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Vermont gay marriage bill veto threat draws mail

Updated: 03/30/2009 - Some called him a homophobe. Some accused him of spreading hatred. Some thanked him, or applauded him for showing "backbone" in the face of pressure from gay rights advocates.

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EPA head announces new port emissions proposal

Updated: 03/30/2009 - The head of the Environmental Protection Agency wants to limit emissions along the nation's coastline and within its seaports, just as the agency does along highways, with tougher pollution standards on large commercial ships.

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6 killed in home shooting in Santa Clara, Calif.

Updated: 03/30/2009 - Six people were shot to death, at least three of them children, and another person was critically wounded in an apparent murder-suicide at an upscale home in Silicon Valley, police said Monday. The suspect appeared to be among the dead in the apparent "family on family" violence, Lt. Phil Cooke said.

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Fort Riley Units Respond to ND Flooding

Updated: 03/30/2009 - Six helicopters from the 1st Infantry Division have flown from Kansas to North Dakota to assist with ongoing flooding.

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Sprint CEO Hesse Gets $14.2M in 2008 Compensation

Updated: 03/30/2009 - An AP analysis has found that Sprint Nextel CEO Dan Hesse was paid $14.2 million in 2008 as the telecommunications company continued to lose ground in the wireless industry.

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Tibet Will Reopen To Foreign Tourists On April 5

Updated: 04/27/2009 - China said Monday it plans to reopen Tibet to foreign tourists next week in a sign of Beijing's growing confidence after several sensitive anniversaries passed without any apparent major disturbances.

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Topeka Girl Battles Complications While Waiting for Transplant

Updated: 03/31/2009 - Just one week before her transplant, Jessica Seidel is battling complications from cancer as it flares up and threatens her transplant. Doctors, though, say they'll adjust and go ahead with the bone marrow transplant because it is vital to Jessica's health as the cancer worsens.

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US Seeks To Reassure Sunni Allies

Updated: 04/27/2009 - The U.S. military sought to reassure its Sunni allies Monday that it would support them despite fears that the Shiite-led government plans a purge of their ranks after a weekend crackdown in Baghdad.

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US Soldier Gets 35 Years In Deaths Of 4 Iraqis

Updated: 03/30/2009 - A U.S. soldier convicted of murder in the execution-style slayings of four blindfolded Iraqis was sentenced to 35 years in prison with the possibility of parole and will be incarcerated at the military prison in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.

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Image Shows North Korea Rocket on Launch Pad

Updated: 04/27/2009 - A North Korean rocket slated for launch sometime early next month can be clearly seen in a satellite photograph taken yesterday, the Institute for Science and International Security said Sunday.

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Obama Extends Short Federal Lifeline To GM, Chrysler

Updated: 03/30/2009 - President Obama announced Monday that struggling automotive giants General Motors and Chrysler will be given a "limited" period of time to "restructure in a way that would justify an investment of additional taxpayer dollars."

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AIG Director Named To Obama Tax Task Force

Updated: 03/30/2009 - One of the people named this week to President Obama's new Task Force on Tax Reform, Martin Feldstein, is a member of the AIG board of directors.

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US military deaths in Iraq war at 4,262

Updated: 03/30/2009 - As of Saturday, March 28, 2009, at least 4,262 members of the U.S. military had died in the Iraq war since it began in March 2003, according to an Associated Press count.

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Woman Killed by Alleged Drunk Driver

Updated: 03/30/2009 - Police say a Lincoln Navigator, driven by Evelyn Brooks, 38, was driving the wrong way down I-70 and hit a Geo Prizm head-on. The driver of the Prizm, Cara Jackson, was killed. Brooks faces 2nd degree murder and DUI charges.

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Madonna's adoption ruling delayed until Friday

Updated: 03/30/2009 - A Malawian judge held a closed-door hearing Monday on Madonna's application to adopt a second child from this southern African nation but delayed ruling on the matter until Friday, a court official said.

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19 die in bloody siege at Pakistan police academy

Updated: 03/30/2009 - A group of gunmen attacked a police academy and rampaged through it for hours Monday, throwing grenades, seizing hostages and killing at least eight police and three civilians before being overpowered by Pakistani security forces in armored vehicles and helicopters, authorities said.

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AP Enterprise: Few in flood zone have insurance

Updated: 03/30/2009 - As the Red River crept within view of their backyard this past week, Denette and Billy Narum had an extra incentive to pray their sandbags held. Like most people in the path of potential floods, they have no flood insurance.

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NFL player accepts officer's apology

Updated: 03/30/2009 - An NFL player said Monday he accepts the apology offered by a Dallas police officer who stopped him with a drawn gun in a hospital parking lot while his mother-in-law was dying inside.

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6 killed in home shooting in Santa Clara, Calif.

Updated: 03/30/2009 - Police in California say six people are dead - four of them children - after a shooting at a home in an upscale neighborhood of the Bay Area city of Santa Clara.

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