New York hotel rooms sit vacant in Sandy's wake

NEW YORK (CNN) -- New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg found himself facing questions Thursday about why the city was paying for more than 100 vacant hotel rooms when thousands were displaced after Superstorm Sandy.

Train with toxic cargo crashes off bridge into creek

New Jersey --  A bridge collapsed in the West Deptford area of New Jersey on Friday, sending several train cars carrying toxic chemicals crashing into a creek near the Delaware River, the U.S. Coast Guard said.

Auto thieves and burglars hard at work during holidays

(Dallas, TX) Black Friday is only a memory, and Cyber Monday has passed. But the bargain hunting season has only just begun for one type of shopper . . . . . vehicle criminals!

Students protest A&M's "University Advancement Fee"

Today there were protests on Texas A&M's campus over higher education fees.

Waco man gets 99 years for meth

A McLennan County jury has determined the punishment for a Waco man who pleaded guilty to 'Possession of Methamphetamine with Intent to Deliver.'

Man sentence to 75 years for sexual assualt of a child

A Bryan man convicted of sexual assault of a child will spend the rest of his life behind bars.

Young man taken off of life support

A young man who crashed his motorcycle last friday died yesterday from the injuries.

Syria Internet Shutdown

More than 90% of the Internet access in Syria is shut down Thursday, according to the Internet monitoring group Renesys.

Can a computer mimic the way a brain works?

(CNN) -- It goes without saying that the human brain is complex, and would be hard to build from scratch.

Bryan Target employee caught stealing from register

A Bryan Target employee is caught red-handed stealing cash from her register. police say 34-year-old Leah Bass was arrested Wednesday for theft.