Children of the conflict: Innocence interrupted by war

Four-year-old Yosef lies in a hospital bed with curiosity gleaming in his eyes as he listens to a family friend tell him the age-old story of Jonah and the whale.

No Powerball winner sends jackpot to record $425 million

No one hit the jackpot in the latest Powerball drawing, pushing the next prize of $425 million into the history books. The prize for Saturday night's Powerball was $325 million -- the fourth-largest in the game's history.

Freeman Narrates Marriage

One of Hollywood's most recognizable voices has been put to use narrating a spot marking Election Day achievements for proponents of same-sex marriage.

Larry Hagman, the man behind iconic villain J.R. Ewing, dies

Actor Larry Hagman, who created one of television's iconic villains with the treacherous J.R. Ewing of "Dallas," died Friday, according to a family statement. He was 81.

Fire engulfs yacht off Miami Beach; 3 rescued

A fire engulfed a yacht a mile off Miami Beach on Saturday, sending a thick column of black smoke into the clear blue sky before rescue crews were able to put it out, the Coast Guard said.

2 Deputies shot in Alabama, 1 killed

One sheriff's deputy was fatally shot and another one was in critical condition Friday after they were confronted by a man at an Alabama home, authorities said.

Obama Goes Christmas Shopping

After millions flocked to superstores for mega-deals on Black Friday, President Barack Obama took part in the third annual Small Business Saturday by stopping at a bookstore near Washington.

Italy Train Deaths

Six people died after a train slammed into a vehicle early Saturday evening in southern Italy, the nation's official news agency reported, citing investigative and other sources.

US State Department Building Fire

A flash fire in the ductwork of the State Department injured four people Saturday, including three who were sent to a hospital, fire officials said.

Cyber Monday Deals

Post-Thanksgiving online discounts were once relegated to Cyber Monday -- but these days, websites are launching deals even before Black Friday. And the resulting shopping frenzy is expected to set records.