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Obama on stimulus: 'I know we did the right thing'

Updated: 03/06/2009 - While aknowledging an "astounding" number of job losses in February, President Barack Obama told critics of his $787 billion economic recovery plan Friday that it is saving jobs and said, "I know we did the right thing."

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Kansas Congressman Criticizes Sebelius HHS nod

Updated: 03/06/2009 - Kansas Congressman Todd Tiahrt said Gov. Kathleen Sebelius has liberal views he can't support in her nomination to be Health and Human Services Secretary.

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Warm Weather Brings Increase in Home Burglaries

Updated: 03/06/2009 - Sgt. Jay Simecka, with the Shawnee County Sheriff's Office, says warmer weather has a direct correlation with an increase in property crime. He gives tips to help people avoid becoming a victim, and also to make life a little easier should someone find themselves a victim.

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Captain involved in SF oil spill pleads guilty

Updated: 03/06/2009 - The pilot at the helm of the cargo ship that caused a massive oil spill in the San Francisco Bay pleaded guilty Friday to two misdemeanor environmental crimes in exchange for prosecutors dropping felony counts.

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Transmitter Ruled out of Qantas Emergency Probe

Updated: 03/06/2009 - Air safety investigators on Friday ruled out interference from a U.S. naval transmitter as the cause of a Qantas jetliner nose-diving twice off the Australian coast last year.

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Sacramento Bee staffers vote on pay cuts

Updated: 03/06/2009 - Newspaper Guild members at The Sacramento Bee were voting Friday on whether to cut their pay up to 6 percent, a step that could save 19 jobs at the 152-year-old paper.

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Producers want higher ethanol limits for gasoline

Updated: 03/06/2009 - Ethanol producers asked the Environmental Protection Agency on Friday to boost the amount of ethanol that can be blended with gasoline, but automakers argued the increase could damage car engines and fuel lines.

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NKorean threat has airlines changing flight paths

Updated: 03/06/2009 - Air Canada and Singapore Airlines joined South Korean airlines in rerouting flights to steer clear of North Korean airspace Friday after the communist regime threatened Seoul's passenger planes amid heightened tensions on the Korean peninsula.

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Upbeat Clinton predicts US-Russia arms treaty

Updated: 03/06/2009 - U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, declaring a fresh start for relations with Russia, predicted Friday that the two nations would complete a new arms reduction treaty by year-end and find common ground on other major issues as well.

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Ark. doc arrested after large weapons cache found

Updated: 03/06/2009 - A doctor who had been sanctioned by Arkansas' medical board was arrested after federal agents found grenades, grenade launchers and more than $1 million worth of machine guns in and around his home.

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Conn. bill would update law for same-sex marriages

Updated: 03/06/2009 - As Connecticut lawmakers consider updating state law to conform with a court ruling that allows same-sex marriages, opponents of gay marriage fear their effort will go too far to promote homosexuality.

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Court rejects Franken's bid to be seated in Senate

Updated: 03/06/2009 - The Minnesota Supreme Court on Friday blocked Democrat Al Franken's petition for an election certificate that would put him in the U.S. Senate without waiting for a lawsuit to run its course.

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Court rejects Franken's bid to be seated in Senate

Updated: 03/06/2009 - The Minnesota Supreme Court on Friday blocked Democrat Al Franken's petition for an election certificate that would put him in the U.S. Senate without waiting for a lawsuit to run its course.

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Cyber director resigns amid federal turf battles

Updated: 03/06/2009 - The head of the nation's cybersecurity center has resigned amid persistent turf battles and confusion over the control and protection of the country's vast computer networks and systems.

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Democrats blast Limbaugh for comment on Kennedy

Updated: 03/06/2009 - A Democratic official rebuked conservative commentator Rush Limbaugh on Friday for suggesting a health care proposal will be named in memory of Sen. Edward Kennedy, who is battling brain cancer.

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