Austin's Morning Show

The Obama administration’s effort to win Arab allies in the fight against the Islamic State will have to overcome years of accumulated mistrust of American policies as well as the overlapping regional rivalries that helped fuel the ascent of the militants. Progress has been...
Tonight President Obama will address the American public and explain his decision to expand the ongoing Middle East war with more US bombings in Iraq and Syria. The decision to expand the US military campaign comes amidst high public emotions stirred by two gruesome beheadings...
President Obama on Wednesday authorized a major expansion of the military campaign against rampaging Sunni militants in the Middle East, including American airstrikes in Syria and the deployment of 475 more military advisers to Iraq. But he sought to dispel fears that the United...
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...