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Jury selection to begin in 'Baby Gabriel' case

Jury selection begins Wednesday in the trial of Elizabeth Johnson, who is charged with kidnapping, custodial interference and child abuse in the case of her missing son Gabriel.

Jury to decide fate of Drew Peterson

The fate of Drew Peterson, a former Chicago-area police sergeant accused of killing his ex-wife, now rests in the hands of the jury as deliberations are set to begin in the headline-grabbing case Wednesday.

Michael Jackson copyright trial starts

A trial to decide how much a business partner of Michael Jackson's mother must pay the late entertainer's estate for violating his copyrights in a book about the Jackson family starts in Los Angeles Tuesday.

Judge postpones rape trial of Philadelphia priest, Catholic school teacher

A judge has postponed the trial of a Philadelphia Catholic priest and a parochial school teacher, both accused of raping the same altar boy in separate incidents.

Closing arguments to begin in Peterson trial

Closing arguments begin Tuesday in the trial of Drew Peterson, a former Chicago-area police sergeant accused of killing his ex-wife.

After Isaac, Louisiana and Mississippi residents face dangerous heat conditions

As more residents in southern Louisiana return home after Hurricane Isaac, many must now contend with a new obstacle: rebuilding their lives amid blistering temperatures and no air conditioning.

Coast Guard rescues Russell Crowe after he's lost while kayaking in New York

In his many blockbusters, actor Russell Crowe plays the man of the hour, swooping in to the rescue. But this weekend, he needed a little help of his own.

Poll: Did GOP convention change minds?

Americans are divided on whether last week's Republican Convention made them more likely to vote for GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney, according to a new national survey.

Deputies kill gunman after shootings, standoff north of Seattle

Deputies have killed a man suspected of shooting at residents, cars and SWAT team members in a wooded area north of Seattle, a sheriff's spokeswoman said.

CDC warns parents to beware button batteries

They are used to power everything from flashlights to remote controls. So called "button batteries," which are the size of coins (and sometimes smaller), have grown in popularity over the past few decades.