Austin's Morning Show

MATTHEW L. WALD The New York Times In a major shift in highway safety strategy, the federal government is turning its focus from seat belts to alcohol. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced Wednesday that it had signed up thousands of law enforcement...
Kate Alexander AUSTIN AMERICAN-STATESMAN Ahead of growth, taxes and the environment, Austin residents named street conditions as their top concern in the city's most recent annual survey. City officials attribute that survey result in part to the cuts in preventive street...
ASSOCIATED PRESS Immigration activists around the country are taking up the cause of a single mother who invoked the ancient principle of sanctuary and took refuge in a Chicago church rather than submit to deportation to Mexico. Elvira Arellano, 31, was holed up for a second day...
Michael A. Fletcher THE WASHINGTON POST President Bush asserted yesterday that Hezbollah was defeated in its month-long conflict with Israel, casting the fighting that killed hundreds of Lebanese and Israeli civilians as part of a wider struggle "between freedom and terrorism."...
RICK LYMAN The New York Times The number of immigrants living in American households rose 16 percent over the last five years, fueled largely by recent arrivals from Mexico, according to fresh data released by the Census Bureau. And increasingly, immigrants are bypassing the...
CARL HULSE The New York Times After being outmaneuvered in the politics of national security in the last two elections, Democrats say they are determined not to cede the issue this year and are working to cast President Bush as having diminished the nation’s safety. “They are...
Jill Carroll is one of the only Americans to gain intimate exposure to the Iraqi insurgency and live to talk about the experience. While captive for 82 days in Iraq, Carroll tried to stay alive by appearing sympathetic to her captors, telling them that as a reporter she would...
Jennifer Harper THE WASHINGTON TIMES Sleepy, Grumpy, Larry, Moe, Krypton -- that's what seems to stick in the national mind-set these days. Americans are more familiar with the Seven Dwarfs, the Three Stooges and Superman than with current events and world leaders, according to...
SCOTT SHANE The New York Times Intelligence and counterterrorism officials said yesterday that the scale and sophistication of the scheme to blow up jetliners over the Atlantic could mean that Al Qaeda, whose central command has been severely damaged since 2001, was again able...