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Cops: N.C. Man Admits to Kidnapping 5-Year-Old Girl

A North Carolina man has admitted to kidnapping a 5-year-old girl, authorities said Friday, but investigators still have not found the child more than three days after she disappeared from a mobile home park.

'Balloon Boy' Parents Plead Guilty in Hoax Case

The Colorado father of a 6-year-old dubbed "balloon boy" pleaded guilty Friday to attempting to influence a public servant, a felony, in what authorities say was an elaborate hoax for publicity. His wife also entered a guilty plea in the hoax case.

'No easy way out' for Dems on abortion

WASHINGTON - The sudden spasm of intense debate over abortion on Capitol Hill this week threatens not only to stall the passage of health care legislation, but also to shatter the delicate cease-fire that has governed the abortion issue during the Ob

Father, 4 Sons Charged in Missouri Child Rape Case

In what investigators are calling a "horrendous" case of child abuse, five members of a Missouri family — a father and his four adult sons — are being charged with a host of shocking crimes against children as young as 11 years old.

On the Homefront: From Pizza Delivery to Deployment

This article highlights two soldiers stories told on Fox News as part of our ongoing series “On the Homefront.” The next segment will air tonight at 7 p.m. on The Fox Report with Shepard Smith.

Missing U.S. Soldier's Body Found in Afghanistan

Military divers have found the body of one of two U.S. soldiers who went missing last week as they tried to recover airdropped supplies that fell into a river in western Afghanistan, NATO said Wednesday.

D.C. Sniper John Allen Muhammad Is Executed in Va.

John Allen Muhammad wasexecution Tuesday night for the sniper attacks in 2002 that left 10 dead and spread such fear people were afraid to go shopping, cut grass or pump gas.

Vatican Seeks Signs of Alien Life

Four hundred years after it locked up Galileo for challenging the view that the Earth was the center of the universe, the Vatican has called in experts to study the possibility of extraterrestrial alien life and its implication for the Catholic Churc

Detained American's Mom: Iran's Espionage Claim Is False

Three American hikers who have been detained in Iran after crossing into the country from Iraq have been charged with espionage, according to Iran's State News Agency.

Ex-Astronaut Lisa Nowak Pleads Guilty to Burglary, Battery

A former NASA astronaut charged with attacking a romantic rival in an airport parking lot pleaded guilty Tuesday to burglary and battery but was sentenced only to a year probation and no additional jail time.