'Reform' Is Just a Word at the U.N., Its Investigation Shows

A lengthy study this year by U.N. investigators of a five-year effort to streamline and coordinate the performance of a $778 million U.N. bureaucracy concludes that the reform effort has been a near-total failure.

Boy's Fight Against Brain Cancer Inspires Comic Book

Dominic Osorio doesn't know he has cancer. Instead, he believes he is fighting a megazoid as a superhero.

Three Major Earthquakes Cause Tsunami in Pacific

There were no immediate reports of damage, and all tsunami warnings and watches for the Pacific were canceled two hours after they were first issued

Webster Assistant DA arrested in casino

Webster Chief Assistant District Attorney, Sherb Sentell III, was arrested in a Bossier City casino Saturday morning. Officials say Mr. Sentell is on paid adminstrative leave after being arrested for domestic abuse and public intimidation. Mr.

Sea Lions and Locals in San Francisco Turf War

After an especially strong breeding season, sea lions in San Francisco are not only thriving, they are crowding into commercial fishing harbors, and sparking a turf war at public beaches.

Wary Americans Told: H1N1 Vaccination Is Safe, Get It

Stop fretting and get an H1N1 vaccination, government officials say, because the consequences of getting the flu could be far worse.

Pirates Mistake French Military Ship for Commercial Boat

Somali pirates in two skiffs fired on a French navy vessel early Wednesday after apparently mistaking it for a commercial boat, the French military said.

Saudi Man Gets Lashes, 5 Years in Jail for Public Sex Talk

A Saudi court on Wednesday convicted a man for publicly talking about sex after he bragged on a TV talk show about his exploits, sentencing him to five years in jail and 1,000 lashes, his lawyer said.

What Cuts? ACORN Gets New Grant

Group gets $1M in Homeland Security cash despite clear signal from Congress it intends to cut off its funding

8 Years In, War Plan Weighed

On eve of the Afghan war milestone, Obama and McCain reportedly have sharp exchange over troop level decision