Austin's Morning News

JAKE TAPPER ABC.com Back home in Tennessee, safely ensconced in his suburban Nashville home, Vice President Al Gore is no doubt basking in the Oscar awarded to "An Inconvenient Truth," the documentary he inspired and in which he starred. But a local free-market think tank is...
DALLAS MORNING NEWS All the effort to boost children's self-esteem may have backfired and produced a generation of college students who are more narcissistic than their Gen-X predecessors, according to a new study. And the Internet, with all its MySpace and YouTube braggadocio,...
COURTNEY FRENCH Associated Press Authorities are considering taking an 8-year-old boy who weighs 218 pounds into protective custody unless his mother improves his diet, officials said Monday. Social service officials will meet with family members Tuesday to discuss the health of...
JENNIFER RADCLIFFE Houston Chronicle Cypress-Fairbanks school leaders are giving students a reason to take the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills seriously: Passing scores can earn a free pass on final exams. Freshmen, sophomores and juniors who pass the TAKS can skip some...
Gregory Lopes THE WASHINGTON TIMES The chairman of the federal panel that recommended the new cervical-cancer vaccine for pre-teen girls says lawmakers should not make the inoculation mandatory, as the District and more than 20 states, including Virginia, are considering. Dr...
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The welfare state is bigger than ever despite a decade of policies designed to wean poor people from public aid. The number of families receiving cash benefits from welfare has plummeted since the government imposed time limits on the payments a decade ago...
Former New York Mayor and possible presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani will be on Austin's Morning News tomorrow morning at 7:20am.
Molly Hennessy-Fiske LA TIMES Even as the federal government is starting to crack down on companies that hire illegal immigrants, it's been helping those same workers send money home, cheap. Dubbed Directo a Mexico, the Federal Reserve-sponsored service allows customers without...
Jonathan Weisman and Lyndsey Layton THE WASHINGTON POST The plan was bold: By tying President Bush's $100 billion war request to strict standards of troop safety and readiness, Democrats believed they could grab hold of Iraq war policy while forcing Republicans to defend sending...