Official: Top Mexican Drug Lord Dead After Clash

Two hundred sailors raided an upscale apartment complex and killed one of Mexico's top kingpins in a two-hour gunbattle Wednesday, one of the biggest victories yet in President Felipe Calderon's drug war.

Saving World ... on Mountain of Paper

Climate summit isn't just overflowing with idealism — it's also using up enough paper to clear a forest

Brazilian Court Orders U.S. Boy to Be Returned to Father

A federal appeals court ruled Wednesday that a 9-year-old boy living in Brazil should be returned to his American father, but the case will likely be appealed again, officials said. U.S Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton praised the decision.

House Passes Jobs Bill

Dem leaders muscle through year-end measure aimed at creating jobs through second round of stimulus spending

Education leaders call for tuition change

UNDATED - Education leaders want to change the way state universities raise tuition. A panel that is looking to revamp Louisiana's public college system suggested that lawmakers give up the majority of their authority over tuition hikes. Right

Climate Deal Brings Legal Objections

Critics say Obama's mission to save the earth from global warming could come at the expense of the Constitution

House OKs Debt Limit Hike

Bill would allow federal government to borrow nearly $300B to finance its operations for just six more weeks

Dems Court Key Health Care Holdout

Senate bill faces new hurdle as Ben Nelson of Neb. demands more restrictions on tax-funded abortions

Mass. Father: Boy Was Sent Home for Jesus Drawing

A Massachusetts father is standing by claims that his 8-year-old son was sent home from school after the boy drew a stick figure of Jesus on a crucifix.

Firefighters put out early morning fire

Shreveport firefighters battled a fire at 4:30 a.m.