A gunman holed up in a bunker with a 6-year-old hostage in Dale County, Ala. kept law officers at bay one day after killing a school bus driver. He was scheduled to be in court on Wednesday for an earlier dispute. (Jan. 30)
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Officials overseeing holiday displays at the Florida Capitol have allowed a Nativity scene, a Festivus pole and even a chair holding fake pasta with eyeballs and an accompanying "provHerb" from the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster.
Former NBA star Dennis Rodman held tryouts Friday for a North Korean team to face a dozen NBA veterans in an exhibition game on leader Kim Jong Un's birthday next month — though he hasn't convinced all the players on the American team that it's safe to come to Pyongyang.