Salvation Army Major Fatally Shot in Front of His Children

Arkansas police searching for two men who shot and killed a Salvation Army major on Christmas Eve

Thousands Hunt for Missing Md. Girl in Sex Offender Case

Thousands of volunteers are spending Christmas searching for a missing Maryland girl who authorities believe was abducted by a registered sex offender.

21 Dead in Winter Storms as Snow, Ice Strand Travelers

A fierce Christmas storm dumped more snow and ice across the nation's midsection Friday, stranding travelers as highways and airports closed and leaving many to celebrate the holiday just where they were.

Family of Kidnapped GI: Send Our Son Home

The Taliban released a video on Friday of an American soldier captured in Afghanistan, as the man's family pleaded for his release and urged him to "stay strong."

Dad, Son Arrive in Fla. From Brazil After Custody Battle

Sean Goldman and his father, David Goldman of New Jersey landed Thursday evening in Orlando on a jet chartered by NBC.

Woman jailed for insurance fraud

SHREVEPORT - The state police say a lie on an insurance form landed a woman in jail. They say Paulette Carter tried to get an extra $2,000 from her insurance company after her roof collapsed in Hurricane Gustav. The 51-year old is now in a Livi

Health care bill passes Senate

WASHINGTON - In its first Christmas Eve vote since 1895, senators passed the health care bill with a vote of 60 to 39. The legislation will now head back to the house.

Toy Company's Cartoon Riles Global Warming Skeptics

Global warming skeptics are blasting Build-A-Bear Workshop for being anything but soft and cuddly, accusing the well-known toy company of trying to indoctrinate young children with a series of videos warning of the effects of climate change.

U.S. Dad, Son Reunited in Brazil After 5-Year Battle

A Brazilian family delivered a 9-year-old boy to his American father in Brazil on Thursday, ending a five-year custody battle.

Daylong Va. Post Office Standoff Ends Peacefully

A daylong standoff at a small-town Virginia post office ended peacefully with three hostages being released and a suspect who came out of the building in a wheelchair in custody, police said late Wednesday.