Calif. girl says she texted abductor about a ride

A 16-year-old girl in California is clarifying some details today about her relationship with the family friend who authorities …

Yosemite-area wildfire balloons in size overnight

A wildfire outside Yosemite National Park has more than tripled in size and still threatens about 2,500 homes, hotels and camp buildings…

Death of Australian leads to charges against 3

With a motive that’s both chilling and simple, to break up the boredom of an Oklahoma summer, three teenagers randomly targeted an Australian collegiate baseball player…

Suspect’s family wants DNA test on kidnapped teen

The family of a U.S. man suspected of kidnapping a 16-year-old girl and killing her mother and younger brother…

Kidnap suspect leaves money to victim’s family

A spokesman for the family of a California man who abducted a 16-year-old girl and killed her mother and young brother says a member of the family is the beneficiary of his life insurance…

Poll: most Americans don’t understand Obama’s healthcare reform

Enrollment for President Barack Obama’s health care reform kicks off in October 1, but many Californians have only a glancing familiarity…

Obamas welcome new dog, “Sunny”!

The Obamas are welcoming a second dog to the first family. Meet sunny, the one-year-old Portuguese water dog…

California considers force-feeding inmates

If dozens of hunger-striking California state prison inmates are so close to death they must be force-fed, the method will likely be less invasive than what was used on terror suspects at Guantanamo Bay…

12-year-old girl describes frightening bear attack

A 12-year-old girl who was mauled by a black bear in northern Michigan last week says she feared for her life during the attack…

Yahoo shuts down email service in China

Millions of Yahoo China email users are switching to other emails as Yahoo China announced that it has decided to shut down…