Cuba accuses U.S. of lying about jailed American's health

HAVANA, Cuba -- A high-ranking Cuban diplomat Wednesday accused U.S. officials of lying about the case of jailed American contractor Alan Gross and said Havana would not bend to pressure to free Gross immediately.

Pentagon told to plan for cuts ahead of fiscal cliff

WASHINGTON -- The White House has ordered the military to start planning for the possibility of cutting $500 billion from its budget over the next 10 years as part of the fiscal cliff, Pentagon officials said on Wednesday. Agency spokesman George

Washington starts issuing same-sex marriage licenses

(CNN) -- Shortly after the clock struck midnight, two Seattle women legitimized their 35-year love affair early Thursday by becoming the first same-sex couple to receive a marriage license in King County, Washington.

Barefoot 'homeless' man from viral NYPD photo has apartment, city agency says

NEW YORK -- The barefoot, apparently homeless man depicted in a widely publicized photo of a New York police officer offering him a pair of boots is not really homeless, according to the head of a city agency. On the frigid night of November 14, p

New Afghanistan commander brings quiet, steady leadership to drawdown

(CNN) -- With little fanfare Monday, Marine Gen.

Hunters may have found missing Iowa cousins

(CNN) -- An Iowa family that's been hoping for good news since two young cousins disappeared in July is now grappling with the worst.

Officers looking for man who allegedly stole $1500 worth of tire merchandise

Killeen Police Department is searching for a man accused of stealing about $1,500 worth of tires and rims from a tire store on Monday.

Killeen police investigate Thursday morning shooting

Killeen police are investigating an early Thursday morning homicide in the 1100 block of Royal Crest Drive in Killeen.

Hewitt PD awarded top spot for National Night Out events

The Hewitt Police Department was given top honors by the National Association of Town Watches for the National Night Out event(s) that took place in the month of August, for cities under 15,000 populations.

Most Wanted Sex Offender arrested in Austin

Lloyd Lester Gibson III, 67, a Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offender, is now in custody after being arrested in Austin on Monday by the U.S. Marshals Service Lone Star Fugitive Task Force, which includes the Texas Department of Public Safety.