The Cleveland kidnappings scenario portrayed in court documents is a familiar nightmare for parents, who should take the opportunity to teach their children about safety, experts say.
Cleveland law enforcement officials charged Ariel Castro with four counts of kidnapping and three counts of rape Wednesday and offered tiny glimpses into the captives' lives.
Three brothers arrested – Ariel, Pedro, and Onil Castro – are accused of kidnapping and holding Amanda Berry and two other women captive for 10 years. Cleveland neighbors and family members are beginning to talk about the suspects.
The news that three women – Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus, and Michelle Knight – were held in a Cleveland home for about a decade shocked neighbors, who said they didn't notice anything.
The Cleveland police chief says he thinks Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus, and Michelle Knight had been held captive at a home in the city for a decade. Their escape Monday began with yells for help at the front door.
Fire officials expect a southern California wildfire to spread Friday, fueled by continuing Santa Ana winds. They are resuming overflights to drop flame retardant, but urge area residents to be prepared to evacuate.
The California measure, signed into law Wednesday, authorizes $24 million to hire additional agents for a state program that takes away firearms from people prohibited from owning them.
The so-called Summit Fire is one of at least 680 wildfires that state firefighters have responded to this year in California – 200 more than the average for the period. Conditions are dry, warm, and windy.
James Everett Dutschke, accused of mailing three letters containing ricin, was arrested Saturday at his home. He is being held without bond until a preliminary hearing Thursday.
Boston bombing investigators reportedly have found female DNA evidence on one of the pressure cookers used in the attack, but there could be a number of explanations for that.
High black voter turnout, plus a lower turnout from white voters, gave President Obama the edge in swing states and a victory in 2012, signaling the importance of minority voters going forward.
The Senate voted Thursday to let the FAA repurpose money so it can halt furloughs of 15,000 air traffic controllers and end flight delays, tweaking rules of the 'sequester.' The House votes on the bill Friday.
Officials see an accident, not foul play, in the explosions and fires that engulfed two fuel barges Wednesday night at river's edge in Mobile, Ala. They are waiting for the wreckage to cool to look for the cause of ignition.
Ricin suspect Paul Kevin Curtis said, after his release: 'I thought they said rice.' Curtis's attorney says her client was framed. Federal investigators are looking into potential enemies.
Authorities acknowledge that they have found no traces of ricin or ricin-making materials in their search of the home and vehicle of Kevin Curtis, the Mississippi man charged with sending letters laced with the poison to President Obama and two other officials.
The Boy Scouts drafted the proposal on gay youths after sending surveys to about 1 million members. Many respondents, the organization said Friday, felt that youths should not be denied the benefits of Scouting.