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For rival camps in abortion debate, a weekend to mobilize

3:57 pm Thursday, January 18, 2018

Activists on both sides of the abortion debate will be rallying and marching over the next few days in their annual show of force, while looking ahead to the coming year with a mix of combativeness and trepidation. The events kick off Friday with the March for Life in Washington...
Giddings football coach Jones heading west to Pecos High
As the head football coach at Giddings, Chris Jones compiled a 51-28 record over seven seasons and led the Buffaloes to the Class 4A, Division II state quarterfinals in 2016. On Thursday, the principal at Giddings High School confirmed that Jones was leaving to take over the football program at Pecos in West Texas. CREDIT: Stephen Spillman/For American-Statesman

3:56 pm Thursday, January 18, 2018

Giddings head football coach Chris Jones has resigned to take over the program at Pecos in West Texas. Giddings principal Chad Rood confirmed the news of Jones’ move on Thursday, and the Pecos school board had scheduled a meeting Thursday night to announce Jones as its new...
Georgia mom's post about 5-year-old paying rent sparks viral Facebook conversation

3:53 pm Thursday, January 18, 2018

At the age of 5, most kids are still learning the basics of counting, but one Georgia mom has tasked her 5-year-old with not only counting but learning the art of financial planning. Essence Evans has received international attention for her recent Facebook post, about requiring...
USA Gymnastics ends agreement to train at Karolyi Ranch

3:51 pm Thursday, January 18, 2018

USA Gymnastics is ending its long relationship with the Karolyi Ranch. The organization announced Thursday it has terminated its agreement to have the ranch outside of Huntsville, Texas, serve as the National Training Center. The decision came three days after Olympic champion Simone...
Patriots' Brady misses practice with right hand injury
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, left, stands with head coach Bill Belichick, right, during an NFL football practice, Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018, in Foxborough, Mass. The Patriots host the Jacksonville Jaguars in the AFC championship on Sunday in Foxborough. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

3:48 pm Thursday, January 18, 2018

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady missed practice with a right hand injury a day after being limited by the same issue as New England prepared for its AFC championship game matchup with Jacksonville. Brady was present and wore a glove on the injured hand Thursday during the stretching...
House releases transcript of interview tied to Trump dossier

3:45 pm Thursday, January 18, 2018

A congressional committee has released a transcript of a private interview with the co-founder of the political opposition research firm that commissioned a dossier of allegations involving President Donald Trump's ties to Russia. Glenn Simpson appeared in November before the House...
Teen accused of racing, causing death of 2 children in Cedar Park
Officers work the scene of a fatal crash at West Whitestone Boulevard in Cedar Park on Jan. 10. Police have charged an 18-year-old man in connection with the deaths of two children in the crash. NICK WAGNER / AMERICAN-STATESMAN

3:43 pm Thursday, January 18, 2018

Police have arrested an 18-year-old man in connection with the deaths of two stepbrothers in a car crash on Jan. 10 in Cedar Park. Hayden Michael Hammer was charged with two counts of racing on highway causing death, a second degree felony, according to a police press release. It...
2 US-based climate researchers win Swedish science prize

3:42 pm Thursday, January 18, 2018

Two U.S.-based scientists have been awarded the 2018 Crafoord Prize for their contribution to climate research. The prize committee says Japan-born Syukuro Manabe, a meteorologist based at Princeton University, and Susan Salomon, an American environmental scientist at the Massachusetts...
'How dare you': Gymnasts confront Michigan sports doctor
Current student and former MSU gymnast Lindsey Lemke reacts Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018, after speaking in Circuit Judge Rosemarie Aquilina's courtroom during the third day of victim impact statements regarding former sports medicine doctor Larry Nassar. Lemke addressed John Geddert of Twistars, the USAG, MSU President Lou Anna K. Simon, and Nassar. Nassar, 54, faces a minimum sentence of 25 to 40 years in prison for molesting girls at Michigan State University and his home. (Matthew Dae Smith/Lansing State Journal via AP)

3:41 pm Thursday, January 18, 2018

U.S. Olympian McKayla Maroney said being sexually assaulted by a Michigan sports doctor who molested her and other gymnasts scarred her mind in ways that may never heal. Dr. Larry Nassar won't be sentenced until next week to accommodate the many victims who want to speak. Since Tuesday...
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