Pentagon wants $450M for Guantanamo prison
The Pentagon wants more than $450 million for maintaining and upgrading the Guantanamo Bay prison that President Barack Obama wants to close.
US Coast Guardsman admits desertion
A Coast Guard rescue swimmer in Hawaii whose months-long disappearance lead to a massive search is admitting to desertion, saying he spent three months camping in the mountains of Oahu and didn't plan on ever returning to his job.
Oklahoma twister a top-of-the-scale EF-5, officials say
The National Weather Service says the tornado that hit Moore, Okla., was a top-of-the-scale EF-5 twister with winds of at least 200 mph.
Central, North Texas under tornado watch Tuesday evening
The advisory Tuesday could be expanded to include East Texas as a storm system moves east across the state. Severe thunderstorms are anticipated in some areas.
Fort Jackson commander faces adultery charges
The Army said Tuesday the commanding general of Fort Jackson, S.C. has been suspended in connection with charges of adultery and involvement in a physical altercation.
US lawmakers seek Asia missile defense safeguard
Lawmakers are seeking to prohibit the U.S. from removing missile defense equipment from East Asia, even if the threat posed by a nuclear-armed North Korea is eliminated.
Reporters shouldn't be prosecuted, White House says
In light of recent events, the White House said Tuesday that President Barack Obama believes journalists should not be prosecuted for doing their jobs.
Power of Oklahoma tornado greater than Hiroshima bomb
The massive killer tornado that devastated Oklahoma last weekend might have been hundreds of times more powerful than the atomic bomb that leveled Hiroshima during WWII, experts said Tuesday.
IRS official Lerner to take 5th at hearing
A key figure in the Internal Revenue Service controversy plans to invoke her constitutional 5th Amendment right not to testify at a congressional hearing on Wednesday.
Police search for kidnapped girl, suspect found dead
A massive search got underway Tuesday afternoon for a 15-year-old girl who was abducted from an Iowa bus stop, after the prime suspect in her disappearance turned up dead, officials said.
Gay Florida teen charged for underage girlfriend
Gay rights advocates are rallying around an 18-year-old central Florida girl who was expelled from school and charged with having sexual contact with her 14-year-old girlfriend.
Protesters demonstrate against IRS targeting
Federal buildings across the country became scenes of rallies on Tuesday by tea party activists, protesting the extra scrutiny given to conservative groups by the Internal Revenue Service.
Search almost complete in Oklahoma, fire chief says
The fire chief in the Oklahoma City suburb ravaged by a massive tornado on Monday said the search for survivors and the dead is almost finished.
Oklahoma schools hit by tornado had no safe rooms
An emergency official said Tuesday that Oklahoma has reinforced tornado shelters in hundreds of schools across the state, but the two that were hit by this week's storms near Oklahoma City did not have them.
Police defend officer who shot NY college student
The president of a New York police union is defending an officer who accidentally killed a Hofstra University student during a standoff with an armed intruder last week.
Court strikes down Arizona 20-week abortion ban
A federal court in San Francisco on Tuesday struck down an Arizona state ban on abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy, unless there's a medical emergency.
Man says teacher saved children's lives during tornado
The father of an 8-year-old Oklahoma boy said Tuesday that a teacher saved his son's life as a tornado tore into their school on Monday.
Hearing for Boston bombing suspect postponed
A judge has agreed to postpone a probable cause hearing for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev -- so that attorneys can obtain and further review the evidence.
Judge set to sentence 'The Bishop' dud-pipe bomber
A small-town Iowa letter carrier will soon learn his sentence for sending dud pipe bombs through the mail with threatening letters signed, "The Bishop."
Pope expresses solidarity with tornado survivors
Pope Francis on Tuesday expressed his "closeness to the families of all who died in the Oklahoma tornado," with special concern for "those who lost young children."
Arias speaks on own behalf as jury considers death
When Jodi Arias addresses the jury in her murder trial, the big question will be whether she pleads for mercy -- or repeats what she told a TV reporter minutes after her conviction: That she would rather be executed than serve life in prison.
Jury with Caroline Kennedy acquits accused NY drug dealer
The New York jury on which Caroline Kennedy served on Tuesday took about an hour to acquit a man of dealing crack cocaine.
Remains found in woods could be missing Maine teen
State police in Maine said that a body found in the woods likely is that of a 15-year-old girl last seen more than a week ago.
Former IRS chief says he didn't know about targeting
The man who led the IRS at a time when it was giving extra scrutiny to tea party and other conservative groups has told Congress that he knew little about what was happening while he was still commissioner.
No charges likely in Virginia parade crash, police say
Authorities said Tuesday an elderly driver is not likely to face charges for plowing into dozens of hikers marching in a Virginia mountain town's parade over the weekend.
WikiLeaks hearing focuses on classified evidence
The Army private, who gave more than 700,000 secret U.S. documents to WikiLeaks, is back in court for the last scheduled hearing before his military trial next month.
Tornado-ravaged community to be searched twice more
An Oklahoma fire chief said Tuesday that crews will search the entire community at least twice more to make sure that no tornado survivors or victims have been overlooked.
Hospitals treated more than 200 after Oklahoma tornado
Hospital officials said on Tuesday they have treated more than 200 patients, including dozens of children, who were hurt when a tornado ripped through suburban Oklahoma City.
Toxicology says no drugs, alcohol in Sandy Hook gunman
An official said Tuesday that toxicology tests on the Sandy Hook Elementary school shooter's body did not turn up any traces of alcohol, illegal drugs or prescription medication.
'Major damage' caused by another tornado in Oklahoma
For the second straight day, portions of Oklahoma have been damaged by a significant tornado -- this time touching down near a major metropolitan city, and causing winds of 200 miles-per-hour.
GOP leaders say Obama impeachment talk premature
Two high-profile Republicans are distancing themselves from conservatives who have suggested in recent days that President Barack Obama could face impeachment for the developing scandal at the Internal Revenue Service.
Woman accused of trying to poison family with cheese
A North Carolina woman has been charged with trying to poison five of her family members, after one of them refused to share some cheese with her.
Sunken WWII ships may pollute US waters, report says
A new government report details nearly 100 shipwrecks that could pollute U.S. waters with oil -- most of which were sunk during World War II.
Powerball winner should have good team in place, experts say
For the winner of the historic $590 million Powerball jackpot, it will be crucial to assemble a good team of advisers.
Suspicious substance sent in mail sends three to hospital
Three employees at a government complex were hospitalized Monday after one of them opened a letter sent through the mail and handled a suspicious substance inside, authorities said.
Father of girl killed by gunfire puzzled by shooting
A California man said on Monday that he has no idea why gunmen targeted his house over the weekend -- firing a barrage of bullets which instantly killed his 10-year-old daughter as she watched TV.
White House counsel knew about IRS probe
A spokesperson for President Barack Obama said Monday that White House counsel was first told about an investigation of the Internal Revenue Service targeting of conservative groups four weeks ago.
NYU researchers charged with taking bribes
Three people have been charged with taking bribes from a Chinese government-supported institution in exchange for restricted research from a New York University lab.
Illinois State Police say five killed in I-70 van crash
Illinois State Police said Monday that five people were killed and six others were injured when a van, in which they were riding, ran off Interstate 70 and flipped several times.
Calif. governor cites safety in possible Bay Bridge delay
California Gov. Jerry Brown said Monday he does not know if the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge will open over Labor Day weekend, as scheduled, due to safety concerns.
Three men charged in LA bank robbery, kidnap plot
A man has been charged with a Los Angeles-area bank robbery, in which his girlfriend — the bank's assistant manager — reported being kidnapped and forced to wear what she thought was a bomb strapped to her midsection.
Poor residents moving to US suburbs, report says
A new report released Monday shows that more poor people have moved to the nation's suburbs, now outnumbering those in urban areas.
Cause of FBI agents' death may take weeks to identify
The Virginia medical examiner's office says it will likely be weeks before the cause of death is determined for two FBI agents who died during a training exercise off the coast of Virginia Beach.
Police to offer new details in Susan Powell case
A Utah police agency will offer new details about the disappearance of Susan Powell, a mother whose now-dead husband was a prime suspect.
United 787 lands early, marks return of 'Dreamliner'
A United Airlines Boeing 787 has landed in Chicago, 15 minutes ahead of schedule -- marking the return to service of United's fleet of 787s.
AP may take legal action against DOJ over phone records
The chief executive of the Associated Press said Sunday that the government's secret seizure of two months worth of reporters' phone records has already had a chilling effect on news gathering.
High court uphold FCC power in cell tower disputes
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday affirmed the authority of federal regulators to try to speed local government decisions on proposals to build or expand cell phone towers.
US missile test postponed from April to happen Tuesday
The Air Force said Monday that its test launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile, which had already been postponed from April, is now scheduled to take place on Tuesday.
Sex abuse in military has long-lasting effects, data shows
More than 85,000 veterans were treated last year and 4,000 sought disability benefits. Sexual assault or repeated sexual harassment can trigger a variety of health problems including depression, experts say.
$590M Powerball ticket bought in Florida, winner still unknown
It will be an anxious wait for a small Florida city to find out who won the biggest Powerball jackpot in history -- nearly $600 million.
US will spare no expense to protect diplomats, Kerry says
Secretary of State John Kerry on Monday vowed that the Obama administration will spare no expense or effort to protect U.S. diplomats serving overseas.
Man falls on NYC Broadway theater marquee
Officials said Monday that a man suffered minor injuries after falling out of a window onto the marquee of a Broadway theater in New York City.
