After giving us the most delightfully embarrassing campaign in modern history, the former Texas governor is determined to get his shit together for 2016.
Also this week: A kid allegedly got suspended from school for threatening to use the ring from the Lord of the Rings to make another kid disappear.
Paños are proof that even the most hardened criminals make their mothers hand-drawn cards on Mother's Day.
While many feel that humans are to blame for the climate change, a lot of Texans do not—and they have taken few, if any, initiatives to limit the state's CO2 emissions.
A new study is expected to result in further cutbacks to the state's juvenile detention facilities, and could even spur lawmakers to abandon their reliance on the system entirely.
The rules for prison gangs are clear, and "no snitching" is at the top of the list. So why did Lil' Wood turn on his former brothers?
"The complete agenda involves going into our communities and educating our people on federal, state, and local gun laws," Darren X, the national field marshal of the New Black Panther Party, said. "We want to stop fratricide, genocide—all the 'cides."
Legalization advocates are pinning their hopes to a new bill that would decriminalize marijuana in the Lone Star State.
Bureaucratic obstacles are making it next to impossible for families to find their lost loved ones, or even learn where they died.
Photographer Richard Misrach and Mexican composer Guillermo Galindo are turning human trash found on the US-Mexico border into instruments, giving a new identity to fragments of lost lives.
Also this week: A guy freaked out because he saw some mice outside a McDonald's.
A late reprieve for the man who wore a purple cowboy suit and tried to call Jesus Christ to the stand when representing himself in court.
Scott Panetti is clearly insane, but Texas officials seem determined to execute him even as his lawyers are making a last-ditch effort to stop the state.
I talked with Dr. Daniel Wescott, director of the Texas State Forensic Anthropology Center, about how bodies decompose in the wild and what our bones say about us.
Nov 12, 2014
Rodeo opponents argue that the practice is cruel, and unlike its American equivalent, holds no place in New Zealand culture.
This week: Some guys allegedly shot a woman because they lost at beer pong, and some French opera singers refused to perform unless a Muslim woman removed her veil.
In Texas, it doesn't take much to make certain Christian conservatives think they're being persecuted for their faith. But when the city of Houston started issuing subpoenas for church sermons, everyone got a little nervous.
Allen Stanford filed a 299-page brief last month with the Fifth US Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans, making no fewer than 15 lengthy arguments about why he should be set free. He was convicted in 2012 on 13 felony charges related to America's secon…
Women are turning their placentas into little capsules and swallowing them after birth. But some hospitals are also denying women the right to take their placentas home with them.
Bogus kidnapping claims demanding cash to rescue relatives who are totally safe have been common in Mexico for a decade. But what used to be done over the phone is now creeping into new chat tools like WhatsApp.
US Customs and Border Protection agents have killed 46 people since 2005. None have gone to jail, and we don't even know most of their names.
This week: A woman allegedly set fire to a house because she didn't like the kids she was babysitting and another got sent to prison for pirating a movie.
The new AP US History exam stresses "historical themes" at the expense of the "founding fathers." Conservatives are pissed.
A grand jury indicted Texas governor Rick Perry on two felony charges alleging that he had abused his public office and engaged in the coercion of another public official—a district attorney who was investigating Perry's administration and political backe…