Mark and Charlie's Blog

Hillary Clinton has a “Jekyll and Hyde” personality that left White House staffers scared stiff of her explosive — and even physical — outbursts, an ex-Secret Service officer claims in a scathing new tell-all. Gary Byrne, who was posted outside the Oval Office when Bill Clinton...
More than three years after it admitted to targeting tea party groups for intrusive scrutiny, the IRS has finally released a near-complete list of the organizations it snagged in a political dragnet. The tax agency filed the list last month as part of a court case after a series...
U.S. officials appear poised to make history by approving the first private space mission to go beyond Earth’s orbit, according to people familiar with the details. The government’s endorsement would eliminate the largest regulatory hurdle to plans by Moon Express, a relatively...
David Cross had been such a fixture at Five Points Park, a patch of green in the prospering heart of this city, that residents dubbed the homeless man “the mayor.” But that was before the city removed the park bench where he held court. Before a new panhandling ordinance made it...
Uber and Lyft, despite having operated in Austin for 18 months under a city law saying ride-hailing companies would be charged an administrative fee, have not paid that fee. The companies are not in arrears, however. The October 2014 ordinance that allowed Lyft and Uber to...
A coalition of transportation advocates wants the city to put a long-sought dream of an Austin light rail system on the ballot this November. With city officials still weighing whether to put a transportation bond before voters this fall, the nonprofit Central Austin Community...
A group of protesters attacked Donald Trump supporters who were leaving the candidate's rally in San Jose on Thursday night. A dozen or more people were punched and knocked to the ground by protesters during the melee, as anti-Trump demonstrators grabbed the candidate's...
The eighth grade teacher who got pregnant after daily sex with her 13-year-old student has turned herself in, police say. Alexandria Vera, 24, allegedly told school district officials she had been engaging in a sexual relationship with the young boy since September, after they...
Austin police are changing how they interact with the homeless downtown. They now have teams of officers walking around, talking with homeless people to identify and remove the barriers that keep them on the street. The other component involves removing what the department calls...