Austin's Morning Show

Gov. Jay Nixon announced early Monday that he would deploy the Missouri National Guard to this St. Louis suburb, ratcheting up efforts to quell unrest that has paralyzed the city since an unarmed black teenager was killed by a white police officer. Mr. Nixon said in a statement...
Michael Brown, the unarmed 18-year-old whose shooting by a police officer set off more than a week of unrest in Ferguson, Mo., was struck by at least six bullets, including two to the head, according to a former New York City medical examiner. The autopsy results came as a march...
President Obama took a break from his summer vacation to return to Washington early Monday for series of high-level, but unspecified, White House meetings. Obama left his first family vacation on Martha’s Vineyard and will meet with Vice President Joe Biden and other top-ranking...
An Austin man claiming that two police officers using excessive force broke his wrist during an arrest in 2012 has sued the officers and the city of Austin. The suit, filed Wednesday in U.S. District Court, is from John Pharr, a 23-year-old whom police arrested Aug. 14, 2012,...
Nearly two times a week in the United States, a white police officer killed a black person during a seven-year period ending in 2012, according to the most recent accounts of justifiable homicide reported to the FBI. On average, there were 96 such incidents among at least 400...
The divorced mother of two grown daughters represents a growing number of older Americans with student debt. The 50-and-over crowd makes up 17% of $1.2 trillion in outstanding student loan debt -- a 30% increase since 2005, according to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Read...
The scene harkened to familiar images of the Iraq war: men in black helmets and body armor sitting on top of armored personnel carriers, rifles at the ready, surveying the civilian population. Except this was in Middle America and the civilian population was made up of people...
President Barack Obama really wanted to take a vacation. But then the world intervened. The president’s plan to snag two weeks off in Martha’s Vineyard has been an utter failure, marking his worst attempt at relaxation since the Detroit underwear bomber consumed his 2009...
In 2009, Jennifer Pozner was dealing with a big problem on Twitter. The executive director of the women’s advocacy group Women in Media and News, Pozner was used to fielding insults and criticism online. But this one was special: a man who made new Twitter accounts everyday to...