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Will Smith: You Gotta Help Somebody

Updated: 12/13/2008 - Will Smith is bringing the message of his new movie "Seven Pounds" to the Midwest with a promotional tour that also turned into a fundraiser.

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Republican's Criticize Obama's Aides

Updated: 12/13/2008 - Republicans are criticizing President-elect Barack Obama's silence over contacts his aides may have had with disgraced Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, saying he is breaking promises to bring openness to government.

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Troops To Stay Past Deadline

Updated: 12/13/2008 - Despite a summer deadline to pull American combat troops from urban areas, thousands will stay in cities to support and train Iraqis, the top U.S. commander in Iraq said Saturday.

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Zimbabwe: Cholera Started Out West

Updated: 12/13/2008 - The Zimbabwean government on Saturday accused the West of deliberately starting the country's cholera epidemic, stepping up a war of words with the regime's critics as the humanitarian crisis deepened.

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Oregon Officer Killed in Blast

Updated: 12/13/2008 - Oregon State Police say a bomb disposal technician is the second person who has died as a result of the bomb explosion at a bank.

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Mumbai Gunman's Chilling Words

Updated: 12/13/2008 - The gunman captured in last month's Mumbai attacks had originally intended to seize hostages and outline demands in a series of dramatic calls to the media, according to his confession obtained Saturday by The Associated Press.

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Obama Names Head of Housing Department

Updated: 12/13/2008 - President-elect Barack Obama on Saturday named New York City housing commissioner Shaun Donovan to lead the Department of Housing and Urban Development, turning to a former Clinton administration aide with a national reputation for developing affordable housing.

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Judge Sentences Courthouse Shooter to Life

Updated: 12/13/2008 - A judge on Saturday sentenced the man who killed four people in a brazen courthouse escape to multiple life sentences with no chance of parole and hundreds more years on more than fifty charges.

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Commander: Some US Troops to Stay in Iraqi Cities

Updated: 12/13/2008 - Despite a summer deadline to pull American combat troops from urban areas, thousands will stay in cities to support and train Iraqis, the top U.S. commander in Iraq said Saturday.

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Rower Rescued Off Australia After 10-Month Journey

Updated: 12/13/2008 - An Italian adventurer who spent 10 months rowing more than 9,500 nautical miles (18,000 kilometers) across the Pacific has been rescued a mere 65 nautical miles short of his goal — Australia — after rough weather sapped him of his final shreds of energy.

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Obama Names NY Housing Commissioner to Head HUD

Updated: 12/13/2008 - President-elect Barack Obama on Saturday named New York City housing commissioner Shaun Donovan to lead the Department of Housing and Urban Development, turning to a former Clinton administration aide with a national reputation for developing affordable housing.

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'American Pie' Star Tara Reid Checks Into Rehab

Updated: 12/13/2008 - A publicist says Tara Reid has checked herself into rehab. Jack Ketsoyan said Friday that the "American Pie" star went to the Promises Treatment Center. He did not specify what she was being treated for or when she entered the facility.

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Topeka Police Arrest Suspected Car Burglars

Updated: 12/12/2008 - 18-year old Ricky Boaldin and 21-year old Christopher Richmond, both of Topeka, were arrested in connection with several vehicle burglaries in the area of Twilight Drive and Westwood early Friday.

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Signs Point to Positive ID of Caylee

Updated: 12/12/2008 - Bone structure of the remains, their measurements and the color of the hair strands found near the Anthony home strongly suggest the body found Thursday is that of the missing three-year old.

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Illinois AG Wants Governor Removed

Updated: 12/12/2008 - Attorney General Lisa Madigan files a motion to have Gov. Blagojevich ousted. The moves come in the heels of the resignation of the Governor's chief of staff.

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Bush Promises Last-Ditch Auto Bailout

Updated: 12/12/2008 - The outgoing president is considering tapping into that $700 billion Wall Street bailout fund to save carmakers.

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'American Pie' Star Tara Reid Checks into Rehab

Updated: 12/12/2008 - A publicist says Tara Reid has checked herself into rehab. Jack Ketsoyan said Friday that the "American Pie" star went to the Promises Treatment Center. He did not specify what she was being treated for or when she entered the facility.

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Scientists Find 2,000-year-old Brain in Britain

Updated: 12/12/2008 - British archaeologists have unearthed an ancient skull carrying a startling surprise — an unusually well-preserved brain. Scientists said Friday that the mass of gray matter was more than 2,000 years old — the oldest ever discovered in Britain. One expert unconnected with the find called it "a real freak of preservation."

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Defense Seeks Dismissal of Smart Kidnapping Case

Updated: 12/12/2008 - Defense attorneys for the mentally incompetent man charged with kidnapping Elizabeth Smart have asked the court to dismiss his case, contending he is suffering

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For a Mere 50K, You Get a 4-day Inauguration Trip

Updated: 12/12/2008 - The inauguration committee of President-elect Barack Obama, who ran on a platform to change the way business is done in Washington, is selling four-day packages of four tickets to his historic swearing-in ceremony and parade plus some extras in exchange for $50,000.

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DNA Evidence Awaits, but Signs Point to Child's ID

Updated: 12/12/2008 - Evidence mounted Friday that a child's skull discovered near Caylee Anthony's home belonged to the missing toddler, although investigators cautioned it could be a week or more before they have conclusive DNA evidence.

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