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UK's Brown Plans Cackdown on Lamaker Expenses

Updated: 04/21/2009 - Britain's prime minister proposed a crackdown on lawmakers' expenses Tuesday, saying ordinary people had lost faith in the way legislators use taxpayers' money.

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Cuban Prisoners Don't Want To Be Traded For Spies

Updated: 04/21/2009 - A leading rights activist says most of Cuba's 200 or more political prisoners would rather serve out long terms on the island than be part of an exchange for five communist agents imprisoned in the U.S., as Cuban President Raul Castro has suggested.

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Hawking Family Expects Full Recovery

Updated: 04/21/2009 - Physicist Stephen Hawking was hospitalized overnight for a chest infection but his family "is looking forward" to a full recovery, Cambridge University said Tuesday.

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Spokesman: Jackie Chan comments out of context

Updated: 04/21/2009 - Jackie Chan's comments that freedom may not be good for China were taken out of context, his spokesman said Tuesday, while Facebook users and Chinese scholars condemned the veteran actor on the Internet in a spreading backlash.

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Judge Says Pirate is Adult

Updated: 04/21/2009 - A federal judge in New York has determined that the sole survivor of a pirate attack on an American cargo ship off the Somali coast is an adult.

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Prescriptions in New York To Be Translated

Updated: 04/21/2009 - Many non-English speakers will soon be able to read prescription drug instructions in their primary language. Five companies announced Tuesday that pharmacies at more than 700 stores statewide will translate the information.

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Sole Pirate Survivor Cries in Court

Updated: 04/21/2009 - The sole survivor of a pirate attack on an American cargo ship cried in a New York courtroom Tuesday as a dispute erupted over whether he was a juvenile or an adult, an issue that will determine whether his case will be open to the public.

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Iran hints US reporter's sentence may be eased

Updated: 04/21/2009 - Iran may reconsider an eight-year jail term for an American journalist during her appeal, the judiciary spokesman said Tuesday in an indication her sentence will be commuted.

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Iran Sends America Mixed Signals

Updated: 04/21/2009 - The Obama administration is reaching out to Iran. In return, Iran is — well, it's complicated. The Islamic republic sentenced an American journalist to eight years in prison and launched a fervent new campaign to brand U.S. ally Israel as racist. And in the middle of all that, it said it was ready for a new beginning in relations with the U.S. after three decades of diplomatic stalemate.

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Ahmadinejad dropped Holocaust denial from speech

Updated: 04/21/2009 - A day after Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad caused an uproar with a speech attacking Israel at a U.N. conference on racism, the U.N. said Tuesday that Ahmadinejad had actually dropped language from the speech that described the Holocaust as "ambiguous and dubious."

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Evidence From Drug Dealer's Home Will be Admitted

Updated: 04/21/2009 - A three-judge panel of the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals has overturned a decision by federal judge in Kansas to throw out evidence obtained during a search of a suspected drug dealer's home.

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75-Year-Old Kansas Priest Celebrates 50 Years

Updated: 04/21/2009 - Parishioners from several Kansas towns gathered in the small western Kansas town of Schoenchen to celebrate the 50-year career of Father Alvin Werth.

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Manpower 1Q Profit Sinks 97 percent

Updated: 04/21/2009 - Manpower says its first-quarter profit sank 97 percent as continued deterioration of labor markets worldwide put pressure on its profitability.

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Work Begins on Eliminating Deficit From State Budget

Updated: 04/21/2009 - A Kansas House committee has started working on the year's last spending bill. That bill will be part of the plan legislators draft to eliminate a projected $328 million deficit in the next state budget.

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Monkey, missing for 6 weeks, captured in Fla.

Updated: 04/21/2009 - He spent six weeks on the lam from the circus, but Reggie the spider monkey has been captured with the help of junk food. Reggie had performed for the Liebel Family Circus for years, but he escaped on March 13 when the troupe did a show at a central Florida flea market. A search for the monkey came up empty-handed.

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Sebelius Mulling Abortion Bill

Updated: 04/21/2009 - Governor Kathleen Sebelius is still reviewing a late-term abortion bill, which she must deal with by Thursday.

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Document: Photo radar shooting suspect apologized

Updated: 04/21/2009 - A suspect arrested in the shooting death of a man operating a photo radar van along a freeway told police he didn't mean for anyone to get hurt, according to a court document released Tuesday.

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More People Live with Paralysis than Doctors Knew

Updated: 04/21/2009 - Roughly one in 50 Americans has some degree of paralysis, and five times more people than doctors thought are living with a spinal-cord injury — nearly 1.3 million — says a startling study released Tuesday.

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Pulitzers Showcase Newspaper Collapse

Updated: 04/21/2009 - The historic collapse of the American newspaper industry was evident at every turn as the 2009 Pulitzer Prizes were announced.

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Old Hats Made New in a Down Year for Kentucky Derby

Updated: 04/21/2009 - Some of the brightly plumed hats at this year's Kentucky Derby will be covering up a secret brought on by the lame economy: They're retreads picked from closet shelves, not new finds from fancy boutiques.

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