Dems Eye New Tax on Rich

Income tax surcharge on top earners emerges as leading option to pay for federal health care legislation

350 Dogs Seized, 30 Arrested in Dogfighting Raids

As many as 350 dogs were seized and about 30 people arrested during raids in five U.S. states Wednesday that animal welfare groups are calling the largest simultaneous raid of dogfighting operations in America.

Cops: Girl Killed by Estranged Husband of Dad's Girlfriend

Police in South Carolina say an 8-year-old girl has been shot to death by the estranged husband of her father's girlfriend.

Dietary Supplements Recalled After Knife Blades Found

Manufacturer Protica Inc. said Wednesday it is recalling some dietary supplements sold in the United States and Canada because utility knife blades were found in two vials of the products. No injuries were reported.

Idaho Babysitter Accused of Having Sex With Boy, 14

An Idaho woman face charges that she had sex with a 14-year-old boy that she was hired to watch in August 2007.

Dallas Scales Back Security for Bush's Home

Dallas police have scaled back some of the protection it provides at the home of former President George W. Bush.

Getty Center, College Evacuated Due to L.A. Brush Fire

The world-famous Getty Center art complex and nearby Mount St. Mary's College were evacuated Wednesday as a brush fire burned on slopes of the Santa Monica Mountains near the Getty's parking area facilities.

Plane With Five Aboard Missing Off Florida Coast

The Coast Guard is searching for five people whose plane went down off Florida's Gulf Coast.

Turtles Crawl on NYC Airport Runway, Delays Flights

A runway at New York City's Kennedy Airport was shut down Wednesday morning after 78 turtles emerged from a nearby bay and crawled onto the tarmac.