Top Baseball Prospect Retires to Enter Priesthood

As a top prospect for the Oakland Athletics, outfielder Grant Desme might've gotten the call every minor leaguer wants this spring.

Balloon Boy Mom's Interviews Contradict Husband

A newly released video shows the mother of the 6-year-old boy purported to be in a runaway balloon finally acknowledging to authorities it was all a hoax — contrary to her husband's repeated public denials just before reporting to jail.

People Still Vacationing in Haiti

The beach resort of Labadee is just 60 miles from Port-au-Prince, but it's a world away from the devastation of the Haitian capital, where some 200,000 people are believed dead in an earthquake.

The City of Hope

SHREVEPORT — Members of the community are pulling together to help victims of the earthquake. Students from Centenary College, members of First United Methodist Church and other Shreveport community residents constructed a tent city on the c

Governor Jindal asking help from Who Dat nation

Louisiana — Governor Bobby Jindal wants to make this weekend's game a little more interesting with a bet against Minnesota's Governor. Governor Jindal wants "Who Dat" nation to head to his facebook page and help him decide what Minnesota sho

Populist Obama Pushes Jobs

White House tinkers with a revamped Obama message in the face of potentially difficult fall elections for Democrats

U.K. Couple Says Pirates Set 'Deadline' for Execution

A British couple kidnapped by pirates while sailing off the east coast of Africa fear that they could be killed within days, the Times of London reported.

Siege of California Storms Triggers Mudslide Fears

Hours of heavy rain fell Thursday on saturated Southern California as the fourth Pacific storm in a week came ashore, triggering dire warnings by authorities that huge mud flows were likely in foothill communities.

Haiti to Relocate 400,000 Earthquake Homeless

Within days, the government will move 400,000 people made homeless by Haiti's epic earthquake from their squalid improvised camps throughout the shattered capital to new resettlement areas on the outskirts, a top Haitian official said Thursday.

Chavez Web Site Says U.S. Caused Haiti Quake

The United States possesses an "earthquake weapon" that set off the catastrophic quake in Haiti and killed 200,000 innocents. Don't believe it's true? Just ask Hugo Chavez.