Proposed measure would require doctors' drug tests
A proposed California state ballot measure would require doctors to be randomly subjected to drug and alcohol testing, the San Francisco Chronicle reported Monday.
Train collision causes 'nightmare' commute to NYC
One Connecticut man says it was "a nightmare" trying to get to New York City for work on Monday, thanks to last week's train collision that disrupted rail service into the city.
Two dead so far after tornadoes whip Oklahoma
Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin is visiting the areas of her state that were hit hard by Sunday's tornadoes -- even as anxious residents watch the skies for more signs of severe weather.
Calif. suspects mistakenly dial 911 during crime
Two suspects arrested for breaking into a car in central California accidentally called 911 on a cell phone, which led police straight to them.
NBC hires news division chief from Britain
Looking to boost their sagging news ratings, NBC has gone out of the company and out of the country to find a president for its news division.
Two tornadoes touch down in Oklahoma, witnesses say
Emergency officials from Texas to Minnesota are monitoring a powerful storm system this evening.
Wildfire in steep terrain near Los Angeles 80 percent contained
Crews continue to build containment lines around a wildfire burning for a fourth day in the hills and mountains around Interstate 5 north of Los Angeles.
Two FBI agents killed in training accident in Virginia
Two unidentified FBI agents have been killed in a training accident off the coast of Virginia, authorities said Sunday.
Officer shot in shootout with Boston suspects eager to return to work
With a bullet still in his body, the police officer who survived a showdown with the Boston Marathon bombing suspects says he's determined to return to duty.
Amtrak reports minor train derailment in Chicago
Amtrak officials say a train departing from New Orleans derailed not far from Chicago's Union Station.
Jury gets first glimpse of defense in Jackson case
A look at key moments this past week in the wrongful death trial in Los Angeles between Michael Jackson's mother, Katherine Jackson, and concert giant AEG Live.
Suspected US drone in Yemen kills 4 militants
Yemeni security officials say a suspected US drone strike killed four al-Qaida militants in the country's south.
Mexico judge jails suspects in death of Malcom X's grandson
A judge on Saturday issued an order for the imprisonment of two waiters accused in the beating death of Malcolm Shabazz, grandson of civil rights activist Malcolm X, the Mexico City attorney general's office said.
Ex-Pennsylvania officer once honored by Obama charged
A former Philadelphia police officer once hailed as a hero and given a seat next to the first lady at a speech by President Obama has been arrested and charged with rape and other crimes.
Train crash that injured more than 70 under investigation
Officials are describing a scene of shattered cars and other damage where two packed commuter trains collided in Connecticut on Friday.
Residents of tornado-ravaged Texas town returning home
Residents of a North Texas town ravaged by a deadly tornado are starting to return to home for the first time since the midweek storm.
Indianapolis jail has highest sex abuse rate in US
A new federal report says inmates at the Marion County Jail in Indianapolis are more likely to be sexually abused by guards than inmates at any other jail in the nation.
Car plows into crowd at Virginia parade, dozens hurt
Investigators are looking into whether an elderly man driving a car in a Virginia parade suffered a medical emergency before his Cadillac suddenly accelerated into the crowd.
New Ricin letters mailed from Washington state
The FBI says it's "not actively looking for a subject" in the investigation of new letters containing the deadly poison risin -- which were sent to government buildings in Washington state.
Alaska volcano shoots lava up hundreds of feet
Alaska's remote Pavlof Volcano has been shooting lava hundreds of feet into the air, but its ash plume is thinning and is no longer making it dangerous for airplanes to fly nearby.
2 fires north of LA persist after long fire week
A pair of persistent wildfires continue to burn in the hills and mountains around Interstate 5 north of Los Angeles, although firefighters are slowly getting the upper hand on both.
Russia, US continue to spy on each other
The embarrassing arrest of a suspected CIA officer in Moscow is the latest reminder that the U.S. and Russia are still engaged in an espionage battle with secret tactics, spying devices and specialized training.
Indiana woman killed her children, then herself
Police said Friday that a mother who was found drowned in a southern Indiana creek, along with her two children, killed them before committing suicide.
Record $600M Powerball jackpot inspires office pools
In workplaces across the nation, Americans are inviting their colleagues to chip in $2 for a Powerball ticket and a shared daydream. The office lottery pool is a way to improve your odds and have a little fun with co-workers.
Cleveland kidnapping suspect rests in jail, records show
Logs documenting almost every minute of a Cleveland kidnapping suspect's time in jail show that he continues to spend most of his time resting, with occasional breaks for pacing, showers and cell cleaning.
Obama's budget will cut deficits by $1T by 2023
Congress' nonpartisan budget analyst says President Barack Obama's budget would trim projected federal deficits by $1.1 trillion over the coming decade.
US slams Russian missiles going to Syria
The Obama administration is criticizing Russia's decision to provide Syria with anti-ship missiles, which it says will only worsen the civil war.
GOP hopes IRS scandal will snag health care law
Political scandals cause collateral damage and Republicans are hoping the furor over federal tax enforcers singling out conservative groups will snag some really big game — President Barack Obama's health care law.
Ex-Mississippi police chief faces new indictment
A former Mississippi police chief already charged with demanding money or property in exchange for dropping criminal charges against people has been indicted on nine new counts.
Missing people in Texas tornadoes found safe
The Sheriff's Office in Hood County, Texas, said Friday the seven people listed as missing following this week's outbreak of tornadoes have been found safe.
Mourners gather to remember Malcolm X's grandson
Mourners are gathering at the Islamic Cultural Center of Northern California in Oakland to remember Malcolm X's grandson, Malcolm Shabazz, who was beaten to death in Mexico last week.
Woman allegedly raped, stricken with cancer charged
A Michigan woman, who gained sympathy and support from her community after apparently surviving a sexual assault, is now facing several criminal charges -- causing some to wonder whether she made the whole thing up.
NY college student, armed intruder killed in break-in
Police said on Friday that a student at Hofstra University and an armed intruder were shot to death during an overnight house break-in next to the campus.
Prosecutors to retry Texas man in deadly 1986 fire
Prosecutors in central Texas said Friday they will retry a man, whose quarter-century old murder conviction was overturned due to questions about the fire science used at his trial.
Judge denies defense request to photograph Tsarnaev
A judge on Friday rejected a request from attorneys for Boston Marathon suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to allow them to take periodic photos of him in prison.
Court upholds prison term for gangster's girlfriend
A federal appeals court on Friday upheld the 8-year prison sentence given to the longtime girlfriend of reputed gangster James "Whitey" Bulger for helping him during his 16 years as a fugitive.
Ex-OJ lawyer to testify in bid for new Vegas trial
O.J. Simpson's former lawyer has some explaining to do, as Miami attorney Yale Galanter is scheduled to testify Friday in Simpson's bid for a new trial.
Arrests in New Orleans parade shootings applauded
An organizer of the New Orleans neighborhood parade that ended in gunfire wounding nearly 20 people on Mother's Day said Friday he is ecstatic over the arrests made in the case.
Sailor dead, others injured in Navy training accident
Officials said Friday that a U.S. Navy sailor was killed and several others were hurt in a training exercise at Fort Knox, Kentucky.
IRS scandal not about politics, former chief says
The massive scandal involving the IRS' targeting of conservative groups seeking tax-exempt status was not about politics. That's according to Steven Miller, who was forced out this week as the agency's acting chief.
Charges filed against man in Nevada killing spree
Formal charges have been filed against a 25-year-old man accused in a string of five seemingly random killings in northern Nevada, authorities said Friday.
IRS too big, powerful and intrusive, House panel says
Democrats and Republicans on a House panel say the IRS should face more consequences for giving tougher treatment to conservative groups applying for tax-exempt status.
NYC politician will resign, run for council amid sex scandal
Democratic New York City Assemblyman Vito Lopez announced on Friday that he will resign from his post -- amid a sexual harassment scandal -- and run for New York City council.
Teen who led police to brothers' bodies charged in deaths
A teenager who led Ohio authorities to the bodies of two dead brothers, who were reported missing a week ago, has now been charged in their deaths, police said Friday.
Gun used in NJ hostage situation was fake
Authorities said Friday that the gun used in the 37-hour standoff between Trenton police and a man holding three children and two dead bodies was not a real firearm.
Wildfire near LA difficult to reach, officials say
A wildfire that's now in its third day in the hills and mountains north of Los Angeles is more than one-third contained, authorities said Friday.
Governor to visit community ravaged by tornado
Texas Gov. Rick Perry is planning a visit on Friday afternoon to the community of Granbury, which was devastated by a tornado this week with winds of up to 200 miles an hour.
Ex-NASCAR driver Dick Trickle commits suicide at 71
Authorities in North Carolina say former NASCAR driver Dick Trickle has died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. He was 71.
Some still missing after Texas tornado whips town
A neighborhood in the North Texas town of Granbury is described as unrecognizable after a tornado struck the community last night, leaving at least six people dead.
Another IRS official resigning amid tea party scandal
A second top Internal Revenue Service official has announced plans to leave the agency amid the ongoing controversy over the targeting of tea party groups.
Brady Campaign sues town over mandatory gun law
A gun control support group is suing a north Georgia town that has a law requiring gun ownership.
Old-fashioned call box helped avert Philly tragedy
Transit officials in Philadelphia say an old-fashioned but vital piece of safety equipment helped avert disaster when a stroller carrying a baby fell onto train tracks.
