Austin's Morning News

The start of a new year means many Americans are taking up resolutions like working out regularly or starting a diet. But imagine committing yourself to abstain from one thing you really want, every day for the rest of your life. That's what one Pennsylvania man is doing, by...
A Walmart employee near Richardson north of Dallas refused to print a photo of a man holding an over-and-under shotgun in one of his engagement photos that he and his fiancée had submitted to the store for printing, just days before their wedding. Stephanie Wehner and her fiancé...
Falling oil prices give Congress a great opportunity to hike the gas tax, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said Thursday. But the Democratic leader also cautioned that her party won't trade the store in return for the gas-tax increase being floated by some...
The Connecticut Supreme Court upheld a prior ruling Thursday that a 17-year-old cancer patient cannot refuse chemotherapy treatment for Hodgkin's lymphoma. The state argued that the teen lacked competency extended to maturity and that they did not believe she understood the...
President Obama on Friday will propose making community college tuition-free for “responsible students,” launching what officials described as an ambitious plan for the federal and state governments to widen access to higher education. Under a program dubbed America’s College...
I was a few hours outside of Los Angeles, tooling down I-5 at the wheel of a sleek Audi A7 on a gorgeous day when a little girl in an SUV smiled and waved. I waved back. With both hands. This immediately freaked her out, and she started jumping up and down. All I could do was...
COLUMBIA, S.C. (WCIV) -- An Horry County lawmaker wants to change the script in South Carolina schools and introduce more education specific to Second Amendment rights. Rep. Alan Clemmons pre-filed a bill in December that would require three weeks of education specific to the...
Contrary to popular misconception, Islam does not mean peace but rather means submission to the commands of Allah alone. Therefore, Muslims do not believe in the concept of freedom of expression, as their speech and actions are determined by divine revelation and not based on...
It’s unclear what is more depressing about this situation: Writing a $975 million divorce check or having to turn it down. Oil baron Harold Hamm, the billionaire CEO of Continental Resources and now the subject of a public case study in how not to get divorced if you are filthy...