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Prosecutors rest, Blagojevich to present a defense

Prosecutors rest, Blagojevich to present a defense

Prosecutors rested their case Thursday at the corruption retrial of impeached Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, whose attorneys quickly announced that — unlike at his first trial — th...

Martin Luther King Jr.'s daughter won't lead SCLC

Martin Luther King Jr.'s daughter won't lead SCLC

For more than a year, the daughter of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. put off taking her oath as president of the landmark civil rights group co-founded by her father — and now she doesn't want the job at all.

State nearing halfway point in Casey Anthony trial

State nearing halfway point in Casey Anthony trial

An acquaintance of a central Florida mother charged with killing her 2-year-old daughter has testified that he never introduced Casey Anthony to a babysitter whom she claims kidnapped her toddler.

After uproar, Kushner to accept NY honorary degree

After uproar, Kushner to accept NY honorary degree

Tony Kushner won a Pulitzer Prize for "Angels in America," his epic play about the AIDS epidemic, and is a New York literary fixture who has received more than a dozen honorary degrees from Amer...

Foreclosure Activity Slowed in First Half of 2011

Foreclosure Activity Slowed in First Half of 2011

 The number of homes taken back by lenders in the first half of this year fell 30 percent compared with the same 2010 period, the result of delays in foreclosure processing that threaten to stall a U.S. housing recovery.

Jury hears tapes of polygamist discussing sex

Jury hears tapes of polygamist discussing sex

Prosecutors played two audio recordings Tuesday of a polygamist sect leader instructing his 14-year-old "spiritual wife" and several other young women on how to please him sexually, and thus win...

Designer was strangled, held underwater in tub

Designer was strangled, held underwater in tub

A swimsuit designer found dead in an overflowing bathtub in a chic Manhattan hotel was strangled and drowned, the medical examiner's office said Wednesday.

Pa. woman competent, to plead in 5 newborn deaths

Pa. woman competent, to plead in 5 newborn deaths

A woman charged with killing five newborns conceived through extramarital affairs has been found mentally competent and is scheduled for a plea and sentencing hearing next month.

India protests NYC arrest of diplomat's daughter

India protests NYC arrest of diplomat's daughter

The U.S. State Department says India has lodged two protests over the arrest of a diplomat's daughter.

How presidential fortunes turn on economic twists

How presidential fortunes turn on economic twists

Facing high unemployment and lukewarm public approval, President Barack Obama can take heart from history: At the same point in his presidency 28 years ago, Ronald Reagan was saddled with an app...

Deputy US marshal, suspect killed in W.Va.

Deputy US marshal, suspect killed in W.Va.

A deputy U.S. marshal was killed and two others were wounded Wednesday in West Virginia when a drug suspect opened fire on them with a shotgun and then was shot dead, authorities said. ...

3 Elderly Women Claim They Were Strip-Searched at New York Airport

3 Elderly Women Claim They Were Strip-Searched at New York Airport

Three elderly woman from southern Florida with medical problems have come forward to accuse Transportation Security Administration officers of forcing them to strip at New York's JFK International Airport last week.

Stocks fall as oil prices push higher

Stocks fall as oil prices push higher

Stocks fell Monday as higher oil prices weighed on the market.

Ted Bundy's DNA to be added to national database

Ted Bundy's DNA to be added to national database

A vial of Ted Bundy's blood has been found in Florida and investigators will use the newly discovered evidence to try to solve cases that went cold decades ago.


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