Afghans tell of US soldier's killing rampage
The U.S. military is preparing to court-martial a serviceman who reportedly went on a killing rampage during his tour of duty in Afghanistan -- which left 16 Afghan civilians, mainly women and children, dead.
Cigarette smuggling ring has terror ties, officials say
Authorities said Thursday that some of the suspects charged in a Virginia-to-New York cigarette smuggling scheme have links to top-level terror officials.
Famed 'Hatchet hitchhiker' wanted in NJ homicide
New Jersey authorities have issued a murder warrant for a homeless hitchhiker, who gained Internet and television celebrity for using a hatchet to attack a man who ran over a California utility worker.
Calls to 911 released in slayings of SC children
A woman who allegedly killed her two young children and seriously injured her husband crashed her pickup into a tree so hard the roots came out of the ground, recorded phone calls to 911 revealed Thursday.
Idaho man gets prison time for killing zoo monkey
An Idaho man convicted of breaking into a Boise zoo and brutally beating to death a Patas monkey will spend up to a year in state prison, where he'll take part in a treatment program.
California manhunt for triple murder suspect scaled back
The week-long search for a Northern California fugitive suspected of killing his wife and two young daughters -- which included using police SWAT teams and K-9 units -- is being scaled back, authorities said.
Ricin suspect tried to elude police before arrest
According to newly released documents, the man suspected of sending poison-laced letters to President Barack Obama and others appeared to try to evade authorities in the days before his arrest.
Connecticut owed federal funds for Newtown, lawmakers say
Connecticut lawmakers are trying to secure federal funds, claiming that the government owes residents after failing to support federal legislation that would have expanded background checks for gun purchases.
Criminal activity still possible cause of Texas plant explosion
Investigators have not yet ruled out criminal activity, and are investigating two other possible causes in the explosion last month at a Texas fertilizer plant, authorities said Thursday.
Obama will appoint budget chief to lead IRS, source says
A government official said Thursday that President Barack Obama will appoint senior White House budget officer Daniel Werfel to be the acting commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service.
Family of Nicole Brown Simpson still wants OJ to pay
As O.J. Simpson tries to win a new trial on robbery and kidnapping charges, he still can't put behind him the court battles stemming from deaths of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman.
Fleeing suspect begs police for help after jumping in river
A man trying to elude authorities in eastern Oregon on Thursday ended up begging for their help, when he tried to swim across the Columbia River but couldn't make it, authorities said.
Semi hits school bus carrying special-needs kids
A tractor trailer on Thursday collided with a school bus -- which was carrying special-needs students -- on a highway near Indianapolis, injuring as many as nine people, authorities said.
OJ Simpson testifies in bid for new Vegas trial
O.J. Simpson, a former star athlete who once lived for the spotlight, was back on stage this week telling the grim story of the Las Vegas afternoon six years ago that sent him to prison.
Nuclear plant shut down after crack discovered
Operators on Thursday shut down a North Carolina nuclear plant after finding cracking that needs repair, but regulators said the health and safety of employees or the public have not been affected.
Plans languish for overhaul of NYC's Penn Station
The busiest U.S. train station is a gateway to New York City — and a utilitarian labyrinth from the 1960s, built in the basement of a basketball arena -- which becomes a human demolition derby at rush hours.
US Airlines lost $552M during first part of 2013
U.S. airlines said on Thursday that they improved their financial performance during the first quarter of 2013, although they still lost money in what is traditionally the year's toughest travel period.
Obama to name new IRS chief this week
An administration official says President Barack Obama will name a new acting commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service this week -- replacing ousted commissioner Steven Miller.
New pump resolves big space station leak, NASA says
NASA said Thursday that an impromptu spacewalk seems to have fixed a big ammonia leak at the International Space Station.
Florida man accused of killing ex-girlfriend's fetus
Federal authorities in Florida say the son of a Tampa-area fertility doctor is accused of tricking his girlfriend into taking an abortion drug to kill her unborn child.
Arias lawyers wanted to remove themselves from case
As the third phase of the Jodi Arias trial begins -- the one that will determine whether she gets life in prison or the death penalty -- there is word that her defense lawyers wanted to step down from the case.
Several still unaccounted for after tornado, official says
A North Texas county sheriff said on Thursday seven people remain unaccounted for after a massive tornado claimed six lives near the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex.
US civilians, soldiers killed by bomb blast in Afghanistan
A security firm has confirmed that four civilian contractors who were killed in a suicide car bombing in Afghanistan on Thursday were American citizens. Two U.S. soldiers also died in the blast.
Texas tornado left 'total devastation', official says
A leader of a North Texas county where six people died in a tornado has described a storm-damaged neighborhood as "total devastation."
NY judge tosses indictment of officer in shooting
An indictment has been thrown out in the case against a New York Police Department officer charged in the fatal shooting of an unarmed man as his grandmother stood nearby.
Injury severity determines priority for Boston Marathon fund
The administrator of a financial assistance fund created to help victims of the Boston Marathon bombings on Wednesday released details on how the money will be distributed.
GPS satellite launched into space from Florida
An unmanned Atlas V rocket lifted off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station this afternoon. It was the fifth time since December that an unmanned Atlas V rocket has been launched.
Google boosts photo offerings to compete with Facebook
Google is digging deeper into its technology toolkit to turn its social networking service into a more formidable threat to Facebook, sprucing up its photo features at a time when sharing snapshots online is growing more popular.
Kentucky men, tobacco company indicted in scheme
Two Kentucky men and a tobacco company have been indicted for their alleged involvement in the trafficking of contraband cigarettes and money laundering, authorities said.
IRS scandal started by 'rogues' in Ohio office, report says
Two "rogue" workers in a southern Ohio government office were the ones principally responsible for the IRS's overly aggressive handling of conservative groups' tax applications over the last two years, the agency's chief reportedly said Wednesday.
Mailbox bombing suspect to be mentally re-evaluated
A federal judge in Iowa said he will order a new competency hearing to determine whether a former college student, accused of planting bombs in rural Midwest mailboxes in 2002, is mentally fit to stand trial.
Stem cells recovered from cloned human embryos
Scientists have recovered stem cells from cloned human embryos, a longstanding goal that might lead to new treatments for such illnesses as Parkinson's disease and diabetes.
LA apartment complex evacuated after explosives found
A residential complex was evacuated on Wednesday after Los Angeles police arrested a man who had explosive materials inside his car, and potential explosive devices inside his apartment.
Family drama adds intrigue to Illinois governor's race
Politics has long been a family business in Illinois. But the family drama shaping up around the next governor's race is adding a new layer of intrigue at the state Capitol.
Attorneys in theater shooting trial disagree on clarity of laws
Prosecutors in the Colorado theater shootings said Wednesday that laws on insanity and the death penalty are constitutional -- and they don't need any of the explanations requested by the defense.
Only abortion clinic in Mississippi fights to stay open
Mississippi's only abortion clinic cannot meet the mandates of a 2012 state law, and the governor wants to shut it down. But the Jackson Women's Health Organization is not quietly retreating.
Justice Dept. chief has lot to answer for on Capitol Hill
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said Wednesday that a serious national security leak made it necessary for the Justice Department to secretly gather telephone records from The Associated Press.
NASA's planet-hunting spacecraft broken, maybe for good
NASA said Wednesday the Kepler spacecraft -- which searches for planets outside of our solar system -- lost the second of four wheels that control the telescope's orientation in space.
Soccer fan killed during Brazil trek posted video before dying
A man who was killed while attempting to dribble a soccer ball from Seattle to Brazil made a video showing him smiling and appearing happy on an Oregon beach, shortly before his death.
Delegate pushes bill that could make Puerto Rico 51st state
Puerto Rico's representative in Congress is seeking an unprecedented yes-or-no vote on whether the island should become the 51st state -- a measure that is riling many in the U.S. territory.
Woman who killed boyfriend could face death penalty
Jodi Arias has said she would rather die than spend the rest of her life behind bars -- and now, the jury who convicted her of murder will have a chance to weigh in on that.
Cleveland kidnap suspect getting bad rap in media, lawyers say
Attorneys for a Cleveland man accused of keeping three women in captivity for about a decade said Wednesday that Ariel Castro does not seem like the monster he is portrayed to be in the media.
Wisconsin wildfire eats 8,700 acres, destroys 17 homes
Firefighters worked to contain a smoky wildfire in northwestern Wisconsin on Wednesday that has consumed 8,700 acres, destroyed nearly 50 structures and forced dozens from their homes.
California hikers won't have to repay rescue costs
Two mountain hikers who became lost for days in the Southern California wilderness will not be charged the $160,000 it took to find them -- despite the fact that one of them faces a drug charge related to the incident, officials said.
Teens going to prom stop to assist crash victims
A group of 20 Florida high school seniors -- who were traveling by limousine to to their prom at a beach-side hotel -- stopped to help victims of a car crash along the way, authorities said.
First tropical depression of Pacific season forms
Forecasters say the first tropical depression of the Pacific hurricane season, which had maximum sustained winds of about 35 mph, has formed off the coast of Mexico.
Paramedic in court for allegedly possessing bomb materials
A former first-responder in the Central Texas town devastated by a deadly fertilizer plant explosion last month is due in court Wednesday on allegations that he possessed materials for a pipe bomb.
Attorney General under scrutiny over IRS scandal
The targeting of conservative groups by the IRS is among the issues which Attorney General Eric Holder is certain to face questions about on Wednesday from a House committee.
