Texas 'Teddy bear' drops 300 pounds

Ryan "Mac" McDonald's friends and family describe him as a teddy bear: charismatic, gentle and unassuming. The description is fitting -- the former Texas all-state offensive lineman weighed as much as a small bear in 2000 when his friends bought h

Pope's remarks on gays: A shift in tone, not substance

Reaction to Pope Francis' comments about not judging gays has broken along two lines: Either this is a groundbreaking reversal by the head of the Catholic Church, or it's basically just a guy talking on a plane. The truth is, it's neither.

Bellmead woman arrested for child abandonment, endangerment

A Bellmead woman has been arrested for child abandonment and endangerment,

Dying 'Simpsons' co-creator giving away fortune

Getting news that you've been diagnosed with a terminal disease is something we all hope we never have to face.

LA CORONER: Kraddick died from cardiac disease

Beloved Texas radio host Kidd Kraddick died from "cardiac disease" says the Jefferson Parish Coroner's Office in Louisiana.

Scores arrested in child prostitution crackdown

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- In what it called its largest crackdown to date on child prostitution, the FBI announced Monday that a nationwide operation over the weekend resulted in 150 arrests, with 105 children rescued.

Amanda Berry hits stage with Nelly at concert

One of the three women held captive for nearly a decade in a Cleveland, Ohio, home, made a public appearance Saturday at a concert. Amanda Berry, along with members of her family, got onstage, surprising concertgoers at the daylong music festival

5 TX children recovered in nation-wide operation targeting underage prostituion

During the past 72 hours, the FBI; its local, state, and federal law enforcement partners; and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) conducted

Professor accused of poisoning wife with cyanide to face extradition

A University of Pittsburgh research professor faces an extradition hearing in West Virginia on Monday as authorities seek his return to Pennsylvania where he's accused of killing his wife with a lethal dose of cyanide.

Rioters rampage through Huntington Beach after surf competition

First, police say, came a fight in a crowd at the end of a multiday surfing and skateboarding competition in Southern California's Huntington Beach on Sunday evening. Then came a riot, with scores of people rampaging down palm tree-lined streets,