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Siblings Allegedly Forge Document To Skip School

Posted: 02/13/2009 - A brother and sister who allegedly forged a court document to get out of school now have a court date for real. Woonsocket police officials told The Providence Journal the siblings sneaked a genuine Family Court document with a date to appear in court from a relative, scanned the letter and forged the name of a clinical case manager.

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Ore. Man Loses Ear Lobe In Fight Over Parking Spot

Posted: 02/13/2009 - Police said two roommates began fighting over a parking space on Thursday night, and the dispute ended when one man bit off the other's ear lobe. Officer Kevin Krebs said it appeared that the victim came home and parked in a spot preferred by his roommate, starting the fight.

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Luxury Stores in Moscow Shut Doors Amid Crisis

Posted: 02/13/2009 - As the global financial crisis and low oil prices deplete the fortunes of Russia's super rich, the market for luxury goods in Moscow is shrinking and some designer boutiques are shutting their doors.

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Passenger Jet Crash Lands In London

Posted: 02/13/2009 - A British Airways passenger jet carrying 71 people crash-landed at London City Airport on Friday evening after part of its landing gear failed, officials said. One person was taken to a hospital with a minor injury.

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Blackwater Dumps Tarnished Brand Name

Posted: 02/13/2009 - Blackwater Worldwide is abandoning its tarnished brand name as it tries to shake a reputation battered by oft-criticized work in Iraq, renaming its family of two dozen businesses under the name Xe.

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Beyonce, Hudson Win NAACP Image Awards

Posted: 02/13/2009 - It was a dreamy night for a couple of "Dreamgirls." Beyonce and Jennifer Hudson both glided away with trophies Thursday and wowed the audience with individual performances during the 40th annual NAACP Image Awards.

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Average American Net Worth Drops 23%

Posted: 02/13/2009 - The recession has cut many Americans' net worth by about 20 percent as the value of homes, stock portfolios and businesses have plummeted, the Federal Reserve said Thursday.

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Toyota Cuts Exec Pay, Eliminates Bonuses

Posted: 02/13/2009 - Toyota Motor Corp. is reacting to the slump in U.S. auto sales by further cutting North American production, slashing executives' compensation up to 30 percent and offering buyouts to about 18,000 workers.

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NTSB: Plane Crew Saw Significant Ice Before Crash

Posted: 02/13/2009 - The crew of a commuter plane that fell out of the sky, killing all 49 people aboard and one person on the ground, noticed significant ice buildup on the wings and windshield just before the plane began pitching and rolling violently, investigators said Friday.

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Dream Weddings Get Caught Up in Economic Nightmare

Posted: 02/13/2009 - Maria Ayson and Nolan Green Jr. should be married by now. The couple set a date, picked their reception hall, bought the dress, booked the photographer and ordered the cake for a Saturday last August. Then came the bad news. "When he got laid off, we were kind of caught with our pants down," said Ayson

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US photographer wins award for housing crisis shot

Posted: 02/13/2009 - A U.S. photographer won the top prize in the World Press Photo competition Friday with an image of a police officer searching a debris-strewn home in Cleveland, Ohio to ensure evicted residents had left after a mortgage foreclosure.

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Albrecht Suffers No Permanent Damage after Crash

Posted: 02/13/2009 - Swiss skier Daniel Albrecht will suffer no permanent damage to his health from brain and lung injuries following his downhill training crash last month, doctors said Friday

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Wild Winds Kill 5, Knock Out Power To Many

Posted: 02/13/2009 - Wild winds with gusts topping 60 mph blew from the Great Lakes to the East Coast on Thursday, knocking out power to hundreds of thousands of customers, disrupting travel and killing at least five people.

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Haleigh's Dad Denies Girlfriend Involved

Posted: 02/13/2009 - The intense search continues in northern Florida for a five-year-old girl who disappeared from her bedroom sometime Monday night or early Tuesday morning.

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Police: Powder That Led To Evacuation Was Pudding

Posted: 02/13/2009 - Authorities say the mysterious white powder that prompted evacuations at the Eagle County sheriff's office last month has been identified as instant pudding. The powder, a parking ticket and a $35 money order were in an envelope that was mailed to the sheriff's office Jan. 13.

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Mosley Tells F1 Drivers to Cough up License Fees

Posted: 02/13/2009 - FIA president Max Mosley has dismissed the protests from Formula One drivers over increased license fees, saying the well-paid pilots should leave the sport if they don't feel they can afford to race.

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House Passes Final Stimulus Bill

Posted: 02/13/2009 - Handing the new administration a big win, the House Friday passed President Obama's $787 billion plan to resuscitate the economy.

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Catch Spring Fever This Weekend

Updated: 02/13/2009 - The Kansas Expocentre is hosting the Garden Show Friday, Feb. 13 - Sunday, Feb. 15. The show boasts 127 vendors, some with green themes, many with tips and ideas for your garden.

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Kidnappers threaten American abducted in Pakistan

Posted: 02/13/2009 - Kidnappers holding an American U.N. worker hostage on Friday threatened to kill him in letter that accompanied a grainy video showing him appealing to the world body to act quickly to secure his release.

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Sirius could file bankruptcy as early as Tuesday

Posted: 02/13/2009 - Financially strapped Sirius XM Radio Inc. said Friday that it could file for bankruptcy as early as Tuesday if it cannot successfully negotiate with the holders of its debt.

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2 NYC tenants acquitted in firefighter deaths

Posted: 02/13/2009 - Two tenants were acquitted Friday of creating a deadly maze of illegal walls in their apartment building, forcing two firefighters responding to a blaze to jump to their deaths.

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