Woman shoots family, kills two children, police say
Authorities said a woman has been charged with fatally shooting her two young children and wounding her husband early Tuesday in a home in northwestern South Carolina.
Holmes prosecution lists 3,500 potential witnesses
Court documents on Tuesday revealed that prosecutors in the Colorado theater shootings have listed about 3,500 potential witnesses they could call during the trial of defendant James Holmes.
Boxer pleads to disorderly conduct in NYC gun case
A boxer who was arrested at New York's Kennedy Airport on gun charges has pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct. In return, he must pay a fine and perform community service.
Results of Texas plant blast investigation coming Thursday
State and federal agents this week will release the findings of an investigation into a deadly explosion at a Texas fertilizer plant last month -- which killed 14 people and injured more than 100 others.
Abortion doctor gives up appeal to avoid death penalty
A Philadelphia abortion doctor convicted of killing three babies who were born alive has agreed to give up his right to an appeal -- and in return, he will be spared a potential death penalty.
Philly mother convicted in baby's starvation death
A jury on Tuesday convicted a woman -- who is mother to six children -- of involuntary manslaughter in the starvation death of her infant at a Philadelphia homeless shelter.
Judge cuts $240M award down to $1.6M for abused workers
A federal judge has slashed a landmark $240 million award to just $1.6 million -- for 32 mentally disabled workers who suffered years of abuse by their caretakers, officials said Tuesday.
Republican chairman says AG Holder should resign
The chairman of the Republican National Committee said Tuesday that Attorney General Eric Holder should resign over the Justice Department's decision to secretly obtain telephone records of reporters and editors for The Associated Press.
Nearly 90 charged in Medicare fraud busts across US
Nearly 100 people, including 14 doctors and nurses, are being charged for their roles in separate Medicare scams that billed the taxpayer-funded program for roughly $223 million in bogus charges spanning across eight cities.
AP phone records seizure due to 'grave' security leak, DOJ says
Attorney General Eric Holder said he played no direct role in the secret review of Associated Press phone records, but noted that it was part of an investigation into what he called a grave national security leak.
Criminal charges possible in IRS targeting case
The people at the IRS who made sure that conservative groups got an extra-hard look at their applications for tax-exempt status may be looking at criminal charges.
Six accused of embezzling millions from SF schools
Six current and former San Francisco school district employees are facing charges that they embezzled roughly $15 million in grant money from the district, officials said Tuesday.
Officials estimate Powerball jackpot at $360M
In just a few short weeks, the Powerball jackpot has ballooned to an estimated $360 million, making it the third largest Powerball jackpot and the seventh largest lottery jackpot ever.
Attorney General orders investigation into IRS scandal
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said Tuesday that he has ordered a Justice Department investigation into the Internal Revenue Service's targeting of conservative groups for extra tax scrutiny.
A look at how Russia, US still spy on each other
Russian spies still operate in the U.S. and American spies operate in Russia, whose security services claim they've caught a CIA official trying to recruit a Russian agent. Here are some other cases of apparent spying between the old rivals.
Man called prime US pirate catch appeals conviction
A federal appeals court in Virginia is weighing the conviction of a Somali man called the biggest U.S. catch in the international war on piracy in waters off Africa.
Drunk student left at hospital with Post-it note
An Arizona State University student who passed out from drinking tequila was left in wheelchair in a hospital lobby, with a Post-it note attached to tell doctors that he'd participated in a drinking competition.
Experts debate whether shouts on 911 call are Trayvon Martin's
Audio experts disagree on whether screams for help captured on 911 calls are those of murder defendant George Zimmerman, or those of shooting victim Trayvon Martin.
OJ Simpson back in court for ruling on '08 conviction
O.J. Simpson was back in a Las Vegas courtroom on Tuesday for day two of a hearing dissecting his former lawyer's representation in his 2008 robbery-kidnapping conviction.
Two fighting bald eagles crash to ground at Minnesota airport
Minnesota conservation authorities said Tuesday that two adult bald eagles imbedded their talons in each other and couldn't separate before they crashed onto the concrete at a Minnesota airport.
Leaders want IRS workers behind targeting scheme fired
Two Republican governors are urging President Barack Obama to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate the Internal Revenue Service's admission that it targeted conservative political groups.
Officer was overwhelmed by Cleveland captivity scene
One of the first officers at the scene where three women were held captive in a Cleveland house for about a decade said Tuesday the emotion of the moment was overwhelming.
Temple shooter used Internet to further beliefs
Federal court documents show the man who killed six people at the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin was actively using the Internet to become increasingly radical in his white supremacist beliefs in the months before the shooting.
Philly abortion doctor guilty of first-degree murder
A Philadelphia doctor accused of performing illegal, late-term abortions in a filthy clinic has been found guilty of first-degree murder in the deaths of three babies born alive -- but he was acquitted in the death of a fourth baby.
Convicted killer Arias back in jail after suicide watch
Convicted murderer Jodi Arias has been transferred back to a Phoenix jail after spending the weekend on suicide watch at another facility, officials said.
British PM visits Boston to discuss marathon bombing
British Prime Minister David Cameron is meeting with Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick to offer his condolences and discuss lessons that can be learned from the deadly Boston Marathon bombing.
Popular psychologist Joyce Brothers dies at 85
Popular psychologist, columnist, and television and film personality Joyce Brothers died on Monday in New York City at the age of 85, her publicist announced.
Justice Dept. gets AP phone records in 'unprecedented intrusion'
The U.S. Justice Department has secretly obtained two months of telephone records made by journalists for The Associated Press, in what AP's top executive said is an "unprecedented intrusion" into news gathering.
GOP pushes Libya probe, Obama rejects talk of a cover-up
Republicans are pushing ahead with their investigations of the deadly assault on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Libya last year -- even as President Barack Obama rejects charges of a cover-up.
Bed rest may aggravate troubled pregnancies, study finds
New research is raising fresh concern that an age-old treatment for troubled pregnancies — bed rest — doesn't seem to prevent premature birth, and might even aggravate that risk.
Gunman opens fire in Cincinnati during fight; four wounded
Five people were wounded on Monday afternoon -- four of them by gunfire -- when a fight escalated in downtown Cincinnati, authorities said.
Newspaper deliveryman shoots attacker during route
A newspaper deliveryman in central Florida shot and wounded a man early one morning over the weekend, after the man allegedly jumped from his vehicle and began firing at the employee along his route, authorities said.
Dogs join California hunt for triple homicide suspect
Authorities hunting for a Northern California fugitive wanted in the killing of his wife and two young daughters have brought in dogs trained to search for human cadavers.
Explosions, fire reported at West Virginia gas plant
Emergency officials said Monday afternoon that crews are responding to reports of explosions and a fire at an industrial site in West Virginia.
Choreographer says Jackson seemed happy before death
An associate choreographer, who worked on Michael Jackson's planned series of comeback concerts in 2009, told a jury Monday that she never saw any indications that the singer was deathly ill.
Ex-yeshiva teacher confesses sex assault of boy
A former yeshiva teacher pleaded guilty on Monday to charges that he sexually assaulted a 12-year-old boy, who he met while working as a counselor for a camp run by a religious school in New Jersey, authorities said.
Cleveland suspect has list of prior complaints, records show
Records have revealed that the man charged with holding three women captive for a decade in Cleveland had previously been accused of threatening his neighbors, attacking his wife, and committing violations during his employment as a school bus driver.
Man stole grandma's electric wheelchair, police say
Investigators said that they arrested a South Carolina man on Monday, who is accused of stealing money from his grandmother -- along with her electric wheelchair.
Saudi man traveling with pressure cooker arrested
Federal agents said Monday that a Saudi national was arrested at Detroit Metropolitan Airport after lying about why he was traveling with a pressure cooker.
Boy dies after being run over by Texas school bus
An 11-year-old boy died on Monday after being run over by a school bus traveling its morning route in northern Texas, authorities said.
Brown student critical after punch to the head
Police said Monday a 21-year-old Brown University student is in critical condition after being punched in the head in what appeared to be an unprovoked assault on the Rhode Island campus.
Cleveland suspect's brothers sorry for victims' ordeals
Two brothers of the Cleveland man who police say held three women captive in his house for years say their brother is a "monster," and expressed sympathy for the women who allegedly endured a decade of repeated assault and rape.
Sun ignites most powerful solar flare so far this year
A powerful solar flare on Sunday erupted on a side of the sun that was not facing the Earth -- sparing the planet from radiation, but briefly disrupting high-frequency radio signals, officials said.
Theater shooting suspect asks judge for insanity plea
The man accused of opening fire inside a Colorado movie theater last summer asked a judge Monday to change his plea from 'not guilty' -- to 'not guilty by reason of insanity.'
Gunman who shot 19 in Mother's Day crowd still at large
New Orleans authorities are making every effort possible to track down the person or persons responsible for opening fire into a crowd -- and wounding nearly two dozen people -- during the city's Mother's Day parade on Sunday, officials said.
Youths jailed after beating man with skateboards
Southern California authorities said Monday that four youngsters might face attempted murder charges after they beat and critically injured a man with their skateboards.
Wall erected around women's captive home in Cleveland
An imposing, 10-foot privacy fence has been erected around the home of a Cleveland rape and kidnapping suspect charged with holding three women captive for about a decade.
IRS' targeting of conservatives 'outrageous', Obama says
The U.S. Senate Finance Committee will investigate the IRS' targeting of conservative political groups, joining a growing list of congressional panels looking into the matter, officials said Monday.
