Posted: 1:33 PM Their crimes are so loathsome that some hardened courtroom veterans recoil at viewing the evidence. Yet child-pornography offenders are now the focus of an intense debate within the legal community as to whether the federal sentences they face have become, in many cases, too severe.
Posted: 1:10 PM Last year's hurricanes and flooding not only engulfed homes and carried away roads and bridges in hard-hit areas of the country, they also dispersed aggressive invasive plant and animal species.
Posted: 11:28 AM Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney says the U.S. should do everything it can to protect a Chinese activist who escaped house arrest and was reported to be hiding in the U.S. embassy in Beijing.
Posted: 11:03 AM One World Trade Center is expected to claim the title of New York City's tallest skyscraper on Monday, as workers erect steel columns that will make its unfinished skeleton a little over 1,250 feet tall.
Updated: 10:23 AM Three crew members of a sailboat have been found dead and a fourth person is missing after their boat apparently collided with a much larger vessel during a race off the coasts of California and Mexico.
Posted: 11:54 PM Authorities in St. Louis say high winds swept through a beer tent where 200 people gathered after a Cardinals game Saturday, killing one and critically injuring at least five others. But the owner of the bar says it was lightning -- not wind -- that killed the patron.
Posted: 11:08 AM The U.S. government is offering to shelve some deportation cases, but some immigrants are rejecting the deal, preferring to take a shot at winning asylum or a green card in immigration court.
Posted: 10:57 AM Princess Di was known for her keen fashion sense. Visitors to the Southern Women's Show in Raleigh, North Carolina, this weekend will get a close-up look at some of her most iconic gowns.
Posted: 10:54 AM President Barack Obama's "pivot" to China's neighborhood and the "reset" in relations with Russia are producing limited results for foreign policy initiatives that are designed to improve America's standing with its former Cold War rivals.
Updated: 1:45 PM Authorities in Washington state say they've found a body in an elaborate bunker they had surrounded in the Cascade Mountains, and it appears to be that of a man wanted for killing his wife and teenage daughter last weekend.