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Obama faces tight restraints in crafting jobs plan

Posted: 08/30/2011 - President Barack Obama is preparing a September jobs package but is hamstrung by budget cuts and a tight debt ceiling that leave him with limited tools to prime the economy and crank up employment.

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Tourism dilemma: Irene's gone but summer's not

Posted: 08/30/2011 - With Hurricane Irene hitting so close to the end of summer, towns that depend on tourism are terrified the tourists will simply call it a season and stay away from the beach houses, restaurants, bars and souvenir shops that are the lifeblood of these communities.

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Russia delays missions to and from space station

Posted: 08/29/2011 - Russian news agencies say the country's space agency is delaying both the return of astronauts from the International Space Station and the launch of the next mission to the orbiting laboratory.

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Economy grew at slower 1 pct. rate this spring

Posted: 08/26/2011 - The U.S. economy grew at a meager 1 percent pace this spring, a slower rate than previously estimated. The downward revision will likely increase fears that the economy is at risk of another recession.

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Merkel back atop Forbes' powerful woman list

Posted: 08/25/2011 - German Chancellor Angela Merkel has reclaimed her status as the world's most powerful woman, with Forbes magazine hailing her as the European Union's "undisputed' leader."

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Closing arguments to begin in lewd Navy video case

Posted: 08/24/2011 - A Navy board will hear closing arguments today as to why the former commander of a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier who produced raunchy videos aboard the USS Enterprise should be allowed to stay in the Navy.

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Evacuations begin in NC ahead of Hurricane Irene

Posted: 08/24/2011 - Tourists on a small North Carolina island have begun evacuating as Hurricane Irene heads for the East Coast and it's the first test of whether people will heed orders to get out of the way of what could be a monstrous storm.

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US Diplomat: Gadhafi's whereabouts not yet known

Posted: 08/22/2011 - President Barack Obama says Moammar Gadhafi must recognize his time is over in Libya, and a leading State Department diplomat says it's "only a matter of time" before the besieged ruler is history.

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Irene now a hurricane

Posted: 08/22/2011 - Irene is now a hurricane as it plows across Puerto Rico with torrential rains and winds.

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Oil prices should fall with Gadhafi overthrow

Posted: 08/22/2011 - If the rebel capture of the capital, Tripoli, holds and leader Moammar Gadhafi is overthrown, analysts say oil prices around the world should start falling.

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