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Crocodile Stages Comeback in South Florida

Updated: 04/07/2009 - Listed as a federally endangered species in 1975, after hunting and habitat loss nearly wiped it from the wild, the American crocodile has surged to numbers not seen in a century. Today, the population is about 2,000 at the southern tip of Florida, the species' only U.S. habitat, where the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has downgraded its status to threatened.

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Fawcett Treated For Cancer's Spread To Liver

Updated: 04/07/2009 - Farrah Fawcett is being treated for anal cancer that has spread to her liver and has been hospitalized for a complication from a routine treatment, a producer who worked with the actress and her doctor said Monday.

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Study Finds 1 in 5 Obese Among 4-Year-Olds

Updated: 04/07/2009 - A striking new study says almost 1 in 5 American 4-year-olds is obese, and the rate is alarmingly higher among American Indian children, with nearly a third of them obese. Researchers were surprised to see differences by race at so early an age.

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Man Nabbed After Plane Taken From Canada To Mo.

Updated: 04/07/2009 - The suspected pilot of a plane stolen from Canada and flown into the U.S. trailed by fighter jets was captured Monday night near the rural stretch of road in Missouri where he landed.

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Turkish Official Says No Threat To Kill Obama

Updated: 04/07/2009 - Turkish police detained a man after receiving a hoax tip that he was plotting to kill President Barack Obama but quickly released him without charge, a government official said Tuesday.

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Defense Secretary Gates Proposes Weapons Cuts

Updated: 04/07/2009 - Defense Secretary Robert Gates is recommending a broad overhaul of military spending that would start almost immediately and slash giant weapons programs and the private sector jobs that go with them.

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4.9 Aftershock Hits Italian Quake Region

Updated: 04/07/2009 - A strong aftershock has hit the central Italian region where rescuers are searching for survivors of the country's deadliest earthquake in nearly three decades.

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Bulletproof Vests Not a New Problem For Police

Updated: 04/06/2009 - In shootings around the nation, police often find the gunman is wearing a bulletproof vest — and while it's an issue that has recently jumped into the spotlight, it's hardly a new problem for law enforcement.

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US policy on Cuba evolving under Obama

Updated: 04/06/2009 - President Barack Obama will soon move to ease travel and financial restrictions on Cuba as his administration conducts a broad review of its policy toward the communist nation, a senior American official said Monday.

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Man fined for for mailing animal feces on citation

Updated: 04/06/2009 - A federal judge sentenced a Sioux Falls man to probation, a fine and restitution for sending a letter containing animal feces in the mail. Jeffrey Dezeeuw, 45, pleaded guilty to a count of mailing injurious articles.

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South African prosecutors drop case against Zuma

Updated: 04/06/2009 - Prosecutors dropped their corruption case Monday against Jacob Zuma, clearing the way for him to become South Africa's next president but leaving behind questions that could haunt the next government.

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Brownback Wants NKorea Classified as Terrorist State

Updated: 04/06/2009 - Senator Sam Brownback wants North Korea classified as a terrorist state again. The call comes after Pyongyang launched a long-range ballistic missile over Japan last weekend.

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Kansas Taps Wind for Jobs

Updated: 04/06/2009 - The new bill revises the Economic Revitalization and Reinvestment Act to provide incentives to eligible wind and solar energy projects.

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Italy's Quake Death Toll Tops 150

Updated: 04/06/2009 - The frantic search for survivors continues Tuesday; 1,500 injured with tens of thousands homeless after Sunday's earthquake in the heart of Italy.

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