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20 riders rescued from atop roller coaster
A ride on Conneaut Lake Park's famed Blue Streak normally takes two minutes and 20 seconds, but on Saturday night, 20 people were stuck on the roller coaster for nearly five hours.
Ancient skulls suggests one lineage for early human ancestors
A "time capsule" from 1.8 million years ago, located in Dmanisi, Georgia, shows variations among five human skulls from that period that suggest long-debated distinctions about early human development may be overblown.
Jury awards $50,000 to high school bullying victim
A jury has awarded the victim of extreme bullying $50,000, holding her high school liable for its response when digitally-altered and sexually suggestive photos of her circulated among students five years ago.
Fortuneteller investigated for offering to remove curses
A few out-of-town customers who visited Fatima's Psychic Studio have complained of being solicited to remove evil curses, according to a detective's report. They include a man from New York state who says he paid $16,800 to have a "shield placed over him to protect him."
One phone call? For teen in jail, it was one Facebook post
The party was announced on Facebook, and by the time it was over, five people were arrested, with at least one taking the unprecedented step of pleading with friends for bail — via Facebook, police say.
Lobbyists' lobbying group wants a new name that doesn't mention lobbying
The leaders of the American League of Lobbyists insist that the group is making the move because its business has evolved, and members do lots more than walk the halls of Congress and try to shape legislation.
Yahoo to make SSL encryption the default for Web mail
Yahoo will encrypt Web-based email by default for all of its users beginning Jan. 8, the company has told The Washington Post.
VIDEO: 18-foot oarfish found off Catalina Island
A rare oarfish was found in Toyon Bay, about 2 miles from Avalon, by a Catalina Island marine science instructor. Its 18-foot length awed onlookers and scientists alike.
Man arrested for allegedly groping cheerleader
A 40-year-old north Georgia man is out of jail on bond after he allegedly groped a cheerleader at a high school football game Friday night.
Accused kitten killer faces 22 animal cruelty charges
Police say Ronald Fraser Golden kept a "cat room" in his house where he threw kittens onto the floor, stomped them and wrung their necks.
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