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A committee of the Austin school board will start talks this summer about changing names of schools named after Confederates — among other possibilities. At least four schools in the Austin school district are under scrutiny: http://m.statesman.com/news/news/local-education/some...
This is the young Swedish woman who sued her former Wall Street executive boss over lurid allegations of sexual conquest, betrayal and stalking - and was awarded $18 million by a federal jury Monday. Hanna Bouveng, 25, accused Benjamin Wey in an $850 million lawsuit of using his...
They're called managers, and they sometimes work grueling schedules at fast food chains and retail stores. But with no overtime eligibility, their pay may be lower per hour than many workers they supervise. http://news.yahoo.com/more-overtime-way-obama-proposes-broader-coverage...
She was the quintessential recruit for the women’s swimming team at Harvard University: a nimble breaststroker with a fierce work ethic and sharp intellect. But when Schuyler Bailar jumps into the school’s Olympic-size pool this fall, he instead will be a member of the men’s...
If the Confederate flag is finally going to be consigned to museums as an ugly symbol of racism, what about the beloved film offering the most iconic glimpse of that flag in American culture? I’m talking, of course, about “Gone with the Wind,’’ which won a then-record eight...
A Brenham veterinarian who killed a cat with a bow and arrow will not face charges at this time after an Austin County grand jury returned a "no-bill" in the case. A finding of no-bill indicates the grand jury examined all the evidence and determined there was insufficient proof...
A 16-year-old convicted of misdemeanor assault in the fatal punching of a fellow student at a Central Texas high school has been placed on probation and ordered to perform community service, undergo counseling and pay restitution to the victim's family. The New Braunfels Herald-...
Parents of a 7-year-old boy who was shot in the head with an arrow while celebrating his birthday at a Lake Conroe resort are now filling a lawsuit claiming negligence against the resort. Londen Chavez was with his family at Piney Shores resort on April 11. According to his...
According to the New York Times: Deadly Jihadist Attacks Total number of people killed: 26 Plot name Persons killed 2014 Washington and New Jersey Killing Spree 4 2014 Oklahoma Beheading 1 2013 Boston Marathon Bombing 4 2009 Little Rock Shooting 1 2009 Fort Hood Shooting 13 2006...