Rioters rampage through Huntington Beach after surf competition

First, police say, came a fight in a crowd at the end of a multiday surfing and skateboarding competition in Southern California's Huntington Beach on Sunday evening. Then came a riot, with scores of people rampaging down palm tree-lined streets,

Indiana bus crash kills pastor, pregnant wife, chaperone on teen trip

A youth pastor and his pregnant wife were among the three people killed when a bus overturned Saturday afternoon in Indiana, a deacon from the pastor's church said Sunday.

McCain honors passing of cellmate from Vietnam War

Retired Col. George "Bud" Day was the "bravest man I ever knew," Sen. John McCain said Sunday of the war hero with whom he shared a cell as a prisoner in North Vietnam.

Body of best man believed to be found after Hudson River crash

A body believed to be the second victim of a boating accident involving a wedding party was recovered in the Hudson River, authorities in Piermont, New York, said Sunday.

No bailout coming for Detroit, treasury secretary says

City employees and pensioners in Detroit shouldn't hold their breath for a federal bailout of their bankrupt city.

Bradley Manning: Whistle-blower or traitor? He awaits judge's verdict

 Is Pfc. Bradley Manning an idealist who became disillusioned by what was being done in Iraq and elsewhere in the name of U.S. national interests, as the attorney for the former Army intelligence analyst has argued?

Union launches ads using widely condemned words from congressman

A major union pushing for immigration reform will launch a new Spanish-language online ad campaign on Monday that highlights comments by Republican Rep.

Police: Robbers tell man, 'This is for Trayvon Martin'

 A weekend robbery in a racially diverse neighborhood of Washington may have been a hate crime, police said.

No explanation for Florida shooting rampage that leaves 7 dead

The 43-year-old gunman who set fire to his apartment in suburban Miami and then fatally shot six people in and around the building had given authorities no reason to believe anything was amiss until Friday night, police said Saturday.

Boat operator charged in Hudson River crash; engaged couple on board

The path that led Lindsey Stewart and Brian Bond to decide to join their lives together was as measured and deliberate as its end was abrupt.