Austin's Morning Show

STEVE McGONIGLE The Dallas Morning News The governor needed a lift to Southern California and the Rose Bowl. Bill Webb, chief lobbyist for the Texas trucking industry, saw a chance to help an important friend. So, the state's largest trucking industry group paid for Gov. Rick...
NEELA BANERJEE The New York Times The senior pastor of a suburban Denver evangelical church resigned Sunday after admitting to having had sexual relations with men. The move apparently came after the pastor was confronted by another minister in his church who had been alerted by...
Janet I. Tu and Lornet Turnbull THE SEATTLE TIMES The holiday trees that went away in the middle of the night are back. Monday night, Port of Seattle staff began putting up the trees they earlier had removed from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. The trees had come down...
DEBRA NUSSBAUM The New York Times When Heather Buch moved back to the United States from Denmark in 2005, she expected that school time for her son, Torben, would involve more work and less play. But as he attended kindergarten and first grade in Highland Park, she was surprised...
CARLOTTA GALL and ISMAIL KHAN The New York Times Islamic militants are using a recent peace deal with the government to consolidate their hold in northern Pakistan, vastly expanding their training of suicide bombers and other recruits and fortifying alliances with Al Qaeda and...
JAMES GLANZ The New York Times Iraq is failing to spend billions of dollars of oil revenues that have been set aside to rebuild its damaged roads, schools and power stations and to repair refineries and pipelines. Iraqi ministries are spending as little as 15 percent of the 2006...
EDUARDO PORTER The New York Times First came the storm. Then came the workers. Now comes the baby boom. In the latest twist to the demographic transformation of New Orleans since it was swamped by Hurricane Katrina last year, hundreds of babies are being born to Latino immigrant...
If you didn't catch Austin's Morning News Interview with Former President Jimmy Carter, no worries. Link to the entire interview in the Interview and Download section of the the website.
Jerry Seper THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Federal Reserve Bank and Banco de Mexico are jointly touting a new program known as "Directo a Mexico" that will allow U.S. banks and financial institutions to more easily send money transfers to bank accounts in Mexico. Offering "more pesos...