Austin's Morning News

EMILY RAMSHAW The Dallas Morning News Advocates of mandatory HPV vaccines for Texas schoolgirls rest their case on sound science – medical evidence that a few shots could nearly eradicate the sexually transmitted disease and the cancer it can cause. Their opponents, who fear...
AN FROSCH The New York Times The car wreck on Nov. 11 was as gruesome as any New Mexico had ever seen. The authorities said Dana Papst’s pickup truck, driving on the wrong side of a highway just north of Santa Fe, plowed headlong into a minivan. The crash killed five of six...
Jim Wolf REUTERS U.S. Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, the early front-runner for the Democratic presidential nomination, has called for a 90-day deadline to start pulling American troops from Iraq. Clinton, the wife of former President Bill Clinton, has been criticized by some...
Ralph Thomas THE SEATTLE TIMES Scott Adams figured he was saving about $20 per carton the past few years by ordering his cigarettes online and by phone from out-of-state tobacco dealers. Those savings are proving mighty costly now. The state claims Adams owes nearly $8,000 in...
Louis Chude-Sokei THE LA TIMES Although not quite able to pass for white, Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) has been able to pass for African American. He is biracial, but not white; black, but not African American; American but not African. What has entranced the country more than his...
Jerry Seper THE WASHINGTON TIMES An illegal alien got a "get out of jail free card" plus U.S. legal documents and monetary compensation from federal prosecutors in exchange for his testimony against a U.S. Border Patrol agent accused of using excessive force during an arrest...
ASSOCIATED PRESS A woman gave birth to a boy outside a western Pennsylvania hospital a delivery that happened so quickly that the newborn wound up in his mother's sweatpants. "It happened so fast," Rebecca Johnson, 24, told the Daily Courier in Connellsville. "I didn't know what...
TERRENCE STUTZ The Dallas Morning News The Texas Tomorrow Fund's prepaid college tuition program is severely underfunded and could be short as much as $3.3 billion to meet its obligations over the next two decades, Comptroller Susan Combs warned Thursday. The projected shortfall...
ASSOCIATED PRESS The NBA banished Tim Hardaway from All-Star weekend in Las Vegas because of his anti-gay remarks. Hardaway, who played in five All-Star games during the 1990s, was already in Las Vegas to make a series of public appearances this week on behalf of the league. But...