Mark and Charlie's Blog

A lock of hair from Thomas Jefferson has sold at auction in Texas for $6,875, nearly 190 years after the former president died. Heritage Auctions in Dallas said Saturday's sale involved 14 strands that were snipped by Jefferson's personal physician at the time of the statesman's...
It was an alarming sight for beachgoers when a woman walked out of the water with a nurse shark biting a meaty portion of her right forearm. And no matter what she did, the 2-foot shark refused to release its bite. Even when it died. Paramedics ultimately took the woman — with...
Reality sets in for many downtown goers for the first weekend without Uber and Lyft. Many were stranded Friday night, not able to get rides. Katrina Anscerom is one of those people, ”I am a young adult in Austin, I love going down to 6th, West 6th Street, East 6th Street, and I'...
The Obama administration is planning to issue a sweeping directive telling every public school district in the country to allow transgender students to use the bathrooms that match their gender identity. A letter to school districts will go out Friday, adding to a highly charged...
A federal judge on Thursday dealt a blow to the Obama administration’s health law, ruling the government improperly reimburses insurers to cover discounts to low-income consumers. The decision by U.S. District Judge Rosemary Collyer introduces significant new legal uncertainty...
Facebook Inc. exerts more editorial control than it previously disclosed over the “trending” news feature on the social network, newly posted documents show. Facebook Thursday published the 28-page editorial guidelines for the trending feature, hours after the Guardian published...
Days after Prop. 1 failed in Austin to deregulate transportation network companies like Uber and Lyft, a Forbes op-ed article argued that “ By Losing Uber, Austin Is No Longer A Tech Capital .” "I think there are a lot more cities that are more welcoming of innovation,” said...
Two days have passed with no Uber or Lyft service in Austin, Texas. Though Austin has a reputation of being filled with tech-savvy millennials, it is now the largest U.S. city without ridesharing. Local policymakers blame Uber and Lyft for pausing their operations in the city,...
Parents of an Austin ISD student have filed a lawsuit, claiming school officials were slow to respond to allegations a teacher was preying on a middle school student. KVUE News has learned the lawsuit involved a former teacher at O. Henry Middle School. KVUE is not naming the...