Killeen man receives 15 years in prison for murder

A Killeen man who was found guilty of murder on Wednesday has been sentenced to 15 years in prison. John Stanton Beasley Jr., 23, will be eligible for parole after he's served at least half of his sentence.

Holmes' dangerous mind and deadly weapons revealed in documents

When James Holmes' psychiatrist warned campus police at the University of Colorado how dangerous he was, they deactivated his college ID to prevent him passing through any locked doors.

Malala's first grant will educate 40 girls

Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai has said 40 girls in Pakistan will be the first to benefit from a fund set up in her name after she was shot in the head by the Taliban for her efforts to promote girls' education. She announced the $45,000 gr

Big plans for Georgia students' first racially integrated prom

As Quanesha Wallace remembers, it was around this time last year when the idea first came up at Wilcox County High School.

Cop on vacation halts Hawaiian airport tussle

There's no such thing as an off-duty cop. At least if it's Justin Rogers, there's not.

Interim Kaufman County DA known as tough court opponent

Brandi Fernandez, interim district attorney for Kaufman County, is a very capable and competent prosecutor, one of the Texas county's top elected officials says.

Mike Tyson enters ring with top senators

Mike Tyson is putting his weight behind the effort to pardon late boxer Jack Johnson. His heavyweight political punch, that is.

Pope to Vatican: 'Act decisively' on sex abuse cases

ROME (CNN) -- Pope Francis has told a senior Vatican official to "act decisively" against sexual abuse and carry out "due proceedings against the guilty," the Vatican announced Friday.

Chinese authorities kill 20,000 birds as avian flu toll rises to 6

HONG KONG (CNN) -- Chinese authorities have killed more than 20,000 birds from a live-poultry trading zone in Shanghai after an unusual strain of bird flu that has so far killed six people in the country was found in pigeons on sale in the city

North Korea: Who's in the cross hairs?

The past few weeks have seen North Korea become increasingly belligerent toward the United States and South Korea, with Pyongyang threatening to "mercilessly strike" its enemies.