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Luke Russert Gets into the Family Business

Posted: 09/15/2008 - The reporter who sat across from John McCain and Barack Obama for separate interviews that aired on NBC's "Today" show Friday was only 23. It was the late Tim Russert's son Luke.

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Doctors Say Leg Pain Can Signal Deadly Blood Clot

Posted: 09/15/2008 - Far too many Americans are dying of dangerous blood clots that can masquerade as simple leg pain, says a major new government effort to get both patients and their doctors to recognize the emergency in time.

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Stocks Set to Plunge after Fall of Lehman Bros.

Posted: 09/15/2008 - U.S. stocks headed for a sharply lower open and Treasury bond prices soared Monday as investors reacted to a stunning reshaping of the landscape of Wall Street. A series of events took out two storied names Sunday: Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. and Merrill Lynch & Co.

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Wall Street Awakes to 2 Storied Firms Falling

Updated: 09/15/2008 - When Wall Street woke up Monday morning, two more of its storied firms had fallen. Bank of America agreed to purchase Merrill Lynch and Co. in an all stock transaction and Lehman Bros. announced it will file for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy.

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Feds Hope Conductor Can Shed Light On Deadly Crash

Posted: 09/15/2008 - Federal and local investigators had no definitive answer as to why a commuter train carrying 220 people rolled past stop signals Friday and barreled head-on into a Union Pacific train in Chatsworth. The accident, the nation's deadliest rail disaster in 15 years, left train cars so mangled that some bodies had to be removed in pieces.

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Nearly 2,000 Brought To Safety In Texas After Ike

Posted: 09/15/2008 - As teams persisted in the biggest search and rescue operation in Texas history, a new phase of the disaster wrought by Hurricane Ike was only beginning while thousands of people faced long stays in crowded shelters because their homes were damaged or destroyed.

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Remnants Of Ike Blamed For 15 Deaths In Midwest

Posted: 09/15/2008 - Losing it devastating punch as a major hurricane, Ike nevertheless drubbed the Midwest with powerful winds and floodwaters that are being blamed for at least 15 deaths.

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Million-Year-Old Camel Bone Found In Syria

Posted: 09/15/2008 - Scientists have unearthed a camel jawbone in the Syrian desert that they think may be a previously unknown tiny species of the animal and say dates back a million years.

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WWF: Melting Arctic Adds Urgency To Climate Deal

Posted: 09/15/2008 - Data showing Arctic sea ice may reach its lowest level on record this summer underscores the need for governments to speed up talks on a new climate pact, the Worldwide Fund for Nature said Monday.

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World Stock Markets Sink On Wall Street Crisis

Posted: 09/15/2008 - Asian and European stock markets were down sharply Monday amid growing alarm over the world's financial system after a seismic shake-up on Wall Street, with Lehman Brothers saying it would file bankruptcy and Merrill Lynch being sold to Bank of America.

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Marine slaying suspect to be returned from Mexico

Posted: 09/14/2008 - The suspect in the death of a 20-year-old pregnant Marine will be returned to North Carolina to face charges in her slaying, a Mexican judge ruled Thursday, according to North Carolina authorities.

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Teen charged with killing woman, three kids

Posted: 09/14/2008 - An 18-year-old man has been charged with murdering a woman and her three daughters, then setting fire to their Southern California home to hide the crime.

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Wealthy rancher charged in deaths of 32 bison

Posted: 09/14/2008 - Keep your bison off my property or risk having them hunted, software executive Jeff Hawn warned his neighbor outside this old Colorado mining town. In a lawsuit he said the animals knocked his satellite television dishes off line and left dung, tracks and hair on "pristine pasture on rolling hills."

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Chicago seeks aid after worst rain in at least 137 years

Posted: 09/14/2008 - Chicago authorities asked Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich to issue a disaster declaration after rainfall Saturday in the Windy City broke a single-day record that had stood for more than two decades.

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Houston's post-Ike supplies coming, officials say

Posted: 09/14/2008 - Federal supplies of food and water will be available by Monday evening to Houstonians affected by Hurricane Ike, officials said Sunday after Houston's mayor voiced concern about when the aid would come.

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Gun Shots Fired

Posted: 09/14/2008 - Several calls made to 9-1-1 Sunday night after gun shots were heard in a Topeka neighborhood.

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Matt Damon, Wyclef Jean Visit Haiti City In Ruins

Posted: 09/14/2008 - Cries of adulation — and hunger — followed Haitian-born singer Wyclef Jean and actor Matt Damon as they toured flood-ravaged Gonaives on Sunday to call attention to widespread suffering in the marooned city.

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Morales Struggles To Control Bolivia Amid Violence

Posted: 09/14/2008 - President Evo Morales struggled to assert control over a badly fractured Bolivia on Sunday as protesters set fire to a town hall and blockaded highways in opposition-controlled provinces, provoking gasoline and food shortages.

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Republicans Fault Both Campaigns For Negative Ads

Posted: 09/14/2008 - Leading Republicans on Sunday faulted both presidential campaigns for the increasingly negative tone of their advertising, suggesting the bitter attacks undermine John McCain and Barack Obama's credibility with voters and could backfire.

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Dispatcher Tried To Warn Engineer In LA Rail Crash

Posted: 09/14/2008 - A dispatcher tried to warn the engineer of a Metrolink commuter train that he was about to collide with a freight train but the call came too late, rail officials investigating the crash that killed 25 people said Sunday.

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