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Sudan convicts man of spying for war crimes court

Updated: 01/28/2009 - A Sudanese man was convicted Wednesday of spying for the International Criminal Court ahead of its expected decision on whether to seek President Omar al-Bashir's arrest on charges of war crimes in Darfur.

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Iran calls for US to end support of Israel

Updated: 01/28/2009 - Iran's president called Wednesday for "profound changes" in U.S. foreign policy including an end to support for Israel and an apology to the Islamic republic for past misdeeds.

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Putin calls financial crisis a 'perfect storm'

Updated: 01/28/2009 - Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin called the world financial crisis a "perfect storm" whose destructive powers were multiplied worldwide, and urged economic rivals to work together to find an exit route.

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Canada opposition reconsiders toppling government

Updated: 01/28/2009 - Canada's main opposition party backed away from plans to topple the Conservative government, saying Wednesday the prime minister would remain "on probation" if he agrees to give periodic economic status reports in Parliament.

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Russia official says backing off on missile threat

Updated: 01/28/2009 - A Russian military official said Wednesday that Moscow was backing off a threat to deploy missiles near Poland, according to a report that may have been aimed at testing President Barack Obama's intent to build a European missile shield.

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China: cautiously optimistic on economy

Updated: 01/28/2009 - Chinese Premier Wen Jiabo brought cautious optimism to the World Economic Forum Wednesday, predicting that his country will achieve its target of 8 percent economic growth this year despite the global financial meltdown.

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Former Ala. officer indicted in staged vanishing

Updated: 01/28/2009 - A former Alabama police supervisor accused of stealing evidence money, faking his abduction and flying off to Las Vegas plans to plead not guilty to federal charges, his attorney said Wednesday.

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Schwarzenegger seeks end to prison oversight

Updated: 01/28/2009 - A fight over California's prison health care system escalated Wednesday as Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger sought to throw out an $8 billion spending plan for inmate medical facilities, saying it's illegal and too costly.

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Will Blagojevich try any last-minute mischief?

Updated: 01/28/2009 - With Gov. Rod Blagojevich entering what could be his final hours in office, some politicians are watching closely to see whether he attempts some last-minute mischief by spending state money, issuing executive orders or granting pardons.

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Freezing death of Mich. man in house sparks anger

Updated: 01/28/2009 - When neighbors went inside Marvin Schur's house, the windows were frosted over, icicles hung from a faucet, and the 93-year-old World War II veteran lay dead on the bedroom floor in a winter jacket over four layers of clothing.

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Former Ala. officer indicted in staged vanishing

Updated: 01/28/2009 - A former Alabama police supervisor accused of stealing evidence money, faking his abduction and flying off to Las Vegas plans to plead not guilty to federal charges, his attorney said Wednesday.

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Hospital: Calif. octuplets doing 'amazingly well'

Updated: 01/28/2009 - The nation's second set of live-born octuplets were all breathing on their own Wednesday, 48 hours after a woman gave birth to the surprising bunch in Southern California.

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State-Wide Count Finds the Hidden Homeless

Updated: 03/11/2009 - Volunteers hit the streets today for a tally of the homeless population in Kansas. The 2009 Point-in-Time Homeless Count took place from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. across the state. The homeless census occurs every two years, but this year's effort was historic.

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Home-birth advocates press pro-midwife campaign

Updated: 01/28/2009 - With health care costs high on the national agenda, advocates of home births are challenging the medical and political establishments to give midwives a larger role in maternity care and to ease the state laws that limit their out-of-hospital practice.

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Postmaster General: Mail days may need to be cut

Updated: 01/28/2009 - Massive deficits could force the post office to cut out one day of mail delivery, the postmaster general told Congress on Wednesday, in asking lawmakers to lift the requirement that the agency deliver mail six days a week.

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Deadly Winter Storm Begins Barrage in Northeast

Updated: 01/28/2009 - A destructive winter storm left more than a million customers in the dark before barreling into the Northeast on Wednesday, delaying flights and turning the morning rush into the morning slush as communities braced for the worst.

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House Hurries to Pass Economic Stimulus Bill

Updated: 01/28/2009 - Moving with remarkable speed, the Democratic-controlled House lined up eagerly Wednesday to approve $819 billion in spending increases and tax cuts at the heart of President Barack Obama's economic recovery program.

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Justin Timberlake Discusses his `SNL' Jokes

Updated: 01/28/2009 - One visit to Beyonce's dressing room was all it took for Justin Timberlake to ease her concerns about a "Saturday Night Live" skit featuring the two of them.

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Dockett says he Forgives his Mother's murderer

Updated: 01/28/2009 - Darnell Dockett was 13 when he came home to find his mother shot to death, the worst moment of his troubled young life. Four months later, his father died of cancer. He knows the killer of his mother may be watching the Super Bowl. He has a message: "I forgive him," Dockett said.

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Oakland Police chief resigns Amid Criticism

Updated: 01/28/2009 - Oakland's police chief, facing criticism over chronic violent crime and turmoil in the department, resigned as city leaders prepared to call for a vote of no-confidence.

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