Mark and Charlie's Blog

Pinellas Park, Florida, isn’t the kind of place where you'd expect to gain insight about the future of mass transit. The suburb of Tampa is as car-crazy as your average stretch of Floridian sprawl—the local landmarks include the Tampa Bay Automobile Museum and a drag racing...
Colin Powell is pushing back on reports suggesting that he might have given Hillary Clinton the idea to use a private email account as Secretary of State, telling media outlets that "her people are trying to pin it on me." Powell made the comments at an event Saturday in East...
Austin City Councilman Don Zimmerman is under fire after he took aim at a group of Hispanic students that were at a city council meeting with their parents who were asking for more funding for after-school programs at public schools. According to KVUE news partner the Austin...
Target Corp. said it will spend $20 million to add a private bathroom to each of its stores by next year, following customer protests over its policy allowing transgender individuals to use whichever restroom corresponds with their gender identity. Most of Target's 1,797...
Ford Motor Co. plans to release a fully driverless car without a steering wheel or pedals in the next five years, the latest salvo in a technological arms race engulfing the global auto industry. The Dearborn, Mich., auto maker on Tuesday said it would initially target ride-...
Jessie Harbeck and her mother, Debra Harbeck, just wanted to celebrate with drinks the night before Jessie’s 22nd birthday in January. Hours later, Jessie ended up spending part of her birthday taking her mother off life support after the highly intoxicated woman choked during a...
Donald Trump on Monday will lay out his strategy for defeating radical Islamic terrorism, painting the fight as an ideological struggle on par with that of the Cold War. In Ohio, the Republican presidential nominee will lay out proposals to combat ISIS and prevent terrorist...
Hillary Clinton moved left on higher education Wednesday and rolled out an ambitious plan to offer free college to most Americans — a proposal she had been skeptical of — and Sen. Bernard Sanders quickly took the credit. The Vermont senator, who for months waged a bitter...
It's been 20 years since Australia rolled out nation-wide gun law reform. And now an analysis of more than four decades of data on violence in the country has come up with a conclusion: it worked. The study found there have been no fatal mass shootings since April 1996 - despite...