Hugo Chavez is scheduled to take the oath of office for a new six-year term as president of Venezuela in just a few days, but it's unclear whether he'll even be in the country. Chavez has been recovering from surgery in Cuba, where he is undergoing cancer treatment. The uncertainty over what will happen on inauguration day -- January 10 -- has roiled this oil-rich country of more than 28 million people.
When Al Jazeera becomes a major U.S. cable channel, as it plans, some Americans are likely to click past it, recalling the alleged anti-American tone by the pan-Arab network during the Iraq war a decade ago.
Get too far out of line aboard an international flight and you could be restrained in your seat with zip ties and duct tape. That appears to be what happened to a disruptive male passenger aboard a flight from Iceland to New York on Thursday after a photo surfaced on social media showing a man bound to his seat.
Images and messages posted to social media that appear to depict the sexual abuse of a girl in Steubenville, Ohio, have been taken out of context, the attorney for one of the teenagers charged in the incident said Friday.
California's top prosecutor will seek a change in an 1872 state law after an appeals court cited "historical anomalies in the law" when overturning a rape conviction of a man who allegedly pretended to be an 18-year-old woman's boyfriend in a dark bedroom.
If you're planning to donate sperm in Kansas, you may want to do it through a doctor. That's one message from the case of William Marotta of Topeka. In 2009, he noticed a Craig's List advertisement from a lesbian couple, also in Topeka, seeking donated sperm. "Intrigued" by the ad, he agreed to donate and says he delivered three cupfuls of his sperm -- gratis -- to the women, one of whom gave birth to a daughter. "I donated genetic material, and that was it for me," he told CNN affiliate WIBW. Or so he thought. That changed when the parents separated and one of the women stopped working because of illness and applied to the state for help, he said. The state contacted Marotta for child support.
Police arrested a 23-year-old New Jersey man on Friday for allegedly conspiring with a New York City police officer previously accused of plotting to have women kidnapped, raped, killed, cooked and cannibalized.
A small plane crashed into a home in eastern Florida on Friday, killing all three people aboard, the Florida Highway Patrol said.
A 20-year-old Florida woman was in critical condition Friday after she shot and killed her 6-month-old son and then turned the gun on herself, police said.