Mark and Charlie's Blog

If the Austin police chief has his way, city council will OK a contract with Vigilant Solutions for automatic license plate readers on Thursday. "This tool is for solving crimes and that is it," Chief Art Acevedo maintained. "Technology is absolutely key to being able to keep...
For the first time, consumers say they bought more of their purchases on the web than in stores, according to an annual survey of more than 5,000 online shoppers by United Parcel Service Inc. The shoppers now made 51% of their purchases on the web compared with 48% in 2015 and...
A day that could have been another victory lap for Donald Trump veered into more chaos for the new Republican standard-bearer, as he faced fury from top party leaders Tuesday and the defection of a GOP senator over racially charged comments calling into question the impartiality...
Hillary Clinton embraced her moment in history Tuesday, becoming the first woman in the 240-year life of the United States to lead the presidential ticket of a major political party. "Thanks to you, we've reached a milestone," she said during a speech in Brooklyn. "Tonight's...
House Speaker Paul Ryan ripped Donald Trump's recent remarks saying a judge presiding over a lawsuit involving his business was biased because of his Mexican heritage as "the textbook definition of a racist comment." As he stood surrounded by community activists and top House...
Bernie Sanders' campaign derided media organizations Monday night for declaring Hillary Clinton the presumptive nominee of the Democratic Party, arguing that her purported win is dependent on unpledged "superdelegates" who will not formally vote until the party's convention in...
A 17-year-old student riding a dirt bike inside Stony Point High School as part of a senior prank injured a teacher and an assistant principal, an arrest warrant said. Scott Holt Fickey was charged with two counts of assault on a public servant, a third-degree felony punishable...
A Massachusetts family is suing Panera Bread after they say the restaurant put peanut butter in their daughter's grilled cheese. According to the Boston Globe, John Russo says his wife Elissa ordered the sandwich using Panera's online system. She specifically noted that the...
Two Republican Party elders on Sunday denounced Donald Trump ’s attacks on a Hispanic federal judge, adding to a wave of criticism from party figures of their presumptive presidential nominee. Over the past week, Mr. Trump has repeatedly said that U.S. District Judge Gonzalo...