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

Wanted Man Arrested for 1994 Slaying of Beauty Queen

Police in Nevada said Friday that a man wanted in the 1994 slaying of a beauty pageant competitor has been arrested in Tennessee.

Shackled Teen Describes Beatings By Captors in Calif. Home

A teenager who ran from a Northern California home wearing a shackle on his ankle says he endured frequent beatings that worsened over the year he spent there.