Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Genes offer opportunities for growth, study finds


Upset because you are too short or too tall? An international DNA scan shows it may not be as easy as blaming a parent for passing along the wrong gene....

Monday, September 27, 2010

North Korean leader's son rises as likely successor

North Korea's ailing leader Kim Jong-il has named his youngest son as a military general, state media said early on Tuesday, marking the first stage of a dynastic succession....

Sunday, September 26, 2010

White House, Dems see tax cut vote after election


The White House and Democratic leaders in Congress said Sunday they would find a way to extend middle-class tax cuts after the November elections..

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Bomb scare diverts plane; may have been a hoax


Canadian police is investigating whether a phoned-in hoax caused a Pakistani jet to be diverted to Stockholm,...

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Authorities: 2 tornadoes struck NYC during storm


The storm that churned through New York City spawned two destructive tornadoes and a fierce macroburst with wind speeds up to 125 mph...

Friday, September 17, 2010

Pope admits church failures in sex abuse scandal


Pope Benedict XVI waded into the hostile atmosphere Thursday of highly secular Britain, admitting the Catholic Church did not act decisively or quickly...

Thursday, September 16, 2010

More House Democrats call for tax cuts for all

More Democrats joined Republicans on Wednesday in calling for the preservation of tax breaks for Americans of every income level.....

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Trio of storms swirls in Atlantic and Caribbean


A trio of potentially dangerous storms swirled over the Atlantic Ocean on Tuesday, as Tropical Storm Karl formed in the Caribbean on a path that could take it over..

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Imam says NYC mosque site is not 'hallowed ground'


It is two blocks from ground zero, but the site of a proposed mosque and Islamic center shouldn't be seen as "hallowed ground" in a neighborhood....

Monday, September 13, 2010

Residents return home after Calif pipeline blowout


Residents returned Sunday to the ruined hillsides of their suburban San Francisco neighborhood, three days after a natural gas pipeline exploded...

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Record gains for US poverty with elections looming


The number of people in the U.S. who are in poverty is on track for a record increase on President Barack Obama's watch...

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Friday, September 10, 2010

Decision To Suspend Quran-burning Met With Relief


Religious and political leaders across the Muslim world welcomed a decision by a small American church to suspend its plans to torch copies of their holy book...

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Obama's tax break for business: Will it put Americans to work?


A new round of tax incentives for US businesses could have some positive impact on the job market, but it's not likely to ignite massive..

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

UN reports over 500 rapes in eastern Congo


The United Nations reported Tuesday that more than 500 systematic rapes were committed by armed combatants....

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Tropical Storm Hermine makes landfall in Mexico


Authorities in Mexico urged people to move to shelters while officials in Texas offered residents sandbags and put shelters on standby....

Monday, September 6, 2010

UN nuke agency warns monitoring of Iran hampered


In an unusually blunt warning, the U.N. atomic agency said Monday that its monitoring of Iran's nuclear activities is being hampered because Tehran objects to giving some agency....

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Muslims hold mass prayers at Jerusalem mosque


Tens of thousands of Muslims poured into the heavily guarded Al-Aqsa mosque compound in Jerusalem for the last Friday...

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Radical Islam is world's greatest threat - Tony Blair


Former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair has described radical Islam as the greatest threat facing the...

Friday, September 3, 2010

Hamas taking hard line over peace negotiations


Attacks on settlers will continue unless the rulers of Gaza can be accommodated, with violence to the resumption of Fatah-Israeli negotiations..

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Bernanke testifying to crisis inquiry panel


Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke is set to appear before a panel investigating the financial crisis...