A fast-moving wildfire that blackened 2,000 acres and forced the evacuation of more than 1,200 southern California residents was arson, authorities said on Monday. "This is an arson fire," Capt. Steve Miller of the Orange County Fire Authority told a news conference. He said the blaze began when a stolen vehicle was set on fire, igniting nearby ...
PGA Tour player Arjun Atwal is under investigation after what appeared to be a high-speed street race ended in a fatal crash near Orlando, Fla., police said. Atwal was not injured in the accident Saturday at 5:30 p.m. The other driver, John Noah Park, 48, died at a hospital.
The mother of two young children whose decomposing bodies were found wrapped in plastic bags beneath a house this week was arrested Saturday and charged with capital murder. Valerie Lopez, 19, was arrested early Saturday along with her boyfriend, authorities said.
For a moment, the man in the grainy video looks like a good Samaritan holding the door open for an elderly neighbor. Then he turns and delivers three sharp punches to the 101-year-old woman's head. He ended up stealing $33 dollars from her.
President Bush asked Congress on Saturday for $3.2 billion to pay for 8,200 more U.S. troops needed in Afghanistan and Iraq on top of the 21,500-troop buildup he announced in January.
A suicide car bomb struck Baghdad's Shiite militia stronghold Saturday, killing at least 18 people as international envoys met in the Iraqi capital to talk about stabilizing the violence-shattered country.
The blast hit an Iraqi patrol in Sadr City at midday, scattering burning debris across a small bridge, witnesses said.
Many female soldiers say they are sexually assaulted by their male comrades and can't trust the military to protect them. "The knife wasn't for the Iraqis," says one woman. "It was for the guys on my own side."
The FBI is guilty of "serious misuse" of the power to secretly obtain private information under the Patriot Act. The DOJ's inspector general looked at the FBI's use of national security letters, in which agents demand personal and business information about individuals without court orders.
The Pentagon has approved a request by the new U.S. commander in Iraq for an extra 2,200 military police to help deal with an anticipated increase in detainees during the Baghdad security crackdown, Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Wednesday. Gates also cited early indications that the Iraqi government is meeting the commitments it made to bolster secu...
A suicide bomber killed more than 30 people Wednesday in a cafe northeast of Baghdad, and three American soldiers died when a roadside bomb exploded northwest of the capital, authorities said. The bomber blew himself up in a restaurant in Balad Ruz, 45 miles northeast of Baghdad, a police officer said on condition of anonymity. Dozens were wounded, he said.