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Claire Hirschkind was arrested for disobeying airport security and criminal trespass in December, after she refused what she termed an invasive pat-down at Austin's airport. “They insisted I let them squeeze my breasts and feel my crotch because it was the law,” said Hirschkind...
With the Texas House set to start floor debate Friday on the budget bill, Texans opposing deep cuts in health care for the poor and children demonstrated at the capitol Wednesday. They are afraid that thousands of low income Texans will lose health coverage if lawmakers do not...
In a potentially sweeping and politically charged escalation of the U.S. offensive against Mexican drug cartels, Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Austin, introduced legislation in Congress Wednesday to designate six murderous Mexican drug cartels "foreign terrorist organizations." Such a...
Nuclear radiation, invisible and insidious, gives us the creeps. Even before the Japanese nuclear crisis, Americans were bombarded with contradictory images and messages that frighten even when they try to reassure. It started with the awesome and deadly mushroom cloud rising...
Many believe church is good for the soul, but new research shows it may not be good for the waistline. The study shows people who attend worship services regularly are 50 percent more likely to become obese. FOX 4's Melissa Cutler has the details. Church Attendance Linked to...
“I may be proud to be a cowboy on a horse, but I'm not ever a cowboy in business or in politics,” Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst was saying one day last week during an interview in his Capitol office. The rancher with a showplace spread near Fredericksburg showed photos of himself...
An effort to make voting easier for military personnel will likely change Texas campaigns and elections more than any other event since early voting replaced restrictive "absentee" ballots in the late 1980s. Texas must comply with the 2009 Military and Overseas Voting...
Bexar County election officials said Tuesday the voter identification legislation set for floor debate in the Texas House today would add to local election expenses. “Of course it's going to cost more,” said Elections Administrator Jacquelyn Callanen , responding to queries from...
A Hindu guru convicted of molesting two girls back in the 1990's is believed to be hiding out in Mexico. That's where authorities are focusing as they continue the manhunt for Prakashanand Saraswati. Our cameras caught a wheelchair bound, Swamiji, as his followers call him,...