NJ trooper sentenced for high-speed escort
A judge on Monday sentenced a New Jersey state trooper -- who led a high-speed escort of luxury sports cars to Atlantic City -- to one year of probation.
Pakistan expels NY Times reporter before elections
The New York Times says Pakistan has expelled its Islamabad bureau chief on the eve of national elections, accusing him of unspecified "undesirable activities."
Man attacked by gator during police chase describes fight
The man attacked by an alligator after fleeing police in Florida this week said Friday that he ran into a fight for his life with the reptile.
Greenhouse gas at highest levels in two million years
Levels of heat-trapping carbon dioxide in the air have hit a milestone of 400 parts per million -- which is the highest they have been in about two million years, one expert said Friday.
Think tank official resigns amid immigrant IQ remark
A co-author of a disputed Heritage Foundation report on a new immigration bill has resigned amid controversy over claims he made about immigrants having low intelligence levels.
Infant, teen killed in mother's street-racing crash
Georgia State Patrol officials said Friday that a baby and a teenager were killed in an early morning street racing crash, that the infant's mother was participating in on a highway outside of Atlanta.
Task force mulls options for Sandy Hook school's future
A task force of election officials is expected to make a recommendation on Friday night regarding the future of the Newtown, Conn., elementary school where 20 first-graders and six educators were shot to death in December.
Man demolishes two homes with bulldozer-type machine
Neighbors said Friday that a man went on a rampage with a bulldozer-like piece of logging machinery on Washington's Olympic Peninsula, destroying two homes and knocking out power to thousands of people.
New Rutgers coach didn't graduate, despite bio's claims
Rutgers University's official biography of new head basketball coach Eddie Jordan states he graduated from the university in 1977 -- despite the fact that he, in fact, never graduated from the New Jersey college.
Grandson of Malcolm X dies in Mexico, US officials say
U.S. officials said on Friday that Malcolm Shabazz, the 28-year-old grandson of turbulent 1960s political activist Malcolm X, has died in Mexico.
FDA denies request to block generic painkiller
In a surprise move, federal health regulators have denied a request by Endo Health Solutions to block generic versions of its painkiller Opana ER, which the company argued can be more easily abused than its branded product.
Global $45M cyber bank heist 'ingenious', experts say
A bloodless bank heist that netted more than $45 million has left even cybercrime experts impressed by the technical sophistication, if not the virtue, of the con artists who pulled off the remarkable crime.
Quarter-ton of crab meat dumped on Utah freeway
About 75,000 pounds of frozen crab meat spilled out of a truck heading away from Salt Lake City on Friday morning, authorities said.
Burial saga for Boston suspect could continue, officials say
Officials in Virginia will examine whether all laws were followed in burying Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev there. If not, officials said Friday they could seek to have his body moved elsewhere.
Cleveland suspect liked to scare people, relatives say
Ariel Castro, the man accused of imprisoning three women at his home in Cleveland, kept a life-size mannequin in the house and liked to use it to scare people.
Movie theater apologizes for stunt with fake guns
Operators of a Missouri movie theater are apologizing for a stunt in which an actor dressed in black, wearing body armor and carrying a fake rifle walked into the movie house.
Suspect arrested in year-old Brooklyn rape case
The NYPD has arrested a 21-year-old man for allegedly raping a woman after threatening her with a gun at a bus stop, authorities said Friday.
Inmates charged in case of bizarre jail videos
Indictments have been filed against more than a dozen inmates in connection with videos showing prisoners brazenly using drugs, drinking beer and flashing a loaded gun in a New Orleans jail.
Police arrest paramedic who responded to Texas plant blast
A paramedic who helped evacuate people on the night of the deadly fertilizer plant explosion in Texas has been arrested and charged with possessing a destructive device, authorities said Friday.
Oakland PD lacks accountability, former LAPD chief says
A report by former Los Angeles police chief Bill Bratton said Friday that high-ranking Oakland police officers are not being held properly accountable for the crimes occurring in the areas they oversee.
New World Trade Center 'Freedom Tower' reaches full height
After 11 years, seven months and 29 days conspicuously absent, the main World Trade Center tower finally returned to the New York City skyline on Friday as it reached its permanent height surpassing 1,700-feet.
Man who stripped at Portland airport expects fine from TSA
A man who stripped naked during a security check last year at Portland International Airport said Friday he expects the Transportation Security Administration to uphold its $1,000 fine at a hearing next week.
Prince Harry pays tribute to US war dead
Britain's Prince Harry paid tribute to the United States' war dead at Arlington National Cemetery on Friday -- the resting place of many who died in the Afghanistan and Iraq wars.
Boston bombing suspect buried in Virginia, family says
The Boston Marathon bombing suspect who was killed in a gunbattle with authorities just a few days after the explosions has been buried in Virginia, family members said Friday.
Jury deliberates Philadelphia murder, abortion case
A Philadelphia jury went back to work on Friday deliberating murder and illegal abortion charges involving a veteran doctor, who allegedly killed babies born during late-term abortions.
No remains found at Cleveland home, suspect fathered child
The FBI said Friday that it did not recover human remains in its search of the Cleveland house where three women were held captive for a decade.
Conspirators in terror beheading case to be sentenced
Two defendants who pleaded guilty to plotting to hire a hit man to behead federal informants from a domestic terrorism trial in North Carolina are set to be sentenced.
Authorities launch criminal case into Texas plant blast
Texas law enforcement officials are launching a criminal investigation into last month's deadly fertilizer plant explosion, authorities said Friday.
Disturbing details emerge about Cleveland women's captivity
More details have emerged about the captivity experienced by three women in a Cleveland home for about a decade -- including disturbing details about repeated pregnancies that resulted from alleged rapes.
Cleveland suspect's ex-relatives describe abusive behavior
Former relatives of a man accused of holding three women captive for a decade in his Cleveland home -- and beating and raping the women -- say he terrorized the mother of his children, abusing her and locking her inside.
Lawmakers go undercover in NY corruption probe
New York lawmakers are eyeing each other, watching every word they say and making only half-joking suggestions that they should start every meeting with a mutual pat-down.
Racetrack owner found guilty of laundering drug money
A man connected to one of the most powerful drug cartels in Mexico was found guilty Thursday on money laundering charges, for buying racehorses to hide illegal drug profits.
Trayvon Martin gunman wants jurors isolated during trial
The neighborhood watch volunteer charged with shooting 17-year-old Trayvon Martin to death wants the jury at his trial to be sequestered, and for panelists to be able to inspect the crime scene.
Boat capsizes in San Francisco Bay prepping for America's Cup
A 72-foot-long Swedish sailboat carrying 12 people capsized in the San Francisco Bay on Thursday while practicing for the upcoming America's Cup, officials said.
Jacob, Sophia top list of most popular American baby names
The most popular baby names in the U.S. in 2012 were hardly a surprise. The most popular boy name has been at the top of the list for nearly 15 years, while the most common girl name is also a repeat champion.
SWAT hunt for triple-murder suspect like 'warfare', official says
A sheriff's official said Thursday that the search for an ex-convict and triple-murder suspect, who allegedly killed his wife and two young daughters, is like warfare.
Boston bombing suspect finally buried at unidentified location
After days of unsuccessful attempts by family members to bury Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev, the Chechnya-born man has finally been laid to rest in Massachusetts, officials said Thursday.
Montana university revises sex assault policies after probe
Federal officials said Thursday they have reached agreements with the University of Montana after a year-long investigation into reports of mishandled sexual assault cases on campus.
Suspicious item triggers evacuation at Miami airport
A portion of Miami International Airport was evacuated on Thursday afternoon after police were notified of a suspicious package in one of the concourses, authorities said.
Boston victims ask to be allowed to run 2014 marathon
Runners who couldn't complete this year's Boston Marathon, because of the bombs that exploded at the finish line, have created an online petition asking organizers to let them into next year's race.
Cleveland kidnapping suspect held on $8M bond, brothers released
The main suspect in the kidnapping of three Cleveland women, who were ultimately rescued on Monday, remains in police custody -- but his two brothers, who were also arrested in the case, have been released.
African man charged in NYC terror cell plot
An African man has been arrested in New York City and accused of trying to remain in the U.S. illegally to build a terrorism cell, authorities said Thursday.
Girl wounded in Boston bombing has 11th surgery
The younger sister of the 8-year-old boy killed in the Boston Marathon bombings has undergone what her family calls a "milestone" 11th operation on her left leg, which she lost below the knee.
BLM preventing job creation in California, oil officials say
Oil industry associations have accused federal land managers of blocking new energy development in California by postponing all oil and gas lease auctions until October.
Man attacked by alligator while fleeing deputies
A Florida man, who was fleeing from deputies during a routine traffic stop, ran from the law and straight into an alligator's jaws, authorities said Thursday.
Death penalty sought for 'pimp' in Vegas Strip shooting death
Nevada prosecutors have decided to seek the death penalty for a self-described "pimp" accused in a shooting and fiery crash that killed three people on the Las Vegas Strip earlier this year.
Missing Cleveland women were repeatedly raped, officials say
A prosecutor in Cleveland said Thursday the three women who were missing for about a decade until they were found Monday had been beaten repeatedly and sexually assaulted.
Boston PD didn't know of warnings, burial agreement reached
Boston police were never told that the FBI had received warnings from Russian authorities about Tamerlan Tsarnaev -- one of the two suspected Boston Marathon bombers, officials said Thursday.
