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Injuries prompt CDC investigation into e-scooters

University of Texas star baseball shortstop David Hamilton hit a pothole riding an electric scooter, tearing his Achilles tendon and requiring surgery. He'll miss the season. Cristal Glangchai, the CEO for a nonprofit, hit a rock riding her scooter, landing her on the pavement just blocks from home.

Rename Austin? City named after slavery supporter

The city of Austin was named after Stephen F. Austin, who is referred to as the "Father of Texas." But a report released last week by the city's Equity Office raised the issue that Austin had been a staunch supporter of slavery.

At RNC meeting, no one is sweating Trump-Putin summit

If President Donald Trump sparked a widespread backlash over his news conference beside Russian President Vladimir Putin in Finland on Monday, one wouldn't have known it from the buoyant tone among Republican Party officials this week.

Texas governor unveils school safety plan

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott unveiled a plan Wednesday to improve school safety, including allowing law enforcement officers to take breaks and fill out reports in schools and increasing the number of armed school marshals in classrooms.

Police: Austin bomber left 25-minute confession video on phone

As the Austin bomber sensed that authorities were closing in on him on Tuesday night, he took out his cell phone and recorded a 25-minute video confessing to building the explosive devices -- but didn't explain why he targeted his victims, interim Austin police Chief Brian Manley said.

Timeline: Austin bomb attacks

Five devices have exploded across Texas during March, four in Austin and one in Schertz, killing two people and injuring at least four others. A 24-year-old white male suspect killed himself Wednesday as authorities closed in.