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Pennsylvania Will Be Key In November, Too

Updated: 05/12/2008 - Pennsylvania continues to enjoy its unexpected early spring in the political spotlight, but don't expect the campaign circus to leave town for very long after the April 22 primary. As it has for the past two general elections, the Keystone State figures to play a pivotal role as a highly contested battleground this November.

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Older Jets Most Affected by FAA Scrutiny

Updated: 05/12/2008 - Rigorous airline maintenance audits recently ordered by federal regulators are likely to yield the most headaches for travelers flying Northwest, American and United airlines.

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Kidnapped CBS Journalist Freed In Iraq

Updated: 05/12/2008 - Iraqi troops rescued a British journalist for CBS News in the southern city of Basra on Monday two months after he was kidnapped, the Iraqi military said.

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U.S. Health System Faces Senior "Crisis"

Updated: 05/12/2008 - Millions of baby boomers are about to enter a health care system for seniors that not only isn't ready for them, but may even discourage them from getting quality care.

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Forecast: Big Quake Likely in California

Updated: 05/12/2008 - California faces an almost certain risk of being rocked by a strong earthquake by 2037, scientists said Monday in the first statewide temblor forecast.

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Airlines Raising Fares

Updated: 05/12/2008 - The nation's major airlines have matched a fare increase of up to $30 per round trip that was started by United Airlines.

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Reality Show Maker Arrested in Florida

Updated: 05/12/2008 - Police charged an aspiring reality show director with blocking four women — half of a cast billed as ordinary girls hoping to become "princesses" — from leaving the central Florida house where the show was being shot.

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Council Silences Embattled Detroit Mayor

Updated: 05/12/2008 - The City Council rebuffed embattled Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick's attempts to propose a budget on Monday, the latest sign of increasingly frosty relations between the mayor and city leaders.

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Retail Sales Up a Bit, Led By Gas Costs

Updated: 05/12/2008 - Consumers, beset by a credit crunch, rising energy and food costs and a prolonged housing slump, boosted spending only slightly in March with the gain reflecting soaring gasoline costs rather than any real strength in demand.

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Blockbuster Offers to Buy Circuit City

Updated: 05/12/2008 - Blockbuster Inc. said Monday it has offered to pay more than $1 billion for struggling Circuit City Stores Inc., but the nation's second biggest consumer electronics chain questioned whether the movie-rental company can finance the deal.

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Oy! Eating Champ Downs 35 Dozen Oysters

Updated: 05/12/2008 - Patrick "Deep Dish" Bertoletti looked down at the litter of empty oyster shells in front of him and savored the sweet taste of victory. For Crazy Legs Conti, the bitter taste of defeat could be washed away only by beer.

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At Least 4 Dead in Kenya Gang Protests

Posted: 04/14/2008 - The upheaval started before dawn and killed at least four people as members of the outlawed Mungiki gang protested the death of their imprisoned leader's wife

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US Military to Free AP Photographer

Updated: 05/12/2008 - The U.S. military says it will release Associated Press photographer Bilal Hussein after more than two years in custody.

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Lonely Planet Stands By Books' Accuracy

Updated: 05/12/2008 - Lonely Planet said Monday it stands by the accuracy of its travel guides following news reports that one of its authors claimed he plagiarized and invented sections of the books.

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11 Policemen Killed in Afghanistan

Posted: 04/14/2008 - The midnight attack at a small police outpost 15 miles north of Kandahar — the Taliban's former stronghold — was the latest assault against the vulnerable police force.

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