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Commentary: Get Real About Afghanistan

Posted: 09/04/2009 - As someone who often takes a conservative stance on issues, I once again find myself in the curious position of defending President Obama to disillusioned critics within his own liberal base. And once again, I'm glad to do it.

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NATO Airstrike Kills Or Wounds Dozens

Posted: 09/04/2009 - A NATO airstrike on a pair of hijacked fuel trucks in northern Afghanistan early Friday killed or injured at least 81 people -- a mix of Taliban militants and civilians, provincial government officials said.

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Job Losses Ebb, But Unemployment Up

Posted: 09/04/2009 - Employers trimmed fewer jobs in August than they did the prior month, but the unemployment rate jumped to a 26-year high, the government reported Friday.

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Michael Jackson Reaches His 'Final Resting Place'

Posted: 09/04/2009 - Michael Jackson's family and about 200 of their closest friends gathered on a hill Thursday evening for their final farewell to the pop singer, who died 10 weeks ago.

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Despite Push, Year-Round Schools Get Mixed Reviews

Posted: 09/04/2009 - As students head back to class across the United States, educators are weighing the benefits of a longer school year, which has been tried in several districts with mixed results.

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Japan Plans To Pay Families To Have Children

Posted: 09/04/2009 - Yoshiko Sato would love to give her only son a brother or a sister. But money struggles and Japan’s cost of living have pushed the mother to wait.

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Poll: Republicans Make Gains, But Trail Democrats

Posted: 09/04/2009 - Despite the drop in President Barack Obama’s approvalratings, Republican policies are still not as popular as Democratic policies, according to a new national poll.

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Japan’s New First Lady Says She Can Eat The Sun

Posted: 09/04/2009 - Japan’s soon to be First Lady has been grabbing headlines and turning heads lately with bizarre statements such as she has been to Venus, she can eat the sun and that actor Tom Cruise was Japanese in a past life.

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Arson Caused Giant L.A. Wildfire

Posted: 09/03/2009 - Expansive wildfire is now nearly 40% contained; Governor Schwarzenegger has seen the hard-hit areas, and wants to know more about the brush-clearing operations.

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Gunmen Massacre 17 at Mexico Rehab Center

Posted: 09/03/2009 - A violent day in the country's drug war is capped by the raid, and executions in the city across the border from El Paso, where 1,400 people have been killed this year.

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Turnpike Wreck Injures One Person

Updated: 09/03/2009 - The Kansas Highway Patrol says 25-year old Luo Ziming of Topeka lost control of her car for an unknown reason, went down an embankment and ended up in some trees.

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North Korea In Final Uranium Enrichment Stage

Posted: 09/03/2009 - North Korea's state-run news agency said Thursday that the country has sent a letter to the United Nations announcing that "reprocessing of spent fuel rods is at its final phase and extracted plutonium is being weaponized."

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Wolf Hunting Now Legal But Still Controversial

Posted: 09/03/2009 - For the first time in decades, the hunting of the gray wolf is legal again in the United States. And that's a good thing for ranchers like Cindy Siddoway of Terreton, Idaho, whose sheep are threatened every day by wolves.

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