Stage Set for Sotomayor

Confirmation hearings this week for Obama's Supreme Court pick could drum up high political theater

New York to Use Hate Crime Law in Transgender Murder Trial

A 20-year-old New York man is scheduled to stand trial in the killing of a transgendered woman.

Cops Grill Two Linked to Deaths of Couple With 16 Kids

Tips lead cops to van apparently used as getaway vehicle by killers, and to two people linked to van.

Fla. Cops: Man Killed Girlfriend's Father, Fled State

Florida authorities are awaiting the extradition of a man who fled to Kentucky after allegedly stabbing his girlfriend's father to death.

Iraq Military: Insurgent Attacks Decline, But Could Continue

The Iraqi military says insurgent attacks are on the decline, but predicts they could continue for a few more years.

Palin's Surprising Political Plans

Governor says she wants to jump back into the national political fray — and that may include stumping for Dems

Holder Eyes Torture Inquiry

Attorney General Eric Holder may appoint a prosecutor to probe Bush-era interrogations, countering Obama's wishes

Palin: Alaska Needs 'Wake Up Call'

Palin hopes latest ethics complaint, for allegedly taking money for interviews, warrants new state ethics policy

Chips in Official IDs Raise Privacy Fears

RFID, coupled with other technologies, could make people trackable without their knowledge or consent.