A wind-whipped wildfire that destroyed more than three dozen cliff-top homes in North Texas was expected to burn through most of the tinder-dry trees and shrubs in its path by daybreak Thursday, helping firefighters contain the late-summer blaze during the state's severe and seemingly endless fire season.
Nate Smith, 11, slapped a hockey puck through a tiny hole from 89 feet away. The shot during a charity game in Minnesota was for a $50,000 prize. But the insurance company won't pay. Nate was standing in for his twin brother Nick, whose winning raffle ticket made him the one who should've held the hockey stick.
A business dispute that's now in court has brought to light some more details about the secret flights that took terrorism suspects and U.S. officials to CIA-operated "black sites" and prisons around the world in recent years.
When Juneau, Alaska, resident Brooke Collins looked up, she saw a bear. Worse than that: She saw a bear carrying her dog in its mouth. Collins ran up and punched the bear in the face. The bear dropped the dog and ran away.
The story that the news media seem to believe is this morning's important news is word that the back-and-forth over which night next week President Obama will address a joint session of Congress has ended with the White House agreeing to do it on Thursday (the 8th) instead of Wednesday, which it had requested.
A major newspaper publisher is refusing to swallow demands from Apple, and it pulled its App off of iTunes. The Financial Times didn't want to pay Apple 30 percent of its revenue from customers who downloaded the App.
What should have been a simple matter of scheduling turned into a Washington political incident Wednesday. At issue: when and where would President Obama give a policy speech about jobs.
The date and place have been set. But before it was, there was much drama in the nation's capital. All the major players said the matter had nothing to do with politics, and everything to do with logistics.
Nearly all Libyans agree that security should be a top priority for the country's interim government. Some councilmen and rebel commanders say the first step to ensuring security will be to take away the light arms that both sides handed out en masse.