Austin's Morning Show

Tens of thousands of federal workers are being kept on paid leave for at least a month — and often for longer stretches that can reach a year or more — while they wait to be punished for misbehavior or cleared and allowed to return to work, government records show. During a...
Meanwhile, the settlement also has become mired in additional court proceedings brought by Jackson's mother, Billie Mercer. Former police Detective Charles Kleinert shot and killed Jackson in July 2013 after a chase and struggle in which Kleinert said his gun went off on...
CVS's decision to stop selling tobacco products this year boosted its positive press, if not its sales; the company expects the move will cost about $2 billion in annual revenue. But the decision was part of a larger play to brand itself as a company focused on health care. The...
What happens if they flip the switch to begin Obamacare's second open enrollment period next month and hardly anybody shows up? That's the eye-opening scenario suggested by a new poll that shows a very large percentage of people without health insurance are unaware that open...
The discovery of seven bodies in Indiana this weekend prompted Austin detectives to review any cold or missing persons cases that may be connected to a sex offender who authorities suspect could be a serial killer. Darren Vann, 43, who was convicted of sexual assault in Travis...
President Barack Obama made a rare appearance on the campaign trail on Sunday with a rally to support the Democratic candidate for governor in Maryland, but early departures of crowd members while he spoke underscored his continuing unpopularity. With approval levels hovering...
At least one chapter of the Ebola saga neared a close Sunday, as most of the dozens of people who had direct or indirect contact here with Thomas Eric Duncan, the Liberian man who died of Ebola, had been told by officials that they were no longer at risk of contracting the...
Austinites who vote for the city’s rail-and-roads proposition will be making a $50 million bet. A safe bet, rail officials insist. But one in which the payout could be less — or take longer — than officials hope. Read more: http://www.mystatesman.com/news/news/transportation/...
I can’t think of a color that is less Halloween-ish or less fall-ish than teal. It is the last color I’d expect to see this Oct. 31 as ghosts and goblins go door-to-door asking for treats. But, I have a feeling I’ll be seeing a lot of teal this year, and it will starkly stand...