Mark and Charlie's Blog

A week after she was mauled in southern Dallas by a pack of dogs, the 52-year-old woman who was bitten more than 100 times has died. Antoinette Brown, who had been in a medically induced coma, died Monday night, said Dallas City Council member Tiffinni Young, who learned of the...
They poured out of a river of cars toward the clubs, the music, the dance floors and, of course, the bars. For these 20-somethings out on a Thursday night, those cars — marked by Uber’s industrial ‘U’ or Lyft’s lit-up mustache, sometimes both — are as essential as a tight pair...
The debate over regulating companies like Uber and Lyft looks likely to move from the local to the state level in Texas, although how big a discussion it will be remains to be seen. On Sunday, the day after Austin voters soundly rejected a measure to overturn city protocols for...
The rift in the Republican Party grew deeper on Sunday and threatened to upset the July convention as Donald J. Trump refused to rule out blocking Paul D. Ryan , the speaker of the House, from serving as the convention’s chairman. Mr. Trump’s warning was his latest affront to...
More than 2,000 physicians announced their support Thursday for a single-payer national health care system, unveiling a proposal drafted by doctors that appears to resonate with Bernie Sanders' call for " Medicare for All ." In an editorial and paper published in the American...
Donald Trump's march to the White House encountered fierce resistance from his own party Thursday as senior lawmakers hesitated to endorse him, party luminaries said they'd skip his nominating convention and others pondered the potential of a third-party bid. House Speaker Paul...
For his first act as the presumptive Republican nominee, Donald J. Trump strode on stage, extended his arms and conducted the crowd through a chorus of “Take Me Home, Country Roads.” “We need to put our miners back to work!” he shouted Thursday to the crowd of more than 12,000...
General Motors Co. and Lyft Inc. within a year will begin testing a fleet of self-driving Chevrolet Bolt electric taxis on public roads, a move central to the companies’ joint efforts to challenge Silicon Valley giants in the battle to reshape the auto industry. The plan is...
Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump told my colleague Robert Costa that he is eager to start meeting with U.S. intelligence officials for classified briefings on the nation's secrets. The feeling may not be mutual. The outlandish GOP candidate is not known...