Updated: 08/19/2010 - The moon may be shrinking.
Updated: 08/19/2010 - The moon may be shrinking.
Updated: 08/20/2010 - Employers appear to be laying off workers again as the economic recovery weakens. The number of people applying for unemployment benefits reached the half-million mark last week for the first time since November.
Posted: 08/19/2010 - The White House insisted on Thursday that President Barack Obama is a Christian who prays daily as it looked to tamp down growing doubts among Americans about the president's religion.
Posted: 08/19/2010 - The company that owned the Deepwater Horizon oil rig that exploded in the Gulf of Mexico is accusing BP of withholding what it describes as critical evidence needed to investigate the cause of the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history, according to a confidential internal document obtained by The Associated Press.
Posted: 08/18/2010 - American Airlines has found another fee.
Posted: 08/18/2010 - They were close. After three weeks of respectful but increasingly tense deliberations, 11 jurors were ready to convict Rod Blagojevich of what prosecutors called a "political corruption crime spree" that would have sent yet another former Illinois governor to prison.
Posted: 08/18/2010 - President Barack Obama earned his lowest marks ever on his handling of the economy in a new Associated Press-GfK poll, which also found that an overwhelming majority of Americans now describe the nation's financial outlook as poor.
Posted: 08/18/2010 - President Barack Obama used the homey backdrop of a middle-class Ohio family's backyard Wednesday to try to show voters he shares their concerns about the economy, health care and Social Security.
Updated: 08/19/2010 - Hundreds of people have been sickened in a salmonella outbreak linked to eggs in three states and possibly more, and health officials on Wednesday dramatically expanded a recall to 380 million eggs.
Posted: 08/17/2010 - A passenger aboard a float plane that violated the airspace around Air Force One while President Barack Obama was in town Tuesday was stunned to find out about the fuss that resulted, saying the incursion wasn't intentional.
Updated: 08/17/2010 - A federal jury found former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich guilty on Tuesday of one count of lying to federal agents, and the judge said he intends to declare a mistrial on the remaining counts.
Posted: 08/17/2010 - General Motors Co. is recalling nearly 250,000 crossover vehicles worldwide to inspect second-row seat belts that could be damaged and not latch.
Posted: 08/17/2010 - Commercial shrimpers out for the first season since BP's disastrous spill indicated their catch was plentiful and free of oil, despite a report by scientists that much of the crude remains below the surface of the Gulf.
Posted: 08/17/2010 - For students entering college this fall, e-mail is too slow, phones have never had cords and the computers they played with as kids are now in museums.
Posted: 08/17/2010 - Suicides in jail aren't uncommon — but rarely do they involve such high-profile inmates as Craigslist killing suspect Philip Markoff.
Posted: 08/17/2010 - Hundreds of mourners, including some former congressional colleagues and the city's mayor, packed a Chicago church Tuesday to pay final tribute to former U.S. Rep. Dan Rostenkowski, a one-time Democratic mainstay whose political career ended in ignominy.
Posted: 08/17/2010 - A South Carolina mother who claimed her children drowned when their car careened into a river was charged with murder Tuesday after authorities said she confessed to suffocating the two toddlers to be free of them and then faking the accident.
Posted: 08/16/2010 - Hunger and internal parasites afflicted a grizzly bear that mauled three campers near Yellowstone National Park, but investigators said Monday those factors failed to explain such aggressive predatory behavior.
Posted: 08/15/2010 - Authorities in central Pennsylvania are trying to find out who stole from a grave the body of a 9-year-old girl who died almost half a century ago.
Posted: 08/15/2010 - A new survey finds the average price of regular gasoline in the United States has gone up 3.86 cents in the last three weeks.
Posted: 08/15/2010 - The man with pinpoint accuracy who is drilling the relief well meant to plug BP's runaway well is looking forward to finishing his mission and celebrating with a cigar, a dinner party with his crew and a trip somewhere quiet to unwind with his wife.
Posted: 08/15/2010 - There's continuing reaction, both positive and negative, over President Barack Obama's remark that Muslims have the right to build a mosque near New York's ground zero.
Posted: 08/15/2010 - The district attorney who prosecuted Long Island Lolita Amy Fisher and the gunman in the 1993 Long Island Rail Road massacre has died.
Posted: 08/15/2010 - It's been nearly five months since police said a 7-year-old Trenton girl was sold for sex by her 15-year-old sister and gang-raped in a vacant apartment. Now it appears that vows for legal vengeance are falling short.
Updated: 08/15/2010 - Authorities say the former Boston University medical student accused of killing a masseuse he met through Craigslist is dead from an apparent jailhouse suicide in Boston.