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Ohio woman releases python at mobile home park

Posted: 06/24/2013 - Police have warned the owners of an Athens mobile home park that a woman living there released her 4 ½-foot python outside because she could no longer afford to feed it.

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New IRS chief: Inappropriate screening was broader

Updated: 06/24/2013 - The head of the Internal Revenue Service says inappropriate screening of groups seeking tax-exempt status was broader and lasted longer than was previously disclosed.

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Angelina Jolie urges world to end rape in war

Posted: 06/24/2013 - Actress Angelina Jolie is making her debut before the U.N.'s most powerful body as a special envoy for refugees and urging the world's nations to make the fight against rape in war a top priority.

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High court to review cross-border pollution rule

Posted: 06/24/2013 - The Supreme Court will consider reinstating a federal regulation intended to reduce power plant pollution that contributes to unhealthy air in neighboring states.

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Man completes tightrope walk over Grand Canyon

Posted: 06/24/2013 - Florida aerialist Nik Wallenda has completed a tightrope walk that took him a quarter mile over the Little Colorado River Gorge in northeastern Arizona.

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Ecuador says Snowden seeking asylum there

Posted: 06/23/2013 - Ecuador's foreign minister says that the former National Security Agency contractor wanted for revealing classified secrets is seeking asylum in the South American country.

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Boston Marathon winner presents his medal to city

Posted: 06/23/2013 - The champion of the men's 2013 Boston Marathon has presented his medal to Mayor Thomas Menino as thousands gathered for the city's first major race since the April 15 bombings that killed three people and injured hundreds.

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Paula Deen fans vent their outrage at Food Network

Posted: 06/22/2013 - Paula Deen's fans are serving up deep-fried outrage to the Food Network for its decision to dump the Southern comfort food queen after she acknowledged using racial slurs in the past.

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Judge: No audio testimony in Zimmerman trial

Posted: 06/22/2013 - The judge in the murder trial of George Zimmerman says prosecution audio experts who point to Trayvon Martin as screaming on a 911 calls moments before he was killed can't testify at trial.

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Week 8 of Jackson trial features experts, emotion

Posted: 06/22/2013 - A look at key moments this past week in the wrongful death trial in Los Angeles between Michael Jackson's mother, Katherine Jackson, and concert giant AEG Live LLC, and what is expected at court in the week ahead:

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Pennsylvania girl who fought for lung transplant now awake

Posted: 06/22/2013 - A spokeswoman for the family of a 10-year-old Pennsylvania girl who underwent a double-lung transplant after a national debate over the process of getting the organs says the girl has awakened from a medically-induced coma and is communicating by nodding.

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Light up: Casper repeals smoking ban for bars

Posted: 06/22/2013 - Not all of America is moving toward banning smoking indoors and out. Months after enacting a smoking ban, Casper, Wyo., is now telling smokers it's OK to light up in some public spaces.

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Snowden charged with espionage, theft in NSA case

Posted: 06/22/2013 - The former government intelligence contractor who says he revealed that the National Security Agency collects Americans' phone records and Internet data from U.S. communications companies has been charged with espionage and theft of government property.

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Obama: Time for excuses on immigration is over

Posted: 06/22/2013 - President Barack Obama is trumpeting a report that says a Senate immigration overhaul would reduce the deficit by almost $1 trillion over two decades. He says the time for excuses has passed.

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