Latest Austin News

Court rules Texas can bar Planned Parenthood from Medicaid

Jan. 17, 2019 9:48 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A federal appeals court panel on Thursday lifted a lower-court ban that prohibited Texas from eliminating Planned Parenthood from the state's Medicaid program. The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans issued the ruling that removes the preliminary injunction U.S. District...

Harmony Korine's latest, Beto O'Rourke doc to debut at SXSW

Jan. 16, 2019 3:00 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Harmony Korine's "The Beach Bum," Olivia Wilde's directorial debut and a documentary on the breakout campaign of Texas politician Beto O'Rourke will premiere at the annual South by Southwest Film Festival. The Austin, Texas-based festival announced the lineup to its 26th edition Wednesday...

MLS formally announces Austin expansion team for 2021

Jan. 15, 2019 6:12 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — After a long and often rocky courtship, Austin and Major League Soccer became a match. The league formally welcomed Austin as its 27th franchise with a raucous downtown party Tuesday full of chanting and flag-waving, and Commissioner Don Garber calling the Texas capital a "perfect...

FBI: Texas bomber had no known links to terror, hate groups

Jan. 15, 2019 3:42 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The FBI has determined that the man suspected in a series of bombings in Austin last year had no known links to terror organizations or hate groups, but a motive for the attacks remains a mystery. Mark Conditt had no accomplices or any "recognized ideology" when he launched the deadly...

Police: Texas woman posing for photo shoots, kills boyfriend

Jan. 15, 2019 1:23 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Investigators say a Texas woman is facing manslaughter charges after accidentally shooting her boyfriend when she pointed a rifle at him while posing for a photo. Travis County jail records indicate 20-year-old Autumn King was being held Tuesday on a $200,000 bond. Austin police say...

No. 8 Texas Tech gets rare win at Texas 68-62

Jan. 12, 2019 5:31 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Texas Tech Red Raiders finally got a win the program hadn't earned in a generation. Matt Mooney scored 22 points, most of them coming in the second half, and the No. 8 Red Raiders beat Texas 68-62 Saturday for their first win in Austin since 1996. Back then, both programs were...

Bloomberg says he'd self-fund possible 2020 White House bid

Jan. 11, 2019 1:39 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg says that if he runs for president, he'll pay for it himself, defending candidates who use personal riches to bankroll campaigns. Bloomberg's comments to reporters in Texas on Friday follow a jab from another top 2020 contender. Massachusetts...

Cowboys' playoff trip to Rams is LA reunion for Tavon Austin

Jan. 9, 2019 8:16 PM EST

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Tavon Austin's fresh start with the Dallas Cowboys wasn't much different than the stale final season the versatile receiver endured with the Los Angeles Rams. The difference is that Austin has a chance to change the feeling — against his former team, in the divisional round of...

IndyCar expects to announce new series title sponsor 'soon'

Jan. 9, 2019 4:31 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The search for IndyCar's new title sponsor may be nearing an end — and just in time for NBC to provide more value with expanded television coverage of the series. Mark Miles, the president and CEO of IndyCar parent Hulman & Co., said Wednesday he hopes to make a formal...

Crew plans to start stadium construction this summer

Jan. 9, 2019 4:13 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Columbus Crew has new owners and management, and the team plans a summer groundbreaking for a $230 million downtown stadium. The Save the Crew movement gained momentum last year after the team owner, Precourt Sports Ventures, announced plans to move the franchise to Austin, Texas....