National News + World News

Man pleads guilty to tricking pregnant girlfriend into taking abortion pill

When an elated Remee Lee told her boyfriend she was pregnant, his reaction wasn't what she was expecting. He wasn't happy, Lee says. In fact, he begged her to abort.

Study: Smaller testicles, more-involved dads?

Oh, boy. Here's a scientific study that might send a bout of collective laughter across humanity. Followed by some obscure measuring.

Siblings make clothes for girls 'to just be kids'

Cousins Maya Choksi and Grace Gericke decided early on they didn't like girls clothing on store shelves.

State Department: Kerry's remark on al-Assad giving up weapons 'rhetorical'

The State Department sought Monday to clarify comments from Secretary of State John Kerry about how Syrian President Bashar al-Assad could prevent a military strike from the United States.

Same-sex benefits at conservative Wal-Mart: What gives?

Wal-Mart's move to offer benefits to same-sex partners has created a lot of buzz. It was met with praise from progressive groups and disappointment from the religious right. But it also had some scratching their heads.

Festival ride malfunction injures 12 children in Connectucut

A malfunction at a festival swing ride in Connecticut sent children crashing into each other and onto the ground -- and raised new questions about the safety of such rides.

Bruno Mars booked for Super Bowl halftime show

Grammy-winning pop singer Bruno Mars will deliver the Super Bowl XLVIII halftime show next February, the NFL announced Sunday.

Wrestling reinstated to Olympic program for 2020 Games in Tokyo

Wrestling has been reinstated to the program for the 2020 Games in Tokyo after a vote Sunday by members of the International Olympic Committee in Buenos Aires.

Gun permits for the blind? Iowa grants them, stirs debate

Should blind people be granted gun permits? The question entered the crosshairs of some gun control advocates over the weekend, after a report about Iowa issuing permits to buy and carry firearms to people who are legally blind.

The high cost of being a football fan

Football season is here, and many stadium goers are breaking out the face paint. But between paying for tickets, parking and grabbing a couple of cold ones, the cost of actually going to a game has gotten much too pricey for many fans.