Though he doesn't foresee North Korea taking serious military action, Gen. Martin Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said the Pentagon has bolstered its missile defenses to be prepared.
On Saturday a veteran fire captain with the Philadelphia Fire Department died when a burning three-story building collapsed with him inside. It has been an emotional year for the Fire Department; they lost two other men less than a year ago.
Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, often rumored to be considering a 2016 presidential run, has run into popularity problems in his home state. A controversial plan to eliminate state income tax could be contributing to his 38 percent approval rating.
Chaplain Emil Kapaun was credited with saving hundreds of soldiers during the Korean War and received the Distinguished Service Cross and many other medals. On April 11 President Barack Obama will award him the Medal of Honor posthumously.
A woman has led a prayer at the semi-annual gathering of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, in Salt Lake City. Jean A. Stevens led the closing prayer for more than 100,000 members of the Mormon church Saturday.
A decades-old case in which a woman was beaten and raped in Central Park is making headlines again. Lawmakers are asking New York City to settle with five men whose convictions were thrown out and who sued the city.
Cabin burglar caught in Utah: A suspect who lived in the mountains on the run for six years, Troy James Knapp, was caught this week. The so-called "cabin burglar" lived off the land and in Wasatch Mountain cabins.
A young man and woman were rescued this week after losing their way on a winding mountain trail near Orange County. They had been separated sometime Sunday night; both were found less than a mile from their car.
Kansas state legislators passed a bill Friday declaring life begins at fertilization and blocking tax breaks for abortion providers. While it doesn't ban abortions outright, abortion-rights advocates argue the bill could be used to threaten services.
Maj. Gen. Ralph Baker, commander of the Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa, was fired from his command last Thursday, and he was fined a portion of his pay after an administrative hearing and review.
The Alabama legislature voted unanimously to grant posthumous pardons for the 'Scottsboro Boys,' nine black teens wrongly convicted of raping two white women in 1931. The pardons now await the governor's approval.