Calif. launches drone to scout for spot fires

The California National Guard is flying a drone above the huge wildfire on the northern edge of Yosemite National Park in an effort to get an early bead on spot blazes…

New $100 bill printing mishap

The US Treasury has a new $100 bill designed to stop counterfeiters, but printing problems are delaying its release…

Judge defends 30-day sentence for girl’s rape

A Montana judge who sentenced a former teacher to 30 days for raping a 14-year-old girl is standing by his comments that the girl was older than her “chronological age” when it came to sexual matters…

US lays groundwork for possible Syria strike

U.S. officials are wrestling with what type of military strike in Syria might deter future chemical weapons attacks and trying to assess how President Bashar Assad would respond…

Former teacher gets 30 days for student rape

A former high school teacher in Montana who pleaded guilty to raping a 14-year-old student who later killed…

Court refuses to block CA shark fin soup ban

A federal appeals court has refused to block California’s ban on the sale of shark fin soup…

New photos show marathon bomb suspect’s surrender

More photos showing the Boston Marathon bombing suspect’s surrender have been released…

US signals readiness to strike Syria

The White House says any military action against Syria will be limited, and won’t be aimed at forcing Bashar Assad from power…

Boy with rare brain infection donates organs

The family of a 12-year-old southwest Florida boy who was infected by a rare and deadly brain eating amoeba says…

Toddler gets in truck and rolls over 16-month-old sister

A split second accident leaves a hole in the hearts of a Texas family and community that will take years to heal….