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Dogs Hang Ten in California

Posted: 09/09/2013 - It was the annual Surf-A-Thon for dogs in California. Find out which pups got tubular and which ones couldn't keep their paws on the board.

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Wonder Woman Saved by Superman

Updated: 09/09/2013 - “Wonder Woman" was attacked on Hollywood Boulevard in Los Angeles Friday (9/6) and "Superman" came to her aid.

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Syria Update: Germany, EU Agree Assad to Blame, But Want UN Report First

Posted: 09/08/2013 - Obama Still Seeks Syrian Military Strike... Germany joins US in blaming Assad for attack... U.S. official releases a DVD showing video of chemical attack victims... Paper: UN team could submit Syria report within a few days... EU: All info on Syria gas attack points to Assad (but that any potential military attack against it should wait for a U.N. inspectors' report)... Syria forces possible GOP candidates to pick sides... Looming Syria vote prompts protests... Vatican: 100,000 attend Syria peace vigil

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Pakistan Militants Prepare for War in Afghanistan

Posted: 09/08/2013 - Militants in Pakistan's most populous province are said to be training for what they expect will be an ethnic-based civil war in neighboring Afghanistan after foreign forces withdraw in 16 months, according to analysts and a senior militant...analysts accuse the government of lacking the political will to go after the militants...Pakistan doesn't want to see Afghanistan return to the 1990s, when civil war destroyed the country and gave rise to the repressive Taliban regime which in turn strengthened Pakistan's militants..."We know where they are. We could bomb the whole area, flatten it. That would solve Afghanistan's problem but what would that leave for us? . We might solve the Afghan problem but our problem would be far worse. We would suffer for the next 40 years."

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Regional News: BP Claims Handling Fraud?; Abused Child, Starving Pets; Donors Save Home

Posted: 09/08/2013 - Freeh: Possible corruption in BP claims handling... Authorities seize $1.4M found in tractor trailer near Mobile... Ala. couple accused of neglecting 9 starving pets... Abbeville fish fry killing... Child left in car, dies... Fla 3-year-old abused, dies... Donors help save family's home in Fla county... Fire in building goes off, wounds Ga. deputy... Sea turtle nesting up in Ga. for 4th straight year... Young boy drowns after falling in middle Ga. lake...

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Fla. Teen Helps Nicaraguans with Clean Water

Posted: 09/08/2013 - ...there's a village in a remote region of Nicaragua -- you need a rental vehicle, horses and river-forging pangas to reach it -- with dreadful drinking-water and sanitation conditions. And the 2012 Pine View School graduate has given villagers her word that she will return, with water purifiers, in January.

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Today in History: St. Augustine; Galveston Hurricane; Nixon Pardon; Monster Mash; Star Trek

Posted: 09/08/2013 - On September 8 - In 1565, a Spanish expedition established the first permanent European settlement in North America at present-day St. Augustine, Fla. In 1900, Galveston, Texas, was struck by a hurricane that killed an estimated 8,000 people. In 1974, President Gerald R. Ford granted an unconditional pardon to former President Richard Nixon. In Entertainment history - In 1962, "Monster Mash" by Bobby "Boris" Pickett made its debut on the charts. In 1966, the television series "Star Trek" premiered on NBC. It ran for three years.

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Miss America Fits in at Small, Conservative College

Posted: 09/08/2013 - It's a startling contrast to some observers -- the glamorous, bikini-clad Miss America from 2011, Teresa Scanlan, finding her home at the tiny, super-conservative Patrick Henry College. The school requires students to dress modestly and "seek parental counsel when pursuing a romantic relationship."

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U.S. Birth Rate Falls to Recod Low

Updated: 09/06/2013 - According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the US Birth Rate fell to another record low last year.

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