U.S. Cities to Rely on Persuasion as Crime-Fighting Tactic

At least 30 cities are expected to announce Monday that they are joining an unorthodox crime-fighting program that relies on persuasion, rather than arrests, to cut down on criminal behavior.

N. Korea Threatens Military Action if U.S. Imposes Blockade

North Korea vowed Saturday to step up its atomic bomb-making program and threatened war if its ships are stopped as part of new U.N. sanctions aimed at punishing the nation for its latest nuclear test.

Taliban Claim Responsibility for Slaying Cleric

The Taliban claimed responsibility Saturday for recent homicide attacks in Pakistan, including the assassination of a leading moderate cleric and the bombing of a Peshawar hotel frequented by foreigners.

Hydrogen Leak Delays Saturday's Space Shuttle Launch

A potentially dangerous hydrogen gas leak cropped up during the fueling of space shuttle Endeavour on Saturday and forced NASA to postpone the launch by at least four days.

U.S., Italian Officials Thwart Alleged Hacking-Terror Effort

U.S. and Italian authorities said Friday they arrested a group of hackers and conspirators who allegedly stole from phone companies around the world. The illegal profits funded terrorist activities, Italian officials alleged.

Talbot's 2 Goals Lift Penguins to Stanley Cup Title

Max Talbot scored two second-period goals, and the Penguins overcame the loss of captain Sidney Crosby and a whole lot of history to beat the defending champion Detroit Red Wings 2-1 in Game 7 and win the Stanley Cup for the third time.

Climbers Fall to Death on America's Highest Mountain

The climbers, both doctors, were roped together when they fell Thursday afternoon along Messner Couloir, a steep, hourglass-shaped snow gully on the 20,320-foot mountain