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Libyan rebels try to regroup after setback

Posted: 03/07/2011 - Libyan rebels say they will regroup and bring in heavy weapons after forces loyal to Moammar Gadhafi pounded opposition fighters with artillery, rockets and gunfire a day earlier to stop the rebels' rapid advance toward the capital.

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Unemployment dips to 8.9 percent

Updated: 03/08/2011 - Employers in February hired at the fastest pace in almost a year and the unemployment rate fell to 8.9 percent - a nearly two-year low.

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Biden, lamakers may start spending talks today

Posted: 03/03/2011 - White House officials were working to arrange a meeting Thursday between congressional leaders and Vice President Joe Biden to begin negotiating a spending bill to fund the government through the end of the fiscal year in September.

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Stocks open higher as unemployment claims fall

Posted: 03/03/2011 - Stocks jumped in early trading, after a government report showed that the number of people filing for unemployment benefits dropped unexpectedly last week.

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Airport shooting suspect says he acted alone

Posted: 03/03/2011 - A top security official says the suspect in the slaying of two U.S. airmen at the Frankfurt airport has confessed to targeting the U.S. military and says he acted alone.

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Court rules for military funeral protesters

Updated: 03/02/2011 - The Supreme Court has ruled that the First Amendment protects fundamentalist church members who mount attention-getting, anti-gay protests outside military funerals.

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Dior says Paris show on despite Galliano sacking

Posted: 03/02/2011 - Christian Dior will show its fall-winter ready-to-wear collection as planned later this week, despite the sudden sacking of John Galliano as its creative director.

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Philly abortion doc faces murder charges hearing

Posted: 03/02/2011 - The Philadelphia abortion doctor who allegedly performed illegal late-term abortions in filthy conditions is set to appear before a judge for his formal arraignment on murder charges.

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Obama to award 20 arts and humanities medals

Posted: 03/02/2011 - President Barack Obama is to award the National Medal of Arts and the National Humanities Medal to 20 people Wednesday in the White House East Room.

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UN ambassador warns of 'humanitarian disaster'

Posted: 03/01/2011 - The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations says the United States fears the possibility of a "real humanitarian disaster" in Libya" if longtime ruler Moammar Gadhafi refuses to surrender power.

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House taking up stopgap GOP spending bill

Posted: 03/01/2011 - The House plans to take up stopgap legislation today that would avoid a partial shutdown of the government when temporary funding runs out Friday.

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Three feet of water in Ohio city

Posted: 03/01/2011 - An emergency official in northwest Ohio says the main street is under three feet of water in a city waging the latest in a series of almost annual bouts with river flooding.

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Obama offers states health care leeway

Updated: 02/28/2011 - President Barack Obama is offering to let states unhappy with his health care overhaul design their own plans as long as they fulfill the goals of his landmark law.

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NY mom charged with DWI after girl's plea for help

Posted: 02/25/2011 - Authorities have charged a western New York woman with drunk driving after police say her 9-year-old daughter wrote a note pleading for help from passing motorists.

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Spain to lower speed limit as oil prices rise

Posted: 02/25/2011 - Spain says it will lower highway speed limits and cut train ticket prices in an emergency energy-saving initiative because of higher oil prices brought on by unrest in Libya

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