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Raul Castro to Sean Penn: he'd meet Obama at Gitmo

Updated: 11/26/2008 - Cuban President Raul Castro said in an interview released Wednesday that he would like to meet President-elect Barack Obama on "neutral ground" - and he suggested the American naval base at Guantanamo Bay.

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SUV hits kids outside suburban Los Angeles school

Updated: 11/26/2008 - A sport utility vehicle has struck and injured several people - including at least two children - outside a suburban Los Angeles elementary school. One is listed as critically injured

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Reno cops identify suspect in student killing case

Updated: 11/26/2008 - Police in Reno, Nev., have released the identity of a suspect in the January kidnapping and slaying of a 19-year-old college student who was abducted as she slept on a friend's couch.

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Researchers: 139 WWII Marines entombed on atoll

Updated: 11/26/2008 - A Florida man's quest to find hundreds of U.S. Marines buried anonymously after one of World War II's bloodiest battles could lead to the largest identification of American war dead in history.

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Economy keeps more Americans home for Thanksgiving

Updated: 11/26/2008 - Scott Fuchs will spend Thanksgiving with his family in Florida like he's done for 20 years or so. But like thousands of other Americans, his brother is staying home - travel isn't possible after he was laid off from his job in Maryland.

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Former 1st lady Barbara Bush has surgery for ulcer

Updated: 11/26/2008 - Former first lady Barbara Bush was resting and in good spirits in a Houston hospital Wednesday morning following surgery for a perforated ulcer, a family spokesman said.

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Obama reassures nervous nation on ailing economy

Updated: 11/26/2008 - President-elect Barack Obama sought to reassure the nation and nervous holiday shoppers about the ailing economy Wednesday as beleaguered stores braced for their most important month of the year.

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Some share the bounty this bleak Thanksgiving

Updated: 11/26/2008 - A Thanksgiving ago, many of us were fretting over delays at the airport, our holiday season shopping lists, even things like whether to get another Botox injection or a new set of wheels.

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Jury convicts mom of lesser charges in online hoax

Updated: 11/26/2008 - A Missouri mother on trial in a landmark cyberbullying case was convicted Wednesday of three minor offenses instead of the main conspiracy charge in a cruel Internet hoax that apparently drove a 13-year-old girl to suicide.

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Thief uses lubricant to swipe ring on woman's hand

Updated: 11/26/2008 - Police said a thief used a Vaseline-like lubricant to swipe an expensive ring off an elderly woman's hand in broad daylight. Authorities said two men bumped 80-year-old Helen Artim's car, then asked her to open her trunk to check for damage.

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Solid or striped? Woman blogs about Williams' ties

Updated: 11/26/2008 - Each night after watching Brian Williams deliver the "NBC Nightly News," an English teacher in Ohio is moved to go to her computer and write - about what Williams wore around his neck.

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Plumes spewing from Saturn moon may contain water

Updated: 11/26/2008 - Astronomers looking at the spectacular supersonic plumes of gas and dust shooting off one of Saturn's moons say there are strong hints of liquid water, a key building block of life.

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Iraqi factions haggle ahead of US pact vote

Updated: 11/26/2008 - Iraq delayed until Thursday a crucial vote in parliament on a pact that would keep U.S. troops in Iraq through 2011 after lawmakers, many of them Sunni Arabs, demanded concessions from the Shiite-led government in return for supporting the deal.

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Obama reassures nervous nation on ailing economy

Updated: 11/26/2008 - President-elect Barack Obama sought to reassure the nation and nervous holiday shoppers about the ailing economy Wednesday as beleaguered stores braced for their most important month of the year.

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NY subway terror threat emerges on busy travel day

Updated: 11/26/2008 - Police bolstered security in subways and trains Wednesday after the government warned that al-Qaida suicide bombers were contemplating an attack on New York's mass-transit systems during the holiday season.

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Web searches revealed in missing Fla. girl case

Updated: 11/26/2008 - Someone performed Internet searches for "neck breaking" and "household weapons" on the home computer of a Florida mother charged with killing her missing 3-year-old daughter, according to court documents released Wednesday.

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Gunmen kill at least 78 in 7 attacks in Mumbai

Updated: 11/26/2008 - Teams of heavily armed gunmen stormed luxury hotels, a popular tourist attraction and a crowded train station in at least seven attacks in India's financial capital, killing at least 78 people and wounding at least 200, officials said Thursday. The gunmen were specifically targeting Britons and Americans and a top police official said the gunmen are holding hostages at two luxury hotels, the Taj Mahal and Oberoi hotels.

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Feds Warn of Terror Plotting Against NYC Subways

Updated: 11/26/2008 - Federal authorities are warning police of a possible terror plot against the New York City subway and train systems during the holiday season, prompting local officials to beef up security at stations.

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Economy Keeps More People Home for holidays

Updated: 11/26/2008 - A troubled economy is casting a shadow over the country on this Thanksgiving weekend, and thousands are opting to stay home instead of embark on costly voyages to see loved ones

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Obama Promises Economic Plan on 1st Day

Updated: 11/26/2008 - President-elect Barack Obama pledged on Wednesday to have an economic plan ready for action on the nation's financial crisis on his first day in office. "Help is on the way," he declared.

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