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Microsoft Issues Emergency Fix For Internet Explorer

Updated: 12/16/2008 - Microsoft Corp. is taking the unusual step of issuing an emergency fix for a security hole in its Internet Explorer software that has exposed millions of users to having their computers taken over by hackers.

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A-List Actors Oppose SAG Strike

Updated: 12/16/2008 - Delivering a rebuke to the leadership of the Screen Actors Guild, more than 130 actors signed a letter urging their colleagues to reject a strike-authorization vote in January.

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Japanese Toilet-Maker To Repair Bidets

Updated: 12/16/2008 - A Japanese toilet-maker pledged Tuesday to repair nearly 82,000 electric bidets after several units overheated and emitted smoke.

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Grandmother Held Captive 26 Hours

Updated: 12/16/2008 - A suburban San Diego grandmother who was bound and held captive in her own car for 26 hours said she prayed to God and her dead husband to either save her or let her die.

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Man Robbed of Eggbeater

Updated: 12/16/2008 - It really must have been a special item. According to the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office, two men entered a man's home early Sunday and demanded his eggbeater. One suspect was holding a pistol while the other brandished a knife to the resident's neck.

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"Columbo" Falk Has Alzheimer's Disease

Updated: 12/16/2008 - A court document filed by Peter Falk's daughter says the Emmy-winning actor is suffering from Alzheimer's disease. Catherine Falk is seeking a court's approval for a conservatorship of her 81-year-old father, who she claims no longer recognizes people. A hearing has been scheduled for late January.

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Iraqi Shoe Thrower To Appear Before Judge

Updated: 12/16/2008 - The Iraqi journalist who hurled his shoes at President George W. Bush was expected to appear before a judge Wednesday in a first step of a complex legal process that could end in a criminal trial, a government official and the reporter's brother said.

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Police Find TNT in Paris

Updated: 12/16/2008 - Police acting on a warning Tuesday found a bundle of dynamite inside a Paris department store at the height of the Christmas season, and a group demanding that France withdraw from Afghanistan claimed responsibility.

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Kansas Guard Foundation to get $15,000 Gift

Updated: 12/16/2008 - The Kansas National Guard Foundation will receive a $15,000 donation on Wednesday from a health care alliance that serves 21 western states.

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Obama Chooses Education Secretary

Updated: 12/16/2008 - President-elect Barack Obama announced Arne Duncan, the head of the Chicago school system, as education secretary Tuesday and declared that failing to improve classroom instruction is "morally unacceptable for our children."

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Blagojevich Impeachment Inquiry Begins

Updated: 12/16/2008 - Illinois lawmakers launched an unprecedented impeachment inquiry Tuesday against embattled Gov. Rod Blagojevich, who showed no sign of going down without a fight.

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Wall Street Jumps After Interest Rate Cut

Updated: 12/16/2008 - A surprised Wall Street jumped at the Federal Reserve's historic decision to slash its target for a key interest to a record-low range and took comfort from the central bank's pledge to use "all available tools" to jump-start the economy.

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First Successful Face Implant

Updated: 12/16/2008 - The Cleveland Clinic will announce Wednesday the successful completion of a near-total face transplant surgery, a clinic spokeswoman told CNN on Tuesday.

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Jim Carry a "Weird, Serious Person"

Updated: 12/16/2008 - Jim Carrey has been making audiences laugh for years, but the star says he's really a "a weird, serious person." Jim Carrey is a star on the big screen, but he says he would love to do a play on Broadway.

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Bush Talks Economy, Ducking Shoes

Updated: 12/16/2008 - President Bush said Tuesday that he is "considering all options" in aiding the U.S. auto industry because doing nothing could lead to further economic decline.

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Adam Walsh Investigation Ends

Updated: 12/16/2008 - A deceased drifter long suspected in the abduction and murder of Adam Walsh committed the crime that put missing children on the national agenda, police said Tuesday.

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Obama names Chicago School Chief to Education Dept.

Updated: 12/16/2008 - President-elect Barack Obama announced Arne Duncan, the head of the Chicago school system, as education secretary Tuesday and said failing to improve classroom instruction is "morally unacceptable for our children."

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Army Releases Field Training Manual

Updated: 12/16/2008 - The Army has released its latest field manual on training, elevating the need for units to prepare to conduct stability operations during combat deployments.

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