• American arrested in Mexico hopeful case will be tossed

    5/30/13 11:09 AM

    An Arizona mother locked up in a Mexico prison on a drug-smuggling charge is depressed and upset about the situation, but hopeful a judge will throw out the case after realizing there is no basis to the charges.

  • Bear stuck in tree in New Jersey

    5/30/13 9:29 AM

    A bear somehow found its way up a tree in New Jersey Thursday morning. Officials are now trying to coax it down.

  • Petraeus gets job with investment firm

    5/30/13 7:56 AM

    Former CIA director David Petraeus has a new job with an investment firm. The retired Army general is chairman of the newly created KKR Global Institute. Petraeus served as CIA director until last November.

  • Obama plans to name Comey to head FBI

    5/29/13 9:02 PM

    President Obama is preparing to nominate former Bush administration official James Comey to head the FBI, people familiar with the decision said Wednesday. Comey became a hero to Democratic opponents of Bush's warrantless wiretapping program when Comey - as acting attorney general - refused for a time to reauthorize it until Bush revised it.

  • Trails for Youth helps kids experience nature

    5/29/13 6:06 PM

    "Trails for Youth" is aimed at helping disadvantaged youth spend time in nature.

  • Swing dancing for engineering students

    5/29/13 11:45 AM

    Engineering students at Northwestern University are getting a leg up on the competition. They're learning to swing dance in a for-credit class called Whole Body Thinking.

  • Arizona mom jailed in Mexico on drug charges

    5/29/13 9:58 AM

    Yanira Maldonado, a mother of seven from Arizona, is jailed in Mexico on allegations that she tried to smuggle nearly 12 pounds of marijuana into the U.S. on a passenger bus - claims her family members say are false.

  • Royal Caribbean passengers return to Baltimore

    5/28/13 11:10 PM

    For the second time this year, a fire at sea has aborted a cruise ship's voyage. The Royal Caribbean's Grandeur of the Seas' 2,200 passengers arrived back in Baltimore Tuesday.

  • Marines under investigation for threatening social media posts

    5/28/13 1:00 PM

    A group of current and former members of the marines are under investigation after officials allege that they posted inappropriate comments on social media sites, including President Barack Obama.

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