Out of Committee, Into Battle

Lawmakers, White House bring out the big guns to health reform fight as Congressional Budget Office says it can't confirm Americans will save a dime | FULL COVERAGE

Democrats launch attack on insurer exemption

WASHINGTON — The long-simmering tension between insurers and congressional Democrats is erupting into open warfare, with lawmakers stepping up their push to revoke a key federal protection for the insurance industry. Sen.

First Photo Released of Jaycee Dugard as an Adult

Jaycee Dugard released her first public statement and current photograph of herself since resurfacing two months ago in Northern California, saying she is happy to be with her family and have their unconditional love and support.

Amp Energy Drink iPhone App Gets Anger Flowing

Energy drinks are meant to be edgy and cool, and drunk by young men. So Pepsi decided to release an Apple iPhone application for its Amp Energy drink to appeal to guys out on the prowl.

Student With Camping Utensil Has Suspension Lifted

A Delaware school board unanimously passed an amendment that could reverse the suspension of a Cub Scout who was ordered to spend 45 days in the district's alternative school for troublemakers after bringing his favorite camping utensil to school.

Meet the MOP: The Massive Ordnance Penetrator

How do you build a 30,000-pound, 20-foot-long bomb?

Couple arrested after standoff with police

LAFAYETTE — Lafayette police arrested two suspects Monday night after a standoff. Police say Lindsay Strait and Larry Bargeman have had a warrant for their arrest since August.

Judge Rules Christian Convert Teen Must Go Back Home

A Florida judge has ruled a teenager who ran away from her Ohio home to Florida because she feared physical harm converting from Islam to Christianity, must go back to Ohio.

Eagle Scout Suspended for Keeping Pocketknife in Car

A 17-year-old Eagle Scout in upstate New York has been barred from stepping foot on school grounds for 20 days for keeping a 2-inch pocketknife locked in a survival kit in his car — a gift given to him by his grandfather, a police chief in a nearby t

N.Y. Muslim' s Web Site Calls for God to 'Kill the Jews'

A New York-based extremist Islamic blogger has called for the murder of Jews, posting a prayer that incites Muslims to 'throw liquid drain cleaner in their faces.'