Updated: 01/02/2009 - Police in Washington, D.C. say an 11-year-old boy has died from injuries he suffered in a house fire that killed five others on Thursday.
Updated: 01/02/2009 - Inauguration-week sermons would be videotaped to highlight Barack Obama's rise to power in an unprecedented quest by the Library of Congress to capture this transfer of power for future generations.
Updated: 01/02/2009 - Latin American stocks rose across the board Friday, mirroring a rally on Wall Street and in world markets, which moved upward with New Year's optimism despite grim global economic news.
Updated: 01/02/2009 - Heather Locklear has evaded DUI charges by pleading to a lesser offense.
Updated: 01/02/2009 - Many of Microsoft's Zune media players that froze up on the last day of 2008 because of a glitch involving their internal clock were functioning properly Thursday as the New Year was ushered in, according to the company. However, a few people were still complaining of problems operating the devices.
Updated: 01/02/2009 - Fifteen National Guardsmen were honored at a welcome home ceremony in Manhattan Friday. For the past year, they have been serving in Afghanistan.
Updated: 01/02/2009 - Police in the Bahamas say John Travolta's teenage son has died after injuring himself at the actor's vacation home.
Updated: 01/02/2009 - Governor Sarah Palin has always had a love/hate relationship with the media, but what has her fired up now are reports that she calls inaccurate, and she has actually personally contacted People Magazine, the Associated Press, and the Anchorage Daily News to let them know they are wrong.
Updated: 01/02/2009 - Edwin Rivera, a severely disabled 22-year-old, was supposed to be escorted home from his special-needs school.
Posted: 01/02/2009 - Parkinson has sometimes been considered the leading Democratic candidate for governor. But he says he expects to return to private business when his term as lieutenant governor ends in January 2011.
Updated: 01/02/2009 - Hundreds of thousands of revelers rang in 2009 from frigid Times Square as the famous Waterford crystal ball dropped, signaling the end of a historic and troubled year that saw the election of the first black U.S. president and the worst economic crisis in decades.
Updated: 01/02/2009 - Wall Street began the New Year optimistically Friday as investors brushed off a weaker-than-expected report on manufacturing and sent stocks higher. The Dow Jones industrials were up about 150 points.
Updated: 01/02/2009 - With less than three weeks before President-elect Barack Obama starts his new job, there are several issues at hand that beg his attention.
Updated: 01/02/2009 - Federal regulators say a group of investors has teamed up to buy the remnants of failed lender IndyMac Bank for $13.9 billion.
Updated: 01/02/2009 - Gov. Bill Ritter is expected to name Denver Public Schools Superintendent Michael Bennet to fill a Senate vacancy that will be created by the promotion of Sen. Ken Salazar to interior secretary in the Obama administration, sources told The Associated Press.
Updated: 01/02/2009 - The Illinois House could vote as early as next week on whether to impeach Gov. Rod Blagojevich.
Updated: 01/02/2009 - Beth Flanders was on her way to China to adopt her 17-month-old daughter in September when she received a warning from her adoption agency: An industrial chemical that can cause kidney stones had been found in Chinese baby formula, and parents should not feed it to their new children.
Updated: 01/02/2009 - A top Senate Republican said Friday his caucus would block any attempt to seat the winner of Minnesota's close election until an anticipated court case is finished and an official election certificate is issued.
Updated: 01/02/2009 - AirTran Airways is apologizing to nine Muslim passengers kicked off a New Year's Day flight to Florida after other passengers reported hearing a suspicious remark about airplane security.
Updated: 01/02/2009 - Bank of America's $19.4B takeover of Merrill Lynch, Wells Fargo's $12.7b takeover of Wachovia finished.
Updated: 01/02/2009 - China is starting a long-delayed introduction of third-generation mobile phone service, setting off a politically charged scramble by foreign and Chinese equipment makers for up to $41 billion in orders.
Updated: 01/02/2009 - President-elect Barack Obama's top asset in pushing his agenda will not be his Cabinet secretaries or aides, but rather his online network. Obama's political e-mail list tops 13 million names, a digital force that the incoming White House can tap to push for his legislation, tamp down critics or bolster popular support. It's also a way for Obama to reach into every state, every city, and every neighborhood.
Updated: 01/02/2009 - If kids are playing video games, why not do some good while they're at it?
Updated: 01/02/2009 - Before he steps down as chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, Kevin Martin still hopes to win approval for his plan to auction off a slice of the airwaves for a free nationwide wireless broadband network.