Justice plans sentencing changes for non-violent criminals

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- The Justice Department is preparing an overhaul of how federal prosecutors deal with non-violent criminal offenders in a move that could mark the end of the tough-on-crime era, which began with strict anti-drug laws in the 1970s a

Texas HS quarterback suffers broken neck in crash

Isaiah Garza and another former Mercedes High School student were involved in a serious wreck while exiting Expressway 83 Tuesday evening.

Dr. Sanjay Gupta "Why I changed my mind on weed"

Over the last year, I have been working on a new documentary called "Weed." The title "Weed" may sound cavalier, but the content is not.

DA sees no link so far between weapons possession, Texas blast

Authorities in Texas have so far found no link between a deadly fertilizer plant explosion last spring and a charge of possession of a prohibited weapon filed against a paramedic who responded to that blast. A fire at West Fertilizer Company on Ap

BP told to fund disputed Gulf settlement program

A federal judge in New Orleans on Wednesday ordered BP to put up nearly $130 million for the next three months of Gulf oil spill settlements despite the oil company's complaints about excessive costs. BP has alleged the Court Supervised Settlemen

Texas daycare owner arrested after 4-month-old dies from overdose

Waco authorities have arrested a local daycare owner after a child died in under her supervision earlier this year. Marian Bergman Fraser, 49, was arrested Thursday morning on charges of injury to a child causing death.

Nidal Hasan hopes for death in Fort Hood killings, lawyers say

FORT HOOD, Texas (CNN) -- A military judge could rule Thursday on a defense claim that admitted Fort Hood gunman Maj.

Not a toy: Shark found on New York subway car

Commuters encountered an unexpected passenger when they boarded a New York City subway train early Wednesday: a shark. A still wet 1-and-a-half foot shark carcass was discovered on the floor of a subway car at around midnight in downtown Manhattan

Police: 4 dead after Texas man opens fire at ex-girlfriend's home, second house

A Texas man went on a gun attack in two cities late Wednesday, killing four people, including two at his ex-girlfriend's home, police said.

18-month-old child found wandering neighborhood alone

A toddler was found wandering alone in a west Waco neighborhood earlier today.