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Storms, Lightning Threaten Final Shuttle Launch

Posted: 07/07/2011 - Rain in the forecast threatened to delay the last space shuttle launch, set for Friday, and a lightning strike near the pad briefly caused a flurry of concern at NASA before engineers concluded the spaceship was OK.

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Police Surround Suspect After 7 Killed In Michigan

Posted: 07/07/2011 - Dozens of police officers with guns drawn descended Thursday night on a Grand Rapids, Mich., neighborhood and cornered a suspect wanted in the deaths of seven people, including one child.

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UPDATE: Casey Anthony To Stay In FL Jail Until July 17

Updated: 07/08/2011 - Casey Anthony will have 10 more days behind bars to think about her future after authorities in Florida announced she would not be released until July 17, four days after the date initially given.

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Fort Hood Shooting Suspect Will Face Death Penalty

Posted: 07/07/2011 - The Army major charged in the 2009 shooting rampage at Fort Hood will be court-martialed and face the death penalty, but the sister of one of those who was shot to death has mixed emotions about how Nidal Hassan's case will proceed.

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US: Troop Drawdown In Afghanistan To Begin Slowly

Posted: 07/06/2011 - President Barack Obama's drawdown in Afghanistan will begin slowly, with the departure of just 800 National Guard troops this summer, followed by some 800 Marines in the fall, U.S. officials said on Wednesday.

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Anthony Juror: "I Did Not Say She Was Innocent"

Updated: 07/06/2011 - A member of the Florida jury that acquitted Casey Anthony of killing her 2-year-old daughter says she didn't say Anthony is innocent, only that the state didn't present enough evidence to convict her.

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Facebook Launches Video Calls, Group Chat Features

Posted: 07/06/2011 - Quick on the heels of Google's launch of its latest social-networking venture, Facebook said Wednesday that its 750 million users will now be able to make video calls on the site.

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Arraignment For Bulger On 19 Murder Counts

Posted: 07/06/2011 - Former reputed mob boss James "Whitey" Bulger, who escaped prosecution for 16 years until he was captured last month in California, is set to return to federal court in Boston to enter a plea on 19 murder charges.

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Tight Budgets Whittle Away Time In Classroom

Posted: 07/06/2011 - After several years of state and local budget cuts, thousands of school districts across the nation are gutting summer-school programs, cramming classes into four-day weeks or lopping days off the school year, even though virtually everyone involved in education agrees that American students need more instruction time.

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Sources: 10,000 US Troops Could Remain In Iraq

Posted: 07/05/2011 - The White House is offering to keep up to 10,000 troops in Iraq next year, U.S. officials say, despite opposition from many Iraqis and key Democratic Party allies who demand that President Barack Obama bring home the American military as promised.

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Mexico Searches For 7 Missing In Boating Accident

Posted: 07/05/2011 - The Mexican Navy says it's met with various rescue agencies and plans to extend the search for seven missing American tourists on an annual July 4 fishing trip.

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Fraternal Twins With Autism: Is Risk In The Womb?

Posted: 07/05/2011 - Experts have blamed most of the risk for autism on inherited genes. Now one of the largest studies of twins and autism shifts the focus to the womb. It suggests that the mother's age and health may play a larger role than was thought.

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Body Found In Ind. Creek, No Word On Missing Coed

Posted: 07/05/2011 - Indianapolis police say the badly decomposed body of a woman has been found in a local creek and they've been in contact with investigators looking for a missing Indiana college student.

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Hackers Attack Fox News Twitter Account

Posted: 07/04/2011 - Hackers broke into Fox's political Twitter account early Monday, posting updates saying President Barack Obama had been assassinated.

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