Ex Manhattan store owner says he strangled Etan Patz, source says

New York (CNN) -- A former Manhattan store owner named Pedro Hernandez claims he strangled 6-year-old Etan Patz, according to a law enforcement source with knowledge of the investigation.

Hurricane Bud now a Category 2

(CNN) -- Hurricane Bud strengthened to become a Category 2 storm Thursday as it churned toward the southwestern coast of Mexico, the National Hurricane Center said.

Private spacecraft prepares for historic link to space station

(CNN) -- A private spacecraft has maneuvered closer to the International Space Station in preparation for what would be a historic rendezvous Friday, the company behind the project announced.

Mother Neff State Park Set to Almost Double in Size

The state’s first official Texas State Park will grow to almost 400 acres thanks to action taken today by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission.

“SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE” premieres tonight

New season swings into auditions in Dallas and New York.  Audition episodes continue in Los Angeles, Alanta and Salt Lake City. Las Vegas Callback Episode airs Wed., June 20. 

Gallup poll: 'Pro-choice' at a record low

The percentage of Americans who self-identify as favoring abortion rights has hit a record low of 41%, while those who consider themselves "pro-life" reached 50%, according to a new Gallup poll released Wednesday.

Bride who faked cancer ordered repay donors

A New York woman who pretended to have terminal cancer to pay for an extravagant wedding and honeymoon has been ordered to give back thousands of dollars she received from sympathetic donors.

Fraudster hits at least nine Waco stores

Waco police are asking for the public's assistance in identifying a man wanted for at least nine counts of credit card abuse.

Testimony continues in Abdo trial

WACO -- Testimony will continue tomorrow for AWOL soldier Naser Abdo, accused of planning to set off a homemade bomb at a restaurant popular with Fort Hood soldiers.

CS police continue to search for missing man

COLLEGE STATION -- College Station police officers are continuing to search for 35-year-old Manuel Mendez Mariaca, who has been missing since Sunday.