Austin's Morning News

Josephine Hearn THE POLITICO Freshman Rep. Stephen I. Cohen, D-Tenn., is not joining the Congressional Black Caucus after several current and former members made it clear that a white lawmaker was not welcome. "I think they're real happy I'm not going to join," said Cohen, who...
ABC News Nine months pregnant and married to a fervent Bears fan with tickets to Sunday's NFC Championship game, Colleen Pavelka didn't want to risk going into labor during the game against the New Orleans Saints. Due to give birth on Monday, Pavelka's doctor told her Friday she...
Lisa Sandberg SAN ANTONIO EXPRESS-NEWS Gov. Rick Perry to rocker Ted Nugent: "Give 'em hell." Nugent insisted Monday that the governor loved his inaugural ball performance last week and never criticized his decision to wear a shirt emblazoned with the Confederate battle flag...
JULIA PRESTON The New York Times A United States citizen flying home today from a ski jaunt in Canada, a beach break in Mexico or a honeymoon in Jamaica can flash a driver’s license or a birth certificate at airport customs officials and walk on through. Travelers taking out...
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...
Local6.com A controversial proposal in Daytona Beach, Fla., would create a special village to house hundreds of the county's homeless people, Local 6 News has learned. Volusia County Council members are expected to consider a plan to build the Tiger Bay Village and treatment...
Sean Mattson SAN ANTONIO EXPRESS-NEWS Eleven Iraqis traveling with fake passports and headed to the United States were arrested by Mexican immigration authorities upon their arrival Saturday at this city's international airport. Mexican immigration authorities said the names of...
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...