The mother of two children, aged 2 and 3, who were found chained in the backyard of a neighbor's home in San Antonio last week was charged with child abuse on Friday after investigators said they believed she severely beat her children. Cheryl Reed, 30, is being held on two charges of injury to a child, Bexar County Sheriff's Office spokesman James Keith said. Reed was not available for comment.
HOUSTON (AP) — About 500 gallons of pesticides were stored at a Houston warehouse complex that was consumed by a large blaze and authorities are trying to determine how much ran off into nearby creeks, a fire official said Friday.
In a Twitter post, Scott Paterno denied that "Papa" Joe was told about such abuse decades before the alleged incidents became public and led to Sandusky's conviction, a scandal that rocked the world of college football and cost the elder Paterno his job.
NEW YORK (AP) — Shares of Herbalife surged more than 11 percent in early trading Friday after disclosing that it's in advanced talks to settle a federal investigation into claims that the company essentially operates as a pyramid scheme.