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Teen returns to school after Romney T-shirt flap

Posted: 10/09/2012 - A 16-year-old high school sophomore who says she was ridiculed by her geometry teacher for wearing a Mitt Romney T-shirt returned to school Tuesday following a rally by cheering supporters.

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Cousin: Oklahoma bomb plot suspect mentally ill

Updated: 10/09/2012 - A 23-year-old Illinois man accused of planning to attack dozens of churches in Oklahoma with Molotov cocktails has struggled with mental illness, substance abuse and grief, said his cousin.

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Long-missing Colo. Marine buried with full honors

Posted: 10/09/2012 - The Colorado Marine was killed during the rescue of the crew of the S.S. Mayaguez, an American cargo ship seized by Cambodia's Khmer Rouge two days earlier on May 12, 1975.

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Michigan man at risk for meningitis after losing wife

Posted: 10/09/2012 - Days after taking his wife off life support, George Cary got a phone call that confirmed his suspicions: Her meningitis-related death was linked to tainted steroid injections at a Michigan clinic that had regularly treated her back pain.

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Man dies after live roach-eating contest in Fla.

Posted: 10/09/2012 - About 30 contestants ingested the insects during Friday night's contest at Ben Siegel Reptile Store in Deerfield Beach about 40 miles north of Miami. The grand prize was a python.

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Officials hope 'winter-blend' gas will drop prices

Posted: 10/09/2012 - State leaders — and drivers — hope to see gasoline prices drop soon, now that California officials have approved the release of "winter-blend" fuel that is expected to help bolster the state's supplies.

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Ohio teen headed to trial in Craigslist killings

Posted: 10/09/2012 - A teenager befriended by a self-styled chaplain is headed to trial on murder charges in a deadly scheme to lure victims with phony Craigslist job offers in Ohio.

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Police, community search for missing Colorado girl

Posted: 10/09/2012 - Authorities searched fields and along highways in suburban Denver on Monday for signs of a 10-year-old girl who has been missing since leaving for school on Friday

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Report: US Protestants lose majority status, atheism up

Posted: 10/09/2012 - For the first time in its history, the United States does not have a Protestant majority, according to a new study. One reason: The number of Americans with no religious affiliation is on the rise.

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American, Frenchman win Nobel Physics prize

Posted: 10/09/2012 - Frenchman Serge Haroche and American David Wineland have won the 2012 Nobel Prize in physics for inventing and developing methods for observing tiny quantum particles without destroying them.

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Supersonic skydive aborted

Updated: 10/09/2012 - A weather hold that threatened to cancel extreme athlete and skydiver Felix Baumgartner's death-defying, 23-mile free fall into the southeastern New Mexico desert has been lifted.

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Soda Industry: New vending machines show calories

Posted: 10/08/2012 - The machines will let customers see the calorie counts for drinks before making a purchase. The vending machines will launch in Chicago and San Antonio municipal buildings in 2013 before rolling out nationally.

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Skydiver eyes record-breaking jump over NM

Posted: 10/08/2012 - Experienced skydiver and extreme athlete Felix Baumgartner hopes to take the leap of his life on Tuesday, attempting the highest, fastest free fall in history.

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Freeze, drought take bite out of fall tourism

Posted: 10/08/2012 - Extreme weather has forced agritourism ventures in the heart of the country to scramble to hold onto their share of an industry that generates hundreds of millions of dollars each year.

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Presidential race rumbles into final 4 weeks

Posted: 10/08/2012 - Joining celebrities for fundraising in Los Angeles on Sunday, Obama for the first time needled himself over a poor debate performance. But he declared he had the right focus and "I intend to win."

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Romney: US should be more assertive on world stage

Posted: 10/08/2012 - Declaring that "it's time to change course in the Middle East" and accusing Obama of "passivity," Romney on Monday plans to call for the U.S. to work with other countries to arm rebels in Syria

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SpaceX Dragon capsule launched to space station

Posted: 10/08/2012 - A commercial cargo ship rocketed into orbit Sunday in pursuit of the International Space Station, the first of a dozen supply runs under a mega-contract with NASA.

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