AR Atty. General asks Exxon to retain records

On Tuesday, Attorney General Dustin McDaniel requested that Exxon Mobil Corporation preserve and maintain all documents and all other information related to Friday’s extensive oil spill and ongoing cleanup efforts in Mayflower.

2 inmates escape Hopkins Co. Jail, 9 schools on lockdown

According to the Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office, two inmates, one being held on a capital murder charge, escaped the Hopkins County jail Tuesday morning around 9:20 a.m.

Texas Distracted Driving Awareness Month begins

The State of Texas has kicked off the month of April as Distracted Driving Awareness Month and experts say the problem goes way beyond texting and talking while behind the wheel.

Worst U.S. cities for allergy sufferers

Things aren't looking good for people with allergies in Tennessee.

Obama announces $100M to unlock mysteries of the brain

President Obama on Tuesday will unveil a $100 million initiative to research the human brain, in hopes of unlocking further understanding of brain disorders.

North Korea says it plans to restart shuttered nuclear reactor

After weeks of hurling threats at the United States and its allies, North Korea announced Tuesday it will restart a nuclear reactor it had shut more than five years ago.

Federal public defenders hit hard by budget cuts

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Furloughs, delayed cases, smaller paychecks and weekend work.

Guns on campus: NRA to announce school safety measures Tuesday

The nation's largest pro-gun lobby is set to prominently return to the debate over gun rights and restrictions this week when it unveils the conclusions of its school safety initiative in Washington on Tuesday.

Prosecution pushes death penalty for Colorado theater shooting suspect

CENTENNIAL, Colorado (CNN) -- The man accused of killing a dozen people in a shooting rampage at a Colorado movie theater had offered to plead guilty if authorities would spare his life. But the prosecutor denied that request Monday, announcing th

Explainer: What is the Aryan Brotherhood of Texas?

As investigators scramble to figure out who killed two Texas prosecutors, suspicions abound over whether the Aryan Brotherhood of Texas played a role.