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Michelle Obama: A First Lady Fashionista

Posted: 11/07/2008 - Change is definitely coming to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., as our next first lady, Michelle Obama, is bringing a new sense of style to the White House.

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Run On Guns As Owners Fear New Regulations

Posted: 11/07/2008 - When 10-year-old Austin Smith heard Barack Obama had been elected president, he had one question: Does this mean I won't get a new gun for Christmas?

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Airlines' on-time performance improved in Sept.

Posted: 11/07/2008 - U.S. airlines' on-time performance and baggage handling improved in September, though the carriers overall posted a higher rate of domestic cancellations compared to the same month a year ago, the Transportation Department said Friday.

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Dutch outcry over naming giant ship after Nazi

Posted: 11/07/2008 - It ought to be a proud milestone in the Dutch seafaring heritage - the construction of a new ship its owner claims will be the world's largest. But there's one problem: its name.

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Munich Re 3Q profit plummets, 2008 target dropped

Posted: 11/07/2008 - Reinsurer Munich Re AG said Friday that it barely eked out a profit in the third quarter as its investments were hurt by falling stock markets, forcing the company to abandon its full-year earnings forecast for the second time this year.

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Corus cuts production as demand falls

Posted: 11/07/2008 - Steel maker Corus said Friday that it will cut production of crude steel by 30 per cent in the next six months as a response to falling demand.

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Porsche's profit soars on VW stake

Posted: 11/07/2008 - Luxury car maker Porsche SE said Friday its profits soared by 52 percent in its latest fiscal year - driven higher by gains in its stake in Volkswagen AG, Europe's biggest automaker.

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Obama says hard work needed on economic crisis

Posted: 11/07/2008 - President-elect Obama says the hardships many Americans are suffering economically are an "urgent reminder" that the nation's leaders must act swiftly to stabilize the financial industry.

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Kansas Farm Bureau Holds Statewide Conference

Posted: 11/07/2008 - About a thousand farmers and ranchers from across Kansas gathered in Manhattan this week for the Kansas Farm Bureau's statewide conference.

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African leaders slam Congo peacekeepers

Posted: 11/07/2008 - African leaders criticized the world's largest United Nations peacekeeping force Friday for failing to protect civilians and end the violence that is convulsing eastern Congo and threatening to spread.

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Utah faces boycott after Mormon work for Prop 8

Posted: 11/07/2008 - Utah's growing tourism industry and the star-studded Sundance Film Festival are being targeted for a boycott by bloggers, gay rights activists and others seeking to punish the Mormon church for its aggressive promotion of California's ban on gay marriage.

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NKorea: Ready to deal with Obama administration

Posted: 11/07/2008 - Barack Obama's election heralds a new era for the two Koreas, a pro-North Korean newspaper said Friday as analysts began gauging how the Obama administration will affect the divided peninsula.

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Ohio school cleared over show & tell grenade

Posted: 11/07/2008 - Officials say they evacuated an Akron, Ohio, elementary school when a kindergartner brought what looked like a hand grenade for show and tell.

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Liberal activists have long legislative wish list

Posted: 11/07/2008 - Gays serving openly in the military. Voting rights for more ex-convicts. Paid sick days and family leave for most American workers. Those are part of a long wish list that liberal advocacy groups hope will become reality as Barack Obama and his fellow Democrats take full control in Washington. Activists concede that political pragmatism — and the economic crisis — may force them to be patient, but they also don't want to let this opportunity pass without pressing hard for their agenda.

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Greenspan: US GDP to decline significantly

Posted: 11/07/2008 - Former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan said Friday there is no doubt the world economy is in a very severe recession and that U.S. gross domestic product will decline significantly in the last three months of the year.

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NY police: Teen driver on drugs runs down joggers

Posted: 11/07/2008 - A teenager on drugs and driving a sport utility vehicle slammed into two runners out for an evening jog, killing one of them — a beloved schoolteacher — and seriously injuring her friend, police said Friday.

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Jury finds Atlanta courthouse gunman guilty

Posted: 11/07/2008 - A man who escaped from custody during his rape trial and launched a deadly courthouse shooting spree that claimed the lives of a judge and three others was convicted of murder Friday more than three years after the rampage.

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