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All Austin police officers are scheduled to complete training this month to reduce the number of dogs they shoot. The Austin American-Statesman reports (http://bit.ly/1Br2n0s ) the department decided in the spring after several high-profile shootings to put all of its officers...
A lightning strike last month that severely injured a nine year old boy during soccer practice leads to a lawsuit against the sports association. Attorney Mark Levin says the Lake Travis Youth Association was negligent when it failed to clear the field with stormy weather nearby...
Austin Fire Chief Rhoda Mae Kerr rejected a challenge from firefighters union president Bob Nicks to join him in abstaining from alcohol for a year. Nicks had said it would set a positive example for the Austin Fire Department. The challenge came after an American-Statesman...
Addressing the City Council Tuesday, Police Chief William McManus said he hopes to have a broader conversation about criminalizing giving to panhandlers when he presents the proposal to the council next month. “I see it as a means to prevent people from enabling addictive...
FCKH8.com, a “for-profit T-shirt company with an activist heart” released a new video Tuesday that uses kids from Ferguson, Missouri, to “educate white America about the racist reality in 2014.” The company recruited six young black kids from Ferguson, reportedly from the same...
President Obama is prepared to use U.S. military airstrikes in Syria as part of an expanded campaign to defeat the Islamic State and does not believe he needs formal congressional approval to take that action, according to people who have spoken with the president in recent days...
PRESIDENT OBAMA and top aides are now employing the “D” word — “destroy” — to describe U.S. objectives regarding the fanatical Middle Eastern force known as the Islamic State . Already, the group has seized far more of Iraq and Syria than is compatible with the safety and human...
The St. Louis County prosecutor’s office is taking an unusual approach with grand jury members who are weighing evidence against the police officer who shot and killed 18-year-old Michael Brown last month, experts and county officials said. Instead of telling grand jury members...
amid a wave of school cheating scandals across the country, a landmark trial here is set to begin with school teachers facing up to 35 years in prison in one of the biggest academic misconduct cases in American history. Opening statements are expected to start this month in the...