Italy migrant boat sinks

"Today is a day of tears," Pope Francis said Friday of a shipwreck off the tiny Italian island of Lampedusa a day earlier, in which at least 111 people died.

Yankees' Alex Rodriguez sues Major League Baseball

 New York Yankees star Alex Rodriguez has filed a lawsuit against Major League Baseball and league Commissioner Bud Selig, accusing both of engaging in "tortious and egregious conduct with one and only one goal" of destroying the

US Capitol shooting

Authorities investigating why a Connecticut woman rammed barricades near the U.S.

Expansion begins on one of Texas' most congested highways

After 15 years of planning and coordination to expand one of the state’s most congested highways, the Texas Department of Transportation today broke ground on the Interstate 35E (I-35E) corridor near Denton.

Hope for debt limit deal rises while shutdown standoff remains mired

House Speaker John Boehner and fellow GOP lawmakers meet to discuss the government shutdown Friday, a day after the Republican leader reportedly told fellow legislators that he won't allow the United States to default on its debt.

Kentucky Muhammad Ali awards

Appearing very frail, boxing legend Muhammad Ali made a rare public appearance Thursday at an event in his hometown to pay homage to others for their humanitarian work.

Shutdown hurting more than just government employees

It's been 3 days since almost 900 civilian employees at Barksdale Air Force Base were put on furlough, and it doesn't look like there is an end in site with the battle continuing in Washington D.C.

Learning with Legos at Sci-Port

Starting Saturday, October 5, castles will take over Shreveport in a new exhibit at Sci-Port.

CPS Case Worker arrested for alleged child sexual assault

The El Paso Police Department's Crimes Against Children unit arrest a man after he allegedly sexually assaults a teen girl in a West El Paso motel room.

Democratic senator Wendy Davis announces bid for TX Governor

Democratic Senator Wendy Davis, 50, who made a name for herself with a 13-hour long filibuster before the Texas Senate, has announced her bid for the office of Texas Governor.