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New changes in health overhaul taking effect today

Posted: 09/23/2010 - Amid continued public confusion over what's in it, some provisions of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul take effect today, including an end to lifetime caps on medical costs.

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Egg companies to apologize for outbreak

Posted: 09/22/2010 - The owner of an Iowa egg company says in testimony prepared for a House hearing that he was "horrified" to learn that his eggs may have sickened as many as 1,600 people in an outbreak of salmonella poisoning this summer.

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Pentagon official says US supports Lebanon's army

Posted: 09/22/2010 - A senior Pentagon official says the Obama administration is "working closely" with members of the U.S. Congress to help restore military aid to Lebanon's army.

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Book outlines internal battles over Afghanistan

Posted: 09/22/2010 - A new book says that amid deep divisions over Afghanistan, President Barack Obama insisted on an exit strategy and set a withdrawal timetable declaring, "I can't lose the whole Democratic Party."

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Obama to award Medal of Honor

Posted: 09/21/2010 - An airman killed in Laos in 1968 will be honored Tuesday with the nation's highest military award for valor.

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Genetically engineered salmon now on FDA's plate

Posted: 09/20/2010 - The Food and Drug Administration is starting two days of hearings on whether genetically engineered salmon should be sold in a store near you. If the answer is yes, this type of salmon could become the first genetically engineered animal approved for human consumption.

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British troops leave volatile Afghan district

Posted: 09/20/2010 - A dangerous district in southern Afghanistan that has been the scene of some of the bloodiest fighting by British troops for the past four years is now a U.S. military responsibility.

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Consumer prices rise 0.3 percent in August

Posted: 09/17/2010 - Consumer prices posted a small rise in August, but outside of a big jump in volatile gasoline prices inflation was essentially flat.

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Oman: No plans to free 2 other Americans in Iran

Posted: 09/17/2010 - Oman's foreign minister says he's not aware of any current plans for Iran to release two other Americans still being held there but that his country is willing to act as an intermediary between Tehran and Washington.

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Survey: Obama retains wide approval in Europe

Posted: 09/15/2010 - A new poll finds that President Barack Obama retains substantial numbers of fans in Europe even though his popular support has softened at home.

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New push for bill to aid sick 9/11 responders

Posted: 09/15/2010 - Backers of a bill to provide up to $7.4 billion in aid to people sickened by World Trade Center dust are renewing their push for the measure as a second House vote nears.

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House Dems deeply divided over Obama tax cut plan

Posted: 09/15/2010 - Congressional Democrats are showing deep divisions over President Barack Obama's plan to preserve middle class tax cuts while letting taxes on the wealthy go up.

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Freed American resting in Oman after bail deal

Posted: 09/15/2010 - American Sarah Shourd is resting in Oman's capital Muscat on her first full day of freedom after a surprise bail deal with Iran secured her release after more than 13 months in custody.

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Julia now a hurricane

Posted: 09/14/2010 - By tonight or tomorrow, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands could start seeing the swells from Hurricane Igor.

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Charges may be filed in Colo. wildfires

Posted: 09/14/2010 - Now that one Colorado wildfire is contained, crews are trying to keep a second one from damaging any more homes. They've built containment lines around 20 to 25 percent of the fire near Loveland.

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Small business bill could advance

Posted: 09/14/2010 - Senate Democrats are likely to win a key vote today that would clear the way for a bill to create a $30 billion government fund to help small businesses that need cash.

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