World's Biggest Cruise Ship Sets Sail From Finland

The world's largest cruise liner on Friday began its maiden voyage to Florida, gliding out from a shipyard in Finland with an amphitheater, basketball courts and an ice rink on board.

CDC: 114 Kids Dead From H1N1; Vaccine Shortages Continue

Heath officials say swine flu has caused at least 19 more children's deaths — the largest one-week increase since the pandemic started in April.

Mayor Won't Remove Display NAACP Calls 'Disturbing'

A Maryland mayor says a controversial Halloween display featuring three hanging dummies will remain at a city park despite complaints received by a local NAACP chapter.

Critics Say Photos of Kim Jong Il Really Of a Look-Alike

A number of analysts are convinced that photos released of North Korea's leader Kim Jon Il are not really of the dear leader — but rather a strikingly good look-alike.

Search for Survivors of Collision Between Chopper, Plane

The U.S. Coast Guard and Navy were searching early Friday for as many as nine people off the Southern California coast following a collision between a Coast Guard plane and a Marine Corps helicopter, officials said.

Cops Hope Video of Mafia Murder in Italy Will ID Killer

Italian prosecutors have released a video of a gangland-style slaying on a Naples street in May in hope of finding the killer.

Let the Wrangling Begin

Contentious negotiations expected over final legislation after House speaker unveils retooled health care bill with gov't-run option | FULL COVERAGE |

Woman robs bank in New Iberia

A Capital One Bank in New Iberia was robbed this morning. A woman reportedly walked into the bank and handed the teller a note demanding six thousand dollars. The robber told the teller not to scream or call the police, or she would kill her.

Passports Linked to 9/11 Found in Pakistan

Soldiers battling their way into a Taliban stronghold along the Afghan border seized passports that may be linked to 9/11 suspects, as they confront an enemy skilled in operating in a mountainous terrain with endless ways to wage a guerrilla war.

Musician Taylor Mitchell Dies After Coyote Attack

A 19-year-old folk musician dies after being attacked by two coyotes