Expandable toy recalled due to ingestion risk, group says

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- A toy that absorbs water and can expand to 400 times its original size has been voluntarily recalled after a report that a baby ingested one and needed surgery to remove it, the Consumer Product Safety Commission said Monday

Vonn to take 'break' from skiing World Cup circuit

(CNN) -- Skier Lindsey Vonn is to take a sabbatical from World Cup competition, but the American insists the break has nothing to do with her recent admission she suffers from depression.

Officials release name of Ft. Hood soldier found dead last week

Fort Hood officials have released the name of a Soldier who was found unresponsive in his barracks room Dec. 14. Emergency Medical Services personnel pronounced him deceased the same day.

Hawaii Sen. Daniel Inouye dead at 88

Daniel Inouye, the Medal of Honor-winning World War II veteran who represented Hawaii in the Senate for five decades, has died, his office announced Monday. He was 88.

Amber Alert issued for Texas infant

Authorities have issued an Amber Alert for a missing 11-month-old infant from San Antonio. Jonathan Jose Guillen, Jr., is believed to have been taken by Jonathan Guillen, Sr., early Thursday morning.

Scott and White to merge with BHCS

As central Texas continues to grow, the need for adequate health care continues to grow too.

Public money awarded to Hippodrome project

Waco officials have approved using public funds to help restore the aging Waco Hippodrome.

The Salvation Army appealing for donations in Waco, Texas

The Salvation Army is appealing to the community for support to make Christmas brighter for families in McLennan County. With only a few days to go until Christmas The Salvation Army is behind in its holiday fundraising goal.

78 school districts not compliant with safety measures, says Texas official

In the wake of the Connecticut school shooting, Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott today urged school districts across Texas to review their safety plans and implored districts that have not submitted their school safety plans to make doing so

Texas drought affecting winter wheat crop

Despite a fairly wet summer and enough rainfall to get Central Texas officially out of the drought, we're once again back in one with moderate to severe conditions after one of the five driest October and Novembers on record since 1950 and