Austin's Morning News

Ending two years of speculation and coy denials, Hillary Rodham Clinton announced on Sunday that she would seek the presidency for a second time, immediately establishing herself as the likely 2016 Democratic nominee. “I’m running for president,” she said with a smile near the...
HESPERIA, Calif. – A Southern California sheriff on Thursday ordered an immediate investigation after deputies were recorded beating and kicking a man who fled in a car and on horseback. "The video surrounding this arrest is disturbing," San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner...
Dash cam video has been released of the traffic stop leading to the fatal shooting of 50-year-old Walter Scott. In the video, Scott can be seen fleeing from the driver's side of the car after Michael Slager returned to his patrol cruiser. One analyst says he doesn't see anything...
NAACP President Nelson Linder and Sgt. Sam got into a heated discussion on police officers and their brutality towards citizens of any community. Listen here: NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) -- The white South Carolina police officer charged with murder for shooting an unarmed black...
The bystander who recorded a South Carolina officer fatally shooting an unarmed black man eight times said the cop had control of the situation before he pulled out his gun, and that he had not heard the officer give a warning before he fired . In an interview with NBC News ,...
Officials say they won’t include math scores on state-mandated standardized tests for students in third through eighth grade when calculating this year’s state accountability ratings. Education Commissioner Michael Williams said in a statement Wednesday that he’s spoken to...
Setting up a pointed debate between the Texas House and Senate on the best way to cut taxes, House Republicans on Wednesday unveiled a $4.9 billion plan to cut both the state sales tax and the margins tax paid by businesses. House Ways and Means Chairman Dennis Bonnen , R-...
It's almost time. The Masters starts in less than 24 hours, and the ponies are lining up at the gate for the first men's major of the year. With 98 players in the field, there are a lot of choice picks to slip on a green jacket on Sunday, but there can only be one winner. The...
A South Carolina officer has been charged with murder after a video surfaced that appears to show him shooting an unarmed man who was running away. Michael Slager, an officer with the North Charleston Police Department, was arrested Tuesday, according to a statement from the...