- Austin school board changes policy on Confederate names Updated: Nov-26-15 11:27 am
AUSTIN, Texas - The Austin school board has voted to change a policy that would allow schools named after Confederate figures to proceed with name changes.
- Austin officers will not face charges after in-custody death Updated: Nov-25-15 5:01 am
AUSTIN, Texas - A Texas grand jury has declined to indict two Austin police officers in connection with the death of a man they arrested in January.
- Detroit, Austin welcome Syrian refugees despite governors Updated: Nov-23-15 6:58 pm
DETROIT - The mayors of Detroit and Austin said Monday they are welcoming Syrian refugees despite pushback by their states' Republican governors following the deadly attacks in Paris.
- Planned Parenthood sues Texas over blocked Medicaid dollars Updated: Nov-23-15 5:48 pm
AUSTIN, Texas - Planned Parenthood sued again Monday over efforts by Republican governors to block Medicaid funding to the nation's largest abortion provider, this time against Texas, where the organization says health care access to 13,500 women is on the line.
- Correction: Syrian Refugees-Texas story Updated: Nov-23-15 11:27 am
AUSTIN, Texas - In a story Nov. 20 about Texas instructing resettlement organizations not to help Syrian refugees, The Associated Press incorrectly identified the Health and Human Services executive commissioner. He is Chris Traylor, not Chris Turner.
- 15 Texas counties declared disasters from October storms Updated: Nov-23-15 8:19 am
AUSTIN, Texas - Fifteen Texas counties have been declared state disaster areas after October storms and flooding left seven people dead.
- Review finds Austin's municipal workers overwhelmingly male Updated: Nov-22-15 12:44 pm
AUSTIN, Texas - An examination of municipal salaries has found that Austin's work force is overwhelmingly male, especially in upper-management jobs and other higher-paying positions.
- Ex-Navy admiral McRaven says US must act against extremists Updated: Nov-21-15 2:46 pm
AUSTIN, Texas - The former Navy admiral credited with coordinating the operation that led to the death of Osama bin Laden says the U.S. and its allies should prioritize fighting Islamic extremists, or else the American people "should not be surprised when the barbarians are at our gate."
- In move to improve data, troopers to ask drivers their race Updated: Nov-19-15 2:51 pm
AUSTIN, Texas - The Texas Department of Public Safety will change the way the agency records the race of stopped motorists after it was discovered troopers habitually misidentify Hispanics as white in traffic data, according to a DPS memo.
- Texan accused of killing girlfriend caught in Mississippi Updated: Nov-19-15 10:15 am
AUSTIN, Texas - A Central Texas man accused of killing his girlfriend and calling 911 to report the slaying has been arrested in Mississippi.
- Florida-based charitable group for veterans banned in Texas Updated: Nov-19-15 7:51 am
AUSTIN, Texas - A Florida-based charitable group meant to assist veterans has been banned from Texas after most donations ended up out of state.
- Former inmate dies days after hanging himself in Austin jail Updated: Nov-19-15 4:53 am
AUSTIN, Texas - A former inmate has died after officials say he hung himself at the Travis County Jail and was found unresponsive.
- Ex-cop pleads not guilty in slaying of pregnant girlfriend Updated: Nov-18-15 5:37 pm
BASTROP, Texas - A former Texas police officer has pleaded not guilty to capital murder in the fatal shooting of his pregnant girlfriend.
- 2015 AP Northeast Lakes All-District football team Updated: Nov-18-15 5:31 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio - The 2015 Associated Press Northeast Lakes All-District football teams, as selected by a media panel from the district:
- Perry's indictment in hands of top Texas criminal court Updated: Nov-18-15 4:17 pm
AUSTIN, Texas - Attorneys for former Texas Gov. Rick Perry urged the state's highest criminal court Wednesday to dismiss felony abuse-of-power charges that the Republican blames in part for foiling his short-lived 2016 presidential run.
- US Muslims face backlash after Paris attacks Updated: Nov-18-15 9:45 am
HARTFORD, Connecticut - Muslims around the U.S. are facing backlash following the deadly attacks in Paris, including vandalism to mosques and Islamic centers, hate-filled phone and online messages and threats of violence.
- Radar control returns to Austin's main airport after floods Updated: Nov-18-15 9:35 am
AUSTIN, Texas - Air traffic controllers have resumed radar operations at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport following a late-October storm that flooded the tower base.
- Richard Linklater's 'Everybody Wants Some' to open SXSW Updated: Nov-17-15 9:39 pm
NEW YORK - Richard Linklater's college basketball comedy "Everybody Wants Some" will open the South by Southwest Film Conference and Festival.
- Feces, torn pages of Quran thrown at door of Texas mosque Updated: Nov-16-15 10:13 pm
PFLUGERVILLE, Texas - Feces and torn pages of the Quran have been thrown at the door of a mosque in an Austin suburb, sparking concern about a backlash against Muslims following the attacks in Paris.
- Texas judge shot in Austin intends to return to the bench Updated: Nov-16-15 7:48 pm
AUSTIN, Texas - A Texas state judge who was wounded in a shooting outside her home two weeks ago "has every intention" of returning to the bench.
- Lower Colorado River Authority to expand monitoring, gauges Updated: Nov-16-15 3:27 pm
AUSTIN, Texas - The Lower Colorado River Authority plans to expand monitoring of flood-prone rivers by adding $300,000 worth of high-tech gauges.
- Convicted triple killer from Austin loses at Supreme Court Updated: Nov-16-15 10:15 am
HOUSTON - The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to review an appeal from a condemned triple killer in Austin who contends his previous attorney abandoned him and missed a critical deadline for filing an appeal.
- Vanderbilt makes 2 goal-line stands, beats Kentucky 21-17 Updated: Nov-14-15 9:53 pm
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - Caleb Azubike sacked Patrick Towles on the game's final play.
- No. 22 Baylor routs Stephen F Austin 97-55 in opener Updated: Nov-14-15 1:18 am
WACO, Texas - Baylor forward Rico Gathers questions why anyone would call point guard Lester Medford a weak link for the No. 22 Bears.
- Owens leads Lamar to 101-58 win over D-III's Austin College Updated: Nov-13-15 11:37 pm
BEAUMONT, Texas - Marcus Owens had 17 points and 13 rebounds to lead Lamar to a season-opening win over Division III's Austin College 101-58 on Friday night.