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Space station's new solar wings open easily

Updated: 03/20/2009 - Astronauts successfully unfurled the newly installed solar wings at the international space station Friday, a nerve-racking procedure that went exceedingly well.

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$1 trillion deficits seen for next 10 years

Updated: 03/20/2009 - President Barack Obama's budget would generate deficits averaging almost $1 trillion a year over the next decade, according to the latest congressional estimates, significantly worse than predicted by the White House just last month.

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Weis plans to stay on field during games

Updated: 03/20/2009 - - Notre Dame coach Charlie Weis plans to coach the Fighting Irish from the field next season. At least that's the plan for now.

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NOPD: Man 'impersonating' cop was real officer

Updated: 03/20/2009 - New Orleans police say a man at first described as a police impersonator who ordered women to undress in their homes has turned out to be a rookie officer.

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Obama urges states to use recovery money carefully

Updated: 03/20/2009 - With states eager to spend, President Barack Obama announced guidelines Friday aimed at preventing waste and fraud and limiting the influence lobbyists will have in carrying out the $787 billion economic stimulus program.

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Austrian cyclist arrested over doping trade

Updated: 03/20/2009 - Police in Austria have arrested an unidentified professional cyclist for allegedly supplying doping substances to other riders over an extended period of time.

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Obama urges states to use recovery money carefully

Updated: 03/20/2009 - With states eager to spend, President Barack Obama announced guidelines Friday aimed at preventing waste and fraud and limiting the influence lobbyists will have in carrying out the $787 billion economic stimulus program.

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Liverpool-Chelsea again in Champions League

Updated: 03/20/2009 - Liverpool was paired with Chelsea in the Champions League for the fifth time in five years on Friday, while Barcelona was matched against Bayern Munich in another quarterfinal

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Fannie Mae CEO defends retention bonuses

Updated: 03/20/2009 - Mortgage giant Fannie Mae's chief executive warned Friday that canceling bonuses for workers at institutions receiving federal bailout money could undermine

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Fannie Mae CEO defends retention bonuses

Updated: 03/20/2009 - Mortgage giant Fannie Mae's chief executive warned Friday that canceling bonuses for workers at institutions receiving federal bailout money could undermine efforts to stabilize the U.S. housing market.

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Bomb, text threats disrupt 10 Del. schools

Updated: 03/20/2009 - Bomb threats and text messages warning of shootings are causing disruptions at 10 southern Delaware schools on a day when students were supposed to be finishing state standardized tests.

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Iran plays down new Obama video message

Updated: 03/20/2009 - Iran played down President Barack Obama's new video message to the Iranian people on Friday, saying it welcomed the overtures but warned that decades of mistrust can't easily be erased.

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US flag-burning marks war anniversary

Updated: 03/20/2009 - American flags were set on fire Friday to chants of "no, no for occupation" as followers of an anti-U.S. Shiite cleric marked the sixth anniversary of the Iraq war.

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Stocks Move Toward Second Straight Week of Gains

Updated: 03/20/2009 - Stocks fluctuated in a narrow range The quiet moves weren't unexpected given the double-digit gains stocks have logged since only last week. In less vexing times, investors might see advances of that size over the course of a year.

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Appeals Court: Madoff Must Stay In Prison

Updated: 03/20/2009 - Disgraced financier Bernard Madoff will remain in prison until he is sentenced in one of the largest financial frauds in history. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday backed a lower court ruling a day after hearing arguments from a lawyer for the 70-year-old former Nasdaq chairman who sought Madoff's release from jail. The government argued against freeing him.

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$1 Trillion Defecits Seen Next 10 Years

Updated: 03/20/2009 - President Barack Obama's budget would generate deficits averaging almost $1 trillion a year over the next decade, according to the latest congressional estimates, significantly worse than predicted by the White House just last month.

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Bernanke Says Exec Compensation Must Be Monitored

Updated: 03/20/2009 - Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke on Friday called for banking supervisors to pay "close attention" to compensation practices as they examine the soundness of financial institutions.

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Iran Plays Down New Video Message From US President

Updated: 03/20/2009 - Iran played down President Barack Obama's new video message to the Iranian people on Friday, saying it welcomed the overtures but warned that decades of mistrust can't easily be erased.

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Rock Hall Presenter To Include Eminem, Jimmy Page

Updated: 03/20/2009 - Rapper Eminem, guitar legend Jimmy Page and Ron Wood of the Rolling Stones are among the presenters for this year's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony in Cleveland.

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