Source: CIA using Patriot Act to collect money transfer data

The CIA is collecting bulk records on international money transfers, using the same Patriot Act legal authority that has become the center of controversy in U.S.

Indy racing champ Dario Franchitti calls it quits, cites doctors' advice

Three-time Indianapolis 500 winner Dario Franchitti announced his retirement Thursday, a month after a devastating crash in Houston, where he suffered head and spinal injuries.

Cops: Texas Man is suspect in child assault ran baby-sitting service

Texas officials are investigating a new lead in the case of a Pearland man suspected of sexually assaulting as many as 15 young girls and taking photos of the abuse.

Official: Some Philippine typhoon victims surviving on coconut juice

TACLOBAN, Philippines (CNN) -- More than a week after Typhoon Haiyan laid waste to much of the central Philippines, a health official said Friday that some victims are living off the land. "One of the impressions is that there was total absence of

Blind man and guide dog kicked off plane; passengers follow in support

NEW YORK (CNN) -- Usually airline passengers side with flight attendants when it comes to safety, but in the case of a US Airways flight Wednesday night, passengers rallied around a blind man and his guide dog and disembarked en masse.

Teacher fired after allegedly knocking out 7th-grader

A school superintendent in Beaumont, Texas, told HLN Thursday that the district is investigating an incident in which a disagreement over favorite football teams led to an assistant teacher allegedly striking a student with his fist, knocking him out

Greg Abbott's campaign trail stops in Belton

Rick Perry has been governor for almost 13 years, and even though the vote is a year away, Texans will decide who will replace him next November. Greg Abbott, the current Attorney General is a GOP hopeful.

Nationwide programs announced by US Labor Department

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor today announced a new online resource that provides guidance and information to states interested in developing or improving short-time compensation programs, also known as work-sharing.

Obama offers fix for canceled plans

Americans may be able to keep their individual insurance plans for one more year, under a fix offered by President Obama on Thursday to address a controversial provision of the Affordable Care Act. The deal is meant to mollify millions of people e

Bell Co. Crime Stoppers seek strangulation suspect

The Bell County Crime Stoppers have issued a reward for information leading to the arrest of a suspect wanted for assault by strangulation.