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Indiana man on trial for first of three murders
Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty for William Clyde Gibson III, whom they say sexually assaulted Christine Whitis before murdering her and mutilating her body in April 2012. He is separately charged in the murders of Stephanie Kirk, who disappeared in March 2012, and Karen Hodella, who went missing a decade earlier.
Cruz remains unapologetic as senior Republicans criticize shutdown
Sen. Ted Cruz, the Texas Republican who was among the architects of the 16-day partial federal government shutdown, remained unrepentant as senior members of his party criticized his tactics in fighting President Obama's health care reform.
20 riders rescued from atop roller coaster
A ride on Conneaut Lake Park's famed Blue Streak normally takes two minutes and 20 seconds, but on Saturday night, 20 people were stuck on the roller coaster for nearly five hours.
VIDEO: Two killers leave prison with forged documents
Florida authorities are searching for two convicted killers who left a prison in the Florida panhandle with forged documents.
VIDEO: Congress votes to reopen government
The Federal government is set to reopen after the Republican-controlled House voted 285-144 to fund the government and extend the debt ceiling. The Senate had already approved the measure, 81-18.
Jury awards $50,000 to high school bullying victim
A jury has awarded the victim of extreme bullying $50,000, holding her high school liable for its response when digitally-altered and sexually suggestive photos of her circulated among students five years ago.
Lobbyists' lobbying group wants a new name that doesn't mention lobbying
The leaders of the American League of Lobbyists insist that the group is making the move because its business has evolved, and members do lots more than walk the halls of Congress and try to shape legislation.
Yahoo to make SSL encryption the default for Web mail
Yahoo will encrypt Web-based email by default for all of its users beginning Jan. 8, the company has told The Washington Post.
VIDEO: Stuck on a bridge, woman dangles 20 feet
A woman dangles more than 20 feet in the air after she becomes stuck on a railroad bridge during a breast cancer walk.
VIDEO: 30 rescued after boat capsizes near Miami
A 45-foot boat capsized near Miami on Sunday, spilling at least 30 people and a dog into the water. Everyone on board was safely rescued.
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