Mark and Charlie's Blog

A husband who delivered a deadly shove to a man he believed had groped his wife in a West Sixth Street bar faces manslaughter charges in Austin’s third homicide case of 2016, police said Tuesday. The case, which prompted police to warn against taking the law into your own hands...
A Central Texas mother was taken into custody after allowing her young children to be tattooed. Police say the mom was intoxicated at the time and let her boyfriend's brother do the work. Now the three children each have tattoos on their ankles. The father is the one who called...
Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry may have stumped for Ted Cruz for president but there's no record he voted in this year's Republican primary in Texas. A spokesman for Perry suggested his ballot may have been lost in the mail. Perry is registered to vote in Fayette County, about 75...
Texas is about to see a spike in the number of licensed gun owners. The Texas Department of Public Safety received about 136,000 applications for licenses allowing residents to carry handguns from December 2015 to February 2016, the department announced Thursday . That's 57,000...
Now that the United States government has cracked open an iPhone that belonged to a gunman in the San Bernardino, Calif., mass shooting without Apple ’s help, the tech company is under pressure to find and fix the flaw. But unlike other cases where security vulnerabilities have...
People newly insured under the Affordable Care Act were sicker, used more medical care and had higher medical costs than those who already had coverage, the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association said Tuesday in a new study of its policyholders. Because insurers’ premiums have...
The Justice Department said on Monday that it had found a way to unlock an iPhone without help from Apple , allowing the agency to withdraw its legal effort to compel the tech company to assist in a mass-shooting investigation. The decision to drop the case — which involved...
A man who led police on a high-speed chase through North Central Texas last month told television reporters after the incident that it was "a thrill," that "I always got weed on me" and he's tired of getting arrested. "Dude, I was trying to get to San Antonio," Jonathan Davis,...
A political deal to raise California's minimum wage to a nation-leading $15 an hour could help some workers cope with the state's crushing cost of living but also deprive other low-wage earners of jobs altogether, economists said as Gov. Jerry Brown and other leaders touted what...