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A hammer pounds away in the living room of a middle class home. A sanding machine smoothes the grain of the wood floor in the dining room. But this home Pastor Ada Valiente is showing off in Los Angeles, with its refurbished floors, is no ordinary home. "It would be three...
A man who says he was Orlando shooter Omar Mateen's gay lover is speaking out following the attack on Pulse nightclub that left 49 people dead, and dozens more injured . In an interview with Univision anchor Maria Elena Salinas, the man -- who was called "Miguel" to protect his...
As state after state has legalized marijuana in one way or another, big names in corporate America have stayed away entirely. Marijuana, after all, is still illegal, according to the federal government. But Microsoft is breaking the corporate taboo on pot this week by announcing...
Donald Trump will touch down in Texas Thursday to raise money for his campaign for president and to rally supporters.Trump, who was trounced in the March Texas primary by U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, is returning the presumptive Republican nominee. Anti-Trump activists are planning a...
Mayor Steve Adler, City Council Member Ora Houston and Austin police’s chief of staff Brian Manley were among the panelists to address a crowd of more than 500 people at a Monday night forum on Austin’s race relations with police, hosted by the Travis County Democratic Party...
The Supreme Court is refusing to allow Texas to enforce restrictions that would force 10 abortion clinics to close. The justices voted 5-4 on Monday granting an emergency appeal from the clinics after a federal appeals court upheld new regulations and refused to keep them on...
Families move often and for varied reasons. In fact, the average American can expect to move an estimated 11.7 times during his or her lifetime, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Moving can be a sign of either opportunity – a new job or long-term wealth accumulation, for...
Travis County Commissioners wrangle over improving the road to the Circuit of The Americas. At issue is a stretch of Elroy Road between a fire station and the racetrack complex. Commissioner Brigid Shea says she doesn't think the county should pay 700 thousand to widen and...
A McNeil High School track coach and algebra teacher is under arrest for having an inappropriate relationship with a student. Williamson County Sheriff's Commander Mike Gleason says they were alerted to the actions of Chris Cotten by a friend of the victim who saw texts from the...