Jesse James's Nazi hat was a gift from a Jewish mentor and does not make him a neo-Nazi, his lawyer said Wednesday.
James is at a treatment facility "to deal with personal issues" in a bid to save his marriage to actress Sandra Bullock, a spokeswoman for James said. "He realized that this time was crucial to help himself, help his family and help save his marriage," she said.
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Marine's dad has to pay protesters' costs: The father of a Marine whose funeral was picketed by the Westboro Baptist Church says an order to pay the protesters' legal costs in a civil claim is nothing less than a "slap in the face."
Jesse James checks into rehab facility: With his marriage to Sandra Bullock in crisis and his family's future on the line, Jesse James is seeking professional help, his rep tells PEOPLE exclusively.
Did missing family go to Mexico? Police say it now appears that a southern California family missing since early February voluntarily left for Mexico.
North Korea's highest-ranking defector said Wednesday that "ideological warfare," not military action, would help topple the regime of Kim Jong Il.
"We don't need to resort to force," Hwang Jang-yop told a small audience at the Center for Strategic International Studies, a Washington-based thinktank. "We need to use ideology and markets and diplomacy. We need to take a lesson from the cold war."
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[Updated at 4:25 p.m.] The bodies have been identified as Lester Williams Hobbs, 46, and Aja Daniell Johnson, authorities said at a Wednesday news conference.
The cause and manner of death are still under investigation, they said.
[Updated at 4:16 p.m.] Two bodies found earlier this week in Oklahoma are that of a murder suspect and his wife's missing 7-year-old daughter, authorities said Wednesday.
The head of an influential social conservative organization urged supporters Wednesday to stop donating to the Republican National Committee and instead contribute to its own coffers or to candidates with like-minded goals.
The trial of the "D.C. Five" opened in Sargodha, Pakistan, on Wednesday with the defense accusing Pakistani authorities of fabricating evidence against five Americans accused of plotting attacks on Pakistan.
A look at highlights from the day's business news:
Stocks: Strong quarter ends with a loss
Stocks ended lower Wednesday, but higher for the quarter after a strong showing in March, as downbeat jobs and manufacturing reports cooled a recent runup.
The Dow Jones industrial average lost 50 points, or 0.5 percent, to end at 10,857.31. The S&P 500 index slipped 4 points, or 0.3 percent. The Nasdaq composite lost 7 points, or 0.30 percent.
An autopsy report released Wednesday confirmed that a SeaWorld trainer killed after a 12,000-pound killer whale pulled her underwater died of drowning and traumatic injuries to her body, including her spine, ribs and head.
Dawn Brancheau, 40, was working with a whale named Tilikum in knee-deep water at SeaWorld in Orlando on February 24 when the animal grabbed her by the ponytail and pulled her underwater in front of shocked onlookers at the park's Shamu Stadium.
A broad array of international donors Wednesday pledged more than $8 billion in long-term assistance to Haiti's earthquake recovery efforts during a daylong conference at United Nations headquarters.
An American jailer was the target in the shooting deaths of three people with ties to the U.S. Consulate in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, Mexican officials said.
The jailer, Arthur Redelfs, and his wife, Lesley Ann Enriquez, were killed in a drive-by shooting in Juarez earlier this month. Enriquez was an employee of the U.S. Consulate in that city.
Former Republican Party of Florida chairman Jim Greer, who was ousted from his post earlier this year after an acrimonious intra-party fight, is under criminal investigation for setting up a secret fundraising contract that allegedly paid him and the party's executive director nearly $200,000 in donor money.
Belgian police have mounted an unprecedented security operation outside the Brussels courtroom where nine members of an alleged terrorist cell linked to al Qaeda are on trial. The security alert followed an announcement by Belgian authorities last weekend that they had information indicating that an armed attack to free the defendants or an escape attempt may be in the works.
A federal judge ruled Wednesday that the government is liable for illegally wiretapping an Islamic charity without a valid search warrant.