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Tarmac protest in UK raises airport questions

Posted: 12/08/2008 - LONDON (AP) -- Environmental protesters cut through the perimeter fence at Britain's third-largest airport Monday and occupied the tarmac, forcing the cancellation of more than 50 flights and raising questions over the vulnerability of airports.

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Businesses Provide Support to Food Bank

Posted: 12/08/2008 - An organization that helps those in need got a big holiday gift Monday. Harvesters will be able to provide an additional 135,000 meals because of the donation.

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Scientists back brain drugs for healthy people

Posted: 12/08/2008 - NEW YORK (AP) -- Healthy people should have the right to boost their brains with pills, like those prescribed for hyperactive kids or memory-impaired older folks, several scientists contend in a provocative commentary

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Year after attack, Colo. church guard has new goal

Posted: 12/08/2008 - COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) -- After a year of accolades that followed her shooting of a gunman who killed two teenage sisters at her church, security guard Jeanne Assam remains "low key" and says she thinks of the family of gunman Matthew Murray.

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Chicago beating case still clouds police image

Posted: 12/08/2008 - CHICAGO (AP) -- More than a year after he last wore a badge and months after his boss said he wanted him fired, a policeman videotaped beating a female bartender remains the best-known officer in the Chicago Police Department.

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Illegal immigration foe Rep. Tom Tancredo retires

Posted: 12/08/2008 - CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) -- When Tom Tancredo, the lightning-rod Colorado conservative, went to Congress a decade ago, he promised he wouldn't disappear in Washington. He sure didn't.

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Goldman's family: Simpson prison time is `karma'

Posted: 12/08/2008 - NEW YORK (AP) -- O.J. Simpson's rambling apology in a Las Vegas courtroom was the last-ditch bid for leniency by a "monster," the family of Ron Goldman said Monday.

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Malaria vaccine shows promise in Africa tests

Posted: 12/08/2008 - NEW YORK (AP) -- Researchers reported promising results for what may become the world's first vaccine to prevent malaria, a killer of 1 million people each year.

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Man pleads guilty in unexplained Wisconsin slaying

Posted: 12/08/2008 - MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- A college dropout pleaded guilty Monday to killing a stranger in the victim's home, a crime that unnerved residents and remains something of a mystery.

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NYC officers to surrender on sodomy allegations

Posted: 12/08/2008 - NEW YORK (AP) -- Prosecutors have asked two patrolmen to turn themselves in to face charges in the case of a man who claims he was sodomized during an arrest on a subway platform, the officers' lawyers said Monday.

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Ill. gov. jumps in to sit-in at shuttered plant

Posted: 12/08/2008 - CHICAGO (AP) -- Gov. Rod Blagojevich ordered all state agencies Monday to stop doing business with Bank of America to try to pressure the bank into helping laid-off workers staging a sit-in at their shuttered factory.

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Joe Gordon is elected to baseball Hall of Fame

Posted: 12/08/2008 - NEW YORK (AP) -- Former second baseman Joe Gordon was elected to the Hall of Fame by the Veterans Committee on Monday, while another panel shut out the likes of Joe Torre, Ron Santo and Gil Hodges.

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Studies show dogs have sense of fairness

Posted: 12/08/2008 - WASHINGTON (AP) -- No fair! What parent hasn't heard that from a child who thinks another youngster got more of something. Well, it turns out dogs can react the same way.

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Homeowners who modified loans are in trouble again

Posted: 12/08/2008 - WASHINGTON (AP) -- More than half of all homeowners who had their loans modified to make the payments more affordable in the first half of the year are already in default again, banking regulators said Monday.

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9/11 suspects delay pleas pending mental hearings

Posted: 12/08/2008 - GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba (AP) -- Three alleged 9/11 plotters who say they want to make confessions at their war-crimes trial have postponed entering pleas until the military determines their co-defendants are mentally competent.

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Pakistan arrests suspected Mumbai plotter

Posted: 12/08/2008 - ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (AP) -- Security forces overran a militant camp on the outskirts of Pakistani Kashmir's main city and seized an alleged mastermind of the attacks that shook India's financial capital last month, two officials said Monday.

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US: Blackwater used grenades on unarmed Iraqis

Posted: 12/08/2008 - WASHINGTON (AP) -- Blackwater Worldwide security guards opened machine gun fire on innocent, surrendering Iraqis and launched a grenade into a girls' school during a gruesome Baghdad shooting last year, prosecutors said Monday in announcing manslaughter charges against five guards.

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White House says auto deal is 'very likely'

Posted: 12/08/2008 - WASHINGTON (AP) -- The White House and a top Democratic lawmaker said they were likely to reach agreement Monday to help failing U.S. automakers, as congressional drafters put the finishing touches on a bill.

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KU's Hemmenway Steps Down as Chancellor

Updated: 12/08/2008 - After 14 years as chancellor at the University of Kansas, Robert E. Hemenway is retiring next year to teach and write.

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Walgreen's Recalls Teddy Bears with Chocolate Bars

Posted: 12/08/2008 - 13 News is On Your Side with details of a product recall from Walgreens. The drug chain is recalling 173 teddy bears with chocolate bars sold in stores since late September 2008.

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Blackwater Drama Unfolds on 2 Cross-Country Stages

Posted: 12/08/2008 - The legal drama surrounding five Blackwater Worldwide security contractors charged with killing Iraqi civilians was unfolding Monday on two stages thousands of miles apart.

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Wall Street Opens Sharply Higher

Updated: 12/08/2008 - Wall Street is sharply higher in early trading as investors are optimistic that President-elect Barack Obama's infrastructure-spending package will help boost the crippled economy.

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