The seventh-generation member of the famed Flying Wallendas had long dreamed of pulling off the stunt, never before attempted. Other daredevils have wire-walked over the Niagara River but farther downstream and not since 1896.
The Southern Baptist Convention's ethics chief was reprimanded Friday and his radio show canceled after he made inflammatory comments about the Trayvon Martin case.
China's assertive behavior is breathing life into America's historically tumultuous relationship with the Philippines.
Heavily armed FBI agents and authorities from Mississippi and Tennessee were searching woods and back roads for what they said was a dangerous man suspected of killing a Tennessee woman and her teenage daughter and fleeing with her two younger girls.
The intense search for a man accused of abducting a Tennessee woman and her three daughters continued Tuesday after authorities said the mother and her oldest daughter were found dead in north Mississippi, behind a house the alleged kidnapper rented.
A man accused of abducting a mother and her three daughters has been described as being like an uncle to the girls.
For Ugandan soldiers tasked with catching Joseph Kony, the real threat is not the elusive Central Africa warlord and his brutal gang.
Procrastinators rejoice: You have an extra two days this year to file your 2011 federal income tax return. Because April 15 falls on a Sunday, and Emancipation Day -- a holiday in the District of Columbia -- is Monday, the deadline to file taxes will be Tuesday.
Teen births fell again in the United States in 2010 with the highest rate once more in Mississippi, according to a new government report.
At first, the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager at the hands of a white neighborhood watch volunteer was playing out like many previous tragedies that cut short the lives of young black men.
It's the political cure-all for high gas prices: Drill here, drill now.
INDIANAPOLIS -- Take that, Brady. You too, Peyton. Eli Manning is the big man in the NFL after one-upping Tom Brady and leading the New York Giants to a 21-17 victory against the New England Patriots on Sunday in Super Bowl XLVI -- in older brother Peyton's house, at that.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Minutes before two pileups killed 10 people on a highway shrouded in fog and thick smoke from a brush fire, the Florida Highway Patrol had reopened the always busy six-lane interstate after an earlier serious accident.
BAY SHORE, N.Y. -- A New York teen who was living at a homeless shelter when she was picked as a semifinalist in a prestigious national science competition has moved into her new home. Samantha Garvey and her family were handed the keys to their house in Bay Shore, Long Island on Saturday.
NEW ORLEANS -- Two hundred years ago, the first steamboat meandered down the Ohio and Mississippi rivers, taking more than four months to reach New Orleans. The journey was marked by Indians chasing the paddle-wheeled boat, a baby's birth and an earthquake that made the Mississippi flow in the opposite direction for 45 miles.
NEW ORLEANS -- On the day the Deepwater Horizon sank in the Gulf of Mexico, BP officials warned in an internal email conversation that if the well was not protected by the blow-out preventer at the drill site, crude oil could burst into the Gulf of Mexico at a rate of 3.4 million gallons a day, an amount a million gallons higher than what the U.S. government ultimately estimated spilled daily from the site.
TOKYO -- Detractors say the F-35 stealth fighter, the costliest military plane ever, is destined to go down as one of the biggest follies in aviation history. But it may have found a savior: deep-pocketed U.S. allies hungry to add its super high-tech capabilities to their arsenal.
ST. LOUIS -- Since the Iraq War ended there has been little fanfare for the veterans returning home. No ticker-tape parades. No massive, flag-waving public celebrations.
NEW YORK -- In corrections systems nationwide, officials are grappling with decisions about geriatric units, hospices and medical parole as elderly inmates -- with their high rates of illness and infirmity -- make up an ever increasing share of the prison population.
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