Ariz. Mom Allegedly Led Sons on Crime Spree

Cynthia Mary Roberson is an unemployed mother who police say led her 12- and 14-year-old sons and their friends to commit at least 20 armed robberies and assaults, including the beating of a teenage boy who had nothing more than an orange lollipop.

Future Wide Open for Palin?

Analysts say Palin has options to remain in public eye for possible 2012 run, such as book deals, GOP speeches

Fireworks Explosion Kills 2, Injures 3 in North Carolina

Authorities say a fireworks explosion on a North Carolina island only reachable by ferry has killed one worker and critically injured four others.

2 Children, 1 Adult Killed in Burning Kentucky Home

Officials say two children and one adult were killed in an early morning fire and three others are in critical condition.

Author Aims to Solve 1969 Ky. Murder Mystery With DNA

Darla Jackson heard the legend of the mysterious woman and now is hoping DNA testing can help shed light on who "Caroline" really is

Need a Smoke? $20M in Cigarettes Set for Auction

Mississippi is planning to auction about 855,000 cartons of contraband cigarettes as early as September

Obama, McCain Tout American Spirit

President and his former rival for the White House sound similar themes in Independence Day addresses

Palin's Political Plans Unclear

Insiders wonder if Palin's departure as governor is a move toward the White House, or the end of her political career

Pakistani Airstrike Kills at Least 12 Taliban Militants

Pakistani warplanes pounded Taliban positions in the country's volatile northwest, killing at least 12 suspected insurgents as the government kept up pressure on Islamist militants along the Afghan border.