Why you should reconsider that crane in your marriage proposal

It's the thought that counts, right? Tell that to the residents of 32 homes in the Dutch town of Ijsselstein, who were evacuated after a planned marriage proposal fell through.

Protesting police shootings: Demands for change sound out nationwide

Invoking the familiar names of black men who died at the hands of police, thousands marched throughout the nation on Saturday to protest what they see as rampant racial injustice.

Bombshell rape story triggers weeks of turmoil at the University of Virginia

The University of Virginia school year began with a terribly sad story. The disappearance of one of its most vulnerable --- a student embarking on the rest of her life -- rocked the campus and attracted national news coverage.

3 inmates, 2 charged with murder, escape Alabama jail

Two men charged with murder and another being held on armed robbery charges escaped early Saturday from a rural Alabama county jail, a local sheriff said.

2 American soldiers, 18 Afghans killed in 2 days of Taliban attacks

Three attacks by the Taliban in last 48 hours left two American soldiers and at least 18 Afghan soldiers dead, officials said Saturday, in what looks set to be a particularly bloody weekend in Afghanistan.

Riot cop wears "Wilson" badge at City Hall protest, chief promises disciplinary action

A St. Louis City officer dressed in riot gear wore a "Wilson" name badge on his right bicep while standing in front of protestors at City Hall on Friday morning.

2 children in Georgia home without adults die in fire

Two children -- who were among five in a suburban Atlanta house without any adults -- died and another is in critical condition following a fire, a fire department spokesman said Saturday.

Police arrest man in connection with Portland, Oregon, high school shooting

A gang task force arrested a man early Saturday in connection with a shooting near a high school in Portland, Oregon, police said.

Shreveport Firefighters ring bells to help raise money for charity

Some Shreveport firefighters took the day off from fighting fires to help raise money for charity. The firefighters spent the day ringing Christmas kettle bells in support of holiday giving to the Salvation Army of Shreveport.

Shreveport Regional Airport sees strong passenger growth

The Shreveport Regional Airport is busier than ever with almost 600-thousand passengers flying this year alone.