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Millions of animals dead in Australia fires

Posted: 02/11/2009 - Kangaroo corpses lay scattered by the roadsides while wombats that survived the wildfire's onslaught emerged from their underground burrows to find blackened earth and nothing to eat.

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ABC: Nicollette Sheridan Leaving `Housewives'

Posted: 02/11/2009 - ABC says Nicollette Sheridan is leaving "Desperate Housewives." The 45-year-old Sheridan plays vamp Edie Britt on the comedy-drama about domestic life on Wisteria Lane. The network did not say Wednesday when Sheridan's role would end.

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British group heads to Guantanamo to free resident

Posted: 02/11/2009 - A British court met Wednesday to reconsider a case regarding a British resident being held in Guantanamo - a lawsuit that stands to embarrass the American and British governments over torture allegations.

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Asian stocks down amid pessimism over US plans

Posted: 02/11/2009 - Most Asian stock markets fell Thursday, with Japan's benchmark losing over 3 percent, amid doubts that U.S. plans costing trillions of dollars will soon restore the health of the world's largest economy.

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Taxpayers may have to cover octuplet mom's costs

Posted: 02/11/2009 - A big share of the financial burden of raising Nadya Suleman's 14 children could fall on the shoulders of California's taxpayers, compounding the public furor in a state already billions of dollars in the red.

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69 Computers Missing From Nuclear Weapons Lab

Posted: 02/11/2009 - The Los Alamos nuclear weapons laboratory in New Mexico is missing 69 computers, including at least a dozen that were stolen last year, a lab spokesman said. No classified information has been lost, spokesman Kevin Roark said.

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Body dragged nearly 20 miles on NYC highways

Posted: 02/11/2009 - A van traveled for nearly an hour over busy New York City roads before its driver discovered the horrific cargo it had dragged almost 20 miles: the partially scraped-away body of a man who was plowed over by an SUV just before he got caught under the van.

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Taxpayers May Have to Cover Octuplet Mom's Costs

Posted: 02/11/2009 - A big share of the financial burden of raising Nadya Suleman's 14 children could fall on the shoulders of California's taxpayers, compounding the public furor in a state already billions of dollars in the red.

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Son of Bermuda's leader will stand trial in LA

Posted: 02/11/2009 - A doctor who is the son of Bermuda's leader was ordered to stand trial Wednesday on 33 counts of molesting female patients at Los Angeles medical clinics where he practiced.

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Lye-dousing victim faces attacker in Vt. court

Posted: 02/11/2009 - A woman whose estranged husband blinded and disfigured her by dousing her with lye faced him in court at his sentencing Wednesday, describing the painful torment of not even being able to see how badly he injured her.

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Blagojevich dishes dirt on those who ousted him

Posted: 02/11/2009 - Ousted Gov. Rod Blagojevich is lashing out at the Illinois lawmakers who removed him from office, calling them drunkards and adulterers who don't know how to do their jobs.

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Taxpayers may have to cover octuplet mom's costs

Posted: 02/11/2009 - A big share of the financial burden of raising Nadya Suleman's 14 children could fall on the shoulders of California's taxpayers, compounding the public furor in a state already billions of dollars in the red.

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Congress, White House Agree on $790B Stimulus Bill

Posted: 02/11/2009 - Moving with lightning speed, the Democratic-controlled Congress and White House agreed Wednesday on a compromise $790 billion economic stimulus bill designed to create millions of jobs in a nation reeling from recession. President Barack Obama could sign the measure within days.

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Rescuers search for more victims of Okla. twisters

Posted: 02/11/2009 - Rescuers sorted through bricks and shattered plywood Wednesday in search of more victims of a deadly tornado that blasted through a small Oklahoma town where many people in a trailer park had nowhere to escape the howling winds.

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Obama praises Lincoln's legacy at Ford's Theatre

Posted: 02/11/2009 - President Barack Obama praised Abraham Lincoln for his conviction that a divided nation could be made whole at a gala Wednesday night celebrating the $25 million renovation of Ford's Theatre.

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DirecTV Group 4Q profit falls as costs rise

Posted: 02/11/2009 - The DirecTV Group Inc., the nation's largest satellite TV provider, on Tuesday reported a 5 percent decline in net income for the fourth quarter, even as revenue soared, because of higher customer acquisition costs and interest expenses.

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EU signs pact with Internet networking sites

Posted: 02/11/2009 - Facebook, MySpace and Google signed a pact with the European Union on Tuesday to improve safeguards against the bullying and abuse of teenagers online.

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To keep pace, Intel plans $7B on factory upgrades

Posted: 02/11/2009 - Intel Corp. plans to spend $7 billion upgrading its U.S. factories over the next two years, a sign that the recession hasn't extinguished chip makers' lust for cutting-edge equipment.

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Inventors Hall honors chip technology

Posted: 02/11/2009 - A researcher who pioneered the first liquid crystal displays eventually used in computer screens and televisions is among 15 new members of the National Inventors Hall of Fame.

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A vibrating hand for the pianist, please

Posted: 02/11/2009 - eorgia Tech researchers are trying to reinvent how students learn to play the piano by developing a glove that vibrates to cue a budding musician which finger needs to be played at a given moment. The goal is to fuse music with muscle memory to teach pianists their craft.

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Free music download service signs last major label

Posted: 02/11/2009 - Qtrax, an Internet company that promises the first free music download service paid for by advertisements, said Wednesday it had signed up the last of the four major recording companies and plans to relaunch next month.

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Dish Network CEO tries to one-up Sirius XM

Posted: 02/11/2009 - A battle is brewing for control of Sirius XM Radio Inc., with uncertain consequences for the nearly 20 million people who use the satellite radio service to listen to music, sports and personalities from Howard Stern to Martha Stewart.

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Facebook appraisal pegs company's value at $3.7B

Posted: 02/11/2009 - Facebook Inc. quickly concluded it wasn't worth anywhere near the $15 billion market value implied in a 2007 investment made by Microsoft Corp., according to confidential information obtained Wednesday from court documents.

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