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With Olmert Gone, Clock Starts On Israel Coalition

Posted: 09/21/2008 - Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni wasted no time Sunday working to put together a new government, meeting with potential coalition partners even as outgoing Prime Minister Ehud Olmert formally resigned. Her ability to move fast in her first task could have far-reaching effects on Mideast peace talks.

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Pakistan Marriott Blast Shows Signs Of Al-Qaida

Posted: 09/21/2008 - Taliban militants based near the Afghan border and their al-Qaida allies are the most likely suspects behind a massive truck bombing at Islamabad's Marriott Hotel, officials and experts said Sunday. At least 53 died in the explosion, including two U.S. Defense Department employees and the Czech ambassador.

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Last Major Investment Banks Change Status

Posted: 09/21/2008 - The Federal Reserve says it has granted a request by the country's last two major investment banks — Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley — to change their status to bank holding companies.

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Don't Sweat It: Few Fashion Risks At The Emmys

Posted: 09/21/2008 - The stars were hot, literally, on the red carpet at Sunday night's 60th annual Emmys awards — and that meant the sweeping trend on A-list actresses were updos.

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South Africa's Mbeki Resigns Afer Power Struggle

Posted: 09/21/2008 - South African President Thabo Mbeki told the nation Sunday that he had resigned, having lost a power struggle to a rival tainted by allegations of corruption but poised now to lead the country.

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Church, Football Make Post-Ike Sunday Seem Normal

Posted: 09/21/2008 - Wearing jeans and rubber boots, clutching Bibles and weeping between hymns, residents of the storm-shattered Texas coast comforted each other Sunday at makeshift church services that provided more than a respite from Hurricane Ike cleanup.

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Piven, Smart, Wiest Win Supporting-Actor Emmys

Posted: 09/21/2008 - Jeremy Piven of "Entourage" and Jean Smart of "Samantha Who?" received best supporting comedy acting honors at Sunday's Emmy Awards, with Zeljko Ivanek of "Damages" and Dianne Wiest of "In Treatment" nabbing supporting trophies for a drama series.

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Nearly 12,900 Chinese Children Sick From Milk

Posted: 09/21/2008 - China said Sunday the number of children sickened by baby formula tainted with the banned industrial chemical melamine has doubled to nearly 12,900 as the government confronts a scandal over widespread contamination of the milk supply.

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Paulson Urges Quick Action On $700 Billion Bailout

Posted: 09/21/2008 - The Bush administration insisted Sunday that Congress must move quickly to approve what one lawmaker called the "mother of all bailouts" — a $700 billion proposal to buy a mountain of bad mortgage debt in an effort to unfreeze the nation's credit markets.

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Fire at Salon Under Investigation

Posted: 09/21/2008 - The cause of a fire at Total Images Hair Salon, 4005 SW 21st St., Topeka, remains under investigation. The fire displaced at least five people and caused over $150,000 in damage.

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Obama to head south to prepare for debates

Posted: 09/21/2008 - Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama undergoes three days of preparation this week for a crucial foreign policy clash with John McCain in the first debate of the general election campaign.

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Real estate market slow to respond to gov't plan

Posted: 09/21/2008 - By late Saturday afternoon, only three prospective homebuyers had visited the open house Valerie Morrill was hosting. The Prudential real estate agent recalled a year ago, she'd see 10 to 15 people during an open house in this midtown Kansas City neighborhood.

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Magician's next stunt could leave him blind

Posted: 09/21/2008 - -- The biggest danger for magician David Blaine when he hangs upside down above New York's Central Park for 60 hours next week? Going blind.

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