Florida man brought back to Bell County on arson charge

A Florida man has been arrested and brought back to Central Texas on an arson charge from over a year ago.

TX Lieutenant Governor caught on tape making effort to get niece out of jail

Texas Lieutenant Governor, David Dewhurst, is catching flack for a call he made to a local police department in an effort to spring a relative from jail.

Hasan declines to give closing argument in shooting of Ft. Hood soldiers case

Army Maj. Nidal Hasan, who admitted killing 13 people and wounding 32 others in November 2009, declined to give closing statement at court-martial on Thursday.

U.S. Department of Justice to file lawsuit against Texas over voter-ID law

The Department of Justice announced today that it will file a new lawsuit against the State of Texas, the Texas Secretary of State, and the Director of the Texas Department

Nidal Hasan: No 'sudden passion' in Fort Hood shooting

FORT HOOD, Texas (CNN) -- Closing arguments are set to begin Thursday in the military trial of Maj.

Glenn Greenwald's partner David Miranda wins partial court victory

LONDON (CNN) -- David Miranda, the partner of Guardian journalist Glenn Greenwald, won a partial victory in his legal action against the Metropolitan Police Thursday, but the judge left a loophole that allows the police to continue investigating the

Report: Mubarak taken from prison to house arrest

Egypt's former president, Hosni Mubarak, left prison Thursday for a military hospital where he'll be under house arrest, state-run media outlet Al-Ahram reported. A court ordered Mubarak released this week, but Egypt's military issued a decree to

U.N. action urged if Syria chemical weapons use is proved

The United Nations is coming under growing international pressure to act if Syrian activists' claims that the government has used chemical weapons in a horrific attack on civilians are confirmed. Anti-regime activist groups in Syria say more than

Drug lord's release is nightmare for victims

Every Sunday John Walker had a date to call his wife and young daughters in Minnesota. It was 1985, so he would ring from the landline in his apartment in Guadalajara, Mexico.

Antoinette Tuff hailed as 'hero' for handling Georgia school gunman

ATLANTA (CNN) -- A man slips behind someone else into a packed elementary school with an AK-47-type weapon.