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35,000 walrus come ashore in northwest Alaska
Pacific walrus looking for places to rest in the absence of sea ice are coming to shore in record numbers on Alaska's northwest coast.
Deadline passes, but Hong Kong leader won't meet with protesters
The top official in Hong Kong has refused to meet with pro-democracy demonstrators by the midnight deadline they had set.
Oklahoma man charged with murder in beheading
Authorities have charged an Oklahoma man with first-degree murder in the beheading of a Vaughan Foods plant worker.
Shooter takes stand in loud music killing case
A man who shot and killed a 17-year-old teenager after an argument over loud music outside a Jacksonville convenience store is taking the stand in his own defense.
Dozens of possible jurors rejected in Arias case
Roughly a third of 300 potential jurors were dismissed Monday as the penalty retrial of convicted murderer Jodi Arias got underway in Phoenix.
Parents charged in death of son found in home
A central Pennsylvania man and woman have been charged with homicide in the death of their 9-year-old son, whose decomposing body was found in their Harrisburg home last summer.
Schools scramble to help teens who crossed border
Around the country, schools are scrambling to provide services to the large number of children and teens who have crossed the border alone in recent months.
Study: Recessions can postpone motherhood forever
When the economy tanks, women have fewer babies. But what happens in the following years, when conditions improve?
Suit: Papa John's fired worker with Down syndrome
A federal agency is accusing Papa John's Pizza of breaking the law when they fired a Utah employee with Down syndrome.
Number of US kids in foster care up after long dip
New federal figures show that the number of U.S. children in foster care rose slightly last year after dropping for seven straight years.
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