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Shawnee County Fair Begins

Updated: 07/23/2009 - The doors of the Kansas Expocentre are open so everyone can enjoy the 2009 Shawnee County Fair.

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Police "Pained" By Obama Criticism

Posted: 07/23/2009 - The Cambridge police commissioner says his department is "deeply pained" by President Barack Obama's statement that his officers "acted stupidly" when they arrested a renowned black scholar in his home.

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Obama Health Plan Delayed, Trouble Ahead?

Posted: 07/23/2009 - Slow down, Senate Democrats told President Barack Obama on Thursday, dashing hopes of rushing his sweeping health care overhaul to a summertime vote and adding to the troubles the plan could face as the year wears on. "That's OK," the president replied gamely. "Just keep working."

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Winehouse: I'm Too Short To Hit Fan

Posted: 07/23/2009 - Amy Winehouse told a London court Thursday that she was too short to have punched a fan in the face, saying her trademark beehive makes her look taller than she is.

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Reid: No Health Care Plan Before Recess

Posted: 07/23/2009 - Senate Democratic leaders on Thursday abandoned plans for a vote on health care before Congress' August recess, dealing a blow to President Barack Obama's ambitious timetable to revamp the nation's $2.4 trillion system of medical care.

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Clinton, North Korea Exchange Barbs

Posted: 07/23/2009 - Hillary Rodham Clinton and North Korea exchanged pointed barbs Thursday, with Clinton declaring North Korea "has no friends left" and the communist regime calling the U.S. secretary of state a "schoolgirl."

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Bin Laden's Son May Have Been Killed In Airstrike

Posted: 07/23/2009 - Saad bin Laden, a son of al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden, may have been killed in a U.S. airstrike, U.S. officials said Thursday. The son was likely killed in Pakistan in the last several months, approximately in late spring, said a counterterrorism official, one of three Obama administration officials who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss intelligence.

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Cop Who Arrested Black Scholar Was Profiling Expert

Posted: 07/23/2009 - The white police sergeant criticized by President Barack Obama for arresting black scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr. in his Massachusetts home is a police academy expert on understanding racial profiling.

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Obama Says Health Care Delay In Senate "OK"

Posted: 07/23/2009 - President Barack Obama stepped up his us-against-them pitch for overhauling health care Thursday, saying the American people need it and must overcome resistance from opponents in Washington, whom he described vaguely as naysayers and skeptics.

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Several Coroner's Staffers Viewed Jackson File

Posted: 07/23/2009 - Michael Jackson's death certificate was improperly viewed by at least a half-dozen employees at the Los Angeles County coroner's office who had no role in investigating the cause of his death, a coroner's official said Wednesday.

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Debt Reduction Pushes Ford To $2.3B 2Q Profit

Posted: 07/23/2009 - Helped by a lightened debt load, Ford Motor Co. posted a surprise second-quarter profit of $2.3 billion Thursday, following the worst loss in company history a year earlier. Shares rose 10 percent in afternoon trading.

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Clinton: NKorea Running Out Of Options On Nukes

Posted: 07/23/2009 - Faced with a fresh refusal by North Korea to give up its nuclear weapons program, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said Thursday the communist regime has "no friends left" to shield it from punishing U.N. penalties.

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3 NJ Mayors, Lawmakers Arrested In Corruption Case

Posted: 07/23/2009 - The mayors of three New Jersey cities, two state legislators and several rabbis were among more than 40 people arrested Thursday in a sweeping corruption investigation that began as a probe into an international money laundering ring that trafficked in goods as diverse as human organs and fake designer handbags.

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Obama 'Stupidly' Comment Disappoints Mass. Cop

Posted: 07/23/2009 - A white police sergeant who arrested renowned black scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr. said Thursday he's disappointed President Barack Obama said officers acted "stupidly," despite acknowledging he didn't know all the facts.

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Reid: No Health Care Vote In Senate Until Fall

Posted: 07/23/2009 - Senate Democratic leaders on Thursday abandoned plans for a vote on health care before Congress' August recess, dealing a blow to President Barack Obama's ambitious timetable to revamp the nation's $2.4 trillion system of medical care.

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