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EPA head defends greenhouse gas call

Posted: 01/24/2008 - EPA Administration Stephen Johnson is under fire for denying waivers that would have let the states mandate greenhouse gas reductions on cars and trucks. He testified today as the Senate's environmental panel looks into the matter.

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Egypt starts to control crowds from Gaza

Posted: 01/24/2008 - The exodus is in its second day. It comes after Palestinian gunmen used land mines to blast down a border barrier so Gazans could escape a blockade imposed by Israelis last week, cutting off access to food, fuel and other goods.

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Missing Reno student's family asks for help

Posted: 01/24/2008 - Brianna Denison has not been heard from for the past five days. She was last seen when she spent the night on a couch at a friend's house near the Reno campus. Denison is a student at Santa Barbara Community College in California and was home on break.

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Bloomberg dismisses stimulus plan for U.S. economy

Posted: 01/24/2008 - Bloomberg has told a Washington meeting of the U.S. Conference of Mayors that America can't "borrow" its way out of the slump. Bipartisan leaders in Washington are hammering out a 150-billion-dollar economic boost that includes individual tax rebates of up to $800.

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Pact on emergency economy rescue said to be near

Posted: 01/24/2008 - A House aide says Speaker Nancy Pelosi has agreed to drop increases in food stamp and unemployment benefits in exchange for tax rebates of at least $300 for all people earning a paycheck, including low-income earners who make too little to pay income taxes.

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Rosa Parks chosen for Alabama Women's Hall of Fame

Posted: 01/24/2008 - Parks helped launch the civil rights movement when the black seamstress was arrested for refusing to give up her seat to a white man on a Birmingham, Alabama, bus in 1955.

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Astronaut survey finds no launch day drinking

Updated: 05/13/2013 - The anonymous survey uncovered a single case of "perceived impairment" by someone just a day or more from blasting into space. That turned out to be a reaction between prescription medicine and alcohol.

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Military plane crashes in Poland, 20 reported dead

Posted: 01/24/2008 - The plane which was carrying 16 passengers, went down as it was approaching an air base Wednesday in northwestern Poland. The passengers were military officers who had been attending a flight safety conference in Warsaw and included a general. Everyone aboard was killed.

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Bombing in northern Iraqi city kills 14

Posted: 01/24/2008 - Authorities aren't sure what caused the blast, but it happened shortly after police arrived at the building to investigate tips that weapons and explosives were inside.

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Rice: U.S. economy resilient

Posted: 01/24/2008 - Speaking during the World Economic Forum in Switzerland today, Rice said that President Bush's 150-billion-dollar stimulus package would "boost consumer spending and support business investment this year."

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Dow swings 600 points Wednesday

Updated: 01/23/2008 - It’s been a volatile week for markets in the US. Economists warn measures by the government may not be enough to prevent a recession.

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US concerned over Palestinians pouring into Egypt

Posted: 01/23/2008 - The Palestinians are streaming into Egypt on foot and with donkey carts after masked gunmen blasted through a barrier that Israel had erected. The seven-mile barrier had divided the border town of Rafah into two sections, one in Gaza and the other in Egypt.

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Arson suspected in deadly Ohio fire

Posted: 01/23/2008 - A police detective tells the Youngstown Vindicator newspaper that it looks like some kind of accelerant was used to start the fire on the front porch.

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House in Ohio fire kills 6

Posted: 01/23/2008 - The fire chief says four of the dead are children, ages 2 to 8. He says as many as five other people were in the house when the fire broke out this morning.

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CBO sees rising budget deficit as economy weakens

Posted: 01/23/2008 - The Congressional Budget Office is projecting a 250-billion-dollar deficit for the current budget year. And that doesn't take into account the 100 billion dollars President Bush wants for an economic booster plan, the spike in unemployment or disappointing holiday retail sales.

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Ohio court debates rights to body parts

Posted: 01/23/2008 - The Albrechts argue they had a right under the Ohio Constitution to their son's brain, and a right under the U.S. Constitution to reclaim the brain before it was destroyed.

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