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Assange to appear in court over sex-crime case

Posted: 12/14/2010 - Demonstrators are expected to gather outside a London courtroom today when WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange (ah-SAHNJ') attempts to fight extradition to Sweden. He faces a sex-crime investigation there.

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Helicopters used to save Fla. crop from rare chill

Posted: 12/14/2010 - Dozens of helicopters are whirring above Florida's valuable and sensitive veggie crops, an unusual approach by farmers worried an uncommon freeze could wipe out their harvests.

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Tax cut bill expected to go to House today

Posted: 12/14/2010 - Although House Democrats have made their objections known, the tax cut package that was negotiated by President Barack Obama and GOP lawmakers is headed toward passage in the Senate.

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Cold moves in after storm

Posted: 12/13/2010 - A powerful storm that unleashed snow and strong winds across the upper Midwest has left behind dangerously cold temperatures.

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Iran's president fires foreign minister

Posted: 12/13/2010 - Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has fired his foreign minister and named the nuclear chief to serve as the country's acting top diplomat.

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Drug combo helps women with early breast cancer

Posted: 12/10/2010 - A new study finds that using two drugs, Herceptin (her-SEPT-in) and Tykerb (TIE-curb), more than doubles the number of women with early breast cancer whose tumors disappear before they are scheduled to have surgery to remove them.

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GM was humbled by 'near-death experience'

Posted: 12/10/2010 - The top executive at General Motors says the company was humbled by its "near-death experience" and hopes to rebound from its bankruptcy two years ago.

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Trade deficit narrows to 9-month low

Posted: 12/10/2010 - The U.S. trade deficit fell to its lowest level in nine months, as growing demand for American goods overseas pushed exports to their highest level in more than two years.

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ITF offers Sampras replica for Davis Cup wins

Posted: 12/09/2010 - The president of the International Tennis Federation has offered Pete Sampras a replica trophy from his two Davis Cup wins following the theft of much of his tennis memorabilia.

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Aretha Franklin set for hospital release

Posted: 12/09/2010 - Aretha Franklin's cousin says the ailing legendary singer is "doing better than doctors expected" and expects to be released from the hospital this weekend.

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Fans honor Lennon at Strawberry Fields

Posted: 12/08/2010 - John Lennon's fans are celebrating his life by visiting New York City's Strawberry Fields, an urban oasis that's endorsed by 121 countries as a "Garden of Peace."

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Stocks open higher, bonds down on tax plan

Posted: 12/08/2010 - Stocks are heading higher in early trading while bonds are falling as investors weigh a tax cut proposal backed by President Barack Obama and Republicans in Congress.

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House Democrats unveil massive budget bill

Posted: 12/08/2010 - Democrats controlling the House are promising to freeze the budgets of most Cabinet departments in a massive measure wrapping Congress' unfinished annual spending bills into a single, catchall measure.

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JetBlue flight has close call at Boston airport

Posted: 12/07/2010 - A quick-thinking air traffic controller at Boston's Logan International Airport urgently told a JetBlue flight to "hold" just before it entered a runway where another plane was about to take off.

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UPS stores now require photo ID

Posted: 12/07/2010 - UPS is now requiring photo identification from customers shipping packages at retail locations around the world, a month after explosives made its way on to one of the company's planes.

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