Obama salutes 'a favorite son of Senegal'

President Barack Obama gave a special shout out to a former Louisville Cardinals center who may be tapped by Obama's hometown Chicago Bulls in the NBA draft Thursday night. Speaking overseas at a state dinner in Senegal, Africa, Obama mentioned Go

'50 Shades' gets a release date

We still don't know who will play Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele, but Universal's putting "Fifty Shades of Grey" down on the calendar anyway. The studio announced Thursday that the "global release" of the eagerly anticipated adaptation of E.L

FAMU lifts marching band's suspension

Citing positive steps taken since the hazing death of a drum major, Florida A&M University's interim leader said Thursday he has lifted the suspension of the school's famous marching band. The Tallahassee, Florida, university's band, called the Ma

Grand jury says no charges in Texas train wreck that killed 4 veterans

Texas grand jury declined to issue charges in a November 2012 deadly collision between a freight train and a parade float that killed four veterans and injured more than a dozen people, Assistant District Attorney Eric Kalenak of Midland County said

Texas fertilizer plant fell through 'patchwork' of safety rules

The fertilizer blamed for the massive explosion that devastated a Texas town in April was kept in wooden bins, in a wooden building, with no sprinklers nearby.

'Whitey' Bulger faces off with FBI agent who went from pal to prosecution witness

Reputed mob boss James "Whitey" Bulger, visibly annoyed, muttered under his breath "You're a f---ing liar" Thursday as a disgraced former FBI supervisor testified that there was "no question" the Irish gangster doubled as an informant for FBI Boston.

Grand jury returns capital murder charges in killings of Texas prosecutors

A former justice of the peace and his wife have been indicted on charges of capital murder in the killings of two Texas prosecutors and the wife of one, authorities announced Thursday. The Kaufman County Grand Jury presented the indictments chargi

Source: Justice Dept. investigates former vice chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- The former vice chairman of the U.S.

Blood donations needed for holiday, summertime

Summertime, especially around the Independence Day holiday, is a crucial time for blood donations, as many people are out and about on the highways and such.

Overnight fire in Waco destroys car, garage

Waco Fire Department responded to a fire overnight, that resulted in one family's loss of their garage and car.