Arrest made in Kansas deaths, baby presumed dead
Police in eastern Kansas have arrested a 27-year-old man in the deaths of three people at a rural farm home, authorities said Thursday.
Carolina woman strangles elderly husband, police say
A 61-year-old woman has been charged with murder after strangling her elderly husband at their home in North Carolina, authorities said Thursday.
Military officers relieved of command in training accident
Three Marine Corps officers at North Carolina's Camp Lejeune have been relieved of their command nearly two months after a training accident that killed seven Marines in Nevada.
Ohio suspect's daughter 'sorry' to victim, friend
The daughter of Ohio kidnapping and rape suspect Ariel Castro says she's embarrassed and devastated by her father's alleged actions.
FAA to staff 72 airport control towers at night
The Federal Aviation Administration said Wednesday it will keep 72 airport towers open, as well as other control facilities that were slated to close overnight as the result of spending cuts imposed by Congress.
Syria's future cannot include Assad, White House says
The White House on Wednesday said the U.S. doesn't include current president Bashar Assad in Syria's future, but added that it's up to opposition forces to decide which elements of Assad's regime might stay.
African-American voter turnout surpassed Caucasians in '12
New census data showed on Wednesday that, for the first time in history, African-Americans turned out to vote in 2012 at higher rates than Caucasians did.
Triple-murder suspect at large in northern California
Police are looking for a man suspected of a triple homicide at his home in rural Northern California, authorities said Wednesday.
Majority Leader wants bill on military sexual assault
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says he wants legislation that would strip military officers of the ability to overturn convictions for sexual assault.
Prosecutors press forward in airman sex assault case
Prosecutors in Virginia plan to retain jurisdiction in the sexual battery case against an Air Force officer who had previously led the branch's sexual assault response unit.
Guilty verdict returned in case of woman who killed boyfriend
An Arizona jury on Wednesday convicted 33-year-old Jodi Arias -- who police said brutally killed her boyfriend in a jealous rage five years ago -- on a first-degree murder charge.
Ohio police eye another missing girl case in Cleveland
Law enforcement officials in Cleveland are investigating another missing person case in the same neighborhood where three women were rescued this week, after being held captive for a decade.
Names revealed of nine people secretly recorded in scandal
A federal judge has released the names of nine people, including six state senators and New York City councilman, who were secretly recorded by a former New York state senator embroiled in a corruption scandal.
Impostor found in cockpit of Philadelphia plane 'guilty'
A French man accused of having gained access to the cockpit of a plane at Philadelphia International Airport by impersonating an employee of another airline has pleaded guilty to a fraud count.
Families of rescued Cleveland women ask for privacy
The aunt of one of three women held captive for about a decade in Cleveland is thanking police for their help, and the final of the three rescued women was released from the hospital in good condition.
NM legislators receive pensions, but no salary
New Mexico is the only state in the nation where legislators don't receive a salary, but collect a pension -- a unique and generous program that has raised questions as lawmakers trim benefits for some government workers.
Man gets 14 year prison term in Arizona cartel beheading
A man was sentenced to 14 years in prison on Wednesday for his murder conviction in the 2010 beheading of a man in Arizona who police say had stolen drugs from a Mexican drug cartel.
Dancer gave warnings over Michael Jackson's health
A performer who worked with Michael Jackson said Wednesday she expressed concerns about the singer's health as he prepared for a series of planned comeback concerts in 2009.
Case mounts against men accused of holding women captive
Three women held captive for a decade at a run-down Cleveland house were apparently bound with ropes and chains, police said Wednesday -- as investigators built a case against the three brothers under arrest.
Lawsuit against theater suspect's psychiatrist on hold
A lawsuit against a psychiatrist who treated Colorado theater shooting suspect James Holmes has been put on hold to avoid conflicts with the criminal case against him.
Scratch-and-sniff cards fuel natural gas scare
Scratch-and-sniff cards an energy company recently sent to customers -- to teach them to recognize the artificial smell added to natural gas -- fueled a gas leak scare in Montana.
Judge rules for cheerleaders in Bible banner suit
A judge has ruled that cheerleaders at a Southeast Texas high school are allowed to display banners emblazoned with Bible verses at football games.
Woman held captive since 2002 welcomed home
Balloons and welcome-home signs covered the front of Amanda Berry's family's home in Cleveland on Wednesday -- two days after she was rescued after more than a decade in captivity.
Cleveland police say captive women in 'very good' condition
Cleveland's police chief said the three women held captive in a house for nearly a decade were restrained with ropes and chains and allowed out into the back yard occasionally.
Burial plans fall through for Boston bombing suspect
Authorities near Boston said they have been reluctantly dragged into the efforts to find a burial plot for dead Boston Marathon suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev.
Ropes and chains found in captive home of missing women
Investigators have found ropes and chains inside the house where three women were found alive after being missing for a decade, authorities said Wednesday.
Police arrest suspect in 40-year-old Arizona murder case
Investigators in Arizona have arrested a man suspected of killing a woman in Arizona nearly 40 years ago, authorities said Wednesday.
Three-year-old boy kills self with uncle's gun
A 3-year-old Florida boy died after shooting himself with a gun he found in his uncle's backpack, authorities said Wednesday.
Arizona climber found dead, covered with bee stings
An mountain climber was found dead, hanging from a southern Arizona cliff in his hanging gear and covered with bee stings, authorities said Wednesday.
Three bodies found on Kansas farm, police say
Police are waiting to learn whether one of the three bodies found on a rural Kansas property is a young mother who was reported missing with her daughter.
Colorado theater shooting suspect seeks insanity plea
Lawyers for the man accused of killing 12 people and injuring 70 in a Colorado movie theater said on Tuesday that he wants to change his plea from not guilty, to not guilty by reason of insanity.
Families celebrate return of women rescued in Cleveland
A sign read "Welcome Home" at the house Gina DeJesus' parents. She is one of the three women who had been missing for about a decade, and were finally found late Monday at a home in downtown Cleveland.
Sexual perpetrators in military betraying their uniform, Obama says
President Barack Obama said Tuesday that military personnel who engage in sexual assault are betraying the uniform they are wearing, and urged the Pentagon to take action to prevent future incidents.
Gov't says VA dysfunctional in building hospitals
Government auditors say the construction of four veterans' medical centers is taking, on average, about three years longer to complete than estimated -- and cost more than $350 million more than planned.
US, Russia pledge teamwork on Syria peace plan
Russia and the United States pledged on Tuesday to push the Assad regime and rebels in Syria into talks on a political transition -- as the Syrian leader issued his first remarks on an Israeli strike over the weekend.
Dow finishes above 15,000 for first time in history
The Dow Jones industrial average punched through another milestone on Tuesday afternoon -- its first ever close above the 15,000-mark.
SpaceX signs lease to test rockets at US spaceport
Gov. Susana Martinez announced Tuesday that Elon Musk's Space Exploration Technologies, or SpaceX, has agreed to a three-year lease to do testing of its "Grasshopper" reusable rocket in New Mexico.
Military sex assault victims still hesitant to speak out
Thousands of victims of sexual assaults in the military are still unwilling to come forward -- despite a slew of oversight and assistance programs, government statistics revealed Tuesday.
San Francisco airport won't be renamed after Harvey Milk
San Francisco International Airport is not going to be renamed after slain gay rights leader and former city supervisor Harvey Milk, a city official said Tuesday.
Mississippi Supreme Court blocks scheduled execution
The Mississippi Supreme Court has indefinitely delayed Tuesday evening's scheduled execution of an inmate convicted of the 1992 slayings of two college students.
US military death toll in Afghanistan at over 2,000
As of Tuesday, at least 2,083 members of the U.S. military had died in Afghanistan as a result of the U.S.-led invasion of Afghanistan in late 2001, according to an Associated Press count.
Girls kidnapped a decade ago found safe in Cleveland
A decade in captivity in Ohio is over for three women, who disappeared separately when they were in their teens or early 20s -- as authorities said Tuesday they have been found safe, and are now grown women.
After over 40 years, Arkansas wants fugitive back
Arkansas has abruptly renewed its efforts to bring back to prison a convicted murderer who escaped from prison more than 40 years ago, and has since been living in the plain sight of authorities.
Texas search firm seeks $100K from Casey Anthony
A Texas search and rescue organization involved in the search for 2-year-old Caylee Anthony says her mother, Casey, owes it more than $100,000 in expenses.
Discovery of Ohio women recalls past abduction cases
The discovery of three women in a suburban Cleveland home who all had gone missing separately about a decade ago brings to mind cases of abductions elsewhere.
Smart expresses joy for Cleveland women's rescue
Former abductee Elizabeth Smart said Tuesday that she is overjoyed to hear about the happy ending for the three Cleveland women who escaped Monday after being missing for a decade.
Feds investigate Molotov cocktail thrown into Utah church
Federal officials in Utah are investigating an incident in which a Molotov cocktail was thrown through the window of a church north of Salt Lake City over the weekend.
A week in, jury weighs abortion clinic deaths
It's been a week since jurors in Philadelphia began weighing charges against a doctor accused of killing four live babies and a patient at his abortion clinic.
9/11 attacks cited in new NY courthouse security plan
Authorities repeatedly cited the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks as they announced a $10 million security improvement to Manhattan's newest federal courthouse.
Couple accused of zip-tying, harming 4-year-old girl
North Carolina authorities are accusing a couple of using zip ties to bind their 4-year-old daughter's wrists and ankles to a baby gate, and severely abusing her.
