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Senate reverses Bush's budget cuts

Posted: 10/24/2007 - By a 75-19 vote, the Senate reversed cuts to education, health research and grants to local communities.

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Firefighters all but concede defeat to raging California wildfires

Posted: 10/24/2007 - New evacuations continue to be ordered as Southern California burns and crews fighting the wildfires are forced to save only what they can. Even the big Marine base at Camp Pendleton didn't get any breaks, with two fires on the property, though neither posed a threat to the facility.

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Bush suggestions for a more open Cuba

Posted: 10/24/2007 - With Fidel Castro now frail, 81 years old and seen only in official videos, President Bush is using a State Department speech today to say now is the time to begin a democratic transition.

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Discovery astronauts checking for damage

Posted: 10/24/2007 - Shuttle Discovery astronauts are looking over their spacecraft for damage that may have occurred in yesterday's launch. They're using lasers to check the wings and nose.

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Portland, Maine school board to look at contraceptives

Posted: 10/23/2007 - Earlier this month, the committee approved a plan that made King Middle School the first one in Maine to offer a full range of contraception to students in grades six through eight. The new plan would give parents the option of blocking access to prescription contraceptives.

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NASA: Falling ice, foam insulation no threat at shuttle blast off

Posted: 10/23/2007 - Only a few incidents are being reported during this morning's launch of space shuttle Discovery on the latest mission to the international space station. There was some concern prior to blast-off because of some ice on a pipe carrying hydrogen to the shuttle.

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Two female sailors shot dead at base in Bahrain

Posted: 10/22/2007 - A U.S. sailor allegedly shot and killed two female sailors early today on a military base in Bahrain. The alleged shooter is a male who has critical wounds.

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Jindal takes call from president, talks hurricane recovery

Updated: 10/22/2007 - Louisiana Governor-elect Bobby Jindal says President Bush has agreed to meet with him on hurricane recovery needs. He said the meeting has not been scheduled but that it's "not an option to break the promise" that's been made to the people of Louisiana.

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Fire chief: Malibu fire could threaten 'thousands' of homes

Posted: 10/22/2007 - The fire chief in Los Angeles County says the fire blazing in the Malibu area could burn for at least two or three more days, and he says "thousands of homes" will be threatened at one time or another.

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House unlikely to override veto of children's health insurance

Posted: 10/18/2007 - Bush vetoed a bipartisan measure to expand coverage to a total of about 10 million children at a cost of an extra 35 billion dollars over five years. Vote counters say it's unlikely the House today will pick up enough additional votes to override that veto.

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Maine middle school to offer birth control pills

Posted: 10/18/2007 - A middle school in Portland, Maine, is offering birth control pills and patches to students. The 11, 12 and 13-year-olds can get them at the student health center. They already had access to condoms.

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Suspected sex tape child abuser to plead not guilty

Posted: 10/17/2007 - The court-appointed lawyer for a man accused of abusing a 3-year-old girl in an explicit sex videotape says his client will plead not guilty. During a brief court hearing, Chester Stiles spoke only to confirm that he couldn't afford a lawyer.

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Colbert for President?

Updated: 10/17/2007 - Last night on his Comedy Central talk show, comedian Stephen Colbert announced his candidacy for President of the United State of America.

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Sex tape suspect due in court

Posted: 10/17/2007 - After an extensive manhunt, Chester Stiles was arrested during a routine traffic stop Monday night. Stiles faces 21 felony charges, including sexual assault of a minor and use of a minor in producing pornography.

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