Journalists Had Death Threats Before Escaping Taliban

Two journalists held over seven months by the Taliban in Pakistan endured death threats before they escaped by tricking guards and dropping down a 20-foot wall with a rope, according to one of the former captives.

Police Search for Missing 12-Year-Old California Girl

Clarissa Zahedtalab of Irvine left her Irvine home at 6 p.m. Friday, without telling her family where she was going and hasn't returned home.

Bus Carrying Students Bombed in New Iraq Violence

Bombings and shootings killed at least 33 people in Baghdad and surrounding areas, including a group of high school students on a bus headed for final exams, as violence intensified before a planned withdrawal next week of U.S.

Mickelson Tied for Lead at U.S. Open

Phil Mickelson, Lucas Glover and Ricky Barnes were on the move Monday at the U.S. Open, but only Mickelson was going the right way.

Florida Lifeguards Rescue 500 From Rip Currents

Rip currents have endangered central Floridian beachgoers trying to escape the hot summer sun and escalating temperatures. In Volusia County, lifeguards have rescued over 500 swimmers from the unsafe currents, according to Orlando News.

Sarkozy: France 'Cannot Accept' Burqas

French President Nicolas Sarkozy has taken aim at full body Islamic gowns, saying his country 'cannot accept' that women are forced to wear them.

Perez Hilton Sues Peas Manager for Battery

Perez Hilton has sued the Black Eyed Peas manager for battery and emotional distress.

Rihanna Expected in Court Hearing Against Chris Brown

Pop singer may be required to testify against former boyfriend and alleged abuser Chris Brown