Updated: 01/08/2009 - A 28-year-old Leavenworth man is jailed on charges that he stabbed his stepfather with the broken handle of a toilet plunger.
Updated: 01/08/2009 - More than 30,000 people were urged to leave their flood-endangered western Washington homes as snowmelt and rain swelled rivers and caused mudslides and avalanches that engulfed neighborhoods and roadways.
Updated: 01/08/2009 - A lawyer for former Idaho Sen. Larry Craig says they won't ask the Minnesota Supreme Court to void Craig's conviction in an airport bathroom sex sting.
Updated: 01/08/2009 - A draft report from the Illinois House panel investigating Governor Rod Blagojevich calls for the full chamber to vote on whether to impeach him.
Updated: 01/08/2009 - Wall Street's worries about weak consumer spending revived Thursday, sending stocks lower as bad news from Wal-Mart Stores Inc. signaled that even the stronger U.S. retailers struggled during the holiday shopping season.
Updated: 01/08/2009 - Anti-clotting Rx may become scientific first if approved by the FDA.
Updated: 01/08/2009 - Deon Ross, 24, is charged with felony murder, rape, and kidnapping in the death of Alheli Alcantara. Amanda Lanum follows the events live via Twitter.
Updated: 01/08/2009 - Files lawsuit claiming blog hosted by Internet giant defamed her.
Updated: 01/08/2009 - 5-foot Galapagos Islands Iguana missed until now; unknown number living.
Updated: 01/08/2009 - Technology Analyst Larry Magid braves finger-food bombardment to unveil latest gadgets.
Updated: 01/08/2009 - Ill. Republicans are promising tough questions Thursday for Senate-appointee Roland Burris on why he accepted a position offered by disgraced Gov. Rod Blagojevich.
Updated: 01/08/2009 - President-elect Barack Obama said Thursday the recession could "linger for years" unless Congress pumps unprecedented sums from Washington into the economy.
Updated: 01/08/2009 - On the eve of sentencing for a former Kansas debate coach convicted of molesting a student, a judge granted a delay so the 69-year-old man could have eye surgery.
Updated: 01/08/2009 - Early last October, NBC unveiled the 16-member cast of "Celebrity Apprentice" to reporters. Everyone on hand at the locked-down news conference swore to keep the participants' identities a secret until NBC said "go."
Updated: 01/08/2009 - Retailers reported dismal sales figures for December on Thursday as even Wal-Mart Stores Inc., one of the bright spots in the industry, finally buckled under the pressures of the deteriorating economy.
Updated: 01/08/2009 - New claims for unemployment benefits dropped unexpectedly last week while the number of people continuing to seek aid rose sharply, the government said Thursday.
Updated: 01/08/2009 - Macy's says it will close 11 underperforming stores in 9 states — affecting 960 employees — after one of the weakest holiday seasons in years.
Updated: 01/08/2009 - The U.S. Navy says one of its commanders will lead a new international force to battle pirates off the coast of Somalia.
Updated: 01/08/2009 - Dozens of foreign species could spread across the Great Lakes in coming years despite policies designed to keep them out, causing significant environmental and economic damage, a federal report says.
Updated: 01/08/2009 - President Hugo Chavez will keep donating heating oil for poor American families in a costly decision that suggests the Venezuelan leader wants to keep to his pledges - and buttress his image - in spite of falling oil prices.
Updated: 01/08/2009 - Robert Vassallo and Angellette Smith never meant to spend the holidays in Cuba.
Updated: 01/08/2009 - Holy People's Choice Awards, Batman! "The Dark Knight" soared away with every trophy it was nominated for Wednesday at the 35th annual fan-favorite CBS ceremony
Updated: 01/08/2009 - The chances that a teenager will be cited for talking on a cell phone while driving are pretty much zero in Oregon, a consequence of the way the law is written and a problem other states may be facing.
Updated: 01/08/2009 - Pink slips are piling higher as companies scramble to cut costs even deeper to survive the country's economic and financial storms.