LOS ANGELES--The son of the creator of "Barney & Friends" pleaded no contest Thursday to shooting his neighbor in the chest after accusing him of trespassing.
Patrick Kearns Leach is charged with one count each of assault...Read more
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- A presidential visit is like a hurricane.
There's a quiet, and then madness and confusion and closed roads and flashing lights and people running around, and then everything is quiet again.
GHAZNI, Afghanistan -- Temour Ebrahim had little reason to be nervous when U.S. soldiers summoned him to their base in this edgy highway town 80 miles south of Kabul, the Afghan capital.
For the better part of a decade, ...Read more
BALTIMORE -- In the month after Alexander Dominguez joined Maygon Thompson's third-grade class at Charles Carroll Barrister Elementary School, he breezed through worksheets and quickly rose to be among the most studious ...Read more
MANAGUA, Nicaragua -- Along Hugo Chavez Boulevard in what might pass for downtown Managua, there stands a curious mini-forest of gigantic fake trees. They are saffron in color, each a mass of abstract curlicues, and at ...Read more
NEW DELHI -- The death toll from a searing heatwave sweeping large swathes of India crossed 1,400 Thursday with officials saying there was no immediate end in sight.
A total of 1,020 deaths were reported from the southern...Read more
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Not long ago when he fancied himself a future professional sports star, Kelvin Duley imagined a reception like this.
People he didn't know waved from porches as he passed. Cheering elementary students ...Read more
LOS ANGELES -- It's a technology with the potential to ease California's colossal thirst and insulate millions from the parched whims of Mother Nature, experts say.
But there's just one problem -- the "yuck factor."
As a...Read more
As I See It: A Young Woman's Strange Obsession ConfessionM. W. Potts
The drama of loving the one man you can never have fills the pages of 'As I See It', as Laila McNaire rides the emotional rollercoaster. Her struggle is to hold on to the thin line of sanity before her twenty year marriage is destroyed. Follow Laila through 'As I See It', but hold your breath...
LOS ANGELES -- Motorcycle lane-splitting -- the rush-hour time saver for bikers that enrages many drivers -- may be poised for legalization.
California would be the first state to sanction the traffic-evading tactic, ...Read more
AUSTIN, Texas--Republican legislation seeking to create a permanent ban on gay marriage died Wednesday night without a vote in the Texas Senate.
The anti-gay marriage language, added to a "shell bill" designed to be a ...Read more
CHICAGO -- A man convicted of murder in Lake County walked free from prison Thursday after the case against him collapsed, once again illustrating the depth of the problems that have plagued the Illinois county's justice ...Read more
AUSTIN, Texas -- Even as Central Texas waterways recede from their Memorial Day weekend flooding and insurers began processing claims, emergency officials and meteorologists warned that the area could see more flooding ...Read more
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- For Kelly Winters, a normal morning means waking up at just before 5 a.m. at his Chapin home to get ready for his commute to Providence Hospital here, where he works as a senior charge nurse in the ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- The National Security Agency will mothball its mammoth archive of Americans' telephone records, isolating the computer servers where they are stored and blocking investigators' access, but will not destroy ...Read more
LOS ANGELES -- Three U.S. senators are raising concerns about a Texas-based company's "insufficient" response to a pipeline failure last week that released thousands of gallons of crude into the ocean and fouled the Santa ...Read more
COLUMBIA, S.C -- Former state Sen. Robert Ford of South Carolina was given a suspended, seven-year prison sentence Thursday for using thousands of dollars in campaign contributions for personal expenses.
Judge Robert Hood...Read more
For 33 years, Cuba has occupied a spot on the U.S. list of state sponsors of terrorism -- a place reserved for nations that repeatedly provide support for international acts of premeditated, politically motivated violence ...Read more
HOUSTON -- With more storms forecast in Texas, where record-breaking rainfall has led to deadly and widespread flooding, officials were overseeing evacuations Thursday as residents packed up and moved away from swollen ...Read more
Learning new stuff takes sleep. Robbed of the restorative balm of slumber, research demonstrates that the human brain will quickly lose its ability to make and hold on to new memories, and learning takes a dive.
A new ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- Military officials said Thursday that the Pentagon was in close contact with officials at research labs in California, Texas and seven other states that received potentially live anthrax spores, but they ...Read more