Toxic Hawaiian Volcano Poses Health Risks to Residents

It's one of the most active volcanoes in the world, but now Kilauea on the big island of Hawaii is making headlines for something else.

Terror Plot Suspect Zazi Contacted by Al Qaeda Chief

Intelligence officials say the terrorist operative who contacted an Afghan immigrant accused of plotting a New York attack was the head of Afghanistan's Al Qaeda operations.

N.Y. School Won't Budge on Eagle Scout Suspension

As a 17-year-old Eagle Scout waits out a one-month suspension from his New York high school for having a 2-inch pocketknife locked in his car, the U.S.

Parish increases performance score

LAFAYETTE — Laffayette Parish schools are showing gains this year, according to school performances released by the state on Tuesday. The Parish district performance score jumped from 91.5 to 96.1 points in one school year.

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?