Austin's Morning Show

SOUAD MEKHENNET and DEXTER FILKINS From his home on the northwest edge of this city, Muhamad al-Massari runs a Web site that celebrates the violent death of British and American soldiers. It is visited by tens of thousands of people every day, he said. Mr. Massari maintains the...
Ilene Lelchuk SFGate.com Claire and Liam Donohue are smiley 8-month-old twins with the chubby cheeks of good eaters and dark thatches of hair atop their round heads. They share a peaceful nursery with pale yellow curtains and end-to-end cribs in San Francisco's quiet Sunset...
STEPHANIE SANDOVAL The Dallas Morning News Illegal immigrants are responsible for much of what's wrong with Farmers Branch, says City Council member Tim O'Hare. So he proposes making it harder for illegal immigrants to live and work in the city. Today, the City Council will...
Bob Egelko SFGATE.com A federal judge's emphatic rejection Thursday of the Bush administration's warrantless wiretapping of calls between Americans and alleged foreign terrorists is far from the last word on the legality of the program, which most likely will be determined by...
Henri E. Cauvin and Rob Stein THE WASHINGTON POST A federal judge ruled yesterday that tobacco companies have violated civil racketeering laws, concluding that cigarette makers conspired for decades to deceive the public about the dangers of their product and ordering the...
Abigail Goldman LA TIMES Andrew Young, the civil rights leader and former U.N. ambassador, said Thursday that he would resign as head of a Wal-Mart advocacy group, acknowledging "demagogic" remarks about Jewish, Asian and Arab business owners. Young, 74, has been lobbying...
Marvin Olasky will be on to discuss his new book The Politics of Disaster: Katrina, Big Government, and A New Strategy for Future Crises.
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...