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New Home Construction Makes Big Jump

Updated: 03/17/2009 - The number of new housing projects that builders broke ground on in February rose sharply, defying economists' forecasts for yet another drop in activity.

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Madoff Victims Get Relief From IRS

Updated: 03/17/2009 - The Internal Revenue Service issued guidelines Tuesday that will allow tax relief and refunds for some Bernard Madoff victims who were levied for investment earnings that turned out to be nonexistent.

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73 AIG Bonuses Hit Million-Dollar Mark

Updated: 03/17/2009 - Troubled insurance giant American International Group paid bonuses of $1 million or more to 73 employees, including 11 who no longer work for the company, New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo said Tuesday.

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Feds won't Prosecute Atlanta Courthouse Shooter

Updated: 03/17/2009 - Federal prosecutors say they won't bring more charges against a man convicted of gunning down four people during a 2005 shooting spree that started at an Atlanta courthouse.

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Kansas Senate Approves Abortion Bill

Updated: 03/17/2009 - The Kansas Senate has approved a bill imposing new requirements on abortion providers, sending it to Gov. Kathleen Sebelius.

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Kansas House Panel Working State Budget

Updated: 03/17/2009 - The House Appropriations Committee is nearing completion of the state budget for fiscal year 2010, mixing federal stimulus dollars with selected cuts.

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Daughter Confronts Austrian Incest Father in Video

Updated: 03/17/2009 - The woman who bore seven children through incest and was allegedly locked in a squalid dungeon for 24 years confronted her father Tuesday in a videotape shown in court - testimony that could send him to prison for life. Josef Fritzl, 73, has been charged with murder, enslavement, incest and rape in a case that has drawn media attention from around the world for its shocking allegations.

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Car Drives Into Topeka Liquor Store

Updated: 03/17/2009 - A woman is under arrest on suspicion of drunk driving after crashing her car through the front door of a Topeka liquor store Monday night. Watch the surveillance video

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Kangaroos In The Firing Line In Australia

Updated: 03/17/2009 - Australia's capital is plagued by too many kangaroos, and the best solution is to shoot them, an official said Tuesday. Horrified conservationists vowed to demonstrate if authorities followed through.

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NFL Players Lost At Sea May Have Shed Life Vests

Updated: 03/17/2009 - Two NFL players might have taken off their life vests after their hopes of being rescued at sea faded as they clung to their capsized boat, according to Coast Guard records on the eventual rescue of a sole survivor.

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New-home Construction Logs Unexpected Gain

Updated: 03/17/2009 - The number of new housing projects that builders broke ground on in February rose sharply, defying economists' forecasts for yet another drop in activity.

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More Evidence Links Diabetes To Alzheimer's Risk

Updated: 03/17/2009 - You've heard that diabetes hurts your heart, your eyes, your kidneys. New research indicates a more ominous link: That diabetes increases the risk of getting Alzheimer's disease and may speed dementia once it strikes.

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Senator Suggests AIG Execs Should Kill Themselves

Updated: 03/17/2009 - Iowa Sen. Charles Grassley suggested on Monday that AIG executives should take a Japanese approach toward accepting responsibility for the collapse of the insurance giant by resigning or killing themselves.

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Obama To Meet Irish Leaders, Emphasize Peace

Updated: 03/17/2009 - President Barack Obama is meeting on St. Patrick's Day with Irish political leaders intent on maintaining peace despite dissidents' violence in Northern Ireland.

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