Kerry 'taken aback' by James Foley's mother's reaction to handling of case

 The U.S. government Friday defended its handling of James Foley's case after the slain journalist's mother told CNN that officials suggested the family could be charged if they tried to raise money to free him.

Massachusetts town jarred by discovery of 3 dead infants in squalid home

A Massachusetts town along the banks of a river was jarred by a gruesome sight this week: three dead infants in a home so squalid, police officers had to search it in hazmat suits.

Vikings star Adrian Peterson turns himself in, freed on bail

NFL running back Adrian Peterson turned himself in to authorities in Texas early Saturday on a felony charge of child abuse, the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office said.

Waco police searching for missing edlery woman

Waco police are conducting a neighborhood search for a missing elderly woman. Police say 89-year-old Lillian Clarice Green, went missing from her home in the 1800 block of Hicks Street in East Waco sometime between 10:30 a.m. and 11:45 a.m.

'Magic mushrooms' help smokers quit, and other studies you missed

Here's a roundup of five medical studies published this week that might give you new insights into your health.

Bryan man sentenced for convenience store robbery

A Bryan man has been sentenced for robbing a convenience store last year.

Spirit of ’02 won't be fired after touchdowns this weekend

The Spirit of ’02 won't be fired after this weekend after each Aggie touchdown.

College Station man arrested after officer found heroin during traffic stop

A College Station man was arrested after he was pulled over for suspicion of driving under the influence and the officer found heroin in the vehicle.

Navasota to take part in Lamborghini Festival

The City of Navasota will be a part of the 2014 Lamborghini Festival on September 12th.