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Military Jet had Chance to Land before Fatal Crash

Updated: 03/03/2009 - A pilot struggling to control a crippled Marine Corps jet bypassed a chance to land at a coastal Navy base and instead flew toward an inland base, where minutes later the fighter crashed into a San Diego neighborhood and killed four people, recordings released Tuesday revealed. Military officials announced they had disciplined 13 Marines for a series of avoidable mechanical and human errors that led to the crash, which killed four members of the same family, including two children.

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Cardinal says Atheist's Theories "Absurd"

Updated: 03/03/2009 - The Vatican sought Tuesday to show that it isn't opposed to science and evolutionary theory, hosting a conference on Charles Darwin and trying to debunk the idea that it embraces creationism or intelligent design.

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Oodle revamps Facebook Marketplace

Updated: 03/03/2009 - Facebook's Marketplace has relaunched as a "social classifieds" application, letting you see not only what people are selling but why.

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Husband in Murder-Suicide had Killed Previous Wife

Updated: 03/03/2009 - A man who stabbed his first wife to death more than two decades ago used a Civil War replica rifle to kill his current wife and her son before committing suicide in their upscale suburban home, police said Tuesday.

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6 dead in Ill-Fated Mexican Treasure Hunt

Updated: 03/03/2009 - Two people searching for treasure beneath an old Mexican hacienda died in a gas-filled tunnel, and two neighbors and two emergency workers who tried to rescue them also perished, authorities said Tuesday.

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Goodyear Buyouts & Layoffs

Updated: 03/03/2009 - Goodyear reached a proposed agreement with United Steelworkers Local 307 to eliminate 225 positions. The Union will vote Wednesday and Thursday on the agreement.

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Silver Lake Stand Off Ends Peacefully

Updated: 03/03/2009 - Police sealed off a home near Highway 24 and Chestnut Street on Tuesday for several hours. A man was inside the home, but finally surrendered to police peacefully. He has not been charged with a crime.

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Time is Right to Get Free Tax Help

Updated: 03/04/2009 - If tax forms make your blood pressure spike - and your income is under $90,000 - then you're in luck. Together, the VITA program and AARP's Tax-Aide program make the largest free tax assistance center in the Midwest. People of all ages can receive help with their income taxes.

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Mall Wants Manilow Music to Drive Out Unruly Teens

Updated: 03/03/2009 - It'll be Barry Manilow versus the mall rats. The New Zealand city of Christchurch hopes that putting the American crooner's smooth and gentle tones into the mix of music to be broadcast through the central mall district can pacify unruly teens who congregate there- or at least convince them to go elsewhere.

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7 Killed In Pakistan Attack On Cricketers

Updated: 03/03/2009 - At least a dozen men ambushed Sri Lanka's cricket team with rifles, grenades and rocket launchers Tuesday as they drove to the stadium ahead of a match in Pakistan, killing six policemen and a driver.

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Top Obama Officials Defend $3.6T Budget

Updated: 03/03/2009 - President Barack Obama's top economic officials on Tuesday vigorously defended the administration's $3.6 trillion budget against Republican claims that it contained overly optimistic economic assumptions and included stealthy tax increases that could end up hitting most Americans.

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