Texas' policies on prison reading have long been criticized as arbitrary, even bordering on censorship.
At least 235 people were killed and scores more injured when gunmen stormed a mosque in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, setting off explosives and firing on worshippers during Friday prayers.
Almost 300 people were killed when a bomb blast ripped through Mogadishu, Somalia's capital, but there has been little reaction in the U.S.
Protests have continued in St. Louis following the September 15 acquittal of Jason Stockley, a White former police officer who shot and killed 24-year-old Black man, Anthony Lamar Smith, in 2011.
The University of California sued the Trump administration Friday for rescinding protections for immigrant students without legal status.
Rescuers who spotted a child's bag floating in East Texas floodwaters near Interstate 10 Tuesday afternoon soon made a grim discovery: a 3-year-old girl clinging to the lifeless body of her mother.
An Oklahoma police chief plans to resign after being accused of links to neo-Nazi websites, although he denies any truth to the claims made against him.
Detroit Deputy Chief Ulysha Renee Hall was tapped by city leaders to become the first female to serve as police chief in Dallas, replacing former Chief David Brown.
U.S. Rep. Al Green, a Houston Democrat, called for the impeachment of President Donald Trump Wednesday morning during a speech from the floor of the U.S. House.
Former U.S. president Barack Obama is scheduled to visit Germany at the end of May to attend a Protestant church gathering.