As many as 200 girls abducted by Boko Haram, Nigerian officials say

KANO, Nigeria (CNN) -- As many as 200 girls were abducted from their boarding school in northeastern Nigeria by heavily armed Boko Haram Islamists who arrived in trucks, vans and buses, officials and witnesses said. The group has recently stepped

'Blood moon' mesmerizes sky gazers

Stargazers glimpsed a rare treat as a "blood moon" crossed the Earth's shadow Tuesday. The moon took on a devilish glow as it appeared in different phases from 2 to 4 a.m. ET.

'We are America, we own the finish line,' Biden says at Boston bombing memorial

A moment of silence at the finish line, the tolling of church bells and a solemn flag-raising ceremony capped the first anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombing Tuesday.

Europe to Florida in a kayak: Another bucket list check

Olek Doba's slow, lonely kayak journey across the Atlantic Ocean is nearing an end this week. Doba, 67, isn't making the record-setting transatlantic trip for money, but because it's on his bucket list, a friend waiting for his arrival in North Am

West memorial ceremony to take place Thursday

A memorial event, entitled "West 4-17 Forever Forward", will take place this Thursday.

Student leaders collect 6,500 books to help rebuild West ISD libraries

Twenty-seven members of Education in Action’s 2013-2014 Lone Star Youth Leadership Council pooled their efforts and collected 6,500 books to help rebuild the West ISD libraries which were heavily damaged in the West fertilizer plant explo

Testimony in Waco capital murder trial begins today

Testimony in the capital murder trial of a Waco man began today after screening more than 200 potential jurors since February 24.

Gatesville Intermediate School wins $15K from 'Make Your Move' competition

One Central Texas school district has won bragging rights and a $15,000 check for winning the "Make Your Move" competition.

First Responders Share Stories about West Explosion in New Book

It’s not always easy to get first responders and emergency workers to talk candidly about “the job,” particularly something as devastating as the deadly fertilizer plant explosion in the City of West one year ago this week.

Modern Ways to Celebrate Earth Day: Consumer Tech Trends That Save the Earth

Statistics have shown the number of cell phones around the globe is trending to exceed the world population in the very near future.