By ERIK SCHELZIGAssociated Press
TOWNSEND, Tenn. (AP) - Crews spent Friday clearing trees and reaching stranded visitors at Great Smoky Mountains National Park in Tennessee, a day after violent thunderstorms swept through the popular tourist spot, killing at least two people and
SPOKANE, Wash. -- The convicted child molester who was recently accused of inappropriately touching a five-year-old girl at North Town Mall in north Spokane admitted to detectives that "the touching was for the purpose of fulfilling his sexual desire for children."
Richard Payne, 55,
PALMER PARK, Md. (AP) - Police in a Washington, D.C., suburb say a 12-year-old boy is being charged with second-degree murder in the beating death of a 2-year-old foster child living with his family.
The boy is being charged as a juvenile and his name is not
By ERIC TUCKER and VICKI SMITHAssociated Press
POTOMAC, Md. (AP) - Hundreds of thousands of people from Illinois to New Jersey are still without power after a line of deadly storms struck last Friday. A week of more unpredictable weather and sweltering temperatures has followed
By GILLIAN FLACCUSAssociated Press
CORONA, Calif. (AP) - The room rings out with the cruel nicknames that have haunted the teenagers for years: Crusty crab. Burnt toast. Snake skin. Freddy Krueger's daughter. Mutant. Scarface.
For the first time, it's the burn victims themselves who are
SOUTH ADDISON, Maine (AP) - Volunteers picking up trash off a coastal Maine island found a message in a bottle that floated down the coast from Canada.
Becky Lee of the Downeast Coastal Conservancy said she discovered the note in a plastic soda bottle as she and
By MIKE HOUSEHOLDERAssociated Press
VASSAR, Mich. (AP) - Army Staff Sgt. Travis Mills served two deployments to Afghanistan without suffering anything close to a major injury. Then, in a second, everything changed.
On patrol during his third tour in April,
SEATTLE (AP) - The wife of the soldier accused of killing 16 civilians in Afghanistan in March says she has not told their children - a 5-year-old girl and 2-year-old boy - why their father isn't coming home.
Kari Bales told "CBS This Morning" (http://is.gd/
NYDAILYNEWS.COM - Two north Florida "animals" are facing child porn charges after photos showing them raping a 4-year-old girl were found on a cell phone they left at a Walmart.
Pictures on the phone showed convicted sex offender Alan Johnson, 33, and his girlfriend, Jennifer Sparks, 37,
YAHOO.COM - A saltwater crocodile
weighing more than a tonne and suspected of killing two people in the
Philippines has been declared the largest such reptile in captivity by
the Guinness Book of World Records.
The 6.17-metre (20.24-foot) male, nicknamed "Lolong", was captured in the Agusan marsh