Calif. Declares State of Emergency as Wildfires Rage

Fire crews fanned out Friday across a parched California where wind-whipped wildfires have forced hundreds of people to flee their homes and led to an emergency declaration in Santa Cruz County.

After Reports of Sighting, Mystery Ship Still Missing

The whereabouts of a Russian-manned cargo ship that vanished last month in the Atlantic is still in question, with both French and Russian officials saying it was found — but Moscow's envoy says the reports have been proven untrue.

Funeral Honors Navy Pilot 18 Years After Gulf War Death

Navy pilot Scott Speicher, the long-missing first casualty of the first Gulf War, was finally laid to rest Friday after his remains were found earlier this month.

Jet Blue Airways offers "All You Can Jet"

Jet Blue Airways will offer an "all You Can Jet" pass for $599. According to a statement made by the company, the pass allows passengers to fly to any of the airline's 56 destinations with no seat limitations or blackout dates. Passengers can b

Drew Peterson, Greg Long Say Coroner Tainted Cases

Greg Long and Drew Peterson are both behind bars fighting murder charges. And the lives of both suspects could come down to what one man, forensic pathologist Dr. Bryan R. Mitchell, had to say.

Manson 'Family Member' Fromme Released From Prison

A federal official says Charles Manson follower Lynette 'Squeaky' Fromme, who was convicted of trying to assassinate former President Gerald Ford, has been released from a Texas prison after more than three decades behind bars.

Reformers Call for Investigation of Iran's Supreme Leader

Former reformist lawmakers appealed to a powerful clerical body in Iran to investigate Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei's qualification to rule in an unprecedented challenge to the country's most powerful man over the postelection crackdown

North Korea Willing to Hold Talks With U.S.

North Korea is willing to hold talks with Washington, Reuters reported a senior diplomat from the country as saying Friday.

FAA Suspends 2 Over Deadly Hudson River Crash

Authorities have removed from duty an air traffic controller who they say was talking on the phone during last week's deadly midair collision over New York's Hudson River, along with a supervisor who was out of the building at the time.