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LAWMAKERS FROM OHIO — the home state of former President William McKinley — reacted angrily to President Obama’s decision to formally rename Alaska’s Mount McKinley ‘Denali’ ahead of Obama’s visit there, with one Congressman calling it ‘insulting to all Ohioans.’
Maria Sharapova won’t be playing in the U.S. Open–The U.S. Open will be missing one of its biggest stars. Russian tennis player Maria Sharapova announced Sunday that she had withdrawn from the tournament due to a right leg injury, after not having played since Wimbledon. She had been scheduled to play her first match tonight.
The trucks are on the road! Blue Bell is back in Austin today! Shoppers are hitting the stores early to get their hands on Blue Bell ice cream… the first in months!
Police are trying to figure out what happened in that crash that took the lives of 4 people when a car sped through the barrier at 360 and Mopac and went flying into the Arbor Walk parking lot. The car was engulfed in flames by the time emergency crews got there. Investigators say there was also cosmetic damage to the building that houses Mighty Fine Burgers, Chipotle and Mattress Firm.
Austin has been chosen again for testing self driving cars. Mayor Steve Adler announced that Google will test self driving electric cars here.