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On JFK 50th, Kennedy family gathers in Washington

Posted: 01/20/2011 - Fifty years ago, President John F. Kennedy took the oath of office and called for a fresh start with a reminder that "civility is not a sign of weakness" and his famous request to "ask what you can do for your country."

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President Hu may hear it from some critics today

Posted: 01/20/2011 - As China's leader continues a state visit to the United States, there's word that his country's economy accelerated in the last quarter of 2010 -- expanding at a blockbuster rate of 10.3 percent for the year.

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Stocks open lower

Posted: 01/20/2011 - Stocks are opening lower, a day after weak earnings gave them their worst drubbing since November.

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1 killed in Philly gas main blast, 5 injured

Posted: 01/19/2011 - Three people remain in critical condition after a gas main explosion that killed one utility worker and forced dozens from their homes in Philadelphia.

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Attacker in bomb-packed ambulance kills 7 in Iraq

Posted: 01/19/2011 - Iraqi officials say at least seven people were killed when a suicide attacker crashed an explosives-packed ambulance through the front gate of an Iraqi guard force headquarters today.

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Obama hosts Hu as world powers seek common ground

Posted: 01/19/2011 - President Barack Obama is granting a lavish welcome to Chinese President Hu Jintao (hoo jihn-tow) as the world's two top powers look for common ground on economic and security issues.

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Apple CEO Steve Jobs takes medical leave

Posted: 01/17/2011 - Apple founder and CEO Steve Jobs sent a note Monday to employees saying he's taking a medical leave of absence so he can focus on his health.

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Tunisia announces new government

Posted: 01/17/2011 - Tunisia's interim leaders have announced a new national unity government following the ouster of President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali amid massive street protests.

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Grand jury probes what Edwards knew about spending

Posted: 01/17/2011 - A federal criminal investigation targeting John Edwards is examining how much the two-time presidential candidate knew about money used to cover up his extramarital affair and out-of-wedlock child and whether he had other practices that pushed the bounds of campaign finance laws.

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Poll: Americans say they'll honor King holiday

Posted: 01/14/2011 - A new poll shows Americans are no more convinced than before the nation's first black president was elected that the country is closer to achieving Martin Luther King Jr.'s dream of racial equality.

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Pope John Paul to be beatified May 1

Posted: 01/14/2011 - The pope has approved a miracle attributed to Pope John Paul II's intercession and set May 1 as the date for the beloved pontiff to be beatified.

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