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Stimulus Package Faces Senate Procedural Vote

Updated: 02/09/2009 - The $827 billion package seems assured to clear a key procedural hurdle, but not by much. Just three Republicans are expected to join Democrats in supporting the package.

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Female Suicide Bomber Kills 28 In Sri Lanka

Updated: 02/09/2009 - A woman with a bomb strapped to her body hid in a crowd of Sri Lankan civilians on Monday, blowing herself up as security forces frisked people fleeing the northern war zone and killing 28 people, the military said.

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30 Mummies Found In Newly Discovered Tomb In Egypt

Updated: 02/09/2009 - A storehouse of 30 Egyptians mummies has been unearthed inside a 2,600-year-old tomb, in a new round of excavations at the vast necropolis of Saqqara outside Cairo, archeologists said Monday.

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A-Rod's Response To Steroids Report Will Be Key

Updated: 02/09/2009 - Alex Rodriguez faces a decision far more important to his career than deciding where to sign, whether to accept a trade or if and when to opt out of his contract.

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Nissan To Slash 20,000 Jobs And Sees Annual Loss

Updated: 02/09/2009 - Nissan is slashing 20,000 jobs, or 8.5 percent of its global work force, to cope with what Japan's third-largest automaker expects will be its first annual loss in nine years.

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Australian Fire Zone A Crime Scene; 135 Killed

Updated: 02/09/2009 - Police declared incinerated towns crime scenes Monday, and Australia's prime minister spoke of mass murder after investigators said arsonists may have set some of the country's worst wildfires in history. The death toll rose to 135.

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Pilot Describes Birds Hitting Plane Over Hudson

Updated: 02/09/2009 - The pilot who ditched his jetliner in the Hudson River and saved the lives of everyone on board said he had a "sickening" feeling when a flock of birds disabled both engines with violent thuds, crippling the plane at 3,000 feet over the nation's most populous city.

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President Seeks Grass-Roots Support For Stimulus

Updated: 02/09/2009 - President Barack Obama faces a barrage of questions on his plans to reinvigorate the economy with a massive stimulus bill and additional billions in bailout money for the financial markets.

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Jackson County Identifies Car Crash Victim

Updated: 02/09/2009 - The Jackson County Sheriff's office identified the victim of this weekend's car crash as 17-year-old Adam Bloom today. Students gathered at Jackson Heights High School this afternoon for counseling.

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U.K.'s Adele Wins Best New Artist

Updated: 02/08/2009 - British pop sensation Adele, whose voice is known for its strength and soulfulness gave teen heartthrobs the Jonas Brothers a run for their money as she nabbed Best New Artist prize.

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Abilene House Fire Kills Three

Updated: 02/08/2009 - A Kansas community is trying to cope after a house fire took three people's lives Sunday night.

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Boston Bans Cigarette Sales In Drug Stores

Updated: 02/08/2009 - Boston will become the nation’s second city to ban the sale of cigarettes by pharmacies on Monday, as new rules approved by the city’s public health commission take effect.

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States' Push For Green Jobs Heats Up

Updated: 02/08/2009 - The same week that automakers sought billions in aid to avoid bankruptcy, two states, including Michigan, announced huge alternative power industry investments, with one site being built on land once set aside to lure auto manufacturers.

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Obama Artist Arrested On Graffiti Claims

Updated: 02/08/2009 - A street artist famous for his red, white and blue "Hope" posters of President Obama has been arrested on warrants accusing him of tagging property with graffiti, police said Saturday.

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Fishermen Saved In Deadly Ice Floe Break

Updated: 02/08/2009 - A miles-wide ice floe broke away Saturday from Lake Erie's shoreline, trapping more than 130 fishermen offshore, some for as long as four hours. One man fell into the water and later died of an apparent heart attack.

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Chris Brown In Trouble As Grammys Commence

Updated: 02/08/2009 - A pall has been cast over the Grammy Awards after Los Angeles police confirmed that they are investigating nominee Chris Brown for felony battery.

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33rd and Urish to Close

Updated: 02/08/2009 - The intersection at southwest 33rd and Urish Road will be closed for 90 days beginning Monday at 7 a.m.

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Debacle Spells Victory, Defeat For Ark. 6th-grader

Updated: 02/08/2009 - Sixth-grader Morgan Sims knew how to spell "debacle," but she got an unfortunate lesson on its meaning when her northern Arkansas school district forgot a spelling bee entry fee.

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Sullenberger Recalls Moment Engines Died

Updated: 02/08/2009 - Hero pilot Capt. Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger reveals for the first time the sights, sounds and physical sensations he experienced as he pulled off an incredible water landing last month, saving the lives of all 155 people aboard US Airways Flight 1549.

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Iraqi Shoe-Thrower Trial Begins Next Week

Updated: 02/08/2009 - The Iraqi journalist who threw his shoes at ex-President George W. Bush faces trial next week for allegedly assaulting a foreign leader after an appellate court refused to reduce the charge, a judicial official said Sunday.

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Cutting Cable: Companies Losing Customers

Updated: 02/08/2009 - Porter McConnell gave up on pay TV last summer after noticing that monthly rates kept creeping up. Now with no satellite or cable TV, she watches her trusty old TV set with an antenna or she goes online to catch her favorite programs.

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White House: Stimulus Battle Not Over

Updated: 02/08/2009 - One of President Barack Obama's top economic advisers forecast Sunday a difficult struggle with Congress over Senate cuts of $40 billion for aid to state and local governments from the administration's massive spending and tax cut package to stimulate the failing economy.

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