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Police search for children thrown off bridge

Posted: 01/09/2008 - Authorities are searching Alabama's coastal waters for the bodies of four children after police say they were thrown off a bridge by their father.

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Commander: U.S. ships were taking steps toward firing

Posted: 01/08/2008 - A U.S. naval commander says incidents like the one involving Iranian boats and three American Navy ships are taken very seriously because small, high-speed boats have attacked in the region before.

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Federal and state authorities survey damage in flooded Nevada town

Posted: 01/08/2008 - Water is still up to three feet deep in some parts and some residents are waiting to be allowed back into their homes. The water is receding following a rupture at an irrigation canal that sent water spilling into the town Saturday.

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Military launches new push against extremists

Posted: 01/08/2008 - It's described as a major strike against extremists including the al-Qaida-in-Iraq terror group, known as AQI. The military says AQI is trying to regain strength and set up new support areas in northern Iraq.

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Benazir Bhutto's son calls for U.N. probe of her murder

Posted: 01/08/2008 - Zardari told a news conference in London today that he does not trust officials in Pakistan and wants an investigation by the United Nations. Zardari says a lot of the forensic evidence in the killing has already been destroyed.

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US envoy says Kenyan vote was rigged; opposition calls off rallies ahead of mediation

Posted: 01/08/2008 - Jendayi Frazer tells The Associated Press there were problems with vote counting in the election, which returned President Mwai Kibaki to power. Today, opposition leader Raila Odinga decided to cancel nationwide protests over the vote, saying he wanted to avoid more bloodshed and give mediation a chance.

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Seven dead in Utah bus crash

Posted: 01/07/2008 - The charter bus rolled off an icy road last night about 10 miles north of the town of Mexican Hat, in the Four Corners region where Utah meets Arizona, Colorado and New Mexico.

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Boy charged in baseball bat beating death of toddler

Posted: 01/07/2008 - Investigators in Lauderhill say it happened Friday while the boy was babysitting a 10-year-old and the 17-month-old girl. The younger child was rushed to the hospital after an adult called 911.

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Bush to discuss education reform, economy

Posted: 01/07/2008 - Bush will talk up the economy and education reform during a pair of stops in Chicago. First, he'll drop by the Horace Greeley Elementary School, which has won a blue-ribbon designation under the No Child Left Behind education plan that Bush wants Congress to expand.

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Gazans to live with 8-hour daily power outages because of Israeli fuel cutbacks

Posted: 01/07/2008 - Israel says the fuel cutback is meant to send a "stern message" to Gaza militants to stop rocket attacks on southern Israel. The head of Gaza's energy authority says Gaza now has only 35 percent of the power its 1.5 million residents need. Israel supplies all of Gaza's fuel and 60 percent of its electricity.

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Baghdad bombing kills at least eight on Army Day

Posted: 01/07/2008 - Police say the bomber targeted Iraqi soldiers and civilians at a gathering commemorating Iraq's Army Day. This is the 87th anniversary of the establishment of Iraq's army and is marked with ceremonies and military parades.

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West Bank sweep ends, more violence in Gaza

Posted: 01/07/2008 - The military says an armed man was killed by an Israeli aircraft targeting a rocket launch site in the northern part of Gaza early today. Palestinian officials say the militant was part of a group linked to Hamas.

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Police: Man cooked parts of slain woman

Posted: 01/07/2008 - Authorities say a man jailed in Texas in the death of his girlfriend cooked parts of her body and may have been planning to eat them. Christopher McCuin faces a capital murder charge and will appear in court Monday.

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Pakistani president blames Bhutto for her own assassination

Posted: 01/07/2008 - Musharraf says his government provided Bhutto with enough protection. He says she should have left the rally quickly instead of lingering to wave to supporters, and was lucky to have made it into the vehicle alive.

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Court takes up lethal injection case

Posted: 01/07/2008 - The two Kentucky death row inmates whose challenge is before the court are not asking to be spared execution or death by injection. Their argument, basically, is that there are ways to get the job done relatively pain-free.

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Dozens of cars pile up in Wisconsin; 1 dead

Posted: 01/07/2008 - According to a dispatcher with the Wisconsin State Patrol, Interstate 90 has been shut in both directions, causing a traffic backup of about five miles.

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9 missing, 3 dead, 145,000 without power in Western storm

Updated: 01/07/2008 - More than 145,000 homes and businesses in California were still without power late Sunday, down from more than 200,000 earlier in the day. The storm ripped down nearly 500 miles of power lines and hundreds of poles, and utility crews say it could be days before all the electricity is back on.

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At least six dead in crash of small plane in Alaska

Posted: 01/07/2008 - The Coast Guard says the Piper Navajo Chieftain with ten people on board crashed in shallow water shortly after it too off Saturday afternoon. A private float plane from a fish processing company was able to pull four people from the wreckage.

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