Who is Pfc. Clarence Merriott, and why was his Purple Heart for sale?

Mixed in with costume jewelry and trinkets was a gold and purple heart-shaped medal bearing the image of George Washington.

Thanks for your service, vets! Now try finding a job

Suddenly, Patrick Caruso's days as a Marine were done. Like many young men and women who've served their country, Caruso's first weeks back in the civilian world felt "kind of like a shell shock."

Kerry 'not blind' to Rouhani's past

America's top diplomat dismissed concerns Sunday that the Obama administration was not being skeptical enough while the U.S.

One arrested in early morning aggravated robbery

Shreveport Police have arrested a man suspect of robbing several people in eastern Shreveport Sunday morning.

Glitz, glamour, low pay, what it's like to be an NFL Cheerleader

You see them on the sidelines of most games. Cheerleaders have become an iconic part of NFL Sundays. But behind the glitz and glamor, there's grueling hours, long days, and some critics argue low pay.

Homeless man naps in Pittsburgh presidential suite

 Jeffery Watson napped in the comfort of a $2,500 presidential suite at Pittsburgh's stately Omni William Penn Hotel, which has hosted movie stars, leaders of industry, and every U.S.

'Worse than hell' in typhoon-ravaged Philippines

No food. No water. Houses and buildings torn to pieces. Bodies scattered on the streets. Hospitals overrun with patients. Medical supplies running out.

Candidates file for governor

The leading candidates for Texas governor made it official Saturday, submitting the required paperwork and fees to compete in their respective primaries, giving pep talks to volunteers and laying out a couple of key attack lines a year ahead of

Louisiana kidnap victim's cousin kicks down door, shoots and kills abductor

A man looking for his abducted cousin kicked in the back door of an abandoned house and shot and killed her kidnapper, authorities in Louisiana said.

Shooting leaves 2 dead at house party near Houston

 A shooting at a house party near Houston left two people dead and 22 others injured, authorities said early Sunday.