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New Mozart Pieces Discovered

Posted: 08/02/2009 - Mozart's momentous legacy grew still larger Sunday as researchers unveiled two piano pieces recently identified as childhood creations by the revered composer.

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Fact Check: Distortions On Health Care Plan

Posted: 08/02/2009 - Confusing claims and outright distortions have animated the national debate over changes in the health care system. Opponents of proposals by President Barack Obama and congressional Democrats falsely claim that government agents will force elderly people to discuss end-of-life wishes. Obama has played down the possibility that a health care overhaul would cause large numbers of people to change doctors and insurers.

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Geithner Says U.S. Needs To Cut Deficit

Posted: 08/02/2009 - Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner says the U.S. must cut the annual federal budget deficit, now more than $1 trillion, for the economy to have a sustained recovery and he's not ruling out new taxes.

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Body Of First American Lost In Gulf War Found

Updated: 08/02/2009 - The remains of the first American lost in the Gulf War have been found in Iraq, the military said Sunday, a sorrowful resolution of a nearly two-decade old question about the fate of Navy pilot Capt. Michael "Scott" Speicher.

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Praying For Peace

Posted: 08/01/2009 - Church Members Walked The Streets Of A Topeka Neighborhood Praying For Peace.

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Slice Of Central US Safe From Recession Shrinking

Posted: 08/01/2009 - The contiguous counties in the safe zone start in Montana and North Dakota, and cascade into Wyoming, South Dakota, Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas and Oklahoma, and end in northern Texas and eastern New Mexico. Those in the safe zone had an AP Economic Stress score under 5 in June, making them the economically healthiest in the United States.

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Iran State TV Confirms Arrest Of Three Americans

Posted: 08/01/2009 - Iran state TV confirmed Saturday that it has detained three Americans who crossed the border from northern Iraq, saying they failed to heed warnings from Iranian guards.

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Jackson's Doctor Was In Bad Financial Shape

Posted: 08/01/2009 - Dr. Conrad Murray was in dire financial shape when he signed on as Michael Jackson's personal physician earlier this year at $150,000 a month.

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Court Orders Music Downloader Pay $675,000

Posted: 08/01/2009 - A federal jury on Friday ordered a Boston University graduate student who admitted illegally downloading and sharing music online to pay $675,000 to four record labels.

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Shuttle Crew Chows Down Upon Return

Posted: 08/01/2009 - The shuttle and its crew returned after a long but successful construction job that boosted the size and power of the international space station.

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House Votes On Bonus Packages

Posted: 08/01/2009 - Bowing to populist anger, the House voted Friday to prohibit pay and bonus packages that encourage bankers and traders to take risks so big they could bring down the entire economy.

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Popularity, Web Snafus Nearly Sink "Clunkers"

Posted: 08/01/2009 - Far more drivers signed up for the "cash for clunkers" program than anyone thought, overwhelming showrooms, blowing through the initial $1 billion set aside by Congress and leaving dealers panicked over when or if the government would make good on the hefty rebates.

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Obama, Democrats Prepare For Health Care Showdown

Posted: 08/01/2009 - President Barack Obama and congressional Democrats are looking ahead to a health care showdown on the House floor in September following a key committee's passage of sweeping overhaul legislation.

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Housing Begins Slow Rebound

Posted: 08/01/2009 - It was — note the past tense — the worst housing recession anyone but survivors of the Great Depression can remember. Now signs are pointing to the worst being over.

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Iran Confirms Arrest Of Three Americans

Posted: 08/01/2009 - Iran's state owned Arabic-language al-Alam TV station confirmed that three U.S. citizens were arrested after crossing the border from Iraq.

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Obama: "Spirit Of Innovation" Will Assist Economic Recovery

Posted: 08/01/2009 - President Barack Obama, citing fresh evidence the recession is winding down, says the country's future economic prosperity depends on building a new, stronger foundation and recapturing the "spirit of innovation."

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LaGuardia Terminal Evacuated, 1 In Custody

Posted: 08/01/2009 - The main terminal at New York's LaGuardia Airport was evacuated Saturday morning, stranding hundreds of passengers, after a man entered the building with a fake bomb in a bag, police said.

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Appeal Filed In Nebraska Flag-Protest Case

Posted: 07/31/2009 - An attorney for a Kansas woman accused of violating Nebraska's flag-desecration law has asked that the state Supreme Court hear her appeal.

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