Austin's Morning Show

Diners are discovering an unfamiliar new item when the bill comes for the truffled lobster Bolognese at Melisse and for the crunchy Spanish fried chicken and waffles at AOC — a 3% surcharge for employees' medical insurance. The charge first appeared at one Los Angeles-area...
Just days after a teenager unfurled a Confederate flag at a high school football game in Howard County, Md., teachers began reworking lesson plans to discuss the student’s display and the school’s decision to discipline him. Their talking points: What is free speech? How is the...
Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper (D), a vocal opponent of his state's legalization of marijuana, said Monday that recreational marijuana laws are "reckless." Hickenlooper was asked during a gubernatorial debate about other state governors who may be considering legalizing...
With a month to go until Election Day, veteran Democratic pollster Stan Greenberg says that for the first time this cycle, Democrats appear more likely than not to retain their majority in the Senate. Unmarried women are driving this bit of optimism: Since July, support for...
Columbus Day will now be known as Indigenous Peoples’ Day in Seattle. The Seattle City Council on Monday unanimously approved the re-designation, which acknowledges that Native Americans were living in North America well before Christopher Columbus “discovered America” in the...
A second Ebola patient to be treated at Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha will arrive there early Monday morning, the center said in a statement. The patient is believed to be an American freelance cameraman who worked for NBC. Ashoka Mukpo was diagnosed with Ebola on Thursday...
The parents of a former Army Ranger threatened with beheading by the Islamic State militant group released a letter written by their son earlier this year in which he said he was afraid to die, but was at peace with his conversion to Islam. Ed and Paula Kassig said in a...
It has been sitting idly on the docks for nearly two months: a shipping container packed with protective gowns, gloves, stretchers, mattresses and other medical supplies needed to help fight Sierra Leone’s exploding Ebola epidemic. There are 100 bags and boxes of hospital linens...
As children played soccer and families visited with each other outside, there was some semblance of normalcy returning Sunday in the North Dallas neighborhood where Ebola patient Thomas Duncan had been living, even as the abnormal happened just yards away. "We've been told we...