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Global Warming Pollution Increases 3 Percent

Posted: 09/26/2008 - The world pumped up its pollution of the chief man-made global warming gas last year, setting a course that could push beyond leading scientists' projected worst-case scenario, international researchers said Thursday.

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Chinese Astronauts Prepare Suits For Spacewalk

Posted: 09/26/2008 - Astronauts aboard China's Shenzhou 7 spacecraft prepared for the country's first-ever spacewalk on Friday by readying the space suits to be used the following day.

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Letterman Keeps Up Verbal Assault On John McCain

Posted: 09/26/2008 - David Letterman kept up his verbal assault on John McCain, commiserating with Paris Hilton and saying he felt like an "ugly date" because the GOP presidential candidate backed out of an appearance on the "Late Show."

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Calif. Warns People Not to Flush Pharmaceuticals

Posted: 09/26/2008 - The state of California has a warning for its 36 million residents: Do not flush pharmaceuticals down the toilet or drain, or they may end up in a river near you.

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Baby Cereal Latest Problem In China Milk Scandal

Posted: 09/26/2008 - The list of products caught in China's tainted milk scandal grew Friday to include baby cereal in Hong Kong and snack foods in Japan, while Taiwan reported three children and a mother with kidney stones in the island's first cases possibly linked to the crisis.

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BYOC: Company Gives Workers Unusual Laptop Leeway

Posted: 09/26/2008 - In a nod to how finicky people have become about the gadgets they use, software company Citrix Systems Inc. is rolling out a new program for its workers: BYOC — Bring Your Own Computer.

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Japan's Online Social Scene Isn't So Social

Posted: 09/26/2008 - It's got pictures of the funky Tokyoite modeling the clothes she designs in her spare time, along with her name, plus personal details and ramblings in slightly awkward English about her love life.

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Letterman Keeps Up Verbal Assault On John McCain

Posted: 09/26/2008 - David Letterman kept up his verbal assault on John McCain, commiserating with Paris Hilton and saying he felt like an "ugly date" because the GOP presidential candidate backed out of an appearance on the "Late Show."

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Online Tool Estimates Taxes Under McCain, Obama

Updated: 09/26/2008 - Voters whose bottom line is taxes can use a new online tool to calculate what their own bottom line would be with the IRS under a Barack Obama or John McCain administration.

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Palin Giving Back Tainted Money From Gov. Campaign

Posted: 09/26/2008 - Gov. Sarah Palin, touted by Republican presidential nominee John McCain as a reformer when he picked her to be his running mate, says she will donate to charity more than $1,000 in campaign contributions from two Alaska politicians implicated in a federal corruption probe.

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The Debate Is On; McCain Agrees To Participate

Updated: 09/26/2008 - Republican John McCain agreed to attend the first presidential debate Friday night even though Congress doesn't have a bailout deal, reversing an earlier decision to delay the forum until Washington had addressed the financial crisis.

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Neb. Dad Who Left 9 Kids Says He Was Overwhelmed

Posted: 09/26/2008 - An out-of-work widower who abandoned nine of his children at a hospital under Nebraska's new safe haven law said he was overwhelmed without his wife and just "fell apart."

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Calif. Warns People Not To Flush Pharmaceuticals

Posted: 09/26/2008 - The state of California has a warning for its 36 million residents: Do not flush pharmaceuticals down the toilet or drain, or they may end up in a river near you.

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Medicare Officials Advise Seniors To Shop Around

Posted: 09/26/2008 - Federal health officials encouraged Medicare participants on Thursday to shop around for their prescription drug coverage next year because it could include significant price increases or changes regarding which drugs the plans will cover.

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Government Probes Chelation-Heart Disease Study

Posted: 09/26/2008 - The largest alternative medicine study the government has ever launched has stopped enrolling people while officials investigate whether participants were fully informed of the risks and are being adequately protected, The Associated Press has learned.

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Oil Falls As US Bailout Talks Falter

Posted: 09/26/2008 - Oil prices pulled back Friday as political rancor threw a U.S. financial bailout proposal into disarray, deepening investor fears of a protracted and painful economic downturn that would further erode U.S. energy demand.

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Stocks Decline On Bailout Clash; Tech Slides

Posted: 09/26/2008 - Financial markets remained tense Friday after efforts to approve a $700 billion banking bailout hit a serious roadblock. Stocks declined while demand for safe-haven buying in government debt eased.

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Economy's Spring Rebound Was Bit Less Energetic

Posted: 09/26/2008 - The economy's spring rebound turned out to be slightly less energetic than the government previously thought. And, the road ahead is likely to be rocky as the country gets pounded by the worst financial crisis in decades.

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House Republicans To Join Bailout Talks

Posted: 09/26/2008 - House Republicans say they're sending a top leader to renewed negotiations on President Bush's $700 billion plan to bail out the financial industry.

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The bailout: What's at stake

Posted: 09/26/2008 - Americans don't need to worry about another depression. But no matter what happens with the bank bailout, the economy is unlikely to turn around soon.

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JPMorgan buys WaMu

Posted: 09/26/2008 - In the biggest bank failure in history, JPMorgan Chase will acquire massive branch network and troubled assets from Washington Mutual for $1.9 billion.

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