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Boehner Signals Compromise in Budget Talks

Posted: 03/31/2011 - Despite fresh pressure from tea party conservatives, House Speaker John Boehner said Thursday that Republicans "can't impose our will" on the White House and Senate Democrats on legislation to cut tens of billions of dollars in federal spending.

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Judge Halts Wisconsin Governor's Labor Law

Posted: 03/31/2011 - A Wisconsin judge on Thursday did what thousands of pro-union protesters and boycotting Democratic lawmakers couldn't, halting Republican Gov. Scott Walker's plans - at least temporarily - to cut most public workers' pay and strip them of most of their union rights.

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Traffic Deaths Fall to Lowest Level Since 1949

Posted: 03/31/2011 - Highway deaths have plummeted to their lowest levels in more than 60 years, helped by more people wearing seat belts, better safety equipment in cars and efforts to curb drunken driving.

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NY Boy, 12, Charged With Hate Crime on Muslim

Updated: 03/31/2011 - A 12-year-old boy accused of trying to rip the head scarf off a Muslim classmate during recess has been charged in New York City with a hate crime.

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Murder Charges Filed in Daycare Fire

Posted: 03/30/2011 - The operator of a Houston home day care center was charged with murder Wednesday in the deaths of four children in a fire last month that also injured three other children.

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Ohio House to Vote on Collective Bargaining Limits

Posted: 03/30/2011 - Debate on a bill to curtail collective bargaining for Ohio public workers has gotten under way with shouts and laughter from opponents and the House speaker threatening to clear the chamber's balcony.

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Suit: Marc Jacobs Leader Had Worker Pole-Dance

Updated: 03/30/2011 - A former executive says fashion star Marc Jacobs' longtime business partner made a store worker do a pole dance and otherwise made the New York-based design house a "sexually charged workplace."

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Ohio House OKs Collective Bargaining Limits

Posted: 03/30/2011 - Labor stronghold Ohio assumed center stage Wednesday in the battle over collective bargaining rights for public workers as the state Legislature was poised to send to the governor a bill that was in some ways tougher than that seen in Wisconsin.

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J&J Recalls More Tylenol Bottles Due to Musty Odor

Updated: 03/30/2011 - Health care products maker Johnson & Johnson is recalling another lot of Tylenol products due to a musty odor which has already triggered five other recalls of the company's over-the-counter medicines.

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Trader Joe's Frozen Pizza Al Pollo Asada Recall

Updated: 03/30/2011 - The product was produced by Completely Fresh Foods Inc. of Montebello, Calif., between Jan. 27-March 27, 2011, and shipped to Trader Joe's stores nationwide.

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Sneaky Reporter Provided Public Details of Reagan Surgery

Updated: 03/30/2011 - The AP Radio newscaster, who worked for Mutual at the time of the shooting, gained access to the hospital early in the crisis, and was the only reporter working past Secret Service checkpoints.

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EPA: Traces of Radiation in Nevada, 6 Other States

Updated: 03/29/2011 - Trace amounts of radiation from the damaged Japanese nuclear plant have shown up in seven U.S. states including Alabama, according to the Environmental Protection Agency.

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Judge Weighs Whether Wisconsin Union Law Took Effect

Updated: 03/29/2011 - A Wisconsin judge weighed arguments Tuesday about whether an order she issued intended to temporarily block the state's divisive new collective bargaining law was still in place, or whether Republican leaders had again outmaneuvered their opponents by using a legal loophole to achieve their goals.

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GAO: Ending Saturday Mail Could Save Billions

Posted: 03/29/2011 - The Postal service could save a substantial amount of money by reducing mail delivery to five days, the Government Accountability Office said Tuesday.

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WalMart Sex Bias Case Hits Possible Court Block

Updated: 03/29/2011 - The Supreme Court appears ready to block a massive sex discrimination lawsuit against Wal-Mart on behalf of at least a half-million women, and that could make it harder for other workers nationwide to bring class-action claims against large employers.

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Volkswagen Recalls 71,000 Jettas

Updated: 03/29/2011 - Volkswagen of America is recalling about 71,000 2011 Jettas in order to reconfigure wiring related to its alarm system and horn.

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Obama Strongly Defends US Military Action in Libya

Posted: 03/28/2011 - Defending the first war launched on his watch, President Barack Obama declared Monday night that the United States intervened in Libya to prevent a slaughter of civilians that would have stained the world's conscience and "been a betrayal of who we are." Yet he ruled out targeting Moammar Gadhafi, warning that trying to oust him militarily would be a costly mistake.

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Wisconsin Contract Talks Stall Amid Union Law Fight

Updated: 03/28/2011 - Gov. Scott Walker's administration took steps Monday to adjust state workers' paychecks to reflect a new collective bargaining law, while the state Justice Department asked a court to agree the law was in effect and stop cases related to blocking its implementation.

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Two House Republicans Vow to Stop Obama on Libya

Posted: 03/28/2011 - Two House Republicans are pushing a bill that would force President Barack Obama to stop military operations in Libya until he gets congressional approval.

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Nancy Kerrigan May Testify at Brother's Trial

Posted: 03/28/2011 - Olympic figure skater Nancy Kerrigan is expected to be a witness at her brother's upcoming manslaughter trial in the death of their 70-year-old father.

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Wisconsin Schools Told to Hold Off on New Contracts

Updated: 03/28/2011 - The Wisconsin school board association on Monday urged districts that have not reached new deals with teachers' unions to hold off given the uncertainty over whether a new law removing nearly all collective bargaining rights is in effect.

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