Police: Mom drove into river to kill kids

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Associated Press) Three New Jersey teens frantically used their cellphones to call for help from a sinking van after their troubled mother drove them into a river, their more…

Principal sorry for 'don't tattle' flier

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Associated Press) A Nebraska school principal has apologized for sending fifth-grade students home with a flier that advises those who are bullied to not tattle on their tormentors. more…

Woman forgives son's killer at the gallows

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Associated Press) The execution of an Iranian convicted of murder was halted at the very last minute in a dramatic scene this week when the mother of his more…

Teen in 'Jihad Jane' plot gets prison

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Philadelphia Inquirer) The Maryland teenager charged alongside the Montgomery County woman known as "Jihad Jane," was sentenced to five years in federal prison Thursday, making him the youngest more…

Feds: Man ran $5 million fake-diploma mill

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Philadelphia Inquirer) Federal authorities in Philadelphia charged a Connecticut man on Wednesday with allegedly operating an online diploma mill that churned out $5 million worth of bogus degrees. more…

Philly defies feds on deporations of illegals

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Philadelphia Inquirer) Philadelphia on Wednesday moved to the forefront of a national movement to protect immigrants from deportation over minor and nonviolent crimes. Amid cheers and applause by more…

California voters open to tinkering with Prop 13

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Sacramento Bee) Proposition 13 may be the third rail of California politics, but state voters appear to have some appetite for making changes to the tax-limiting measure, according more…

Ex-minister denies he kept woman as a 'sex object'

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (KENS-TV) Douglas Phillips, whose career in Christian ministry included making Christian movies, finds himself in his own docu-drama: Lourdes Torres-Manteufel is a former family friend who claims Phillips more…