Voice testimony questioned in Trayvon Martin case
Former neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman is questioning the expected use of a voice recognition expert at his murder trial next month, his attorney said Monday.
Two survivors of Bay Area limo fire still critical
Two people who survived the deadly fire in a stretch limousine over the weekend near San Francisco are still hospitalized in critical condition, officials said Monday.
Airman who led sex assault unit charged in groping
An Air Force officer who led the branch's Sexual Assault Prevention and Response unit has been charged with groping a woman in a parking lot, officials said Monday.
Judge grants release of Boston suspect's associate
A judge has agreed to release a friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev from federal custody while he awaits trial for allegedly lying to federal investigators.
Woman accused of faking rape now faces fraud
An eastern Michigan woman who raised money by telling people she had cancer has been charged with fraud, just days after being charged with making a false report of rape.
Feds add bigger, faster planes to wildfire fleet
The U.S. Forest Service is gearing up for a tough wildfire season by adding to its large air tanker fleet seven planes that fly faster and will drop a bigger payload of fire retardant than in the past.
Jury continues deliberations in Jodi Arias trial
A Phoenix jury is on its second day of deliberations in the trial of Jodi Arias, who is accused of murdering her one-time boyfriend in Arizona.
Elderly woman missing after arrival at DC airport
An 83-year-old woman remains missing after arriving at a Washington, D.C. airport on a flight from Barbados on Friday evening, and then promptly dropped from sight, authorities said.
Chinese waging cyberattacks against US, Pentagon says
The Pentagon for the first time is officially accusing the Chinese government and military with conducting computer-based attacks against the U.S., including efforts to steal information from federal agencies.
Migraine drugs may impact child intelligence
Health officials are warning doctors and potential mothers that certain medications used to treat migraine headaches can impact children's intelligence if taken while their mothers are pregnant.
US says Syrian president behind possible chemical attack
The White House said Monday it's highly probable that Syrian President Bashar Assad's regime -- not the rebel opposition -- was behind possible chemical weapons use in Syria.
Man who dealt with death faces sentence of life
David Wayne Sconce's past life as a mortician has come back to haunt him decades after he gained notoriety for stealing body parts and plotting to kill a rival in the funeral business.
Sculptures mark emergency pickup points in New Orleans
More than a dozen sculptures that will be used to mark points around New Orleans, where people can be picked up in the event of an emergency hurricane evacuation, are arriving in the city.
Boston man wants marathon suspect's body sent to Russia
A Massachusetts community activist plans to start a campaign to raise money to send the body of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev back to Russia to be buried.
Three resign from NJ church over priest scandal
The pastor of a New Jersey church, who allowed a priest barred by law enforcement from working with children to go on youth retreats, has resigned -- along with two others, officials said.
Man threatened to eat police officer, authorities say
A central Kentucky man claimed to be a cannibal and threatened to eat a police officer who attempted to arrest him, authorities said.
Penn. man charged with abducting, raping 6-year-old boy
A western Pennsylvania man has been arrested after he allegedly abducted and raped a six-year-old boy over the weekend, authorities said Monday.
Immigration bill will cost $6.3T, opposition group says
The Republican-led Heritage Foundation is claiming in a new report that bipartisan immigration legislation pending in the Senate would cost taxpayers $6.3 trillion.
Enough proof to convict, Casey Anthony judge says
The judge who presided over the trial of Casey Anthony says he believes there was enough evidence to convict the Florida mother, who was instead acquitted of murdering her 2-year-old daughter in 2011.
Terror attack 'disrupted' after home search, FBI says
The FBI on Monday said that it believes "a terror attack was disrupted" when authorities raided a western Minnesota mobile home, and found multiple guerilla-type weapons.
Five die after limousine fire on Bay Area bridge
Five people were killed on Saturday during a limousine fire that broke out on a bridge in the San Francisco bay area, authorities said.
Experts warn about donation drives after bombing
The details of the Boston Marathon bombings were still fuzzy when initial fundraising efforts first ramped up to help its victims. However, experts are warning people to beware of scammers.
White House 'horrified' at reports of Syria killings
The White House said on Sunday that it is "horrified" by reports that more than 100 people were executed Thursday in a western Syrian town -- under the direction of President Assad's regime.
New bill could set off oil and gas rush in Illinois
Southern Illinois residents are bracing for change, as the state Legislature considers a regulatory bill that could set off a rush to drill for oil and gas there.
Boston suspect's family cannot find burial site
The uncle of the Boston Marathon bombing suspect who was killed in a gun battle with police has arrived in Massachusetts to arrange for his burial.
Wet weather helping douse southern California wildfire
The cool, moist air that helped firefighters battle a wildfire in Southern California on Saturday is hanging around, and forecasters say the area could even get some more help from rain on Sunday.
Ex-Indy governor, HHS head Bowen dies at 95
Former U.S. Health and Human Service Secretary Otis R. Bowen -- who helped promote same sex practices in the early years of the AIDS crisis as the top federal health official -- died Saturday at the age of 95.
NJ hospitals improving in patient safety, study says
A new study has found that New Jersey hospitals are doing a better job of preventing infections, falls and re-admissions -- based on a review of more than 60 hospitals in the area.
Jeweler, Costo face off in NY over "Tiffany" rings
A federal judge in New York has asked big-box wholesaler Costco and little-blue-box jeweler Tiffany & Co. to try and settle a multimillion dollar trademark dispute.
NRA urges members to never surrender guns
The National Rifle Association is imploring members to never surrender their weapons in the wake of recent gun control efforts that he said will "destroy us and every ounce of our freedom."
Philly abortion murder trial has national impact
For weeks, jurors in Philadelphia heard grim testimony about deaths at an inner-city abortion clinic -- which has reverberated far beyond the courtroom, changing the tone of the national debate on abortion.
Southern California wildfire 30 percent contained
Fire officials say crew have a huge wildfire burning west of Los Angeles about 30 percent contained, and the weather is helping.
Feds pressure widow and pals in bomb case, sources say
Legal experts say authorities are placing intense pressure on the widow of one Boston Marathon bomber and three detained friends of the other to cooperate in the ongoing investigation.
Leaders exploiting tragedy of shootings, Palin says
Former Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin says recent mass shootings have prompted leaders in Washington, D.C., to exploit tragedy in order to limit the freedoms of law-abiding people.
Teen mother upset picture with son cut from yearbook
A North Carolina teenager said Friday school officials pulled a picture of her and her son from the high school yearbook, after telling her it promoted teen pregnancy.
Illinois murder suspect motivated by custody dispute
Illinois State Police investigators have determined that a man who they say shot dead five family members at their home in central Illinois was motivated by his anger over a custody dispute.
Former US senator says gun rights 'come from God'
Former Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum on Friday praised the National Rifle Association as "warriors" who are defending the U.S. Constitution.
Nightfall suspends search for crew of US plane crash
The search for three crew members of an American military plane that crashed in Asia has been suspended for the night, due to the onset of darkness, authorities said Friday.
Exploded Texas plant targeted by thieves in past
A Texas fertilizer plant that exploded last month, killing 14 people, had previously been a target of burglars -- with many trying to steal a chemical that can be used both as fertilizer and to manufacture methamphetamine, records showed Friday.
Fire shuts down Labor Department building in DC
An overnight fire at the U.S. Labor Department's headquarters in Washington, D.C. shut the building down for most employees, authorities said Friday.
US names experienced diplomat as new Afghan envoy
The Obama administration has tapped a veteran American diplomat to be the new U.S. special representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan.
Boston bombers may have targeted July 4, officials say
Investigators on Friday said that suspects Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev's original bombing plans may not have included the Boston Marathon on April 15, but rather somewhere else on Independence Day -- July 4.
South Carolina budget says no junk food for governor
Lawmakers in South Carolina have inserted a clause in the 2013-14 budget plan that would prohibit the state's governor from buying junk food with public money -- as a response to efforts to fight obesity.
White House revises spending cuts to find more money
The White House budget office is recalculating how to apply automatic spending cuts for a handful of agencies, freeing up almost $4 billion for the Pentagon and another $1 billion or so for homeland security and NASA.
Senator says gov't should focus on prosecuting gun crimes
A U.S. senator said on Friday that the federal government should focus its efforts into prosecuting criminals who illegally buy guns -- rather than trying to pass newer, tighter gun control laws.
Air Force 'WaveRider' aircraft flies at hypersonic speeds
An experimental unmanned aircraft developed for the U.S. Air Force on Friday flew hypersonic -- more than five times the speed of sound -- in a test off California.
Upbeat report shows job market better than expected
Not only is the job report for April better than many economists expected -- it turns out that February and March are looking better as well. And the upbeat news boosted stocks on Wall Street Friday.
Rescued hikers may have to foot search bill after drugs found
Authorities said Friday that two teen hikers who were lost for several days in a California forest might have to pay for the search efforts after a small amount of drugs was found in their car.
Border agents must ensure valid student visas, DHS says
Starting immediately, border agents have to make sure that every international student arriving in the United States has a valid student visa -- a reaction to a development in the Boston Marathon investigation.
App lets amputees program their own bionic hands
Now there's even an app to program a bionic hand, which means double hand amputee Jason Koger doesn't have to get on a plane every time he wants to program a different grip.
Fire at Texas chemical plant injures at least 16, police say
A fire at a South Texas petrochemical plant on Friday left 16 workers hurt — including two critically — and the ethylene purification area shut down, authorities said.
