Austin's Morning News

WASHINGTON — For years, Harvard’s experts on health economics and policy have advised presidents and Congress on how to provide health benefits to the nation at a reasonable cost. But those remedies will now be applied to the Harvard faculty, and the professors are in an uproar...
For two straight weeks, New York City police officers have sharply cut back on making arrests and issuing summonses throughout the five boroughs, magnifying the growing divide between the city’s police force and its mayor, Bill de Blasio. Officers made half as many arrests in...
AUSTIN (KXAN) — A man who feared for his — and his family’s — safety shot and killed a man who had run away from a South Austin group home Monday morning, according to Austin police. Investigators say the shooting happened just before 6:30 a.m. in the 10200 block of Brantley...
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...
The case for carbon taxes has long been compelling. With the recent steep fall in oil prices and associated declines in other energy prices, it has become overwhelming. There is room for debate about the size of the tax and about how the proceeds should be deployed. But there...
She was alarmed after seeing some of the risque selfies her students were posting online. So, sixth-grade teacher Melissa Bour decided to teach the 11- and 12-year-olds a lesson - by showing them how quickly a photo or comment can go viral on the internet. The science and math...
Republicans are hatching an ambitious plan to rewrite No Child Left Behind this year — one that could end up dramatically rolling back the federal role in education and trigger national blowouts over standardized tests and teacher training. NCLB cleared Congress in 2002 with...
The sheriff's office in Okeechobee, Fla., received an unusual call Monday from a father who wanted to be supervised when spanking his daughter. The dad said that he wanted to discipline his 12-year-old daughter for getting in a heated argument with her sister, but he did not...
On the last day of 2014, The Price Is Right decided to see if its contestants could accurately name the price of an iPhone 6. Host Drew Carey presented a 16GB iPhone 6 with a one-year calling and data plan. As anyone who has watched this daytime game show knows, the four...