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Democrats Push For Bush Investigation

Updated: 01/13/2009 - The incoming Obama administration should launch a criminal investigation of Bush administration officials to see whether they broke the law in the name of national security, a House Democratic report said Tuesday. President-elect Barack Obama has been more cautious on the issue and has not endorsed such a recommendation.

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Treasury Secretary Pick Didn't Pay All Of His Taxes

Updated: 01/13/2009 - President-elect Barack Obama's choice to run the Treasury Department and lead the economic rescue effort disclosed publicly Tuesday that he failed to pay $34,000 in taxes from 2001 to 2004, a last-minute complication in an otherwise smooth path to confirmation.

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Indian Police Search Offices of Satyam's Auditor

Updated: 01/13/2009 - Indian police on Tuesday searched the offices of PricewaterhouseCoopers, the auditors of the troubled outsourcing giant Satyam Computers, whose founder last week admitted to doctoring the company's accounts for years, an official said.

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Not just a dream: Obama sparks black men to action

Updated: 01/13/2009 - NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- An actor turns a dilapidated, inner-city mosque into a theater in just a few days. A 20-year-old buckles down on his studies at a historically black college after his mother dies of cancer. A community organizer decides his plan to create thousands of green jobs is too modest and enlarges it twenty-fold. Barack Obama's election to the White House is the very realization of what so many black fathers have told their sons to aspire to for years, even if often it was just a confidence-booster, not meant to be taken literally.

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NY deal reached over Monroe's last nude photos

Updated: 01/13/2009 - A legal fight over seven nude and seminude photographs taken during Marilyn Monroe's "Last Sitting" has been settled amicably, both sides of the dispute said Monday.

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Chiefs Hire Scott Pioli as GM

Updated: 01/13/2009 - Scott Pioli, who helped build a dynasty at New England, is the new general manager of the Kansas City Chiefs.

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Pa. officer smells smoke, arrests man for arson

Updated: 01/13/2009 - A Butler County police officer's sense of smell was the key to arresting a man suspected of setting fire to a barn. Patrolman William Wilson spotted a man walking early this morning near where the barn was burning in Cranberry Township.

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Stinky escape: Mafia boss flees into sewer

Updated: 01/13/2009 - One of Italy's most-wanted mafia fugitives eluded capture Monday by climbing through a trap door and into the sewer as police closed in on his hideout in southern Italy, authorities said.

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Angry customer accused of setting fire at store

Updated: 01/13/2009 - Portland police said a customer angry over a convenience store clerk's refusal to sell alcohol returned and set a fire. Officers said the man became belligerent before leaving the Big Apple store Thursday night, then returned a half-hour later with a gas can.

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Aging hands tie the knot at Ill. senior center

Updated: 01/13/2009 - A suburban Chicago couple really believes it's never too late for love. Dorothy Taylor, 84, and Duane Williams, 82, were married Saturday at a Tinley Park independent living center after what family members describe as a "whirlwind" courtship.

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Man accused of recruiting would-be cops for cartel

Updated: 01/13/2009 - Criminals posing as police have become commonplace in Mexico, but prosecutors said they have uncovered an odd new twist. The Attorney General's Office said a man has been charged with allegedly posing as a police recruiter and trying to get would-be police officers to unwittingly work for a drug cartel.

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Man accused of selling daughter for cash, beer

Updated: 01/13/2009 - Police have arrested a Greenfield man for allegedly arranging to sell his 14-year-old daughter into marriage in exchange for $16,000, 100 cases of beer and several cases of meat.

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Suspected drunken driver rams funeral-bound hearse

Updated: 01/13/2009 - Police said a man has been arrested on suspicion of drunken driving after he crashed head-on into a hearse taking a body to a funeral with a sheriff's deputy watching. Covina police Sgt. Ray Marquez said the Los Angeles County deputy pulled up behind a car Saturday and said the driver appeared unconscious as he sat idling at a green light.

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Pair accused of assault over Wii Christmas gift

Updated: 01/13/2009 - A couple accused of assaulting each other over an unappreciated Christmas gift have been ordered to stay away from each other. Randi Young, 24, and Heath Blom, 26, were arrested on Christmas day. Police said the pair argued after Blom complained about getting a Wii game system from Young instead of the remote control airplane he asked for. When Young started to leave, Blom allegedly grabbed her by the hair and she turned around and hit him,

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