Iran hiker release - Sarah Shourd, one of three American hikers detained in Iran for more than a year, could be released as early as Monday once $500,000 is submitted to the Iranian judiciary.
"Everything is in place for the release," said lawyer Massoud Shafii, who got to see the hikers for the first time on Sunday. "It's up to the family when to deliver the money."
The official Islamic Republic News Agency reported earlier Sunday that Shourd will be released if bail worth about $500,000 is submitted to the Iranian judiciary.
San Bruno fire –– As Walter McCaffrey and his wife, Cherry, stood on their balcony Sunday in San Bruno, California, there was a sigh of relief amid the¬†devastation all around their two-story home.
"I'm just cleaning up now and trying to get my family back together," said Walter, whose property sustained only minor damage in¬†Thursday's gas line explosion that destroyed 37 homes, killed at least four people, and forced hundreds of others to run for their lives.
The McCaffreys were among the first residents escorted back to their once-quiet neighborhood.
S.C. mom in court - Shaquan Duley, a South Carolina mother who is accused of killing her two toddlers and strapping them into their car seats before sending it into a river, is due in court today. Duley's lawyer, Carl B. Grant, told CNN he hopes to get her released from jail before her trial.
Christmas Day bomber - Attorneys for a man accused of trying to blow up a plane last Christmas have met with the prosecutors to discuss a possible deal in the case, federal court documents state. Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab is due in court Monday for a pretrial hearing.
The British-educated son of a Nigerian bank executive is suspected of trying to set off a bomb hidden in his underwear aboard a plane from Amsterdam, Netherlands, to Detroit, Michigan, on December 25.