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Sebelius Writes Gates on Guantanamo

Updated: 01/28/2009 - The Governor tells the Defense Secretary she supports the plan to shut down Gitmo, but says Fort Leavenworth "lacks any capability to host any detainees." Her letter follows here.

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Kelly Rowland splits from Beyonce's manager dad

Updated: 01/28/2009 - Kelly Rowland says she will always be a part of Beyonce's family, but she no longer will be managed by the superstar's father. Rowland and Matthew Knowles announced Wednesday that he is bowing out as her manager. He's guided her career since she was kid, when he put her in Destiny's Child along with Beyonce. He even helped raise her.

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Offshore Drilling Deal Could be Scuttled

Updated: 01/28/2009 - An agreement paving the way for the first oil drilling off the California coast in nearly 40 years has run into unexpected opposition that may sink it altogether Thursday.

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Billions more needed for financial rescue

Updated: 01/28/2009 - The Obama administration is developing proposals to help rescue the banking system that could cost taxpayers hundreds of billions of dollars beyond the $700 billion bailout Congress already has approved.

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Target Cutting Jobs, Closing Distribution Center

Updated: 01/28/2009 - Target Coporation says the weak economy is forcing it to cut 9 percent of its headquarters workers and close a distribution center in Little Rock, Arkansas.

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Billions more needed for financial rescue

Updated: 01/28/2009 - The Obama administration is developing proposals to help rescue the banking system that could cost taxpayers hundreds of billions of dollars beyond the $700 billion bailout Congress already has approved.

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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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