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South Korea on alert

Updated: 03/29/2013 - A South Korean defense spokesman says small North Korean warships conducted maritime drills near the border today amid escalating tensions.

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Motive remains unclear in Newtown school shooting

Updated: 03/29/2013 - Newly released search warrants in the Newtown school shooting have revealed that gunman Adam Lanza's home was packed with weapons and ammunition, but the documents do not shed any new light on what could have driven him to slaughter 20 children and six educators inside an elementary school.

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Russian spaceship docks with orbiting station

Updated: 03/29/2013 - A Soyuz capsule carrying three astronauts has successfully docked with the International Space Station, bringing the size of the crew at the orbiting lab to six.

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Shoe thrown at Pakistan's Musharraf at court

Posted: 03/29/2013 - A shoe was thrown at former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf as he headed to court to face legal charges after returning from self-imposed exile.

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Arizona gun proponents launch free gun program

Posted: 03/29/2013 - A campaign promising free shotguns for people to protect themselves in Tucson's most troubled neighborhoods has divided some residents in a community still reeling from the deadly shooting rampage that killed six people in 2011.

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Georgia city official arrested in slain baby case

Updated: 03/29/2013 - A city official in Georgia has been arrested on charges of willfully obstructing law enforcement and influencing a witness in the case involving a 13-month-old boy who was fatally shot last week.

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Washington landslide shifted massive amount of earth

Posted: 03/28/2013 - Officials say 20 properties on a scenic Washington state island hillside were damaged by Wednesday's massive landslide that displaced 200,000 cubic yards of earth. That's about 40,000 dump truck loads.

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Arsenal of weapons found in Newtown gunman's home

Updated: 03/28/2013 - Warrants released in the investigation of the Newtown school shooting reveal that an arsenal of weapons including guns, a gun safe with shotgun shells, a bayonet and several swords were found in the home of the gunman.

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Worker denies drinking old whiskey at Pa. mansion

Posted: 03/28/2013 - The former live-in caretaker of a southwestern Pennsylvania mansion is denying he drank 52 bottles of well-aged whiskey, saying it wouldn't have been safe to drink and "evaporated" instead.

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Warrants to be released in Newtown investigation

Posted: 03/28/2013 - Search warrants used in the investigation of the Newtown school shooting are to be released today along with a statement from prosecutors, who so far have released few details about their work to unravel the motives of the 20-year-old gunman.

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Man stabs woman 54 times, drops TV on her head

Posted: 03/28/2013 - A man authorities say killed a woman by stabbing her 54 times and dropping a TV on her head in southeastern Michigan has been convicted of first-degree murder, torture and other charges.

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Pistorius bail restrictions eased

Updated: 03/28/2013 - A judge in South Africa says Oscar Pistorius, who is charged with murdering his girlfriend, can leave South Africa to compete in international competition, with conditions.

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US sends nuclear-capable B-2 bombers to SKorea

Posted: 03/28/2013 - The U.S military says two nuclear-capable B-2 bombers have completed a training mission in South Korea amid threats from North Korea that include nuclear strikes on Washington and Seoul.

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Pope names successor in Buenos Aires

Posted: 03/28/2013 - Pope Francis has made his first bishop appointment, naming the bishop of Santa Rosa, Argentina as his successor as archbishop of Buenos Aires and the top churchman in Argentina.

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LA police seek 2 suspects in abduction of girl, 10

Updated: 03/28/2013 - Los Angeles police say they are seeking two people believed to be involved in the abduction of a 10-year-old girl who was missing for nearly 12 hours before she was dropped off at a hospital.

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