Marijuana grow operation near Boyertown

Marijuana grow operation dismantled; hundreds of plants seized

A Lehigh County man is under arrest and a Berks County man is being sought in connection with what law enforcement…

Corporal Bryon Dickson

LIVE: Funeral for Corporal Bryon Dickson

Thousands have turned out at St. Peter's Cathedral in Scranton PA to pay final respects to State Police Trooper…

LIVE: Hagel ISIS hearing

11:15 a.m. ET: The House Armed Services Committee holds hearing on the Obama administration's strategy for the Islamic State.

LIVE: Kerry ISIS hearing

11:30 a.m. ET: The House Foreign Affairs Committee holds a hearing on the threat posed by the Islamic State.

LIVE: Center for American Progress event

11:30 a.m. ET: The Center for American Progress hosts an event featuring former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, U.S. Rep. Nancy Pelosi, Sens. Patty Murray and Kirsten Gillibrand and U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro.

National Top Stories

Syria freedom fighter

Reuters

U.S. closer to arming Syrian rebels

While ISIS militants continue spreading their radical Islamist rule in Syria and Iraq, a slew of U.S. officials are scrambling to find the best way to stop them.

After the House approved President Barack Obama's plan to arm and train Syrian rebels in...

Skeletons found holding hands

University of Leicester

Skeletons found 'holding hands' for 700 years

Even death couldn't part two skeletons excavated from a lost chapel in an English county, found with their fingers entwined.

NFL logo sign outside football stadium

Mike Segar/Reuters

NFL enduring off-field PR nightmares

The bad news just kept piling on the National Football League on Wednesday with news that Jonathan Dwyer walked off the Arizona Cardinals' practice field and into the backseat of a Phoenix police cruiser after multiple allegations of felony assault.

Jonathan Dwyer

KPHO/Pool

NFL player posts bond in domestic abuse case

Arizona Cardinals backup running back Jonathan Dwyer has been released on bond after his arrest in connection with domestic abuse allegations, authorities said Thursday.

Australian police spokesman

Australian PM: Public execution plot foiled

Two men were charged Thursday in connection with a terror plot that Australia's prime minister said involved plans to carry out a public execution.

Prime Minister Tony Abbott said authorities obtained intelligence about a "demonstration killing" -- a...

Doctors ebola

From Doctors Without Borders

Ebola blood sold on black market

As hospitals in nations hardest hit by Ebola struggle to keep up, desperate patients are turning to the black market to buy blood from survivors of the virus, the World Health Organization warned.

King Fire, California wildfire

Augie Martin/CNN

Emergency declared as California fires rage

California's governor has declared a state of emergency in two counties in the north of the state where wildfires have torched tens of thousands of acres, destroying some homes and threatening others.

iOS 8 on iPhone

From Apple

Apple says iOS 8 will shield your data from police

Apple says its new mobile operating system puts text messages, emails, photos and other data out of the reach of police -- even if authorities present the company with a search warrant.

Darren Wilson

City of Ferguson

Paper: Officer talks to Ferguson grand jury

Shortly after being given more time to weigh evidence in black teenager Michael Brown's fatal shooting, a Missouri grand jury heard from the man at the center of it -- Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson -- a local newspaper reported.

Yorkville Endoscopy

CNN

Clinic that treated Joan Rivers still open

The Manhattan clinic where Joan Rivers suffered cardiac arrest last month is still open although an accreditation group is calling for it to suspend procedures and surgeries.

Hillary Clinton file

CNN

Hillary Clinton's madcap media mob

If Hillary Clinton decides not to run for president -- and yes, that is still possible -- her return to the media lion's den might be a factor in her thinking..

Joe Biden file

Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

Biden: Use of term 'Shylocks' was bad choice

Vice President Joe Biden said on Wednesday his use of the term "Shylock," which some consider anti-Semitic, was "a poor choice of words."

National News Slideshows

America's most foul-mouthed states

Swearing yelling at phone

iStock

Who's got America's biggest potty mouth? The answer may surprise you.

On this day: September 18

Jimi Hendrix in Woodstock documentary

Warner Bros. Entertainment

America takes out its first loan, The New York Times and the United States Air Force are born, guitar legend Jimi Hendrix dies, and "The Guiding Light" ends after 72 years, all on this day.

Ridiculous 911 calls

Police lights file 2

Have you ever considered calling 911 because of a massive spider in your house? How about because a McDonald's employee got your order wrong? Take a look at some of the strangest reasons people have recently called 911.

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