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Lifting Veil of Privacy, Friends Discuss Kennedy

Updated: 01/10/2009 - When community groups and the Board of Education were caught in an acrimonious dispute over an arts program, education officials brought in a fixer: Caroline Kennedy.

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Snowstorm Ices Roads, Grounds Flights in Chicago

Updated: 01/10/2009 - A powerful winter storm blasted large swathes of the Midwest and Northeast with snow and freezing rain on Saturday, grounding flights and stranding vehicles along icy roads.

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'Man Shot My Mommy': Ohio Woman Slain, Son Taken

Updated: 01/10/2009 - The 4-year-old boy's explanation was even more startling than the sight of him, barefoot and clad in pajamas, standing alone in the lobby of a highway rest stop.

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Eternal Flame Only Lasts Until Gas Bill Arrives

Updated: 01/10/2009 - An "eternal" flame at Bullhead City's new veterans memorial park that only lasted until city officials received a $961 gas bill has been re-lit following complaints by veterans groups.

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Grenada Enforcing Ban on Off-Beach Bathing Suits

Updated: 01/10/2009 - Bikini- and Speedo-clad tourists beware. The Caribbean island of Grenada says it recently began enforcing an indecent exposure law banning bathing suits away from the beach, as well as saggy pants that reveal the underwear.

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FCC Chairman: DTV Delay Could Cause Confusion

Updated: 01/10/2009 - Postponing the turnoff of analog TV broadcasts beyond the scheduled date, Feb. 17, could confuse consumers, the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission warned Saturday.

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History calls on Obama to uncork a great speech

Updated: 01/10/2009 - History wants something for the ages in his Jan. 20 inaugural speech. Not just pretty words that melt like gumdrops but something that will settle in the nation's soul and be worth making schoolchildren memorize 100 years from now.

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US VP-elect Biden Promises Help in Afghan Visit

Updated: 01/10/2009 - Vice President-elect Joe Biden pledged long-term American support for Afghanistan during a visit Saturday, and the commander of NATO-led forces told him that thousands of new American troops expected this year will need more support against surging Taliban violence.

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FCC chairman: DTV delay could cause confusion

Updated: 01/10/2009 - Postponing the turnoff of analog TV broadcasts beyond the scheduled date, Feb. 17, could confuse consumers, the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission warned Saturday.

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Nation's largest utility grapples with 2 spills

Updated: 01/10/2009 - Standing on a porch near the Widows Creek power plant Saturday, Charlie Cookston took a drag off a cigarette and ticked off the reasons he distrusts the Tennessee Valley Authority.

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Medics in Gaza Under Fire

Updated: 01/10/2009 - The medics who brave Israel's assault on Gaza have come under fire from tanks and faced days-long delays in getting to the scene of attacks, sometimes finding animals gnawing at corpses when they finally reach the dead and wounded.

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Wichita Man Sentenced in Shooting

Updated: 01/10/2009 - A Wichita man is sentenced to 11 years in prison for conspiracy to commit first-degree murder.

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Small Business Woes Have Big Impact on Economy

Updated: 01/10/2009 - It may be the final days of business for the Scandia Bake Shop. After almost 60 years of serving treats like julekake and Oslo rye bread, the Minneapolis store is worried it may have to shut its doors within the week, felled by shrinking sales, rising flour prices and a downright dismal holiday season.

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Obama Advisers: Plan Would Create up to 4.1M Jobs

Updated: 01/10/2009 - President-elect Barack Obama countered critics with an analysis Saturday by his economic team showing that a program of tax cuts and spending like he's proposed would create up to 4.1 million jobs, far more than the 3 million he has insisted are needed to lift the country from recession.

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Israel Tells Gazans to Brace For War Escalation

Updated: 01/10/2009 - Israel dropped bombs and leaflets on Gaza Saturday, pounding suspected rocket sites and tunnels used by Hamas militants and warning of a wider offensive despite frantic diplomacy to end the bloodshed.

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Nation's Largest Utility Grapples With 2 Spills

Updated: 01/10/2009 - Standing on a porch near the Widows Creek power plant Saturday, Charlie Cookston took a drag off a cigarette and ticked off the reasons he distrusts the Tennessee Valley Authority.

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Former Teacher Sentenced in Touching Case

Updated: 01/10/2009 - A former fifth-grade teacher in northeast Kansas is sentenced to 30 days in jail and three years of probation for inappropriately touching three students.

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Searchers Comb Woodlands For Missing Kansas Boy

Updated: 01/10/2009 - Investigators are using search dogs Saturday to scour a wooded area along the banks of the Whitewater River for a Kansas boy whose disappearance went unreported for a decade.

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