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Octuplets mom says she's paying for new house

Updated: 03/11/2009 - The Southern California mother of octuplets said in a video posted online Wednesday that she - not her parents - is paying for the four-bedroom, three-bath home where she plans to raise her brood.

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89-year-old in kid football flap drops lawsuit

Updated: 03/11/2009 - An 89-year-old Ohio woman arrested for refusing to return a neighbor kid's football has dropped her lawsuit against the boy's parents. Edna Jester's attorney filed to drop the lawsuit on Monday.

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Judge: Vick must appear at hearing, pay for travel

Updated: 03/11/2009 - Fallen NFL star Michael Vick must appear at a bankruptcy hearing next month but should pay his own way from the Kansas prison where he is serving time for his role in a dogfighting conspiracy, a judge ruled Wednesday.

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Pa. DUI defendant claims that he's his own country

Updated: 03/11/2009 - A man accused of driving drunk said Pennsylvania courts have no jurisdiction over him because he's his own country. After seeing the paperwork that 44-year-old Scott Allan Witmer filed with the court claiming sovereignty, a Northampton County judge said Tuesday he cannot be released from jail until he gets a mental exam.

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Far from Tibet, one community is under tight guard

Updated: 03/11/2009 - Police with rifles and machine guns guard checkpoints at every entrance to the Tibetan quarter in this city of 10 million. Inside, police cars are parked every few yards, their lights flashing as dozens of troops march by monks and other shoppers.

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Former Nazi camp guard charged 29,000 times

Updated: 03/11/2009 - German prosecutors said Wednesday they have charged retired Ohio auto worker John Demjanjuk with more than 29,000 counts of accessory to murder for his time as a guard at the Nazis' Sobibor death camp, and will seek his extradition from the U.S.

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Rising navy, assertiveness behind US-China flap

Updated: 03/11/2009 - China's weekend scrap with a U.S. Navy surveillance ship is drawing attention to a new submarine base that Beijing is using to strengthen its presence on the strategically vital South China Sea, which it claims as a whole.

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3 execs, 81 cars missing from Nebraska dealership

Updated: 03/11/2009 - Some of the dozens of new cars that vanished from a Nebraska car dealership have turned up in other states and warrants have been issued for three missing executives, a prosecutor said Wednesday.

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Some states push back against stem cell research

Updated: 03/11/2009 - A showdown is shaping up in some of the nation's most conservative states over embryonic stem cell research, as opponents draw language and tactics from the battle over abortion to counter President Barack Obama's plan to ease research restrictions.

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Teen gunman kills self after slaying 15 in Germany

Updated: 03/11/2009 - A 17-year-old gunman dressed in black opened fire inside his former high school in southwestern Germany on Wednesday killing 15 people, 11 of them women and girls, before turning the gun on himself, authorities said.

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Judge: Vick must appear at hearing, pay for travel

Updated: 03/11/2009 - Fallen NFL star Michael Vick must appear at a bankruptcy hearing next month but should pay his own way from the Kansas prison where he is serving time for his role in a dogfighting conspiracy, a judge ruled Wednesday.

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US, China agree on need to reduce sea tensions

Updated: 03/11/2009 - The United States and China agreed Wednesday on the need to reduce tensions and avoid a repeat of a confrontation between American and Chinese vessels in the South China Sea, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said.

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DA says Ala. shooter had revenge list of employers

Updated: 03/11/2009 - A gunman who killed 10 people in the worst mass shooting in Alabama history had a list of employers "who had done him wrong," including the nearby sausage plant he quit days before the spree and the metal factory where he shot himself, authorities said Wednesday.

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Gas leak postpones space shuttle Discovery launch

Updated: 03/11/2009 - NASA postponed the launch of space shuttle Discovery just hours before it was to head to the international space station Wednesday because of a hydrogen gas leak that could have been catastrophic at liftoff. The leak was in the same system that has already caused a vexing one-month delay. Shuttle managers were shooting for another launch attempt Thursday night provided they could fix the problem quickly.

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Obama, Geithner: Recession requires global action

Updated: 03/11/2009 - Warning that the global recession is deepening, the Obama administration on Wednesday called on major U.S. allies to do their part and support strong stimulus programs to fight the downturn.

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Obama signs spending bill, pushes for new rules

Posted: 03/11/2009 - Calling it an "imperfect" bill, President Barack Obama signed a $410 billion spending package Wednesday that includes billions in earmarks like those he promised to curb in last year's campaign. He insisted the bill must signal an "end to the old way of doing business."

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Ex-Biopure exec to plead guilty to faking cancer

Posted: 03/11/2009 - A former executive of Biopure Corp. is expected to plead guilty to an obstruction of justice charge for pretending he had terminal cancer to dodge a federal lawsuit filed by securities regulators.

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DA says Ala. shooter had revenge list of employers

Updated: 03/11/2009 - A gunman who killed 10 people in the worst mass shooting in Alabama history had a list of employers "who had done him wrong," including the nearby sausage plant he quit days before the spree and the metal factory where he shot himself, authorities said Wednesday.

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AG: Possible Connection Between Lawrence, Manhattan Rapes

Updated: 03/12/2009 - Atty. Gen. Steve Six, along with the Lawrence and Riley Co. police depts., are warning Kansans to be cautious during Spring Break, citing concerns that multiple rapes in the Lawrence and Manhattan area may be connected.

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Octuplets Mom Says She's Paying For New House

Updated: 03/11/2009 - The Southern California mother of octuplets said in a video posted online Wednesday that she - not her parents - is paying for the four-bedroom, three-bath home where she plans to raise her brood.

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Staples 4Q Profit Drops on Charges, Sales Rise

Updated: 03/11/2009 - Staples Inc., the world's largest office products retailer, said Wednesday that its fourth-quarter profit dropped 14 percent amid a number of charges related to its acquisition last summer of a Dutch office supply chain.

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