Texas Death Row Inmate Who Won At High Court Gets Life TermA black Texas prison inmate who won a court order for a new punishment hearing because his death sentence may have been tainted by references to race has accepted a new punishment.
Texas May Move 'Heat-Sensitive' Inmates To Cooler PrisonsThe judge said those inmates needed to reside where temperatures are no higher than 88 degrees.
Court: Texas Death Row Inmate May Have Faked Mental IllnessA Texas death row inmate may have faked mental illness to avoid execution for the fatal shooting of his ex-girlfriend and her daughter 23 years ago in Houston, a federal appeals court said.
Thousands Of Drug Inmates Approved For Early Prison ReleaseDrug criminals once described by prosecutors as unrepentant repeat offenders are among those poised to benefit from new sentencing guidelines that are shrinking punishments for thousands of federal prisoners.
Texas Football Players Who Hit Ref To Remain In Alternative SchoolThe two suspended students, Michael Moreno and Victor Rojas, appeared Wednesday at separate disciplinary hearings, which were closed to the public.
No Charges Against Coach For Punishing Students With 'Bear Crawl'An Ellis County coach was under fire from some parents this week for an in-school punishment, but investigators found she did not commit any crime.
President Obama Commutes The Sentences Of 46 ConvictsPresident Barack Obama cut the prison sentences of four Texans and 42 other non-violent offenders on Monday, including 14 who were serving life sentences, saying "their punishments didn't fit the crime."
Records Reveal Dallas Police Officers With Checkered Work HistoryRecords show that about 160 officers in Dallas, one of the country's largest police departments, remain on the job despite being punished for a variety of offenses, some serious such as theft, excessive force and lying.
AT&T Paying $25M To Settle US Action Over Data BreachesAT&T is paying $25 million in a settlement with federal regulators over data breaches at three call centers in Latin America that compromised customer data for some 280,000 U.S. customer accounts.
Wheel Of Misfortune: Cory's Billboard Of ShameCory had to dawn the billboard of shame for this week's Wheel of Misfortune payoff.
Goodell: No Decision Yet On Discipline For Lynch AnticsThe NFL won't decide on any discipline for Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch until after the Super Bowl, commissioner Roger Goodell said Friday.
NFLPA Appeals Adrian Peterson's SuspensionThe NFLPA calls Commissioner Roger Goodell's punishment 'unprecedented, arbitrary, and unlawful' and demands an independent, neutral arbitrator hears Peterson's case.