|Officials say security tight for Boston Marathon
Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick and a congressional leader say security will be tight as thousands of runners and hundreds of thousands of spectators crowd Boston's streets for the annual Marathon on Monday.
|Fuels made from corn actually worse than gasoline, study says
According to a new study, commissioned by the federal government, says that biofuels made from the leftovers of harvested corn plants are actually worse than gasoline -- when it comes to global warming in the short term.
|Obama, family cause a small stir at DC Easter service
President Obama may have expected a quiet Easter, but his presence rallied a congregation -- that were eager to greet him and his family -- to the front of the Washington, D.C. church on Sunday.
|Half sibling toddlers killed by overnight fire in New York City
Police said on Sunday that four-year-old half siblings have died in an overnight fire at a home in New York City, but the twin of one of those children has survived the blaze.
|Miss America asks US high school to rethink suspension
Miss America is asking a Pennsylvania school district to reconsider the punishment of a high school student, who asked her to the prom during an assembly about the importance of science, technology, engineering and math studies.
|Navy approves changes for submariners' sleep schedules
With no sunlight to set day apart from night on a submarine, the Navy for decades has staggered sailors' working hours on schedules with little resemblance to life above the ocean's surface. Now that appears to be changing.
|Brand names in NY standardized tests puzzle parents
"Just Do It" has been a familiar Nike slogan for years, but now parents are wondering why it -- and other brands including Barbie, iPod, Mug Root Beer and Life Savers -- showed up on some of New York's standardized English tests.
|Girl sleeping inside home killed by drunk driver, police say
A 16-year-old Southern California girl was killed this weekend while sleeping in her bed, after an alleged drunken driver crashed his SUV into her home in the middle of the night.
|Memorial to victims of Ohio serial killer delayed
Construction of a memorial at the Cleveland site where the remains of 11 women were found in a convicted serial killer's home has been delayed by a funding shortage.
|Pittsburgh man charged after egg decorating fight
A Pittsburgh man faces charges after police say he threw hard-boiled eggs at his girlfriend during an Easter egg decorating party, then tried to attack police, authorities said.