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Bearing shotguns, AR-15s and other long guns outside Austin Police Department’s downtown headquarters, a group of about 30 protesters rallied Wednesday evening in opposition to comments made by Austin police Chief Art Acevedo against openly carrying handguns in the state. Many...
The right-wing blogger who organized the 'Draw Muhammad' event that was targeted by two gunmen over the weekend has had a fierce TV confrontation with a hate preacher, who thinks she should receive capital punishment. Extreme anti-Islam activist Pamela Geller argued with British...
A gay couple was smacked with a wooden chair in a Manhattan barbecue restaurant after a heated argument escalated into a brutal beating. Video of the incident taken by a fellow customer shows the man arguing with Jonathan Snipes, 32, and his boyfriend Ethan York-Adams, 25,...
ISIS appeared to declare war on right-wing blogger Pamela Geller Tuesday in an ominous online message claiming it has fighters across America ready to attack "any target we desire." The threat, posted on JustPasteIt , singles out Geller, who helped plan a Prophet Muhammad...
A Houston ISD principal is in professional and potentially legal trouble after auditors confirmed he changed failing grades to passing without just cause. "We are demanding that the principal of this high school be removed immediately," said Gerry Monroe of the United Urban...
Two promiscuous ex-jail staffers may not be the only ones getting screwed. An Oregon inmate whose sexual relations with two former jail staffers led to their firing and recent convictions has now filed his notice of intent to sue the county for sexual harassment, according to a...
ISIS has claimed responsibility for the attack outside a Prophet Mohammed cartoon contest in Texas -- and warned of more attacks to come. In a broadcast on its official radio channel Tuesday, the group said two Al Khilafa soldiers opened fire outside the event in Garland, a...
Gov. Greg Abbott said Monday that all the to-do, in Texas and across the country, about his directive last week to the Texas State Guard to monitor Jade Helm 15, a U.S. Special Operations exercise that will be held in Texas and other Southwestern states for eight weeks this...
Officials have concluded that the actions of a Round Rock police officer who was involved in a DWI arrest that resulted in a head injury to a woman were “reasonable,” said Angelique Myers, a spokeswoman for the Police Department. Police investigators determined that officer Ben...