Senator Cornyn challenge's President Obama's Gitmo vision

U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) issued the following statement today responding to the President’s call to ease restrictions on prisoner transfers from Guantanamo Bay:

Annual Waco Memorial Day ceremony moved to Waco Memorial Cemetery this year

For the first time in decades, the Annual Memorial Day Ceremony, held by the McLennan County Veterans Association, will not be held at Rosemound Cemetery.

VIDEO: Once homeless teen now high school's valedictorian

A Georgia teenager who was homeless for years is now her high school's valedictorian. She focused on her studies, despite living in shelters and even her mother's car.

Fort Hood soldier arrested for kidnapping, rape in Austin

A Fort Hood soldier is charged with aggravated kidnapping and sexual assault for reportedly taking an Austin woman and raping her during Austin's Annual South by Southwest Festival.

FEMA disaster assistance available to West residents, deadline to file is June 18

Disaster assistance may be available for losses not covered by insurance for residents in West, Texas.

Baylor lyricist joins with sudents, musicians to issue call for respect

 By blending choruses, empathy and common sense, Baylor University lyricist-poet Terry York and more than 200 elementary school students and adults in choirs have begun an unusual anti-bullying effort.

Former West paramedic ordered to undergo mental evaluation

A mental health evaluation has been ordered for a former West paramedic who was arrested just days after the deadly fertilizer plant explosion.

4 federal agencies to shut Friday

WASHINGTON (CNNMoney) -- Got a question about tax refunds, polluters or subsidized housing? Don't expect an answer this Friday.

80-year-old Japanese man becomes oldest to climb Mount Everest

KATHMANDU, Nepal (CNN) -- An 80-year-old Japanese man on Thursday became the oldest person to reach the top of Mt. Everest, officials said.

Storm-scattered mementos finding their homes via Facebook

On Sunday, a mystery photograph fluttered from the sky and landed near Leslie Hagelberg's mailbox in West Tulsa, Oklahoma. She soon discovered it had been blown from Shawnee, Oklahoma, some 90 miles away.