Updated: 02/11/2009 - An ex-girlfriend of Roberto Alomar filed an explosive lawsuit alleging the former baseball star insisted on unprotected sex for four years despite having AIDS.
Updated: 02/11/2009 - Kangaroo corpses lay scattered by the roadsides while wombats that survived the wildfire's onslaught emerged from their underground burrows to find blackened earth and nothing to eat.
Updated: 02/11/2009 - Brett Favre informed the New York Jets on Wednesday he will retire after 18 seasons, ending a record-setting career in which he was one of the NFL's premier quarterbacks.
Updated: 02/11/2009 - Two explosions near a gas processing plant in east Texas sparked grass fires and burned a trailer and several parked vehicles Wednesday, officials said.
Updated: 02/11/2009 - Cotton candy has delighted children for a century. Now it may have found a new role: helping scientists grow replacement tissues for people.
Updated: 02/11/2009 - Police get lots of calls about animals, but this one was different. A caller reported a dog was on top of the roof of a house.
Updated: 02/11/2009 - Negotiators credit early bargaining behind closed doors for the quick agreement.
Updated: 02/11/2009 - Police in central Illinois say they've used DNA testing to determine that a man now dead sexually assaulted and killed two young Decatur girls on Halloween night in 1984.
Updated: 02/11/2009 - Israel's new coalition government - whether led by hard-line Benjamin Netanyahu or his moderate rival Tzipi Livni - is likely to take a tough line on two burning issues: Hamas and Iran.
Updated: 02/11/2009 - The owner of a peanut company refused to testify to Congress on Wednesday amid the disclosure that he urged his workers to ship bacteria-tainted products, pleading with federal health officials that he should be able "turn the raw peanuts on the floor into money."
Updated: 02/11/2009 - The wife of disgraced money manager Bernard Madoff withdrew more than $15 million from a firm co-owned by her husband - including $10 million on the day before his arrest on charges he ran a $50 billion Ponzi scheme, the top security regulator in Massachusetts said Wednesday.
Updated: 02/11/2009 - The mayor of Las Vegas told President Barack Obama in a letter that his criticism of companies using taxpayer money to visit Sin City is harmful to the tourist-dependent destination.
Updated: 02/11/2009 - The number of deaths linked to the nationwide salmonella outbreak rose to nine Wednesday when Ohio health officials announced that an elderly woman who died earlier this year had been infected with the strain involved.
Updated: 02/11/2009 - A pedestrian was hit by an SUV, then was caught under a van and dragged nearly 17 miles through New York City early Wednesday before the driver realized what had happened, police said.
Updated: 02/11/2009 - Emergency crews on Wednesday searched for more victims amid the wreckage of homes and businesses smashed by a cluster of tornadoes that killed at least eight people.
Updated: 02/11/2009 - A federal judge characterized a Montana woman who stole multiple identities over several years and faked her way into Ivy League schools as a scheming, manipulative criminal and sentenced her Wednesday to more than four years in prison.
Updated: 02/11/2009 - Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal will get another prominent GOP role later this month when he delivers the national Republican response to President Barack Obama's first speech to Congress.
Updated: 02/11/2009 - For years, the juvenile court system in Wilkes-Barre operated like a conveyor belt: Youngsters were brought before judges without a lawyer, given hearings that lasted only a minute or two, and then sent off to juvenile prison for months for minor offenses.
Updated: 02/12/2009 - Terry Mongold eats breakfast three hours before the sun rises. He might even be eating barbeque when he starts his 3:30 a.m. shift at the Kuehne branch of the YMCA.
Updated: 02/11/2009 - Prosecutors said Tuesday they want more evidence from police before determining whether to press charges against Chris Brown, who's accused in a domestic dispute that reportedly involves pop superstar Rihanna.
Updated: 02/11/2009 - Still reeling from the previous day's big losses, Wall Street was hesitant to make any major moves Wednesday. Stock futures were narrowly mixed as investors remained skeptical of the government's ability to pull the economy out of recession.
Updated: 02/11/2009 - It's official: Michelle Obama is the first lady of American fashion, appearing on the cover of the March issue of Vogue.
Updated: 02/11/2009 - Eight chief executives will slip behind a witness table in the Rayburn House Office Building on Wednesday morning to face a battery of questions about how they have used more than $160 billion in taxpayers' money.
Updated: 02/11/2009 - Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe swore in his longtime rival Morgan Tsvangirai as prime minister Wednesday, ushering in a unity government in an extraordinary concession after nearly three decades of virtually unchallenged rule.