Updated: 12/29/2008 - Athens police said a burglary suspect who was cut when he entered a convenience store through a shattered glass door returned to the scene two hours later to ask officers for help. Police said a 21-year-old man will be charged with burglary when he is released from the hospital.
Updated: 12/29/2008 - A group and a Fort Riley soldier expand a federal lawsuit against Defense Secretary Robert Gates over allegations of religious discrimination in the military
Updated: 12/29/2008 - A northern Idaho man convicted of a traffic violation in Bonner County was ordered to spend two days in jail after he spit on the courthouse floor in anger. First District Court Judge Justin Julian found 59-year-old Daniel Malone in contempt on Wednesday.
Updated: 12/29/2008 - An attorney for 20th Century Fox says the studio will continue to seek an order delaying the release of 'Watchmen.'
Updated: 12/29/2008 - Grammy-winning jazz musician Freddie Hubbard, whose style influenced a generation of trumpet players, has died at age 70.
Updated: 12/29/2008 - The fallout from the horrific holiday season for retailers has begun, with the operator of an online toy seller filing for bankruptcy protection and more stores are expected to do the same — meaning more empty storefronts and fewer brands on store shelves.
Updated: 12/29/2008 - With her slight frame and big grin, Sharell Butler still looks like a child. But the 15-year-old has been charged as an adult with killing two men over three days, including one whose dismembered remains were found in a garbage bag.
Updated: 12/29/2008 - Israel obliterated symbols of Hamas power on the third day of what the defense minister described Monday as a "war to the bitter end," striking next to the Hamas premier's home, and devastating a security compound and a university building. The three-day death toll rose to 364 on Monday, with some 1,400 reported wounded, according to Palestinian medical officials. The U.N. said at least 62 of the dead were civilians, and medics said eight children under the age of 17 were killed in two separate strikes overnight.
Updated: 12/29/2008 - Authorities said a stolen gun was recovered when a detective tried to used the suspect's bathroom and couldn't get the toilet to work. A detective investigating the theft of a handgun, jewelry and cash from a Jensen Beach home was told a possible suspect might be staying at a Port St. Lucie hotel.
Updated: 12/29/2008 - Eau Claire police said a man accused of stealing a soda worth $1.57 chose to go to jail rather than pay up, even though he was carrying more than $70. Police responding to the report of a theft recently say the 27-year-old man appeared drunk. An employee told officers the man had taken a cup from the counter, filled it and began drinking.
Updated: 12/29/2008 - The financing arm of General Motors Corp. remained silent Monday on whether it had raised enough capital to become a bank-holding company and eligible for access to billions in federal bailout money.
Updated: 12/29/2008 - Wall Street retreated Monday as continuing violence in the Middle East and a resulting jump in oil prices reminded investors that the market could face problems beyond the recession. The collapse of a Dow Chemical Co. joint venture, meanwhile, intensified the Wall Street economic worries.
Updated: 12/29/2008 - Hospitals in about a dozen states are testing whether some simple steps, such as arm-strengthening exercises, could reduce the risk of one of breast cancer's troubling legacies — the painful and sometimes severe arm swelling called lymphedema.
Updated: 12/29/2008 - Some water samples near a massive spill of coal ash in eastern Tennessee are showing high levels of arsenic, and state and federal officials on Monday cautioned residents who use private wells or springs to stop drinking the water.
Updated: 12/29/2008 - A Marine fighter jet crashed Monday about a mile short of a runway at an eastern North Carolina air base, killing the pilot, a Marine Corps spokesman said.
Updated: 12/29/2008 - Eight snowmobilers buried in avalanches were missing Monday in western Canada's backcountry, and rescuers searching for the men faced "extreme" risk themselves from crashing snow.
Updated: 12/29/2008 - The White House, calling Monday for a lasting cease-fire in the Mideast, backed Israel's deadly air attacks on the Gaza Strip and said the Islamic militant group ruling there had shown its "true colors as a terrorist organization."
Updated: 12/29/2008 - The U.S. Coast Guard suspended its search Monday for a Florida woman who authorities believe plunged from a cruise ship balcony into the waters off Mexico's coast on Christmas night.
Updated: 12/29/2008 - Norma Thayer found paradise on the shores of Lake Tahoe three decades ago. Years later, a developer did the same thing.
Updated: 12/29/2008 - Newspaper and television reports say the political alliance of former Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has taken a lead in elections aimed at restoring democracy to the troubled South Asian nation.
Updated: 12/29/2008 - A group of influential conservative Iranian clerics launched an online registration drive on Monday seeking volunteers to fight against Israel in response to its air assault on the Gaza Strip. About 3,550 people registered Monday with the Combatant Clergy Society's Web site. The weeklong online campaign gives volunteers three options on ways they can fight Israel: military, financial and propaganda.
Updated: 12/29/2008 - Taliban militants are beheading and burning their way through Pakistan's picturesque Swat Valley, and residents say the insurgents now control most of the mountainous region far from the lawless tribal areas where jihadists thrive.
Updated: 12/29/2008 - The publication of a holocaust memoir called "Angel at the Fence" has been canceled. It was written by Herman Rosenblat, a holocaust survivor, but his story was too good to be true.
Updated: 12/29/2008 - Pakistan's army chief stressed Monday the need to avoid conflict with India, days after he ordered troops toward the rivals' shared border amid tensions following last month's terror attacks on Mumbai.