Posted: 03/30/2009 - President Barack Obama is sending a blunt message to Detroit automakers: To survive - and win more government help - they must remake themselves top to bottom. Driving home the point, the White House ousted the General Motors chairman as it rejected GM and Chrysler's restructuring plans
Posted: 03/30/2009 - Chased from their homes by the menacing Red River, Davis and Delbert took a break from their cramped quarters inside a makeshift shelter to enjoy a walk in the brisk air. They had reason to feel a little frisky: They're Labrador Retrievers.
Posted: 03/29/2009 - A newlywed couple in Fargo, North Dakota, is living proof of a passage from the Bible's Song of Solomon: "Many waters cannot quench love; rivers cannot wash it away."
Posted: 03/29/2009 - A person with knowledge of General Motors' plans says Rick Wagoner will step down immediately as chairman and chief executive of the struggling Detroit automaker.
Posted: 03/29/2009 - The son of the late Brooke Astor and a once-suspended lawyer he hired will go on trial on charges he robbed the $198 million estate of the beloved socialite and philanthropist
Posted: 03/29/2009 - A coyote ambling into a Chicago sandwich shop or taking up residence in New York's Central Park understandably creates a stir. But even here on the high plains of Colorado, where the animals are part of the landscape and figure prominently in Western lore, people are being taken aback by rising coyote encounters.
Updated: 03/29/2009 - A state senator says a gunman burst into a North Carolina nursing home and opened fire, killing eight people and wounding several others.
Posted: 03/29/2009 - Alaska's Mount Redoubt has simmered down after spreading a coating of gritty volcanic ash over scores of communities that include the state's largest city of Anchorage
Posted: 03/29/2009 - A hotel in Fargo has become a church for many people whose own houses of worship have closed because of the threat of flooding from the swollen Red River
Posted: 03/28/2009 - A mix of freezing rain and snow has forced officials to close the Kansas City International Airport, canceling and delaying dozens of flights.
Posted: 03/28/2009 - Alaska's Mount Redoubt has erupted again, spewing an ash cloud 50,000 feet up into the air.
Posted: 03/28/2009 - A published report has found more and more California parents are choosing not to give their children routine vaccinations before they start kindergarten, increasing the risk of childhood disease outbreaks at hundreds of elementary schools.
Posted: 03/28/2009 - Space shuttle Discovery and its crew are back on Earth.
Posted: 03/28/2009 - As President Barack Obama embarks on his first overseas trip as president, he is vowing to listen to his foreign counterparts and lead by example when world powers meet in Europe this coming week to address the economic crisis and work to stem future financial catastrophes.
Posted: 03/27/2009 - Accident investigators are keeping busy in New York City.
Posted: 03/27/2009 - A court-appointed trustee overseeing the liquidation of Bernard Madoff's assets announced Friday he has reached a potential $15 million deal to sell a trading operation within the disgraced financier's firm.
Posted: 03/27/2009 - Forecasters now say that the Red River will crest in Fargo, N.D. on Sunday.
Posted: 03/27/2009 - A major spring blizzard plodding eastward over the Southern Plains shut down major highways Friday and paralyzed the region as residents braced for up to a foot of snow, freezing 45-mph winds and massive snowdrifts.
Posted: 03/27/2009 - Alaska's Mount Redoubt continued its volcanic explosions Friday, sending ash clouds as high as 50,000 feet above sea level and prompting drivers to head to the auto parts store for new air filters.
Posted: 03/26/2009 - For a 10th straight week, the number of people who are continuing to claim jobless benefits increased, fresh evidence that the labor market remains weak despite other hopeful signs that the recession may be nearing a bottom.
Posted: 03/26/2009 - Call it Round Two of the news conference, with a big Internet twist.
Posted: 03/25/2009 - President Barack Obama's allies rallied around his ambitious budget blueprint as he visited the Capitol on Wednesday, and only hours later a House panel endorsed it, pointing the way for major legislation this year on health care, energy and education.
Posted: 03/25/2009 - Demolition crews began setting explosives Wednesday in a huge ice jam in the Missouri River in a bid to blast open a channel, like pulling out a giant plug to drain a flood threatening the city.
Posted: 03/25/2009 - A look at economic developments and stock market activity around the world Wednesday: