Updated: 01/06/2009 - Roland Burris failed in his bid to take President-elect Barack Obama's Illinois Senate seat on Tuesday in a scripted piece of political theater staged just before the opening of the 111th Congress.
Updated: 01/06/2009 - The National Association of Realtors says pending home sales fell to the lowest level on record in November, as the plummeting stock market and faltering economy caused buyers to put their purchases on hold.
Updated: 01/06/2009 - President George W. Bush announced on Monday the airlift of equipment and vehicles for the humanitarian effort in Darfur, the violence-plagued western Sudan region where millions of civilians have been driven from their homes.
Updated: 01/06/2009 - Oil prices neared $50 a barrel Tuesday amid signs OPEC is implementing its announced production cuts and as Israel's ground offensive in Gaza kept tensions high in the oil-rich Middle East.
Updated: 01/06/2009 - Investors waded back into the market Tuesday, sending stocks moderately higher ahead of a fresh round of readings on the service sector, factory orders and pending home sales.
Updated: 01/06/2009 - The Democratic-dominated Congress convenes Tuesday to confront perhaps the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression and to grapple with a hugely ambitious agenda set by President-elect Obama.
Updated: 01/06/2009 - President-elect Barack Obama's selection of an old White House hand to head the CIA shows a preference for a strong manager over an intelligence expert.
Updated: 01/06/2009 - The Canvassing Board's declaration started a seven-day clock for Coleman, the incumbent, to file a lawsuit protesting the result. His attorney Tony Trimble said the challenge will be filed within 24 hours.
Updated: 01/06/2009 - Palestinian medical officials say at least three people are dead in an Israeli airstrike near a UN school in the northern Gaza Strip.
Updated: 01/06/2009 - Barack Obama's appointed successor declared Tuesday he's qualified to take a seat in the Senate and said he'll go to Capitol Hill to do just that.
Updated: 01/06/2009 - The Wichita physician, his attorneys and Kline returned today to Sedgwick County District Court for a pretrial hearing in a criminal case against Tiller.
Updated: 01/06/2009 - Rescuers dug through tons of mud late Monday in search of more victims of a massive landslide that buried a long stretch of highway in northern Guatemala, killing at least 35 coffee workers and travelers using the road.
Updated: 01/06/2009 - Take that, Andromeda! For decades, astronomers thought when it came to the major galaxies in Earth's cosmic neighborhood, our Milky Way was a weak sister to the larger Andromeda. Not anymore.
Updated: 01/06/2009 - Ever watched a teen skulk in the corner of a toddler-packed pediatrician's waiting room, obviously wishing to be anywhere else?
Updated: 01/06/2009 - Anthrax mailing suspect Bruce Ivins tormented his wife with rudeness and behaved erratically in the weeks before the Army scientist took his own life by overdosing on Tylenol, according to documents released Monday.
Updated: 01/06/2009 - Sponsors of California's voter-approved gay marriage ban accused Attorney General Jerry Brown on Monday of advancing a far-fetched legal theory to justify overturning it.
Updated: 01/06/2009 - Toyota is suspending production at all 12 of its Japan plants for 11 days over February and March, a stoppage of unprecedented scale for the nation's top automaker as it grapples with shrinking global demand.
Updated: 01/06/2009 - Israeli shells slammed into Gaza and ground forces edged closer to major population centers Tuesday, taking more civilian lives after Israel ignored mounting international calls for an immediate cease-fire.
Updated: 01/05/2009 - Jett Travolta's body was in "great condition" and coroners in the Bahamas say his remains showed no signs of head trauma.
Updated: 01/05/2009 - The former "Saturday Night Live" star and political pundit holds a lead of fewer than 250 votes over his challenger.
Updated: 01/05/2009 - An attraction inspired by the "American Idol" TV show offically opens at Disney's Hollywood Studios Feb. 14.