Ethnic Riots in China Highlight Country's Deep Tensions

It started with boys fighting over fireworks. It became a clash between hundreds of villagers from two competing ethnic groups. Such incidents illustrate the ethnic tension that pervades much of China — and exploded this week, taking 156 lives.

Bodies Dug Up, Plots Resold at Illinois Cemetery

Workers at a historic Illinois cemetery may have dug up more than 100 bodies and dumped them in mass graves at the back of the 150-acre property in a scheme to resell plots to unsuspecting customers, authorities said Wednesday.

Dems Eye New Tax on Rich

Income tax surcharge on top earners emerges as leading option to pay for federal health care legislation

Plan to Refuse Calif. IOUs Takes Heat

After taking government bailouts, nation's biggest banks are declining to lend a hand in California's budget bind

Power Outage Hits L.A., Some Trapped in Elevators

Officials say a power outage is causing traffic jams across the west side of Los Angeles and leaving people trapped in elevators.

More Cyberattacks Expected to Hit S. Korean Web Sites

A computer security company says an additional wave of cyberattacks is expected to hit major South Korean Web sites later Thursday.

Dietary Supplements Recalled After Knife Blades Found

Manufacturer Protica Inc. said Wednesday it is recalling some dietary supplements sold in the United States and Canada because utility knife blades were found in two vials of the products. No injuries were reported.

Jackson Mystery: Where Is the King of Pop's Body?

A day after a star-studded memorial paid tribute to Michael Jackson, countless questions linger as to the wherabouts of the body of the king of pop and the location of his final resting place

Getty Center, College Evacuated Due to L.A. Brush Fire

The world-famous Getty Center art complex and nearby Mount St. Mary's College were evacuated Wednesday as a brush fire burned on slopes of the Santa Monica Mountains near the Getty's parking area facilities.

Cops: Girl Killed by Estranged Husband of Dad's Girlfriend

Police in South Carolina say an 8-year-old girl has been shot to death by the estranged husband of her father's girlfriend.