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Bernanke Gives Nod to More Government Stimulus

Posted: 10/20/2008 - Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke told Congress Monday a fresh round of government stimulus is a good idea because there's a risk the country's economic weakness could last for some time.

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6 Killed In South Korea Arson, Stabbing Spree

Posted: 10/20/2008 - A financially strapped South Korean man went on an arson and stabbing rampage in Seoul on Monday, leaving six people dead and seven others wounded.

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Stocks Advance as Investors await Bernanke

Posted: 10/20/2008 - Wall Street surged in early trading Monday as the credit markets showed signs of easing and investors awaited testimony from Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke for a reading on the economy and battered financial system.

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Tainted Feed Kills 1,500 Chinese Dogs Bred For Fur

Posted: 10/20/2008 - Some 1,500 dogs bred for their raccoon-like fur have died after eating feed tainted with the same chemical that contaminated dairy products and sickened tens of thousands of babies nationwide, a veterinarian said Monday.

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Child Virus Kills 3, Sickens 110 In East China

Posted: 10/20/2008 - Hand, foot and mouth disease has killed three children and sickened about 110 others in eastern China, state media reported. The official Xinhua News Agency said late Sunday that all the cases were reported in Jian'ou city of Fujian province from October 1 to 17.

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Grandfather Of Abducted Nevada Boy Arrested

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Updated: 10/20/2008 - The grandfather of a kidnapped 6-year-old Nevada boy was arrested in Southern California after police named him a "person of interest" in the abduction.

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Parents Press States For Autism Laws

Posted: 10/20/2008 - If autism advocates get their way, more states will follow Indiana's lead by requiring health insurers to cover intensive and costly behavior therapy for autism.

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Poll Finds High Anxiety On Economy This Month

Posted: 10/20/2008 - The share of people who believe the country is moving in the right direction has plunged in just a few weeks, from 28 percent in September to 15 percent in October.

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Coal Train Kills Man in Merriam

Posted: 10/20/2008 - Authorities are investigation the death of a man who was struck from behind by a train in the Kansas City suburb of Merriam, Kan.

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Bruised Economy Likely to Limp into Next Year

Posted: 10/20/2008 - Beaten down by housing, credit and financial crises, the bruised economy is likely to drag into next year, leaving more people out of work and more businesses wary of making big investments.

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Sen. Stevens Expected Back on Stand Monday

Posted: 10/20/2008 - The longtime Republican icon gets a last chance Monday to convince jurors in Washington - and constituents in Alaska about to vote on his re-election - that he didn't intentionally take freebies from Bill Allen,

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Fort Dix Plot Case Starts Monday

Posted: 10/20/2008 - The case will be watched closely because it represents a type of pre-emptive prosecution that has grown more common in U.S. terrorism cases since the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, which troubles some experts.

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Stock Futures Higher as Investors Watch Earnings

Posted: 10/20/2008 - In a snapshot of how the real economy is weathering the crisis, companies from sectors including retail, credit cards, defense, energy and technology report third-quarter earnings Monday.

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Abortion Ban Returns To Ballot In South Dakota

Posted: 10/20/2008 - Two years after South Dakotans rejected a nearly total ban on abortion, voters on Nov. 4 will decide another sweeping but less restrictive ballot measure that would probably send a legal challenge of Roe v. Wade to the U.S. Supreme Court.

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Poll Finds High Anxiety on EconomyThis Month

Posted: 10/20/2008 - The share of people who believe the country is moving in the right direction has plunged in just a few weeks, from 28 percent in September to 15 percent in October, according to an Associated Press-Yahoo News poll of likely voters that was released Monday.

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Putin Tries Satellite Navigation Device On His Dog

Posted: 10/20/2008 - Russia was the first to put a dog in space. Now, 50 years later, it has brought space to a dog, and not just any dog but Prime Minister Vladimir Putin's beloved black Labrador.

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Britain Releases UFO Files, Dispels Some Mysteries

Posted: 10/20/2008 - Alitalia pilot Achille Zaghetti thought it was a missile. Zaghetti was at the helm of a jet from Milan to London's Heathrow Airport on the evening of April 21, 1991 when a flying object streaked across his field of vision.

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Jurors Coming Back In Britney Spears Case

Posted: 10/20/2008 - Jurors will return this morning to a San Fernando Valley courthouse to continue considering Britney Spears' fate in the singer's misdemeanor driver's license case.

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Australia Recalls Products In Tainted Milk Scandal

Posted: 10/20/2008 - Australian officials ordered the recall of a milk drink and cake brand after tests showed they were contaminated with melamine, bringing to six the number of Chinese-made products withdrawn in Australia following China's tainted milk scandal.

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Yankee Auction Striking Out

Posted: 10/19/2008 - Bidding For Yankee Memorabilia Not As High As Expected; Last HR Ball Pulled Off Block.

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