Teen pleads not guilty to rape at school sports camp

A Massachusetts teen accused of raping a fellow student at a summer sports camp pleaded not guilty Tuesday. Galileo Mondol, 17, is one of three high school junior varsity soccer players who authorities allege entered a cabin occupied by freshman s

Mississippi's fattest alligator tale

When Dustin Bockman, his younger brother Ryan and their friend Cole Landers put their 17-foot boat into the Mississippi River last weekend about 20 minutes from where they live in Vicksburg, Mississippi, they had no clue that they would soon be caugh

'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.