Updated: 12/22/2008 - Suspected U.S. missile strikes killed at least eight people Monday in volatile northwest Pakistan, officials and witnesses said.
Updated: 12/22/2008 - A 21-year-old woman accused of sending a vulgar text message to a 17-year-old girl is one of the first cases brought under a law against cyberbullying spurred by the suicide of a teenage girl following cruel messages on the Internet.
Updated: 12/22/2008 - There's been a mixed reaction so far to President Bush's promise of $17.4 billion in loans to troubled U.S. automakers.
Updated: 12/22/2008 - Police have made an arrest in the death of a 16-year-old girl whose body was found in a Garden City trash bin last week.
Updated: 12/22/2008 - Jordan Taylor is being called a medical miracle. The nine-year-old Hillsboro, Texas boy was nearly decapitated in a car crash three months ago, but doctors reattached his head to his neck and now he's made virtually a full recovery.
Updated: 12/22/2008 - What seemed like a typical takeoff turned into a near-tragic disaster Saturday night in Denver. However, as passengers witnessed their plane burst into flames after it crashed on the runway, the scene inside the cabin remained calm, according to a survivor.
Updated: 12/22/2008 - Bone-numbing cold spread Monday from the Midwest to the East, forcing millions to bundle up and scurry from place to place in a bid to spend as little time as possible outside.
Updated: 12/22/2008 - Vice President Dick Cheney blamed Congress for failing to bail out the auto industry, saying the White House was forced to step in to save U.S. car companies.
Updated: 12/22/2008 - Heavy-equipment maker Caterpillar says it will cut executive compensation by up to 50 percent next year because of weakening demand triggered by the global economic downturn.
Updated: 12/22/2008 - That's a lot of latkes. A 23-year-old mechanical engineering student has downed 46 of the potato pancakes in eight minutes to win a contest at a Long Island deli.
Updated: 12/22/2008 - In a concession to the economy, Vail Resorts Inc. says it's holding its prices steady for multiday lift tickets at its five ski resorts.
Updated: 12/22/2008 - That day in July was one that Tammy Morse won't soon forget. Five months earlier, her husband lost his job as a recruiter for the financial services industry. Once the family savings were gone, the mother of two from Stratford, Conn., saw no way to get health insurance coverage for her family other than to apply for Medicaid.
Updated: 12/22/2008 - The deals were there and, by most accounts, so were the shoppers. But at the close of the final holiday shopping weekend, consumers confessed they were still nervous about buying.
Updated: 12/22/2008 - Wall Street began a holiday-shortened week cautiously Monday, as stocks fell in light trading while investors reacted to a bleak outlook from Toyota Motor Corp. and disappointing earnings from drugstore operator Walgreen Co.
Updated: 12/22/2008 - Economic woes eased for many in Spain on Monday as the Christmas lottery — billed among the world's richest — dished out some euro2.32 billion ($3.23 billion) in prizes.
Updated: 12/22/2008 - Olathe Republican Rep. Lance Kinzer says he'll focus on specific issues, including repealing a state law providing lower, in-state tuition at state universities and colleges to some illegal immigrants.
Updated: 12/22/2008 - The smuggling of the phones among inmates has sparked some officials to push for a change in federal regulations to allow technology that jams cell phone signals.
Updated: 12/22/2008 - Wall Street is beginning this holiday-shortened week cautiously. Stocks are narrowly mixed as discouraging news from Toyota and Walgreen keeps investors on edge.
Updated: 12/22/2008 - Gov. Kathleen Sebelius and legislative leaders are expected to brave frigid temperatures in Dodge City to break ground for the first state-owned casino in Kansas.
Updated: 12/22/2008 - Federal investigators hope data from flight recorders recovered from the charred wreckage of a Continental Airlines jetliner will yield clues about why the plane veered off a runway in Denver
Updated: 12/22/2008 - Heavily bundled Midwesterners were shuffling quickly from place to place in a bid to spend as little time as possible outside in bone-chilling, subzero cold that was expected to last through Monday morning.
Updated: 12/22/2008 - China cut interest rates Monday for the fifth time in four months in a new effort to revive economic growth amid government anxiety about spreading job losses and worker protests.
Updated: 12/22/2008 - Drugstore operator Walgreen Co. said Monday its profit fell 10 percent in its fiscal first quarter, short of Wall Street expectations, because of costs to open more than 200 new stores.
Updated: 12/22/2008 - Toyota Motor Corp. slashed its earnings forecast Monday, projecting that it would report its first annual operating loss for the fiscal year through March.