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State Begins Budget Talks

Posted: 08/24/2009 - The House Appropriations committee reconvened Monday for two days of meetings. They're getting a head start on closing a projected $536 million shortfall in the 2011 budget.

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Nokia Pledges Smartphone Assault On Apple

Posted: 08/24/2009 - Nokia has pledged to strike back at Apple and produce mobile phones that will compete effectively with the U.S. technology company's iPhone.

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Divided Democrats Put Obama In Health Care Bind

Posted: 08/24/2009 - As President Obama struggles to regain control of the health care debate, he's finding himself caught in a game of tug of war with members of his own party.

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Man Obsessed With Columbine Convicted Of Murder

Posted: 08/24/2009 - A man who was obsessed with the Columbine High School massacre was found guilty of murder Friday and sentenced to life without parole for gunning down his father before opening fire at a North Carolina high school three years ago.

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Family Grieves For Woman Shot By Boy, 12

Posted: 08/24/2009 - The bullet that killed Trisha Babcock on a summer night in Detroit took her life and forever shattered another one. “I can’t believe she’s gone,” Steve Babcock said of her slain daughter. “She was such a special person. She had so much potential.”

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VA Workers Given Millions In Bonuses As Vets Await Checks

Posted: 08/24/2009 - While hundreds of thousands of disability claims lay backlogged at the Department of Veterans Affairs, thousands of technology employees at the department received $24 million in bonuses, a new report says.

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Obama Slams 'Outrageous Myths' About Health Care

Posted: 08/24/2009 - Facing a recent erosion of public support for health-care overhaul, President Obama lashed out at his opponents Saturday for spreading "outrageous myths" on the Internet, television, and at town hall forums.

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FBI Chief: Bomber's Release 'A Mockery'

Posted: 08/24/2009 - FBI Director Robert Mueller harshly criticized the decision to release the Lockerbie bomber in a letter released Saturday, calling it "a mockery of the rule of law."

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Apple To Release Snow Leopard On Friday

Posted: 08/24/2009 - Snow Leopard, the highly anticipated new operating system for the Mac, will be released ahead of schedule Friday, Apple announced Monday.

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Sources: Report To Detail Alleged Abuse Inside CIA Secret Prisons

Posted: 08/24/2009 - CIA interrogators threatened an al Qaeda prisoner with a gun and an electric drill to try to scare him into giving up information, according to a long-concealed inspector-general's report due to be made public on Monday, sources familiar with the report confirmed to CNN.

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'Inglourious Basterds' No. 1 At Box Office

Posted: 08/24/2009 - Score a personal best at the box office for Quentin Tarantino this weekend. "Inglourious Basterds," his revisionist take on WWII starring Brad Pitt, grossed an estimated $37.6 million, besting the reigning box office champ "District 9," and giving beleaguered studio The Weinstein Co. a little financial relief.

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Suspect In Model's Murder Found Dead In Canada

Posted: 08/24/2009 - Ryan Alexander Jenkins, a reality TV contestant suspected in his wife's slaying, was found hanging from a coat rack in a motel room in an apparent suicide, according to Canadian officials.

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Jennifer Sanford's Friends Speak Out

Posted: 08/24/2009 - South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford is back in the news: it turns out having an affair is not the only problem he's dealing with: an investigation by the Associated Press finds he failed to report 35 trips on private planes as required by state law.

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Jackson Burial Moved To September 3

Posted: 08/24/2009 - The date of the funeral for pop legend Michael Jackson has been changed to September 3, the singer's spokesman said Friday.

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Fans Sink Fangs Into Vampire Tales

Posted: 08/24/2009 - As CBS News correspondent Michelle Miller reports, people are always thirsty for new trends, and now these legendary monsters may be satisfying their taste buds.

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For The Body Conscious, 'Cankles' Offer Another Focus For Obsession

Posted: 08/24/2009 - Barbara Simone of Glen Burnie, Maryland, considers herself terribly flawed. She refuses to show her ankles and she'd never allow them to be photographed. She barely wants to talk about them; in fact, when asked about her legs, she mumbles under her breath that she hates them.

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How Social Media Can Hurt Your Career

Posted: 08/24/2009 - As social media becomes the latest branding strategy, networking technique, job seeking tool and recruitment vehicle, it's also becoming the latest way for people to get job offers rescinded, reprimanded at work and even fired.

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