Court rules minors can buy 'morning-after' pill without prescription

Emergency contraception known as the "morning-after pill" can be sold over-the-counter to minors, a federal appeals court in New York decided on Wednesday. A generic two-pill version could soon be available without a prescription or any age restri

Sanctuary at front line of fight against 'inhumane' dog trade

NAKHON PHANOM, Thailand (CNN) -- We arrive in the morning at the Animal Quarantine Center in Nakhon Phanom, north-east Thailand, just a few kilometers away from mountains which outline the border with Laos.

Texas Judge under fire for allegedly saying minorities are prone to violence

Civil rights groups filed a complaint this week against a federal judge in Houston after she allegedly said during a lecture that some minorities are prone to violence.

6 dead in Philadelphia building collapse, 13 injured

A vacant building being demolished collapsed onto a thrift store in Philadelphia early Wednesday, killing six people and trapping more than a dozen under rubble, officials said. Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter said late Wednesday night the decea

Tropical Storm Andrea ready to pummel Florida with intense rain

Tropical Storm Andrea is set to wallop Florida with torrential rain as it prepares to make landfall Thursday. The first named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season made its debut Wednesday by pummeling Cuba with heavy downpours.

ACLU: Blacks busted for marijuana at much higher rates than whites

In Illinois, African-Americans make up 15% of the population -- but account for 58% of the marijuana-possession arrests, according to the American Civil Liberties Union. In Alabama, African-Americans make up less than 25% of the population -- but

New culvert on MLK will prevent flooding

Those living on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard near Harlem Lane in Bryan won't have to worry about flooding anymore. Wednesday city officials celebrated the completion of the culvert replacement project.

Top Blue Bell official dies in accident

A top Blue Bell Creamery official is dead while another one remains hospitalized following a car accident in Baytown near Houston on Monday.

Fort Hood shooting suspect could question victims at court-martial

If Fort Hood shooting suspect Maj. Nidal Hasan follows through on representing himself at trial, he'll get the rare opportunity to cross-examine victims on the stand.