USDA Confirms H1N1 in Minnesota Pigs

Hospitals around the country are turning away visiting children and tightening restrictions on adults, too, in hopes of limiting the spread of the H1N1 flu in the hallways.

Police chief delays retirement

BOSSIER CITY — The Bossier City Police Chief Mike Halphen will not retire as scheduled. Chief Halphen says he will postpone his retirement in response to the proposed elimination of 40 police department positions. The positions being elim

Iran Won't Halt Enrichment Even If It Gets Fuel

Iran's state-run Press TV cited unnamed officials in Tehran as saying the Islamic Republic was looking to hold on to its low-enriched uranium and buying what it needed for the Tehran reactor abroad.

Panel Voids Thousands of Ballots from Afghan Election

A U.N.-backed panel ruled Monday that thousands of ballots counted in Afghanistan's disputed Aug. 20 presidential election were fraudulent, in a ruling expected to force a runoff.

Official demanded to resign

NEW ORLEANS — Governor Bobby Jindal and U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu are calling for the resignation of Keith Bardwell, a white justice of the peace, who denied marriage to an interracial couple.

Police Search for UConn Football Player's Killer

An autopsy shows a University of Connecticut football player was killed by a single stab wound to his abdomen, and the state medical examiner's office has ruled his death a homicide.

Taliban Vow to Defeat Army in Pakistan Offensive

Pakistani troops and the Taliban fought fierce battles in a militant sanctuary near the Afghan border, with both sides claiming early victories in an army campaign that could shape the future of the country's battle against extremism.

Race Officials: 3 Die in Detroit Marathon

Race officials say three men died of what is believed to be cardiac arrest during a marathon in Detroit.

Colorado Authorities: 'Balloon Boy' Flight 'Was a Stunt'

Larimer County Sheriff Jim Alderden announced at a press conference on Sunday that Colorado authorities have ruled the "balloon boy's" flight a hoax.

Officials Search Balloon Family's Home, Plan Charges

Deputies searched the home of a couple caught up in Colorado's "balloon boy" saga after the sheriff said he was pursuing criminal charges in a case that at first sparked fear for the child, then relief he was okay, to suspicions of a hoax.