15 Lightning-Sparked Wildfires Erupt Near L.A.

Officials say lightning strikes have started at least 15 new wildfires in the Angeles National Forest.

Mom Accused of Duct-Taping Daughter's Boyfriend

Authorities arrested a woman for allegedly trying to kidnap her daughter's boyfriend and haul him away to Northern California.

Two U.S. Reporters on Trial in North Korea

North Korea's top court began hearing the case Thursday of two American journalists accused of crossing into the country illegally and engaging in 'hostile acts' — charges that could draw a 10-year sentence in a labor camp.

Van Rolls on Arizona Highway; 5 Dead, 12 Hurt

The driver of a van filled with refugees from Africa lost control and crashed on a southern Arizona highway Wednesday, killing five people and injuring 12 others, authorities said.

Air France: Jet Likely Broke Apart in Sky, No Survivors

Air France has told families of passengers on Flight 447 that the jetliner broke apart and they must abandon hope that anyone survived, a grief counselor said Thursday as military aircraft tried to narrow their search for the remains of the plane.

Texas Mother Charged With Feeding Her Child Feces

A woman in Texas has been accused of repeatedly smearing human waste on her 3-year-old daughter's intravenous feeding line, potentially causing life-threatening infections.

Guantanamo Detainee Who Died Not On Hunger Strike

Navy Lt. Cmdr. Brook DeWalt said the prisoner, who the military said was found unresponsive and not breathing in his cell Monday night, had resumed eating on his own "in mid-May."

Animal Rights Terrorism on the Rise in U.S.

In what law enforcement officials are calling a wave of militancy, animal activist groups are going after scientists personally, both at work and at home, and threatening the safety of their families.