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Taliban threaten 2 attacks per week in Pakistan

Updated: 04/05/2009 - A suicide bombing at a crowded Shiite mosque south of Pakistan's capital killed 22 people Sunday, the latest evidence of how security in the U.S.-allied nation is crumbling well beyond the Afghan border region where al-Qaida and Taliban fighters thrive.

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Fueling The German Car Market

Updated: 04/05/2009 - Thousands of cars aren't being crushed in Germany because they're worthless. What drove them to a junkyard outside Bonn is a bounty the German government is paying for old cars to keep the country's new car industry booming.

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Media allowed to witness return of war casualty

Updated: 04/05/2009 - The media will be allowed to cover the arrival Sunday of an airman killed overseas, the first such opportunity since the Obama administration overturned an 18-year ban on news coverage of returning war dead.

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Obama outlines sweeping goal of nuclear-free world

Updated: 04/05/2009 - Declaring the future of mankind at stake, President Barack Obama on Sunday said all nations must strive to rid the world of nuclear arms and that the U.S. had a "moral responsibility" to lead because no other country has used one.

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AP sources: Sun deal cloudy after IBM pulls offer

Updated: 04/05/2009 - IBM Corp. withdrew its offer to buy Sun Microsystems Inc. for about $7 billion this weekend, clouding the prospects for a deal that would have shaken up the computing industry, The Associated Press has learned.

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Binghamton officials defend response to massacre

Updated: 04/05/2009 - Even if police officers had immediately entered the immigrant center where a gunman had just shot down 13 people, the victims' injuries were so severe that none would have survived, a county prosecutor said Sunday.

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For Crash Survivor, Flying No Longer Easy

Updated: 04/05/2009 - On his way to the airport, pulling his suitcase across the dark parking lot, he gives himself the speech: Everything is fine. Nothing's going to happen. Don't worry. What is there to worry about?

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Gunman Kills 3 Pittsburgh Police Officers

Updated: 04/05/2009 - A man opened fire on officers during a domestic disturbance call Saturday morning, killing three of them, a police official said.

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Obama Calls For Reduction Of Nuclear Arms

Updated: 04/05/2009 - President Barack Obama on Sunday launched an effort to rid the world of nuclear weapons, calling them the most dangerous legacy of the Cold War and saying the U.S. (the only nation to have ever used one) has a moral responsibility to lead.

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5 Kids Shot To Death In Wash. Trailer Park

Updated: 04/05/2009 - Families living in a quiet mobile home park in the U.S. were left reeling Sunday after one of their neighbors apparently shot to death five of his children at their home and then killed himself miles away.

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Nut Co.: Kraft Found Salmonella In 2008

Updated: 04/05/2009 - A company at the heart of a nationwide pistachio recall said Friday Kraft Foods Inc. detected salmonella in its pistachios more than six months ago but didn't report it until last week.

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Recession Alters College Admission Process

Updated: 04/05/2009 - For guidance counselor Nancy Siegel and the seniors at New Jersey's Millburn High, it's been a great year. "We've had eight students accepted to Princeton, six to Harvard, five at Yale," Siegel said. But for colleges, deciding which students to offer places to has been trickier than ever.

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North Korean Rocket Fails ... Now What?

Updated: 04/05/2009 - North Korea has made good on a promise to launch a long-range rocket, but there are doubts the rocket successfully carried a satellite into orbit as Pyongyang claims.

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Board Members' Conflict Brings Race into Race

Updated: 04/05/2009 - With election day coming up on Tuesday, one school board race has seen the focus shift off of the race -- and onto the *issue of race. USD 5-01 board member Betty Horton is running for re-election against Hal Gardner, but is now involved in a conflict with fellow board member Patrick Woods.

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Fight Over Urinating Dog Got Police to Pa. Ambush

Updated: 04/05/2009 - An ambush that resulted in the shooting deaths of three Pittsburgh policemen was precipitated by a 911 call from the gunman's mother over a dog urinating in the house.

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Murder of 5 children shocks Wash. trailer park

Updated: 04/05/2009 - A quiet mobile home park nestled among towering evergreens reeled Sunday in the aftermath of an unthinkable crime: five children slain in their own home, apparently by their father, who took his own life with a gunshot miles away.

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Recession Not Hurting Kan. Scholarships

Updated: 04/05/2009 - The recession has scholarship officials worried at Kansas' three main universities, but they said they don't expect it to affect awards to students this fall.

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