Austin's Morning Show

What happens if they flip the switch to begin Obamacare's second open enrollment period next month and hardly anybody shows up? That's the eye-opening scenario suggested by a new poll that shows a very large percentage of people without health insurance are unaware that open...
The discovery of seven bodies in Indiana this weekend prompted Austin detectives to review any cold or missing persons cases that may be connected to a sex offender who authorities suspect could be a serial killer. Darren Vann, 43, who was convicted of sexual assault in Travis...
President Barack Obama made a rare appearance on the campaign trail on Sunday with a rally to support the Democratic candidate for governor in Maryland, but early departures of crowd members while he spoke underscored his continuing unpopularity. With approval levels hovering...
At least one chapter of the Ebola saga neared a close Sunday, as most of the dozens of people who had direct or indirect contact here with Thomas Eric Duncan, the Liberian man who died of Ebola, had been told by officials that they were no longer at risk of contracting the...
Austinites who vote for the city’s rail-and-roads proposition will be making a $50 million bet. A safe bet, rail officials insist. But one in which the payout could be less — or take longer — than officials hope. Read more: http://www.mystatesman.com/news/news/transportation/...
I can’t think of a color that is less Halloween-ish or less fall-ish than teal. It is the last color I’d expect to see this Oct. 31 as ghosts and goblins go door-to-door asking for treats. But, I have a feeling I’ll be seeing a lot of teal this year, and it will starkly stand...
No one knows if the Obama administration will manage in the next five weeks to strike what many in the White House consider the most important foreign policy deal of his presidency: an accord with Iran that would forestall its ability to make a nuclear weapon. But the White...
The Defense Department said Sunday that it is preparing a quick-response medical team to help health-care professionals should the Ebola virus spread in the United States. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel ordered the training of the 30-member team and said the effort was in...
So now the federal health bureaucrats in charge of controlling diseases and pandemics want more money to do their jobs. Hmph. Maybe if they hadn't been so busy squandering their massive government subsidies on everything but their core mission, we taxpayers might actually feel a...