Russia heading for crash as ruble plummets

 LONDON (CNNMoney) -- Russia's economy is crashing and its currency appears to be in free fall. The ruble plunged by about 12% Monday, meaning it's lost nearly 50% against the dollar this year.

Sony hack sends stock down 10% in past week

 NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Good news for Sony executives.

Bossier City man arrested for molesting a family member

Caddo Sheriff’s detectives have arrested 38-year-old James Hardy Pitman for molestation of a juvenile, said Sheriff Steve Prator.

Sony hackers: ask nicely and we'll offer mercy

 NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- The Sony hacking saga continues.

DWI checkpoint in Bossier Parish results in 4 arrests

The Bossier Parish Sheriff Office conducted a sobriety checkpoint late Friday evening in the 5600 block of Barksdale Blvd. Bossier City Police Department and Louisiana State Police also assisted.

SPD: Missing mentally handicapped woman located safely

A mentally handicapped woman who apparently walked away from a casino late Sunday night has been located safely at a local hospital.

N.C. teen's hanging death ruled a suicide; mother says it was a lynching

Claudia Lacy says she can accept anything: even that her youngest son committed suicide -- if it's proven and explained to her.

Texan crosses illegally into North Korea, denounces U.S. policies

An American who said he crossed illegally into North Korea gave an unusual press conference in the country on Sunday, where he denounced the U.S. political and economic systems.

Gunfire erupts in Sydney hostage crisis; suspect identified

The man who held hostages in a Sydney cafe for nearly 16 hours is Man Haron Monis, an official with direct knowledge of the situation said Monday.

Cheney has no regrets: 'I would do it again in a minute'

 A defiant former Vice President Dick Cheney stood by his defense of the extreme interrogation techniques used by the CIA on detainees in the wake