Austin's Morning Show

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Days after being criticized for derogatory comments about Hurricane Katrina evacuees, independent gubernatorial hopeful Kinky Friedman struck back at candidates who pander to minorities. "I don't eat tamales in the barrio, I don't eat fried chicken in the...
The clandestine U.S. commandos whose job is to capture or kill Osama bin Laden have not received a credible lead in more than two years. Nothing from the vast U.S. intelligence world -- no tips from informants, no snippets from electronic intercepts, no points on any satellite...
By R. Jeffrey Smith Washington Post Staff Writer CIA counterterrorism officers have signed up in growing numbers for a government-reimbursed, private insurance plan that would pay their civil judgments and legal expenses if they are sued or charged with criminal wrongdoing,...
By Sarah Coppola AMERICAN-STATESMAN STAFF The sun sinks as David Baker stands outside downtown Austin's Ginger Man bar, smoking a cigarette. The self-described die-hard smoker said he has no problem with Austin's year-old smoking ban, which prohibits smoking inside but not...
By DAVID BAUDER, AP Television Writer NEW YORK - ABC aired its miniseries "The Path to 9/11" on Sunday but made editing changes after former Clinton administration officials complained it contained fabricated scenes about their actions prior to the terrorist attacks. The version...
ABC to Alter Show on Pre-9/11 Run-Up By Howard Kurtz Washington Post Staff Writer Friday, September 8, 2006; Page A02 ABC plans to make minor changes to its docudrama on the run-up to the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks in response to heated complaints from former Clinton administration...
Friedman has personal insight into drug problems Candidate admits he was on cocaine as a musician By R.G. RATCLIFFE Copyright 2006 Houston Chronicle Austin Bureau AUSTIN — Independent gubernatorial candidate Kinky Friedman said Thursday he can be critical of "crackheads" in...
Body Count in Baghdad Nearly Triples Morgue's Revised Toll for August Undermines Claims by Leaders of Steep Drop in Violence By Ellen Knickmeyer Washington Post Foreign Service Friday, September 8, 2006; A12 BAGHDAD, Sept. 7 -- Baghdad's morgue almost tripled its count for...
Musharraf Pledges to Pursue Qaeda and Taliban Insurgents By CARLOTTA GALL KABUL, Afghanistan, Sept. 7 — President Pervez Musharraf of Pakistan, in a conciliatory speech to Afghan officials and members of Parliament, conceded Thursday that Al Qaeda and Taliban insurgents had been...