Austin's Morning Show

The XXX industry has gotten too graphic, even for its own tastes. They have discovered that the technology is sometimes not so sexy. The high-definition format is accentuating imperfections in the actors — from a little extra cellulite on a leg to wrinkles around the eyes...
ASSOCIATED PRESS Thirty years after it began as just another quirky movement in Berkeley, Calif., the push to ban smoking in restaurants, bars and other public places has reached a national milestone. For the first time in the nation's history, more than half of Americans live...
Tonya Henderson will have to be more careful where she lights up her Marlboros. Bangor is banning smoking in cars if children are present, and Ms. Henderson, 24, is accustomed to having a cigarette when her boyfriend’s 7-year-old daughter is in the back seat. She is just the...
Francisco Vara-Orta LA TIMES USC freshman Jarod Wunneburger views 2006 as a breakthrough year for the gay community, with the popularity of Oscar-nominated films such as "Brokeback Mountain" and "Transamerica" and the public debate over states banning same-sex marriage. So to...
Mike Zapler THE MERCURY NEWS The state Legislature is about to weigh in on a question that stirs impassioned debate among moms and dads: Should parents spank their children? Assemblywoman Sally Lieber, D-Mountain View, wants to outlaw spanking children up to 3 years old. If she...
THOMAS KOROSEC The Houston Chronicle A group of Methodist ministers launched a petition drive Thursday asking church members to pressure Southern Methodist University to drop its bid for George W. Bush's presidential library. ''As United Methodists, we believe that the linking...
CHRIS HEINBAUGH WFAA-TV While children can't see "R" rated movies at the theatre or rent them at a movie store, they apparently can check one out at the Dallas Public Library. Busy parents Bill and Troy McKenzie said the public library was a place they had come to trust. "Our...
Jerry Seper THE WASHINGTON TIMES Two former U.S. Border Patrol agents surrendered yesterday to begin prison sentences for shooting a drug-smuggling suspect in the buttocks after he assaulted one of them, dumped nearly 800 pounds of marijuana along the Rio Grande and then fled...
Gary Martin SAN ANTONIO EXPRESS-NEWS Texas border mayors urged the Bush administration and Congress on Wednesday to create a "virtual" wall on the U.S.-Mexico border with technology and alleviate immigration pressure with a guest worker program. The mayors, who oppose plans to...