'It's got to stop,' grandmother says of 3-year-old injured in Chicago shooting

A Chicago grandmother pleads for a respite as television cameras roll: "Y'all out here killing these innocent people, kids, parents, grandparents, mothers, fathers: It's got to stop.

BrdsNBz: New Mexico teens can text sex questions to hotline

It's like sexting, but with benefits. New Mexico teens have an alternative to their parents when it comes to sexual health questions.

House GOP launches shutdown battle by voting to defund Obamacare

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- With one vote on Friday, the Republican-led House launched the latest spending battle in Congress -- one that could bring a government shutdown in less than two weeks. By a 230-189 tally almost strictly on party lines, the Hous

Watchdog: Syria submits 'initial disclosure' of chemical weapons program

Syria has submitted an "initial disclosure" of its chemical weapons program, a spokesman for the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons said Friday. The group -- the international chemical weapons watchdog -- is expecting the governm

Phonebloks: The smartphone for the rest of your life

LONDON, England (CNN) -- What if you could buy a smartphone that would last you for the rest of your life?

'Outrageous': Field trip re-enacts slavery using kids

"You're not a person, you're property." "You're an animal working in the fields the rest of your life." "You don't have any rights, we own you." Not exactly what you'd want yelled at a group of middle-schoolers on an overnight field trip.

Local man jailed for pawning stolen goods

A Central Texas man is being held in the McLennan County Jail on $15,000 bond, for reportedly pawning more than $1,500 worth of stolen items.

Trial date set for former West paramedic accused of having bomb materials

The trial date of a former West paramedic, who was arrested just days after the deadly West Fertilizer Plant explosion, has been postponed.

Trial date set for former Collin Street Bakery comptroller

A trial date has been set for the former comptroller of a well-known Central Texas fruitcake company, after he was indicted last week by a federal grand jury on charges that he embezzled millions of dollars from the business over the

Waco PD warns drivers of hazardous flooding

According to the Waco Police Department, a Flash Flood Watch is in effect for all of Central Texas until Saturday morning. Some areas could see four or more inches of rain over the next day and a half.