Pistol-Packing Pastor Quits to Work for Gun Rights

A pistol-packing Kentucky pastor who drew national attention earlier this year for hosting a 'God-and-Guns' event at his church is stepping down from the pulpit to serve his flock with a new mission.

Report: North Korea Test-Fires 5 Short-Range Missiles

North Korea fired five short-range missiles off its east coast on Monday, news reports said, even as South Korea proposed working-level talks with its communist neighbor.

Bomber Strikes Market in Pakistan, 41 Killed

A homicide car bombing targeting Pakistani troops killed 41 people Monday, the fourth grisly militant attack in just over a week, as the Taliban pledged to mobilize fighters across the country for more strikes.

Pakistani Jets Bomb Taliban Hideouts After Siege

Pakistani fighter jets bombed suspected militant hide-outs Monday in a tribal region where the military had previously declared victory over the Taliban, killing 13 alleged extremists

Attacks Demonstrate Taliban Resurgence in Pakistan

A week of terror strikes across Pakistan, capped by a stunning assault on army headquarters, show the Taliban have rebounded and appear determined to shake the nation's resolve as the military plans for an offensive against the group's stronghold.

Census Workers Request Team Visits After Death

The manager of a part-time census taker who died under mysterious circumstances in southeastern Kentucky says other workers are requesting to visit houses in teams rather than alone.

Is Columbus Day Sailing Off the Calendar?

The tradition of honoring Christopher Columbus for sailing the ocean blue in 1492 is facing rougher seas than the Niña, Pinta and Santa Maria.

Victim in 'Top Shape' Before Sweat Lodge Death

A 38-year-old New York woman who died after sitting in a sauna-like sweat lodge during a spiritual cleansing ceremony in an Arizona resort was an avid surfer and hiker who was "in top shape," took self-improvement seriously and had a passion for art,

CDC Official Downplays H1N1 Vaccine Risks

A top U.S. health official says the risks from not getting the H1N1 vaccine are greater than any potential risks associated with the vaccine.

Did Weapons Fail U.S. Troops During Afghanistan Assault?

In the chaos of an early morning assault on a remote U.S. outpost in eastern Afghanistan, Staff Sgt. Erich Phillips' M4 carbine quit firing as militant forces surrounded the base.