Use of Roadside Bombs in Afghanistan Surges 80 Percent

Insurgent use of roadside bombs in Afghanistan has surged 80 percent this year as they remain the No. l killer of foreign troops, a NATO official said Thursday.

S.C. Mom Charged With Concealing 555-Pound Son

A mother accused of neglecting her 555-pound son's health has been brought back to South Carolina after she was arrested in Maryland.

Octomom Says She 'Screwed Up' Her Life

Octuplets mother Nadya Suleman says she didn't tell her sperm donor she was having more children after the first six, and fears his resentment for the betrayal.

Charges Dismissed in Texas Dragging Death

A defense attorney says charges have been dismissed against two white men accused of killing a black man in a racially charged dragging death in East Texas

Cornell U. Researcher Found Murdered, House Ablaze

State police say a woman found murdered in a state park in Ithaca was a Cornell University researcher.

Shia LaBeouf to Star in 'Wall Street' Sequel

The actor confirms he will appear in "Money Never Sleeps," director Oliver Stone's follow up to "Wall Street."

U.S. Analyst Says N. Korea's New Missile Base Ready

Fresh commercial satellite images show that North Korea's sophisticated new missile base on its west coast — designed for multiple test flights in a short time — is ready for use, according to an independent U.S. analyst.

Suspect in Abortion Doctor's Death: I'm Not Anti-Gov't

Scott Roeder called The Associated Press on Thursday from the Sedgwick County Jail and disputed characterizations in the media of him as being anti-government, saying he is "anti-corrupt government."

Lawyer: Ark. Shooting Suspect 'Tortured' by Terrorists

The man accused of killing a soldier outside a recruiting center begged for FBI agents to free him from a Yemeni jail where he was "tortured" and "radicalized" by Islamic terrorists, his lawyer said.