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Crew of Va. ship in piracy drama sues for $50M

Posted: 05/26/2012 - More than half the crew members of a container ship that was at the center of a piracy drama off Somalia in April 2009 are suing for nearly $50 million, contending their captain ignored warnings to sail clear of pirate-infested waters off Africa.

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CIA remembers losses in covert operations

Posted: 05/26/2012 - The CIA is remembering those lost in covert operations, adding a new star to the intelligence agency's memorial wall and more than a dozen names to its Book of Honor.

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Job, economy fears mix with hope for Class of '12

Posted: 05/26/2012 - It's a time when hope collides with economic reality, when the relief of that last class and the thrill of holding that diploma give way to the next big step -- finding a job.

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Letters asked judge for leniency in NJ webcam case

Posted: 05/26/2012 - The judge in the case of a former Rutgers student who used a webcam to see his roommate kiss another man has released more than 100 letters he received about the case.

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Illegal immigrants find paths to college, careers

Posted: 05/26/2012 - College once seemed inconceivable for those brought to the U.S. illegally as children, because they lacked a Social Security number and work permit, and didn't qualify for financial aid.

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Police search for missing college student in La.

Posted: 05/26/2012 - Louisiana authorities are searching for a college student who has been missing for nearly a week after she was last seen on a bicycle in the early morning hours.

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Sandusky charity to shut down, transfer programs

Posted: 05/25/2012 - The Second Mile said it has been financially crippled by the child-sex abuse scandal involving its founder and onetime public face and concluded after a six-month internal review that it had no other option but to close.

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California's Coronado named nation's best beach

Posted: 05/25/2012 - It is the first time "Dr. Beach" has given the top slot to California in the more than two decades that he has been ranking beaches in the United States based on their environmental quality and safety for swimmers.

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Maine churches raising money to fight gay marriage

Posted: 05/25/2012 - Maine churches will pass the collection plate a second time at Sunday services to kick off a fundraising campaign for the lead opposition group to November's ballot question asking voters to legalize same-sex marriages.

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Dragon arrives at space station in historic 1st

Posted: 05/25/2012 - The privately bankrolled Dragon capsule arrived at the International Space Station on Friday, making history as the first commercial delivery truck in orbit.

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Texas farmers use business wile to weather drought

Posted: 05/25/2012 - The drought of 2011 cost $7.6 billion in crop losses, the most ever recorded, and forced ranchers to slaughter millions of animals, cutting Texas' cattle herd to its smallest size since 1952.

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AWOL Muslim soldier guilty in Fort Hood bomb plot

Posted: 05/25/2012 - Walking around a gun store one day last summer, the young man never took off his sunglasses as he asked questions about items he piled on the counter — behavior that struck the manager as odd.

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Pool access for the disabled sparks controversy

Updated: 05/25/2012 - The Obama administration is sidestepping an election-year confrontation with the hotel industry and other pool owners to give them more time to comply with access rules for the disabled.

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NJ Muslims angry over NYPD surveillance findings

Posted: 05/25/2012 - Muslim leaders in New Jersey say they are angry but uncertain what their next step will be after the state's attorney general found that New York City police did not violate any laws in its surveillance of Muslim businesses, mosques and student groups in New Jersey.

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Man arrested in disappearance of NYC boy Etan Patz

Posted: 05/25/2012 - The timing couldn't have been more symbolic: On the eve of National Missing Children's Day, police said they'd at last cracked the case that started it — the 1979 disappearance of 6-year-old Etan Patz.

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Hurricane season starts next week

Posted: 05/24/2012 - When a tropical system hits the coast, it can send rain, storms, and even tornadoes inland towards East Tennessee. But, when you're headed to the beach, you need to know what to do in the case of a tropical storm.

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