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US Military Deaths In Iraq War At 4,324

Posted: 07/15/2009 - As of Tuesday, July 14, 2009, at least 4,324 members of the U.S. military had died in the Iraq war since it began in March 2003, according to an Associated Press count.

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Colors Could Disappear From Terror Alert System

Posted: 07/15/2009 - The Obama administration has begun a review that could spell the end of the color-coded terrorism advisories, long derided by late night TV comics and portrayed by some Democrats as a tool for Bush administration political manipulation.

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Lehman Administrators Reveal Asset Return Plan

Posted: 07/15/2009 - Administrators for the main European unit of bankrupt U.S. investment bank Lehman Brothers Holding Inc. revealed plans on Wednesday to return frozen hedge fund assets to creditors as early as next year.

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`Humpday' Explores Intimacy Of Male Friendship

Posted: 07/15/2009 - The mumblecore genre goes adult in more ways than one with "Humpday," a comedy about a couple of longtime buddies - both straight men - who decide to make a gay porn film together.

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Oil price rises as US supply falls

Posted: 07/15/2009 - Oil prices rose above $61 a barrel Wednesday, riding gains on Wall Street and a government report that said U.S. crude supplies dropped more than expected.

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Editorial Roundup

Posted: 07/15/2009 - Sentinel, on the Pentagon and smoking:

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Martinez Ready For Return To Phillies

Posted: 07/15/2009 - Pedro Martinez says he was "too brave" when he pitched hurt his final years in New York, and he's excited about his return to the major leagues with the Philadelphia Phillies.

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Police seek 2 people of interest in Fla. slaying

Posted: 07/15/2009 - The person assigned to turn off surveillance cameras before an elaborate, deadly break-in at a sprawling Florida Panhandle home never showed up, but the seven suspects in custody apparently did not know that, authorities said Wednesday.

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Senator Ricky Ricardo? Coburn evokes Lucy show

Posted: 07/15/2009 - One of Sonia Sotomayor's Senate interrogators had a joking response Wednesday when she talked hypothetically - and humorously - about getting a gun to shoot him in self-defense.

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Senator Ricky Ricardo? Coburn evokes Lucy show

Posted: 07/15/2009 - One of Sonia Sotomayor's Senate interrogators had a joking response Wednesday when she talked hypothetically - and humorously - about getting a gun to shoot him in self-defense.

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Ill. cemetery owner denies involvement in scheme

Posted: 07/15/2009 - The owner of a suburban Chicago cemetery that's been closed by authorities amid allegations that workers dug up bodies and resold plots says he had nothing to do with the alleged wrongdoing.

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Obama Didn't Ask Abortion Views, Sotomayor Says

Posted: 07/15/2009 - Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor declined repeatedly at Senate confirmation hearings Wednesday to disclose her views on abortion rights and said President Barack Obama never asked her before he chose her for the bench.

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Merck and Schering-Plough settle heart drug claims

Posted: 07/15/2009 - Drugmakers Merck & Co. and Schering-Plough Corp. say they will pay $5.4 million to settle civil claims that the companies covered up test results that cast doubt on the effectiveness of two blockbuster cholesterol drugs.

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14 Killed In Clashes In Swat As Refugees Return

Posted: 07/15/2009 - Pakistan's military sought to reassure refugees returning to the war-scarred Swat Valley that security there is under control, despite fighting between government troops and militants in the region that left up to 14 dead.

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Obama: Health care reform essential to stability

Posted: 07/15/2009 - Praising and prodding Congress at once, President Barack Obama on Wednesday said a vast reform of the nation's health insurance system is required to head off instability to families, industry and the government itself.

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DHS chief backs cheaper secure driver's license

Posted: 07/15/2009 - The country needs more secure driver's licenses to thwart terrorists, and a new Obama administration program supported by governors across the country would do that and save money, Homeland Security Janet Napolitano said Wednesday.

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