The mother of an American writer being held hostage by ISIS pleaded directly with the leader of the Iraqi terror group in a new video, begging him to ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢Â‚Â¬Ã…Â“please, release my child.ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢Â‚Â¬?
A brainiac from northern California says a computer glitch at his high school cost him a full ride to Stanford University.
Thousands of spectators lined the beach as surfers, bodyboarders, and other brave athletes went head first into 20-foot waves at California's "The Wedge" wave break today.
Freed writer Peter Theo Curtis has spoken out for the first time since being released by Syrian militants and thanked the "brave determined and big hearted people" who helped save him.
The bodies of two men who had been bound were found today dumped a Philadelphia river and a third man was repeatedly stabbed but narrowly escaped the abductors believed to be responsible for the double homicide, police said.