Authorities say a dispute over an adoption spurred a southern New Jersey woman to kidnap a teenage girl and have her drive to Philadelphia, but the plot was foiled when the teen deliberately struck a police car.
One of a handful of Colorado sheriffs who oppose several gun control bills working their way through the state legislature claims lawmakers are threatening the salaries of sheriffs to punish them for their position.
Medical claims costs -- the biggest driver of health insurance premiums -- will jump an average 32 percent for Americans' individual policies under President Obama's overhaul, according to a study by the nation's leading group of financial risk analysts.
The Republican chairmen of four congressional committees, with oversight for intelligence, the armed services, the judiciary and foreign affairs, have told President Obama they have "grave misgivings" about his administration's decision to send Usama bin Laden's brother-in-law to a federal court for criminal prosecution.
China said its navy fired flares at Vietnamese fishing boats but denied Hanoi's claim that a vessel was damaged in an incident that is highlighting tensions over disputed South China Sea islands and surrounding waters believed to hold a wealth of oil and natural gas deposits.