Updated: 10:25 AM Parents in St. Charles County are being warned against hosting underage drinkers in the home. Healthy Communities says a study by the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine found a higher rate of underage drinking in that eastern Missouri county than in the state and nation.
Updated: 10:21 AM Run-D.M.C. could "Walk This Way" into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The 1980s rap act, along with Metallica and the Stooges are among the nine nominees for next year's hall of fame class, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation announced Monday.
Updated: 10:19 AM Wall Street fell in early trading Monday as investors nervously awaited further news about the government's plan to buy $700 billion in banks' mortgage debt. The Dow Jones industrials were down more than 150 points while the credit markets remained nervous, but not showing the signs of panic that Treasury trading saw last week.
Updated: 9:31 AM Okla. students brag on MySpace about party business; Tax Commission sends them $320,000 bill.
Posted: 9:28 AM Accepting hugs left and right and clutching his best miniseries trophy for HBO's "John Adams," Tom Hanks made one thing clear at the premium cable network's packed Emmy afterparty: He's not a partier.
Updated: 9:27 AM From jaybird to jailbird: 33-year-old Illinois woman accused of bartending in the buff.
Posted: 9:24 AM Morgan Stanley says it signed a letter of intent to sell up to 20% of its company to Japan's largest bank, Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group.
Posted: 9:22 AM A world record haul: Nearly 300 tow trucks parade through NYC in attempt for Guinness fame.
Updated: 9:22 AM President Bush and leading Democrats differed Monday on just how quickly Congress should pass legislation stabilizing the country's troubled financial system.
Updated: 9:17 AM Wall Street fell in early trading Monday as investors nervously await further news about the government's plan to buy $700 billion in banks' mortgage debt.
Updated: 9:16 AM For dad's birthday, Mich. man tracks down same rifle his father used during Korean War.
Updated: 2:38 PM The last two major investment banks, Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley, transform themselves into bank holding companies, a change that will allow the two giants to take deposits.
Posted: 7:51 AM Leaders of the state's three engineering schools are asking lawmakers for financial help to stem the severe shortage of engineers in Kansas.
Posted: 7:47 AM Women are going for breast cancer gene testing in record numbers, forcing more parents to face a tough question: Should we test the kids?
Updated: 7:46 AM Leading congressional Democrats called Monday for a cautious, deliberative approach to stabilizing troubled financial markets as lawmakers confronted this vexing issue with an election-year recess drawing near.
Posted: 7:41 AM The head of China's product quality watchdog resigned Monday in the wake of the tainted baby formula scandal that has sickened nearly 53,000 infants, highlighting a breakdown in the country's food safety system only a year after a major overhaul.
Updated: 8:10 AM The JetBlue terminal at Kennedy Airport has reopened after an evacuation caused by a suspicious package. The package contained replica WWII grenade paperweights.
Updated: 7:32 AM A Russian navy squadron set off for Venezuela Monday, an official said, in a deployment of Russian military power to the Western Hemisphere unprecedented since the Cold War.
Posted: 6:35 AM Even with many looks ripped from the high-fashion runways, the risks were few on the red carpet at Sunday night's 60th annual Emmy Awards.
Updated: 6:10 AM Millions watched "Mad Men" make history on ABC as basic cable's first show to win a best drama award at the 60th annual Primetime Emmy Awards. Way up the tuner on AMC, a tiny sliver of that audience watched the most recent "Mad Men."
Updated: 5:49 AM Global markets rose Monday after the U.S. government proposed a $700 billion plan to solve the world financial crisis by rescuing banks from billions of dollars in risky mortgage debt.
Updated: 5:47 AM The Federal Reserve said Sunday it had granted a request by the country's last two major investment banks — Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley — to change their status to bank holding companies.