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US Churches to Discuss Evolution vs Creation

Posted: 02/13/2009 - After a lifetime in the church, the Rev. William L. Rhines Jr. lately has started to question one of the Bible's fundamental teachings, that God created man. It's an especially touchy topic in his Wilmington, Del., congregation, where generations of black worshippers have leaned on faith to endure the indignities of racism.

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Clinton Urges NKorea Against 'Provocative' Actions

Posted: 02/13/2009 - Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, making her first major policy speech, urged North Korea Friday not to take any "provocative" actions that could undermine peace efforts.

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Jet's Nosegear Collapses During Landing in London

Posted: 02/13/2009 - The nosewheel of a British Airways passenger jet collapsed with a loud bang as it landed Friday evening at London City Airport, sending the plane scraping across the tarmac with 71 people aboard, officials and witnesses said. All aboard escaped by emergency slides, but one person was taken to a hospital with a minor injury.

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Peanut Corp. of America Files for Bankruptcy

Posted: 02/13/2009 - The peanut processing company at the heart of a national salmonella outbreak is going out of business. The Lynchburg, Va.-based Peanut Corp. of America filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Virginia Friday, the latest bad news for the company that has been accused of producing tainted peanut products that may have reached everyone from poor school children to disaster victims.

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NTSB: Plane Crew Saw Significant Ice Before Crash

Posted: 02/13/2009 - The crew of the commuter plane that fell on a house, killing all 49 people aboard and one person on the ground, noticed significant ice buildup on the wings and windshield just before the aircraft began pitching and rolling violently, investigators said Friday.

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Chef Alli's Valentine Berry Baskets

Posted: 02/13/2009 - Alli stopped by the 13 Newsroom Friday to whip up this delicious dessert treat LIVE! And you can make it, too. Here's how..

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Jury to Decide Fault in Smoking Trial

Posted: 02/13/2009 - A jury was asked Friday to decide if tobacco giant Philip Morris caused the lung cancer death of a four-decade smoker through deceptive and misleading practices or whether the smoker himself bore the lion's share of responsibility by failing to quit.

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Survey: Peanut Recall Known but Misunderstood

Posted: 02/13/2009 - Most Americans know about a peanut-based national salmonella outbreak but many are wrong about what products are involved and few have confidence in food safeguards, according to a Harvard survey released Friday.

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Kevin Costner and wife become Parents of Baby Boy

Posted: 02/13/2009 - Kevin Costner and his wife are proud parents of a baby boy. Costner's wife Christine Baumgartner, 34, gave birth to Hayes Logan Costner on Thursday night in Los Angeles, said his publicist Arnold Robinson. He weighs 8 pounds, 15 ounc

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Judge in Medtronic Case Didn't Disclose Son's Work

Posted: 02/13/2009 - Medtronic Inc. on Friday defended a judge who dismissed thousands of lawsuits against the company amid revelations that his son works for a law firm that represents the medical device maker.

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Zardari: We Underestimated Taliban Threat

Posted: 02/13/2009 - Pakistan's new president, Asif Ali Zardari, says his nuclear-armed government is in a battle to survive against the growing threat of the Taliban, which his country failed to take strong action against earlier.

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Female Suicide Bomber Kills 40 In Iraq

Posted: 02/13/2009 - A female suicide bomber Friday struck a tent filled with women and children resting during a Shiite pilgrimage south of Baghdad, killing 40 people and wounding about 80 in the deadliest of three straight days of attacks against Shiite worshippers.

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Man Charged In Australian Wildfires

Posted: 02/13/2009 - Authorities charged a man Friday with lighting one of the wildfires that killed a total of more than 180 people in Australia, and whisked him into protective custody to guard him from public fury.

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Obama Hails Stimulus Victory, Says More to Do

Posted: 02/13/2009 - With Congress poised to hand him a big victory on the stimulus plan, President Barack Obama hailed the massive bill and the "spirited debate" that accompanied it.

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Rockets Hit Israel, Hamas: Close To Deal

Posted: 02/13/2009 - Two rockets fired by Gaza militants hit near a communal farm and the Israeli town of Sderot Friday, the Israeli military said.

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Study: Binge Drinking Common In Military

Posted: 02/13/2009 - Researchers at the University of Minnesota say 43 percent of active-duty military personnel admit to frequent binge-drinking.

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GM Bankruptcy In Bondholders' Hands

Posted: 02/13/2009 - We forgave billions in debt, now give us more money. This is the message General Motors bondholders have sent to the flailing automaker along with the threat of pushing the company into bankruptcy, according to a newspaper report.

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Siblings Allegedly Forge Document To Skip School

Posted: 02/13/2009 - A brother and sister who allegedly forged a court document to get out of school now have a court date for real. Woonsocket police officials told The Providence Journal the siblings sneaked a genuine Family Court document with a date to appear in court from a relative, scanned the letter and forged the name of a clinical case manager.

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Ore. Man Loses Ear Lobe In Fight Over Parking Spot

Posted: 02/13/2009 - Police said two roommates began fighting over a parking space on Thursday night, and the dispute ended when one man bit off the other's ear lobe. Officer Kevin Krebs said it appeared that the victim came home and parked in a spot preferred by his roommate, starting the fight.

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Luxury Stores in Moscow Shut Doors Amid Crisis

Posted: 02/13/2009 - As the global financial crisis and low oil prices deplete the fortunes of Russia's super rich, the market for luxury goods in Moscow is shrinking and some designer boutiques are shutting their doors.

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Passenger Jet Crash Lands In London

Posted: 02/13/2009 - A British Airways passenger jet carrying 71 people crash-landed at London City Airport on Friday evening after part of its landing gear failed, officials said. One person was taken to a hospital with a minor injury.

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Blackwater Dumps Tarnished Brand Name

Posted: 02/13/2009 - Blackwater Worldwide is abandoning its tarnished brand name as it tries to shake a reputation battered by oft-criticized work in Iraq, renaming its family of two dozen businesses under the name Xe.

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