National News + World News

Pot use may increase risk of testicular cancer

Marijuana may double the risk of testicular cancer among young men, particularly tumors that are more severe, according to a new study published in the American Cancer Society's journal, Cancer.

Drew Peterson guilty of murder in ex-wife's death

An Illinois jury on Thursday found former Chicago-area police sergeant Drew Peterson guilty of murder in the 2004 death of his ex-wife.

Judge orders Nidal Hasan to shave or be forcibly shaved

Col. Gregory Gross, the judge who will oversee the military trial of Maj. Nidal Hasan, ordered the Army psychiatrist to be forcibly shaved for his trial, according to Tyler Broadway, a spokesman at Fort Hood.

Chickens test positive for West Nile in Iowa

Chickens from the sentinel flock in Scott County, Iowa have tested positive for the West Nile virus.

7.6-magnitude quake hits Costa Rican coast

An earthquake with a magnitude of 7.6 struck the northwest coast of Costa Rica Wednesday, resulting in some damage, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

U.S. Debt Clock reaches $16 trillion

In the midst of political conventions, the U.S. National Debt Clock has reached an unwelcome milestone - $16 trillion dollars in total federal debt.

"Green Mile" actor, Michael Clarke Duncan, dead at 54

Michael Clarke Duncan, nominated for an Academy Award for his role in the 1999 film "The Green Mile," has died at age 54, according to a representative for his family.

Fake, inactive Twitter followers plague presidential campaigns

When Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney's Twitter account surpassed one million followers this weekend, the campaign took to Twitter to boast about their "1 million active followers." But according to a web app that analy

Record Labor Day gas prices

Gas prices are higher than they've been going into any other Labor Day weekend on record, but experts predict some relief at the pump is coming fairly soon.

Deployed Texas mother surprises son at school

It was a school assembly with a surprise ending. 3rd grader James Lloyd was sent out of the gym to get the American flag that was coincidentally not in its usual place.