Employee shoots self at Alabama courthouse, authorities say

(CNN) -- A worker at the federal courthouse in Birmingham, Alabama, shot himself in the head Thursday, the U.S. Marshals Service said.

'Zero Dark Thirty' puts U.S. interrogation back in the spotlight

(CNN) -- A suspected terrorist is held down by his CIA captives at a black site, one of the secret overseas prisons run by the CIA. Cloth covers his entire face as a bucket of water is poured over it.

Overnight fire leaves Waco family homeless

Disaster couldn't have come at a worse time for one Waco family. An overnight Wednesday fire leaves them homeless, just days before Christmas.

Waco woman arrested after injuring an officer, steals from Dillard's

Waco police officers responded to a disturbance in the parking lot of Dillard’s department store, located at 6001 West Waco Drive on December 9 at 5:21 p.m.

Woman busted hiding cocaine in breast implants

She arrived on a suspicious flight; her story didn't sound right, and then there was the blood ...under her breasts.

Louisiana man chops father with samurai sword multiple times

A Carencro man is accused of striking his father at least four times with a samurai sword.

ETX judge lifts restraining order against TransCanada

TransCanada achieved a small victory in a Nacogdoches County courtroom Thursday morning.

'I have lived one crazy life so far,' Oregon mall gunman says on Facebook

(CNN) -- Intended or not, the central image on the Facebook page of Jacob "Jake" Roberts, the Oregon shopping mall gunman, is haunting.

After offensive photo, Penn State students plan silent march

(CNN) -- Just two weeks after Chi Omega's controversial party photo surfaced on Facebook, students at Penn State are planning a silent march today, hoping to increase Latino recruitment and retention.

'I shed some innocent blood,' Texas man says after carving pentagram on son's back

(CNN) -- While many people saw Wednesday's memorable date of 12/12/12 as an auspicious moment to tie the knot or start a business, a Texas man appears to have interpreted the day as a reason to carry out a grotesque and sinister act.