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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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Taliban attack key US base in Afghanistan

Posted: 05/19/2010 - The second Taliban strike at NATO forces in and around the Afghan capital in as many days has killed a U.S. contractor and wounded nine service members.

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Lawyer hopeful in case of 3 Americans held in Iran

Posted: 05/19/2010 - A lawyer representing three Americans jailed in Iran for nearly nine months says he is hopeful a U.S. push for new sanctions against the country will not hurt their case.

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Voters send message to incumbents

Posted: 05/19/2010 - Yesterday's primary elections have reaffirmed the danger faced this year by congressional incumbents and candidates who were hand-picked by national party leaders.

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Iran hopeful world powers will accept nuclear deal

Posted: 05/18/2010 - Iran says it expects the United States and other world powers to accept a nuclear fuel swap deal despite initial skepticism that Tehran is really ready to cooperate in talks over its nuclear activities.

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Coast Guard: Tar balls found off Key West, Fla.

Posted: 05/18/2010 - The U.S. Coast Guard says 20 tar balls have been found off Key West, Fla., but the agency stopped short of saying whether they came from a massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

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Interior chief faces oil spill questions

Posted: 05/18/2010 - President Barack Obama's cabinet chief responsible for offshore oil drilling is on the congressional hot seat today over the Gulf Oil spill.

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Today is primary day

Posted: 05/18/2010 - President Barack Obama is not on the ballot, nor is the Republican Senate leader, Kentucky's Mitch McConnell. But both have a stake in contests testing the tea party among Kentucky Republicans and the durability of Democratic incumbents in Arkansas and Pennsylvania.

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Toy dart guns recalled after 2 deaths

Posted: 05/17/2010 - The government is announcing the recall of 1.8 million toy dart gun sets after two boys choked to death on the darts.

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