By Aruna Viswanatha and Mark Hosenball WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Three teenage girls from Denver who had been missing since last week and were reported to be traveling to Turkey were picked up in Germany and sent back home, U.S. officials said on Tuesday. Voice of America reported this week that one of the girls told German authorities they were on their way to Turkey, which has been considered a principal transit route for foreigners looking to fight with Islamist militants in Syria. U.S. officials declined to say if they suspected a link between the girls and militants in the region. ...
By Bill Trott WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee, who oversaw the newspaper's coverage of the Watergate scandal that toppled President Richard Nixon, died on Tuesday at age 93, the paper said. As executive editor from 1968 until 1991, Bradlee became one of the most important figures in Washington, as well as part of journalism history, while transforming the Post from a staid morning daily into one of the most dynamic and respected publications in the United States. Bradlee died at his home in Washington of natural causes, the paper said. ...
The nugget, found on public land in Butte County, is the largest in California history to be in private hands, according to the firm slated to sell it.
A male Trinity High School student is in juvenile hall after deputies said he made a threat to the school.
The 64-year-old Palermo man was found by relatives in his home Friday morning with serious injuries including head trauma.
Two teenagers, ages 16 and 17, have been arrested for a home invasion robbery in which a 64-year-old man was badly beaten.
New England Patriots defensive end Chandler Jones will be out for one month after suffering a hip injury, according to a Boston Globe report.
The NCAA, NFL and other major professional sports leagues filed a motion for a temporary restraining order Tuesday in an effort to halt legalized sports betting in New Jersey.
The Cowboys cut ties with defensive end Michael Sam, the first openly gay player to be drafted by an NFL team, and signed linebacker Troy Davis.
The NCAA and Oklahoma State announce that allegations of widespread misconduct in the football program outlined in a Sports Illustrated expose last year were "fundamentally unfounded."