Ares 1-X Rocket Launch Preview

NASA's brand-new rocket, the vehicle planned to launch astronauts spaceward after the space shuttles are retired, is poised to make its first-ever test flight Tuesday

Iraq Tightens Baghdad Security After Bloody Explosions

Iraqi security forces blocked streets around the capital Monday and carried out intense searches at checkpoints a day after two truck bombs exploded, killing 155 people in one of Baghdad's safest areas.

Experts: Latvian Meteor Crater Probably a Hoax

A large crater found in a meadow in northern Latvia may be a hoax, not a meteorite

UL loses homecoming game

LAFAYETTE — The Ragin Cajuns lost their homecoming game Saturday 51-29 to Florida Atlantic University. The defense failed to make tackles left and right as the FAU offense racked up a school record 624 yards. The Cajuns are now 4-3 overal

Autopsy Planned for Top Madoff Investor Found Dead in Pool

An autopsy was planned for a man accused of making more than $7 billion off the investment schemes of jailed financial manager Bernard Madoff.

Chopper Collision, Crash Kill at Least 5 U.S. Troops

Two helicopters collided Monday in southern Afghanistan, killing four American troops and injuring two, the military said. A third U.S. helicopter crashed in a separate incident in the west, leaving "some dead."

Top Madoff Investor Found Dead in Florida Pool

The death of Jeffry Picower, accused of profiting more than $7 billion from the investment schemes of his longtime friend Bernard Madoff, will make it more difficult for suing investors to recoup their money, attorneys said.

Israeli Police Storm Jerusalem Holy Site

Israeli forces stormed Jerusalem's holiest shrine Sunday, firing stun grenades to disperse hundreds of stone-throwing Palestinian protesters in a fresh eruption of violence at the most volatile spot in the Holy Land.

Twin Blasts in Baghdad Kill 147, Injure Scores

Iraqi police said 147 people were killed and 540 wounded in twin car bombings that appeared to target government buildings in downtown Baghdad during rush hour.

Police May Reinvestigate Lockerbie Bombing

Families of British victims have been sent an e-mail and advised that officers have not closed the case into the 1988 bombing.