BY: LUIS MARTINEZ AND MATT SEYLER, ABC NEWS (WASHINGTON) — Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin made an unannounced visit to Afghanistan on Sunday as a May 1 deadline looms for the possible withdrawal of all U.S. troops from the country. The deadline was part... Read More.
BY: LUIS MARTINEZ, ABC NEWS (WASHINGTON) — Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin's extensive military career has not only prepared him for the roles diplomacy and deterrence play in American foreign policy, but for how to tackle head-on the issues of race and extremism in... Read More.
BY: DANIEL MANZO, ABC NEWS (NEW YORK) — This winter blast is going to get worse, with dangerous weather reaching nearly every region of the country -- including a historic storm in Texas. In the Pacific Northwest, a major winter storm is bringing heavy... Read More.
By MATT SEYLER, ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- Retired U.S. Army Gen. Lloyd Austin on Friday took over as the first black Pentagon chief shortly after being confirmed 93-2 by the Senate.Austin was greeted outside the Pentagon with an elbow... Read More.
By LUIS MARTINEZ, ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- Retired U.S. Army Gen. Lloyd Austin, President-elect Biden's nominee to be the next defense secretary, pledged to Congress Tuesday that he will maintain civilian control after concerns had been raised that the nomination of... Read More.
By ERIN SCHUMAKER, ABC News(AUSTIN, Texas) -- Sky-high COVID-19 positivity rates at schools in Austin, Texas, have local health officials on edge.In Travis County, where Austin is located, the COVID-19 testing positivity rate is 20.2% at high schools,... Read More.
By ERIN SCHUMAKER, ABC News(AUSTIN, Texas) -- Intensive care units in Austin, Texas, are expected to run out of capacity within days as hospitalizations in the area continue to rise.As of Jan. 12, hospitals were at 90% capacity,... Read More.
For the last several years, ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons has played a special series of late-December holiday concerts called "The Jungle Show" at the famous Austin, Texas, club Antone's, but because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the live event is being... Read More.
An Austin City Limits special dedicated to Foo Fighters will premiere January 9 on PBS. The hour-long broadcast, dubbed Foo Fighters Rock Austin City Limits, will celebrate the band's 25th anniversary, and will feature highlights from Dave Grohl and company's previous performances on the... Read More.
BY: MARTHA RADDATZ, BENJAMIN SIEGEL, KATHERINE FAULDERS, JOHN SANTUCCI AND LUIS MARTINEZ, ABC NEWS (WASHINGTON) — President-elect Joe Biden is expected to name retired four-star Army Gen. Lloyd Austin as his choice to lead the Defense Department, four sources familiar with Biden's plans... Read More.
This past August marked the 30th anniversary of the death of Stevie Ray Vaughan, and to commemorate the sad event, a special episode of Austin City Limits dedicated to the Texas blues-rock guitar legend will premiere this Saturday on PBS. The episode, titled... Read More.