TX game wardens prepare for Labor Day weekend

All available Texas game wardens will be patrolling the state’s public waters over the Labor Day weekend to make sure everyone who goes boating or fishing gets home safely.

Program to give some Cen-Tex veterans assistance with college

Central Texas veterans who are choosing to attend school will soon be receiving help from the Department of Veteran Affairs.

No federal challenge to pot legalization in two states

The Justice Department said it won't challenge state laws that legalize marijuana and will focus federal enforcement on serious trafficking cases and keeping the drug away from children. Attorney General Eric Holder, in a conference call Thursday

Arizona girl, 6, killed in joyride with brother, 8, at the wheel

A 6-year-old girl has died after her 8-year-old brother took her on a joyride in their mother's car and crashed Wednesday night in South Phoenix, police said. The children's mother believed they had been kidnapped when she discovered they were mi

Sources: Intercepts show top Syrians preparing for chemical attack, discussing afterward

CNN has learned new details about what is contained in the U.S. intelligence assessment that alleges the Syrian regime was behind a deadly chemical weapons attack outside Damascus, Syria, last week. According to senior U.S.

Prosecutors weigh appeal of 30-day rape sentence in Montana

Prosecutors in Billings, Montana are looking for legal standing to fight a 30-day sentence handed down to a teacher who admitted to raping his 14-year-old student. The girl later took her own life. "This case is very important.

Some evacuations lifted as firefighters in California battle Rim Fire near Yosemite

It was a rare bright spot on an otherwise hazy, smoke-filled horizon. As firefighters worked to get a grip on one of the largest wildfires in California's history, an evacuation advisory was lifted Thursday for residents in Tuolumne City, a pictur

U.S. Hispanic population dispersing but still anchored in 3 states

The American Hispanic population is dispersing across the country, but is still anchored mainly in three states, according to a new study released Thursday. More than half the U.S.

Compromise settles Florida school district's short-skirt flap

A compromise is putting rah, rah, rah back in place of no, no, no at a Florida school that had banned cheerleader skirts administrators said were too revealing for the classroom. The decision to prohibit cheerleader skirts during classroom hours h

Oil rig explodes in south TX

Investigators are trying to figure out what caused a oil rig explosion near Victoria, Texas.