Apple Will Build $1 Billion Campus in Austin, Adding 5,000 Jobs

Apple plans to build a 133-acre campus in Austin, Texas, that will cost $1 billion and employ 5,000 new workers, the company announced Thursday. The company says the move is expected to make it the largest private employer in Austin. Apple already employs more people in that city, some 6,200 workers, than it does in any other city outside of its headquarters in Cupertino, Calif. The company now plans to add substantially to that figure. Its current main site in Austin is an office park...

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President Trump said Friday evening that Mick Mulvaney, his director of the Office of Management and Budget, will be the acting White House chief of staff.

It's unclear how long Mulvaney will serve in the role, succeeding outgoing chief of staff John Kelly. Trump announced on Dec. 8 that Kelly would leave at the end of the year.

Come 2020, Memorial Day weekend in Washington, D.C., will be a whole lot quieter.

Rolling Thunder, the veterans advocacy group that organizes a massive annual motorcycle ride through the nation's capital, announced this week that the gathering in 2019 will be its last big rally.

The sound of thousands of motorcycles rumbling through the city has been a staple of the holiday weekend for decades.

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The huge range in cost associated with a procedure from one hospital to the next has little to do with the level of quality of service a hospital may provide.


Create and star in a blockbuster hip-hop musical, and you get to do pretty much anything you want. For Lin-Manuel Miranda, the playwright and composer behind Hamilton and In the Heights, that means starring in the sequel to a hallowed Disney classic.

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'Tax Liens' Mean Towns Win, Homeowners Lose

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In Pennsylvania, People Lined Up For Free Naloxone

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David Braithwaite was standing next to his pickup truck Thursday in a parking lot outside the Cumberland County health center in Carlisle, Pa.

He's a chaplain for Carlisle Truck Stop Ministry. His hat even says it.

Braithwaite said he and another chaplain minister to truck drivers, homeless people and anyone else who needs help at the truck stop seven days a week.

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Events: December 14 - 20

Lots of festive activies are happening in and around town this week. Hear about Christmas at Cameron Park Zoo and Zoovie Night. The Jubilee Theatre presents "Every Christamas Story Ever Told and Then Some" while "It's a Wonderful Life" is put on by the Brazos Theatre Group. This is only a peek. Listen and hear what else is happening.

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Saturday at 11am with encores Sunday at 10am and 7pm