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Austin’s taxi industry should be partially deregulated to level the playing field with ride-hailing firms such as Uber and Lyft, the director of the Austin Transportation Department told City Council in a Wednesday memo obtained by the American-Statesman. The proposal could...
The Washington Post has built a sizable army of reporters to dig into every facet of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's life, urged on by new owner Jeff Bezos to reveal everything about the potential nominees. Post Associate Editor Bob Woodward revealed Wednesday...
His squadron got the alert: a “real world mission was going down.” The team – at Aviano Air Base in northeastern Italy – raced to the field and was briefed, as planes were armed and prepared to launch. Hundreds of miles away, fellow Americans were under attack in Benghazi. "...
For seniors graduating from the University of Michigan this month, employers have been lining up since the fall to offer interviews and boast of their companies’ benefits. Recruiters would ask when their competitors were coming, said Geni Harclerode, the university’s assistant...
Bernie Sanders defeated front-runner Hillary Clinton in West Virginia on Tuesday, regaining momentum and leaving some of Mrs. Clinton’s backers uneasy that her path to the Democratic presidential nomination figures to be rocky to the end. “I’m always uncomfortable when she loses...
Donald Trump isn’t the only presumptive presidential nominee making a turn to the left. As the political world obsesses over the Republican businessman, Hillary Clinton is methodically expanding her plans to supervise or subsidize those remaining spheres of human existence...
National Republican leaders remained sharply divided Tuesday over the likely coronation of Donald Trump as the party’s standard-bearer, foreshadowing a lengthy battle in the two months leading up to the presidential nominating convention in Cleveland. House Speaker Paul D. Ryan...
An Austin lawyer said he will file a lawsuit challenging the results of the Prop. 1 election, alleging the city violated election law by confusing the issue. According to KVUE’s partners at the Austin American-Statesman , attorney Martin Harry is filing the lawsuit in Travis...
The cost of the Waller Creek Tunnel project keeps rising. The Austin City Council will consider Thursday adding $5 million to its agreement with Oscar Renda Contracting for delays and other costs city officials say stem from a major flaw in the Waller Creek Tunnel intake’s...