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Ex-sailor sentenced to 10 years in terror case

Updated: 04/03/2009 - A former Navy sailor convicted of leaking details about ship movements and the best ways to attack them was sentenced Friday to the maximum 10 years in prison.

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Iowa Supreme Court legalizes gay marriage

Updated: 04/03/2009 - Iowa's Supreme Court legalized gay marriage Friday in a unanimous and emphatic decision that makes Iowa the third state - and first in the nation's heartland - to allow same-sex couples to wed.

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Mother Charged with Stabbing 2-Year-Old Girl

Updated: 04/03/2009 - A woman who believes she was being stalked by a cult has been charged with stabbing her 2-year-old daughter 100 times with scissors, her lawyer and police have said, and can be heard yelling "Die! Die!" on a 911 call.

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Blockbuster reworks loan pact, gets breathing room

Updated: 04/03/2009 - Blockbuster Inc. said Friday that its revolving and term loan agreement has been amended, giving the struggling company some breathing room on its finances amid a deepening recession and increased competition.

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Rep. Murtha Wants $134M In Earmarks

Updated: 04/03/2009 - A flurry of federal investigations and news articles about Congressman John Murtha’s funding requests and campaign contributions has not stopped him from asking for $134 million in earmarks for his district this year, including $75 million for defense spending.

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Madonna To Appeal Adoption Ruling

Updated: 04/03/2009 - Madonna's lawyer says she will appeal a judge's surprise ruling that she cannot adopt a second child from Malawi.

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Tensions Rise Over N. Korean Rocket Launch

Updated: 04/03/2009 - The Obama administration's top envoy on North Korea says the country will face consequences should it go ahead with a planned rocket launch in the next week.

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New Photos From MLK Assassination Emerge

Updated: 04/03/2009 - Almost 41 years to the day after the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated, newly published photographs of the aftermath of his shooting at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee, are on a magazine's Web site.

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Flogging video shakes Pakistan peace accord

Updated: 04/03/2009 - Pakistani authorities ordered inquiries Friday into a video showing the public flogging of a screaming woman in a northwestern valley where officials have yielded to Taliban demands for Islamic law.

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Corpse was Apparently Cut to Fit Coffin

Updated: 04/03/2009 - James Hines was a giant - a 6-foot-7, 300-pound preacher and funk musician so big that after he died in 2004, a macabre rumor began circulating in this small town that the undertaker had to cut off his legs to fit him in the coffin.

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Malawi court rejects Madonna adoption request

Updated: 04/03/2009 - In a surprise move, a judge on Friday rejected Madonna's request to adopt a second child from Malawi and said it would set a dangerous precedent to bend rules requiring that prospective parents live here for some period.

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North Korea watched intently for rocket launch

Updated: 04/03/2009 - Spy satellites trained high-resolution cameras on a coastal North Korean launch pad. U.S., Japan and South Korea deployed warships with radar and other surveillance equipment in the waters near the communist nation - all for one of the most closely watched rocket launches ever.

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Iowa high court legalizes gay marriage in state

Updated: 04/03/2009 - Iowa's Supreme Court legalized gay marriage Friday in a unanimous and emphatic decision that makes Iowa the third state - and the first in the nation's heartland - to allow same-sex couples to wed.

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Life for Md. teen who killed mom after grade fight

Updated: 04/03/2009 - A Maryland teenager who never got in trouble before beating his mother to death with a baseball bat after an argument over his grades was sentenced to life in prison Friday.

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Cautious Gains In Asia Temper Market Rally

Updated: 04/03/2009 - Asian stock markets climbed Friday after the world's major powers pledged more than $1 trillion to combat the global economic crisis and China's hard-hit factories showed signs of new life.

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Midwesterners hope to find cash for flood fixes

Updated: 04/03/2009 - Still soggy from surging floodwaters, weary residents and elected officials in the Midwest already are clamoring to bulk up the region's patchwork flood control system - hoping that they won't be so dependent on sandbags and sweat the next time around.

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Iowa Man Claims He Was Robbed Twice In 30 Minutes

Updated: 04/03/2009 - A 22-year-old man claims he was robbed twice in a 30-minute span in Iowa City on Thursday morning. Police said the man said he was approached by a group of about six men asking for cigarettes early Thursday morning. The victim said he was attacked by the group and had his cigarettes stolen.

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NJ doctor in hepatitis B case fights for license

Updated: 04/03/2009 - Medical regulators in New Jersey heard from health inspectors on Friday about unsanitary conditions in a doctor's office they suspect is the source of a hepatitis B outbreak, in which nearly 3,000 patients are being warned to get tested.

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13 Reported Dead In N.Y. Hostage Standoff

Updated: 04/03/2009 - A gunman blocked the back door of an immigration services center with his car Friday before walking through the front door firing and taking as many as 41 hostage, officials said. As many as 13 people were killed, reports CBS News correspondent Bob Orr.

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SC man's corpse was apparently cut to fit coffin

Updated: 04/03/2009 - James Hines was a giant - a 6-foot-7, 300-pound preacher and funk musician so big that after he died in 2004, a macabre rumor began circulating in this small town that the undertaker had to cut off his legs to fit him in the coffin.

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Life for Md. teen who killed mom after grade fight

Updated: 04/03/2009 - A Maryland teenager who never got in trouble before beating his mother to death with a baseball bat after an argument over his grades was sentenced to life in prison Friday.

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