RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil (NBC/RTV) - A prison in Rio de Janeiro is offering yoga classes in an effort to improve inmate behavior.
Yoga probably isn't the first thing to come to mind when you think about prison, but officials at this penitentiary say it makes a difference in how the prisoners behave.
Around 40 inmates participate in yoga classes once a week.
The initiative was launched two years ago by the Art of Living Foundation.
The foundation also offers classes to convicts after they've been released, so they can maintain balance -- both with their bodies and in their lives.
In a last-minute surprise late Monday, U.S. Rep. Steve Stockman filed paperwork to challenge fellow Texas Republican and powerful incumbent John Cornyn for the U.S. Senate next year.
Two people were robbed at gunpoint at an East Austin apartment complex Monday evening.
University of Texas System regents say they're planning to discuss the employment of Austin campus President Bill Powers, who has sparred with lawmakers and critics over his job in recent years.
Just in time for the holidays, Texas is making sure everyone remembers that wishing someone "Merry Christmas" is now protected by law in its public schools.
A 8-year-old was killed while standing outside of a vehicle which lost control during the icy conditions, DPS said.
Because of her position as Travis County District Attorney, the deputies who arrested, booked, and restrained Rosemary Lehmberg last April admit they were worried her threats were legitimate.