Austin's Morning Show

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...
TODD ACKERMAN Houston Chronicle Bullying may seem like the province of angry adolescents, but a new study suggests teachers are just as susceptible. Nearly half of elementary school teachers admitted to bullying students, according to the study conducted by psychiatrists at The...
MATTHEW L. WALD The New York Times In a major shift in highway safety strategy, the federal government is turning its focus from seat belts to alcohol. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced Wednesday that it had signed up thousands of law enforcement...
Michael A. Fletcher THE WASHINGTON POST President Bush asserted yesterday that Hezbollah was defeated in its month-long conflict with Israel, casting the fighting that killed hundreds of Lebanese and Israeli civilians as part of a wider struggle "between freedom and terrorism."...
RICK LYMAN The New York Times The number of immigrants living in American households rose 16 percent over the last five years, fueled largely by recent arrivals from Mexico, according to fresh data released by the Census Bureau. And increasingly, immigrants are bypassing the...