Officials find 11 more dead whales believed to be part of pod stranded in Fla.
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration official Blair Mase says wildlife workers spotted the dead whales Sunday afternoon on Snipe Point, about six miles north of Sugarloaf Key.
Florida town orders boy with autism to give up pet chickens
A Florida town has ordered an autistic Florida boy to relinquish the pet chickens his parents say have transformed him from a troubled little boy given to harming himself into a vibrant and happy preschooler.
Texas college student shot and killed during encounter with campus police
A Texas college student was shot and killed early Friday morning during an altercation with a campus police officer.
5 years after Madoff fraud exposed, WWII vet still rues day he met 'good old Bernie'
Bernard Madoff's former clients are still struggling to move on five years after his massive Ponzi scheme was exposed.
Sisters hoping for new Mom and Dad use ‘prayer balloon’ to get their wish
Two Tennessee sisters saw their dreams come true after releasing a written wish to be adopted inside a “prayer balloon” that floated hundreds of miles to Maryland – but was then mailed back to their foster parents upon landing.
World War II veteran en route to Pearl Harbor ceremony booted from flight
A 90-year-old World War II veteran en route to a ceremony marking the 72nd anniversary of the attack at Pearl Harbor was booted from his flight to accommodate the weight of additional jet fuel needed for the trip.
Teachers complain Common Core-linked lessons little more than scripts to read
Some of the biggest critics of the Common Core curriculum are the people who are forced to implement them.
Satanists seek spot next to Ten Commandments monument on steps of Oklahoma's Statehouse
In their zeal to tout their faith in the public square, conservatives in Oklahoma may have unwittingly opened the door to a wide range of religious groups, including satanists who are seeking to put their own statue next to a Ten Commandments monument on the Statehouse steps.
Murder trial of newlywed bride begins Monday, husband fell to death in Glacier National Park
The bride was having second thoughts eight days after her wedding, and the couple took their argument to a trail in Montana's Glacier National Park.
Woman's Christian Temperance Union targets marijuana laws in Maine, birthplace of Prohibition
A group of anti-alcohol crusaders is attempting a comeback in the first state to adopt Prohibition.
American veteran detained in North Korea says he was kept in hotel room
Merrill Newman spoke briefly with the Santa Cruz Sentinel Sunday outside his vacation home in coastal Santa Cruz, about 75 miles south of San Francisco.
North Korea acknowledges Kim Jong Un's uncle removed from power
The lengthy dispatch Monday from state media says Jang Song Thaek formed a faction in the ruling party "by creating an illusion about him" and distorting and weakening party goals.
Hagel offers troops glimmer of hope on possible budget deal as Afghan trip ends, Pakistan next
U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Sunday offered troops a rare glimmer of hope on the department's financial woes, saying a possible budget agreement back home could ease the automatic spending cuts that have hit the military hard.
Afghanistan agrees to pact with Iran, while resisting US accord
Afghan President Hamid Karzai agreed on a cooperation pact with Iran, despite continuing to resist signing a security agreement with the U.S., Reuters reported.
British police raid properties, free 3 men in investigation into slavery and human trafficking
British police say they have freed three men believed to be victims of slavery and human trafficking.
Close family friend recalls Mandela's last hours and says it was obvious he was 'giving up'
A close family friend who visited Nelson Mandela in his last hours says he wasn't on life support, appeared to be calmly sleeping and that it was obvious he was "giving up" in what would be his last struggle.
Anti-govt protesters topple Lenin statue in Kiev, demand Ukraine turn to EU, not Russia
Anti-government protesters have toppled the state of Bolshevik leader Vladimir Lenin in central Kiev amid huge protests gripping Ukraine.
Anti-government protesters in Ukraine topple Lenin statue
Angry anti-government protesters toppled a statue of former Soviet leader Vladimir Lenin in the center of Kiev on Sunday and blockaded key government buildings amid huge street protests, raising the stakes in an escalating standoff with President Viktor Yanukovych.
Protests and clashes renewed at Egypt's Al-Azhar University
Egyptian police have fired tear gas in an attempt to disperse supporters of the country's ousted Islamist president protesting at an Islamic university in Cairo.
Israel's Netanyahu says any accord with Palestinians will likely result in a "cold peace"
Israel's prime minister says any agreement with the Palestinians will likely initially result in a "cold peace." Benjamin Netanyahu says given the forces of terrorism and radicalism emerging from Iran and elsewhere, Israel must have "iron-clad" security arrangements in place to protect any peace that may emerge from negotiations.