Boston Marathon victims' could get $1M each
The lawyer overseeing the Boston Marathon bombings victims' fund said Friday that the families of people who died could each receive more than $1 million.
California wildfire burns 15-mile path to Pacific Ocean
A Southern California wildfire cutting a path to the sea has grown to more than 15 square miles, and crews are preparing for another bad day of gusting winds and hot weather, officials said Friday.
Details on Houston airport shooting expected
Houston police say they'll reveal more details on Friday about their investigation of a man who was killed by an officer at George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston after firing a gun at a ticket counter.
Teacher accused of taping students' mouths shut
A second-grade teacher in Colorado is accused of taping her students' mouths shut this week when they wouldn't be quiet, authorities said Friday.
Jury turns to murder charges in abortion case
A Philadelphia jury is working on the murder charges filed against an abortion provider, as they start the third full day of deliberations on Friday.
Missing New England reporter in Syrian prison, family says
The New Hampshire-based family of a journalist missing for five months now believe "with a very high degree of confidence" that he is being held in a Syrian prison.
Not guilty pleas entered in school cheating case
A not guilty plea was entered on behalf of the former superintendent of Atlanta Public Schools, who is charged in a broad conspiracy to cheat on standardized tests to mask poor student performance for personal gain.
Authorities comb woods near college of Boston suspect
Federal, state and local authorities are searching the woods near the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth campus as part of their investigation of the Boston Marathon bombing.
Ex-polygamist leader will be paroled from Texas prison
A former polygamist leader sentenced last year to spend a decade in prison is now set to be released on parole next week, authorities said Thursday.
Gunman killed during confrontation at Houston airport
Police said a man who fired a gun inside a ticketing area at George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston on Thursday was killed after being confronted by a law enforcement official.
Senator wants to know how Boston student got into US
A Republican senator wants to know how a student from Kazakhstan, charged with helping cover up for one of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects, was allowed to enter the country without a valid visa.
North Korea moving toward nuclear missile, Pentagon says
North Korea appears to be headed toward its announced goal, which is to be able to strike the U.S. with a nuclear-armed missile, the Pentagon said Thursday.
Teen terror suspect released to home confinement
A federal judge has agreed to release an Illinois teenager who is charged with attempting to support a foreign terrorist organization, a federal judge said Thursday.
Taxpayers who used Caribbean bank eyed by Justice Dept.
U.S. taxpayers who stashed money in one of the Caribbean's largest banks without telling the Internal Revenue Service could be in trouble, government officials said.
US asks North Korea for release of imprisoned American
The U.S. is calling for North Korea to grant an amnesty for the immediate release of a Korean-American who was sentenced to 15 years hard labor for "hostile acts" against the totalitarian nation.
No breakthrough yet in Texas plant explosion
Investigators searching for the cause of a massive, deadly fertilizer plant explosion in Texas still don't have a breakthrough, authorities said Thursday.
Oklahoma mom pleads guilty in caged girl case
An Oklahoma woman has pleaded guilty to child neglect after one of her children was found locked in a metal dog cage, while two others were left unattended and her husband was unconscious from taking prescription medication.
Judge says evidence exists for Ricin suspect's trial
A judge says there is sufficient evidence for a grand jury to hear the case against a Mississippi man charged in connection with the ricin-laced letters sent to President Barack Obama and a U.S. senator.
Wind fans wildfire flames near southern California homes
Gusty winds are driving wildfire flames close to homes in communities near Los Angeles on Thursday, which has many residents evacuating the area.
Schoolchildren in upper Midwest get rare May snow day
Schoolchildren received a rare May snow day on Thursday after a storm dropped as many as 16 inches of wet, sticky snow on the upper midwest United States.
Reflective dog bowl sparks California house fire
A Northern California couple might be able to blame this one on the dog -- a fire that damaged their home and burned a hole in the side of the house.
Marijuana magazines under scrutiny in Colorado
Marijuana magazines are under scrutiny in Colorado, where lawmakers are considering a requirement that stores put them behind the counter.
Survey finds most of US supports Redskins name
Four in five Americans do not believe the NFL's Washington Redskins should change the team's nickname, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll announced Thursday.
Obama fills Cabinet post vacant since last summer
President Barack Obama is nominating longtime fundraiser and philanthropist Penny Pritzker to run the Commerce Department and economic adviser Michael Froman to be the U.S. Trade Representative.
FBI to announce developments in decades-old case
A decades-old international case of a convicted cop killer is getting new attention in New Jersey, where the FBI will make an announcement in the case on Thursday.
Judge in gangster trial refuses immunity defense
The new judge presiding over the James "Whitey" Bulger case has granted prosecutors' motion to bar the reputed mobster from arguing immunity at trial.
Immigration agents probe report of Saudi slave home
Immigration officials are investigating a report of human trafficking at a home owned by Saudi Arabia in northern Virginia, authorities said Thursday.
Police may be making case against killer's son
Investigators have taken a DNA sample from a man whose father fatally shot two women at a Delaware courthouse before taking his own life, police said Thursday.
Many reasons for dramatic bee disappearance, report says
A new federal report blames a combination of problems for a mysterious and dramatic disappearance of U.S. honeybees in the last seven years.
UMass suspends friend of Boston bombing suspect
The University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth has suspended one student charged in connection with the Boston Marathon bombings -- and said the other two who were arrested aren't enrolled there.
Security to cast shadow over Obama's Mexico trip
President Barack Obama is seeking to refocus economic relations between the U.S. and Mexico, even as fresh questions about security cooperation threaten to cast a shadow over the president's visit to the southern neighbor.
Mother headed to prison for killing baby in 1957
A Wisconsin woman convicted of killing her baby more than 50 years ago has been sentenced to prison for up to 10 years -- despite the fact that prosecutors only asked for a 45-day sentence.
Computer problem wreaks havoc with state school tests
School districts across three different states are rescheduling high-stakes tests -- that evaluate proficiency and determine teachers' pay -- because of recent technical problems that might alter students' overall performance.
Early American settlers resorted to cannibalism, experts say
Scientists have found the first solid piece of evidence that some of the earliest American colonists at Jamestown, Va., survived harsh conditions by turning to cannibalism, researchers said Wednesday.
House approves fixed 4-year Texas college tuition prices
Public universities in Texas would have to offer students fixed four-year tuition prices under a bill that cleared a key House vote on Wednesday.
Obama signs bill to end air traffic controller furloughs
President Barack Obama signed into law a bill on Wednesday to end furloughs of air traffic controllers, which stemmed from across-the-board federal spending cuts that took effect in March.
Boston suspect entered US without visa, official says
A U.S. official said that one of the students from Kazakhstan arrested Wednesday as an after-the-fact accomplice in the Boston Marathon bombings entered the United States this year without a valid student visa.
Bomber's friends tried to help him avoid trouble, FBI says
The Federal Bureau of Investigation on Wednesday said that three college friends of the surviving Boston Marathon bombing suspect removed a backpack from his dorm room after the blasts, because they didn't want him to get into trouble.
Western US may get severe summer fire season
Two small wildfires in California's wine country this week could be an indication of a nasty summer fire season approaching the western United States, officials said Wednesday.
Report offers new details of Oregon mall shooting
The man who killed two people and wounded another at a suburban Oregon mall last year purchased more than 100 rounds of ammunition in the days before the December attack, authorities said Wednesday.
Utah NBC affiliate pulls gory 'Hannibal' TV show
A Mormon church-owned NBC affiliate in Utah has pulled the "Hannibal" TV show because of its graphic violence.
New Boston suspects removed backpack, FBI says
The three additional suspects announced in the Boston Marathon bombings on Wednesday removed a backpack from suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's dormitory room at a Massachusetts college after the explosions, the FBI said.
Man guzzles rum, nearly drowns in Florida sewer
Authorities say a South Florida man nearly drowned after jumping into a storm drain to retrieve a woman's dropped keys — fortified first by chugging a bottle of rum to keep warm.
Texas company ordered to pay $240M in abuse damages
A Texas company has been ordered to pay 32 mentally disabled workers $240 million in damages for what government lawyers describe as years of around-the-clock abuse.
Pepsi pulls Mountain Dew ad after racial criticism
Pepsi has pulled an online advertisement for Mountain Dew that was criticized for portraying racial stereotypes and making light of violence toward women.
Man who raped, killed infant girl executed in Ohio
An Ohio death-row inmate who claims he didn't mean to kill the 6-month-old baby he raped almost 15 years ago was executed on Wednesday, authorities said.
Boston suspect's friends in custody on immigration charges
Two friends of the surviving Boston Marathon bombing suspect have been incarcerated for more than a week, on charges that they violated their student visas while attending college in Massachusetts.
NYPD removes chunk of wing from 9/11 jetliner
New York City police have removed a piece of an aircraft wing, believed to be from a jet that crashed on 9/11, which was found last week sandwiched between two buildings near the World Trade Center site.
Snow storm hits Rocky Mountain West to kick off May
Blowing and drifting snow is making travel difficult in the Rocky Mountain states of Wyoming and Colorado, where as many as 20 inches of new powder could fall in the upper elevations.
Pink Floyd poser racks up $100k in hospital bills
A man is accused of posing as Pink Floyd band member and racking up as much as $100,000 in unpaid medical bills -- and signing one autograph -- at a Minnesota hospital.
Woman missing for 11 years found in Florida
Authorities in Pennsylvania said Wednesday that a woman who disappeared after dropping off her children for school 11 years ago has been located in Florida, essentially living the life of a transient.