Grand jury declines to indict parade float driver in Texas train collision

CNN) -- A grand jury in Texas declined to indict the driver of a parade float involved in a deadly accident with a train during a November 15 parade, a prosecutor said Wednesday. Four people were killed when the flatbed truck driven by Dale Andrew

Outrage over beheading of Sri Lankan woman by Saudi Arabia

(CNN) -- A young Sri Lankan woman has been executed with a sword in a small, dusty town in Saudi Arabia, thousands of miles from the lush jungles and idyllic beaches of the country where she grew up.

Biden's gun panel meets with faith leaders

Washington (CNN) -- Vice President Joe Biden and officials on his gun violence committee held an unannounced meeting Wednesday evening with a group of 12 national faith leaders. One theme brought up by several participants was the "moral tragedy"

Jobless claims start 2013 treading water

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Claims for unemployment benefits rose during the first week of 2013, showing little improvement from the start of last year.

3 Kurdish women political activists shot dead in Paris

(CNN) -- Three Kurdish women political activists were found dead with gunshots to the head early Thursday, police in Paris said, in an unexplained act of violence that has shocked the Kurdish community. French Interior Minister Manuel Valls told r

Hundreds of U.S. counties labeled disaster areas due to drought

(CNN) -- The U.S. Agriculture Department cited drought and heat on Wednesday in designating 597 counties in 14 states as primary natural disaster areas.

Labor secretary resigns 'to begin a new future'

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Secretary of Labor Hilda L.

How the NRA wields its influence

(CNN) -- No new gun laws. The National Rifle Association has made its position clear, even amid America's most recent gun debate. It says enforce the gun laws already on the books.

Appeals court to consider release of photos of bin Laden's body

(CNN) -- A federal appeals court will consider Thursday whether photos of Osama bin Laden's body should be released.

New asthma treatment reaches Central Texas

Millions of Americans are affected by asthma. Most treatments entail a steroid or inhaler regimen. But a new technology to fight the disease has now landed in Central Texas.