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On the same day that the South Carolina Legislature voted to remove the Confederate flag from its Capitol grounds, five Democratic lawmakers asked Gov. Greg Abbott to consider the appropriateness of the Confederate monuments at their own Capitol. In a letter sent Monday to...
After years of experimenting with its groundbreaking autonomous vehicle technology almost exclusively in California, Google confirmed Monday that it has begun testing one of its self-driving vehicles in Austin. A white Lexus RX 450h SUV outfitted with the company’s sensors and...
A 22-year-old man celebrating the Fourth of July was killed instantly over the weekend when authorities said he tried to launch fireworks from atop his head. Devon Staples had been drinking with family and friends Saturday night in Calais, Maine, a small town near the Canadian...
In downtown Austin, Omni Hotel staff is picking up the pieces after a deadly shooting while investigators try to piece together what happened there early Sunday morning. After a call at 4:48 a.m., Austin police arrived minutes later to see a man in his 30s carrying a rifle...
What is your biggest fear? Is it spiders, snakes, heights, death or maybe public speaking? According to a poll of people under the age of 34, conducted by Penn Schoen Berland on behalf of Ford Motor Co. F, -0.80% , millennial and Generation Z consumers fear dangerous, distracted...
A teenage boy with Asperger's syndrome who was viciously beaten for being different has decided not to press charges against his attackers - so long as they take the time to learn about his condition. Gavin Joseph, a recent high school graduate from New Baden, Illinois, was...
Donald Trump said the fatal shooting of a young woman at a popular San Francisco tourist spot was further proof the U.S. needs to crack down on border control, his latest in a string of controversial comments about immigration policy. Kathryn Steinle, 32, was gunned down at Pier...
Responding to a recent measles outbreak in California, Austin’s largest private clinic system says that starting Wednesday, it will no longer accept children as new patients if their parents or guardians don’t permit vaccination. Austin Regional Clinic also said that for current...
A committee of the Austin school board will start talks this summer about changing names of schools named after Confederates — among other possibilities. At least four schools in the Austin school district are under scrutiny: http://m.statesman.com/news/news/local-education/some...