Drivers kills 2 at Southwest by Southwest

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) – Police say a man and woman have been killed after a suspected drunken driver fleeing from arrest crashed through barricades set up for the South By Southwest festival and struck the […]


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Man accused of opening doors to try to crash plane

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A federal prosecutor says an Austin, Texas, man has been charged with trying to crash a plane by working to open emergency exits while it was in the air. AirTran Flight […]


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X Games going deep in heart of Texas to Austin

The X Games are going from the glitz of Los Angeles to deep in the heart of Texas. Athletes with skateboards and motorcycles will be competing in the Texas capital after ESPN announced Wednesday that […]


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Woman who appeared in Calif anti-tobacco ad dies

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California health officials say a woman who smoked a cigarette through a hole in her throat to illustrate the struggle of nicotine addiction in public service advertisements has died after a long struggle with cancer.


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Procession escorts ex-Navy SEAL Kyle to burial

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — After a 200-mile journey, former Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle was buried Tuesday in Austin as his family members and fellow SEALS looked on amid the sounds of drums and bagpipes.


Judge weds couple then sentences groom to prison

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – Talk about the old ball and chain. A judge sentenced an Oklahoma man to four years in federal prison on a firearm charge – then minutes later performed a marriage ceremony […]


North Dakota State U. lifts evacuation order

FARGO, N.D. (AP) – North Dakota State University has lifted its evacuation order. The university ordered all students and employees to leave campus Monday morning after it received a bomb threat. The university says is […]


U. of Texas orders evacuation, cites 'threats'

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) – The University of Texas has issued an alert on its website ordering an evacuation “due to threats on campus.” The alert posted shortly before 10 a.m. Friday says people on campus […]


Texas to open fastest US highway with 85 mph limit

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) – Texas will soon open a stretch of highway with the highest speed limit in the country. The Texas Transportation Commission has approved the 85 mph speed limit for a 41-mile-long toll […]


Austin unveils monument to Willie Nelson

(AP) – Country music legend Willie Nelson was expected to help unveil an 8-foot statue of himself in downtown Austin today, which happens to be a national day of protest for the legalization of marijuana. […]



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