, “and these children need to have some...
KRISTINA SHEVORY The New York Times Construction cranes are dotting the skyline here after a six-year hiatus. Large swaths of downtown, once largely parking lots, low-slung buildings and warehouses, are being demolished to put up glass skyscrapers, and land that had been vacant...
GARY SCHARRER Houston Chronicle Some of the state's corporate heavy hitters and former Lt. Gov. Bill Ratliff are teaming up to defend Texas public schools and ask lawmakers to invest more in education. They want the Legislature to offer high-quality all-day pre-K and...
E. Scott Reckard David Streitfeld Adrian G. Uribarri LA TIMES Bank of America said Tuesday that it was issuing credit cards to Spanish-speaking immigrants who may not have Social Security numbers, triggering complaints that the nation's largest retail bank is tacitly endorsing...
Stephen Dinan and Jerry Seper THE WASHINGTON TIMES The National Football League refused to run a recruitment ad for the U.S. Border Patrol in last week's Super Bowl program, saying it was "controversial" because it mentioned duties such as fighting terrorism and stopping drugs...
Thomas Harding TELEGRAPH Austrian sniper rifles that were exported to Iran have been discovered in the hands of Iraqi terrorists, The Daily Telegraph has learned. A Steyr HS50 rifle, Austrian supplied rifles, arms trade, Iran equipping Iraq insurgents The Steyr HS50 is a long...