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At least 30 killed in suicide blast

Posted: 02/21/2011 - A noonday attack by a suicide bomber at the entrance of a government building in northern Afghanistan has killed at least 30 people. An unknown number were injured.

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Winter storm pounds Midwest

Updated: 02/21/2011 - Officials in the upper Midwest are urging people to stay off the roads if possible, rather than risk driving on ice or through wind-driven snow.

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Consumer prices rose 0.4 percent last month

Updated: 03/08/2011 - A big jump in food and gas costs pushed consumer prices up in January, but outside those volatile categories inflation was relatively tame.

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Unemployment benefits jump to 410,000

Posted: 02/17/2011 - More people applied for unemployment benefits last week, one week after claims had fallen to the lowest level in nearly three years.

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Thousands of police confront protesters in Yemen

Posted: 02/16/2011 - Authorities have flooded the streets of Yemen's capital with 2,000 police to try to put down days of Egypt-style demonstrations against the longtime president.

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Obama to meet with Senate leaders

Posted: 02/16/2011 - President Barack Obama is warning Congress not to send him a spending bill with drastic cuts for the current fiscal year.

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Mullen asks Congress not to cut defense too deeply

Posted: 02/16/2011 - The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff is imploring Congress not to cut too deeply into military spending even while calling the nation's debt the greatest threat to national security.

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Obama official says new budget won't be pain-free

Updated: 02/14/2011 - The Obama administration's budget director says the $3.73 trillion budget being offered to Congress is a balanced package of spending cuts and "shared sacrifice."

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Egypt's Mubarak in Red Sea resort as protests rage

Posted: 02/11/2011 - A local government official says President Hosni Mubarak is in the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh, 250 miles from the capital Cairo, where protesters are deluging squares and marching on presidential palaces and the State TV building.

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Use of e-cigs not allowed on US flights

Updated: 02/11/2011 - The U.S. Department of Transportation says the use of smokeless electronic cigarettes on airplanes is prohibited and plans to issue an official ban this spring.

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Air traffic control error numbers double

Posted: 02/11/2011 - Safety experts are puzzled about why reports of mistakes by air traffic controllers have nearly doubled in a time of unparalleled aviation safety in the United States.

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