'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.

People prepare for hurrican Ida

LOUISIANA — Governor Bobby Jindal has issued a state of emergency for tropical storm Ida.

Did Army Ignore Warning Signs From Ft. Hood Shooter?

The warning signs were all there, but the U.S. military treated Major Nidal Malik Hasan with kid gloves, taking no action that might have prevented the Army psychiatrist from allegedly killing 13 people in the Fort Hood massacre last week.

Supreme Court Refuses to Stop D.C. Sniper Execution

The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to block Tuesday's scheduled execution of sniper mastermind John Allen Muhammad.

Iran Reportedly Charges 3 American Hikers With Espionage

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.

Hurricane Ida Takes Aim at U.S. Gulf Coast

Gov. Bobby Jindal has declared a state of emergency in Louisiana ahead of Hurricane Ida.

Chavez to Troops: Prepare for War With Colombia

President Hugo Chavez said Venezuela could end up going to war with Colombia as tensions between them rise, and he warned that if a conflict broke out "it could extend throughout the whole continent."