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Charges likely today against John Edwards

Posted: 06/03/2011 - Criminal charges are likely to be filed against John Edwards, the culmination of a two-year federal investigation into money used to cover up an extramarital affair during the 2008 presidential election.

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Productivity growth slows in 1st quarter

Updated: 06/02/2011 - U.S. companies squeezed more work out of their staffs in the first three months of the year. But the gain was much slower than in the previous three months, suggesting many employers will need to hire more workers if they want to produce more goods and services.

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E. coli outbreak caused by new strain

Updated: 06/02/2011 - Scientists trying to get a grip on a deadly new form of E. coli in Europe have figured out what it is, but not where it came from.

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Fewer people applied for benefits

Updated: 06/02/2011 - Fewer people applied for unemployment benefits last week, but applications remain stuck at high levels that signal weak job growth.

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Toyota recalls 106,000 Prius cars

Updated: 06/01/2011 - Toyota is recalling 106,000 first-generation Prius hybrid cars globally for faulty steering caused by a nut that may come loose.

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GOP House targets new school lunch rules

Updated: 06/01/2011 - Claiming the new rules are just too costly, House Republicans are pushing back against the Obama administration's efforts to promote healthier school lunches.

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Endeavour ends its final mission

Posted: 06/01/2011 - Space shuttle Endeavour is headed for a museum, after achieving 123 million miles and more than 25 flights.

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Romney labels Obama 'ineffective president'

Updated: 05/31/2011 - Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney is calling Barack Obama "one of the most ineffective presidents" he's ever seen, and says he can beat him next year.

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Bachmann: GOP race can handle me and Palin

Updated: 05/31/2011 - Rep. Michele Bachmann, who is considering a run for the Republican presidential nomination, says she thinks the race can accommodate both her and Sarah Palin.

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Storms kill 3 in Atlanta area

Updated: 05/27/2011 - Authorities say three people were killed when storms blew through metro Atlanta, toppling trees and downing powerlines.

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G-8: World banks to give $20B for Arab Spring

Posted: 05/27/2011 - Officials say that rich countries and international lenders are aiming to provide $40 billion in funding for Arab countries trying to establish free democracies.

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White House unveiling plans to curb regulations

Updated: 05/26/2011 - The Obama administration is releasing its plans for erasing regulations that it says stifle economic growth, including the requirement that gasoline stations in some states install devices that trap polluting vapors.

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Energy prices held back growth in first quarter

Updated: 05/26/2011 - Surging gasoline prices and sharp cutbacks in government spending caused the economy to grow only weakly in the first three months of the year. Consumer spending slowed even more than previously estimated.

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Man believed to be Mladic arrested in Serbia

Posted: 05/26/2011 - NATO is hailing Serbia's arrest of indicted war criminal Ratko Mladic (RAHT'-koh MLAH'-dich), saying he played a key role in some of the darkest and bloodiest chapters of European history.

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