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

Jindal speaks on hurricane readiness

LOUISIANA — Tropical depression Ida is no longer a threat to Louisiana. Governor Jindal said the state made sure they were ready just in case. Several state agencies were on hand at a news conference yesterday where Governor Jindal u

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.

'Academic Freedom' Cited in Convicted Bomber School Speech

A terror bomber who served 18 years in federal prison will be allowed to speak at the University of Massachusetts on Thursday — because faculty members decided to invite him and the university says it must fulfill its commitment to "academic fr

Officials proclaim state fair a success

SHREVEPORT— The state fair has ended and officials are calling it a success. Organizers say they came close to breaking attendance records with more than 400,000 people attending in 2009.

Koreas Exchange Fire in Naval Clash

Navy ships of the two Koreas exchanged fire Tuesday along their disputed western sea border, South Korean military officers said.

Ida Lashes Gulf Coast With Heavy Rain, Wind

Schools closed, residents of low-lying areas sought shelter and Florida's governor declared a state of emergency Monday as a late-season tropical storm churned toward the Gulf Coast.