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Brownback Not Worried About NBAF Amendment

Posted: 07/13/2009 - Kansas Sen. Sam Brownback isn't worried about an amendment added to a bill funding construction of a new biosecurity lab in his state.

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Dem Praise, GOP Doubts At Sotomayor Hearing Start

Posted: 07/13/2009 - Senate Democrats praised Sonia Sotomayor as a judicial pioneer, but Republicans questioned her impartiality and President Barack Obama's views as well Monday at confirmation hearings for the nation's first Hispanic nominee to the Supreme Court.

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Stocks Rise Ahead Of Busy Earnings Week

Posted: 07/13/2009 - Stocks are trading higher as investors are cautiously optimistic ahead of a crush of earnings reports this week, including key readings from the banking sector.

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CIT Group In Talks With Regulators, Shares Tumble

Posted: 07/13/2009 - Shares of diversified lender CIT Group Inc. plunged ahead of the market opening Monday as uncertainty mounts over whether it can get federal backing for its bonds.

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Oil Up Near $60 On Weaker Dollar, Nigeria Attack

Posted: 07/13/2009 - Oil prices rose above $60 a barrel on Monday, halting last week's falling trend, as investors turned to commodities for protection against a weaker dollar and after attacks on oil facilities in Nigeria.

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Sotomayor Faces Friendly Jury As Hearings Begin

Posted: 07/12/2009 - Sonia Sotomayor has decided advantages as she begins the most important trial of her long legal career, a nationally televised consideration of her nomination to be the first Hispanic and just the third woman on the Supreme Court.

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More Airlines Embracing Furry Travelers

Posted: 07/12/2009 - A few weeks ago, Tony Hoard, a 57-year-old manufacturing worker in Indiana, boarded a flight on Midwest Airlines to Las Vegas, Nevada, with his Australian Shepherd. The flight attendant smiled at the two and said, "Welcome aboard."

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4 Runners Gored in Pamplona's Bull-Running

Posted: 07/12/2009 - Bulls gored four runners, seriously injuring two of them, during a packed running of the bulls on the sixth day of the San Fermin festival on Sunday.

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After Two Tough Summits, Obama Savors Ghana Moment

Posted: 07/12/2009 - For a new president, there inevitably comes that moment: the first time he hears a foreign crowd hoarsely chanting his name, or sees thousands of well-wishers surging forward, or realizes youngsters are running pell-mell beside his motorcade, desperate for a glimpse of his face.

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Palin Says She's Not Leaving Politics

Posted: 07/12/2009 - Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin said she's not only staying involved in national politics, but she plans to jump back into the national scrum when she leaves office at the end of the month.

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Metro Rail Bridge Collapse Kills 5 in India

Posted: 07/12/2009 - A portion of a partially built bridge for New Delhi's metro rail network collapsed Sunday, killing five people and injuring 15, authorities said.

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Cemetery with Missing Grave Sites Declared Crime Scene

Posted: 07/12/2009 - A Cook County cemetery where hundreds of graves were dug up and allegedly resold has been declared a crime scene, meaning that relatives of people believed buried there will not be allowed to visit for several days, an official said Friday.

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5 Baghdad Churches Bombed In 24 Hours

Posted: 07/12/2009 - Five Baghdad churches were bombed in less than 24 hours and eight civilians were wounded, officials said Sunday.

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Senator: Cheney and Alleged Secret CIA Program 'A Problem'

Posted: 07/12/2009 - CIA Director Leon Panetta testified to a congressional committee that he was told former Vice President Dick Cheney ordered the intelligence agency to withhold information about a secret counterterrorism program from Congress, the chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee said Sunday.

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