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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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Stocks rise after 2 days of heavy selling

Posted: 11/07/2008 - Buyers returned to Wall Street Friday after two days of heavy losses, mindful of the economy's growing problems but attracted by stocks' lower prices. Analysts said the advance was to be expected as Wall Street experiences a rocky recovery from October's devastating selling.

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Director goes on leave amid probe of Ohio plumber

Posted: 11/07/2008 - Ohio's governor placed on leave Friday an agency director who was questioned over why state computers were used to find personal information on a man who became known as "Joe the Plumber" during the presidential campaign.

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Christian fraternities offer different path

Posted: 11/07/2008 - It's 11 a.m. Saturday, and whiskey is flowing at the big houses on fraternity row at the University of Alabama. Guys in ties and baseball caps are laughing and dancing with sorority girls in bright dresses as a band blares away just around the corner.

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Calif. win emboldens coalition of religious groups

Posted: 11/07/2008 - Energized by a comeback win, conservative activists want to apply the same formula they used to outlaw same-sex marriage in California to prevent other states from recognizing gay unions and President-elect Barack Obama from expanding the rights of gays and lesbians.

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Most Minn. Senate 'undervotes' are from Obama turf

Posted: 11/07/2008 - An Associated Press analysis of votes in the tight, still-to-be decided race for a U.S. Senate seat in Minnesota shows that most ballots lacking a recorded choice in the election were cast in counties won by Democrat Barack Obama.

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Without Google's help, Yahoo's options limited

Posted: 11/07/2008 - Without Google's muscle behind it, Yahoo's chances for digging out of a long slump are looking even poorer, making it appear more likely that the company will turn to Microsoft or AOL to help weather the economic downturn.

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Review: Digital frame shows pictures from phones

Posted: 11/07/2008 - Digital picture frames were a big item last Christmas. This holiday season, there will be an innovation on store shelves: a frame that can receive and display pictures straight from cell phones, (almost) no matter where they are.

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Cisco warning signals trouble ahead in tech sector

Posted: 11/07/2008 - Technology companies often say their products ought to remain appealing in an economic downturn because they can save businesses money by making operations more efficient. But corporate spending apparently is being cut too forcefully for that message to get through.

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Blinded pilot guided safely to ground

Posted: 11/07/2008 - A British pilot who was suddenly blinded by a stroke during a solo flight was talked safely down by a military pilot, the Royal Air Force said Friday.

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US official: Taliban sought wedding party deaths

Posted: 11/07/2008 - Taliban fighters held a wedding party captive and fired on U.S. forces in an attack designed to draw U.S. airstrikes on civilians and stoke anti-American sentiment, a U.S. official said Friday citing "firsthand" reports.

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