Big parts coming off U.S. ship on reef

(CNN) -- Big parts are coming off a former U.S. Navy minesweeper that became stuck on a Philippine reef in January. Salvage crews have removed the funnel, or smokestack, and mast from the former USS Guardian, the Philippine coast guard reports.

Pope Benedict speaks of church's stormy waters in final papal audience

ROME (CNN) -- In front of rapt crowds, Pope Benedict XVI spoke of moments of struggle as well as joy Wednesday during his final public address from a stage set up in St. Peter's Square.

Liberal group under fire from conservatives for tweet

(CNN) -- A liberal group in Kentucky is under fire from conservatives for a tweet it posted nearly two weeks ago which alludes to the race of Sen. Mitch McConnell's wife.

Colorado school bars transgendered 1st-grader from using girls' restroom

(CNN) -- Just like she did during the first half of the school year, first grader Coy Mathis wants to use the girls' restroom at her Colorado elementary school. But school officials won't let her.

Authorities arrest 1 in boat battery thief case

On Sunday, law enforcement arrested a man who is accused of burglarizing several boats from a local business.

Groundbreaking ceremony for 190 expansion project

A ceremonial groundbreaking took place this morning right by State Highway 190 and the main gate of Fort Hood.

Fire destroys Copperas Cove apartment building

An afternoon fire at an apartment complex in Copperas Cove yesterday has completely destroyed the building.

Bryan ISD addresses sport saftey concerns

It's estimated that high school athletes account for nearly two-million injuries and more than 30,000 hospital visits every year. And while sudden death injuries like cardiac arrest or brain injuries are rare, they do happen.

Elderly man dies in trailer fire

An elderly man is killed in an early morning fire near Lake Somerville.

Copperas Cove woman arrested after hiding gun from officers

According to the police report, on February 25, at 9:17 p.m., Copperas Cove Police responded to 710 South 11th Street, in reference to a domestic disturbance.