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Short term, oil spill means mini job boom in Gulf

Posted: 05/26/2010 - The oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico threatens the livelihoods of fishermen, restaurant workers, charter boat captains and the region's tourism industry. But some other jobs are benefiting.

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BP CEO yet to make call on choking Gulf oil gusher

Posted: 05/26/2010 - BP is still running tests and will decide this morning if it will go ahead with an effort to seal the blown-out Gulf of Mexico oil well by pumping heavy mud into a massive device on top of the breach.

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Proposal moves up a vote on gays in military

Posted: 05/25/2010 - Gay rights groups are urging quick congressional approval of a proposal to repeal the ban on gays serving openly in the military while allowing the Pentagon to continue its review of how to implement the new policy.

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Clinton: US, China share responsibility for Koreas

Posted: 05/25/2010 - U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is stepping up pressure on China to back international action against North Korea for the sinking of a South Korean warship, saying peace and security on the Korean peninsula is a shared responsibility between Washington and Beijing.

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Feds: Government can't push BP aside on oil spill

Posted: 05/25/2010 - The Obama administration's point man on the Gulf oil spill says the government doesn't have the expertise or the equipment to take over the cleanup job from BP.

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Bad cement jobs plague offshore rigs

Posted: 05/24/2010 - An Associated Press investigation has found government reports about dozens of offshore oil wells where cementing failed, as it may have in the Gulf of Mexico disaster.

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Toyota recalls Lexus cars in Japan, US to follow

Posted: 05/21/2010 - Toyota Motor Corp. is recalling 4,509 Lexus cars in Japan because of a computer problem affecting the model's steering system, with a similar recall to follow in the U.S.

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Lawmakers agree to extend unemployment benefits

Posted: 05/21/2010 - Lawmakers have agreed on legislation to extend expanded unemployment benefits for the long-term unemployed through the end of the year. Laid off workers would also continue to get subsidies to buy health insurance through the COBRA program.

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Security issues overshadow Clinton's Asia trip

Posted: 05/20/2010 - Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is embarking on a three-nation tour of Asia, and a crisis with North Korea, possible new sanctions on Iran and the debate over U.S. military bases in Japan are likely to upset her agenda.

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GE coffee makers recalled due to fire hazard

Posted: 05/20/2010 - Nearly 1 million General Electric coffee makers sold at Walmart are being recalled after dozens of reports of overheating, smoking, burning and fires.

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Picasso, Matisse stolen from Paris museum

Posted: 05/20/2010 - Police say five paintings including masterpieces by Picasso and Matisse have been stolen from a Paris museum. They're valued at an estimated $635 million.

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