'Under God' part of Pledge of Allegiance under review in Massachusetts

The Pledge of Allegiance is recited in classrooms across the country every morning -- and because of the words "under God," it is heard in courtrooms across the country seemingly just as often these days.

Texas rebuffs federal effort to give benefits to same-sex partners of troops

"I shall never surrender or retreat." So stated William Barret Travis in an 1836 letter he wrote as Mexican soldiers bore down on his overmatched troops at the Alamo.

30-day rape sentence may be illegal, says Montana judge at center of controversy

A 30-day rape sentence given to a teacher who admitted to raping his 14-year-old student may be illegal, according to the Montana judge who imposed it. The judge scheduled a new hearing for Friday. "The Defendant shall be present at argument as

Ariel Castro dead; Cleveland kidnapper found hanged in prison cell

Ariel Castro, who was sentenced to life plus 1,000 years for kidnapping and raping three women, as well as murder, was found hanging in his prison cell Tuesday night, the state's Department of Corrections said.

BRYAN POLICE: Missing 6 year old boy found safe with family member

The Bryan Police Department is reporting a missing six-year-old Bryan boy has been found safe at the home of another relative. Tuesday, at 5:21 p.m., Landon Lewis was reported missing.

TX dad will not be charged for beating man to death who raped his 5 year old daughter

A Texas father who discovered a man raping his five-year-old daughter and beat him to death with his bare hands will not be charged with homicide under state law.

12 hour standoff in Calvert ends, suspects still on the loose

A multi-county police standoff in Calvert Tuesday began 12 hours earlier in Hearne after police attempted to pull over a driver wanted on felony warrants.

USDA has $12 million for microentrepreneur grants, loans

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced the availability of loan and grant funds to support rural microentrepreneurs and microenterprises.

FBI looking for man involved in armored car heist

The FBI is asking for you help in solving a recent armored car heist. The heist happened in broad daylight outside a busy shopping center on Tuesday, August 13, 2013.

Fort Hood soldier arrested on murder charge

Authorities are still releasing very few details surrounding the arrest of a Fort Hood soldier who is facing a murder charge.