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UN official calls for funds for climate change

Updated: 12/02/2009 - The chief of the U.N.'s global development network says proposals to put up billions of dollars to help poor nations deal with the effects of climate change are only a start.

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Biden, McCain spar over Obama's new Afghan buildup

Posted: 12/02/2009 - Vice President Joe Biden says the Obama administration's new surge-and-exit troop strategy in Afghanistan serves notice on the Karzai government that "you now have to step up to the ball."

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Salahi's may have 'crashed' another event

Posted: 12/01/2009 - They insist they're not party crashers. But a spokeswoman for the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation confirms that Tareq (TAH'-rehk) and Michaele Salahi were escorted out of a foundation dinner in September -- weeks before they allegedly crashed a White House state dinner.

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Obama to talk about Afghan endgame

Posted: 12/01/2009 - President Barack Obama is sending 30,000 extra U.S. troops to Afghanistan on an accelerated timetable that will have the first Marines there as early as Christmas and all forces in place by summer. But he'll also declare Tuesday night that troops will start leaving in 19 months.

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Dobbs weighs Senate run in New Jersey

Posted: 11/25/2009 - Former CNN anchor Lou Dobbs is seriously considering running for U.S. Senate in New Jersey as "an intermediary step" that could lead to a run for the White House.

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Israel offers 10-month West Bank settlement freeze

Posted: 11/25/2009 - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has proposed a 10-month freeze on West Bank settlement construction in what he says is an attempt to jumpstart Mideast peace talks.

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Big Bang atom smasher starts speeding proton beams

Posted: 11/24/2009 - A spokesman says the world's largest atom smasher has used its accelerator for the first time to speed up the proton beams in an initial test of its ability to reach much higher energy later.

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EU: climate deal hinges on US, China

Posted: 11/24/2009 - The European Union is pressing the United States and China to come to the table with substantive greenhouse gas reduction proposals at a summit next month.

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Official: Iraq faces election delay

Posted: 11/24/2009 - An Iraqi election official says a political dispute has made it "impossible" to hold elections in January as required by the constitution, and that a delay is certain.

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New Afghan policy "within days"

Posted: 11/24/2009 - White House press secretary Robert Gibbs says President Barack Obama will announce his new Afghanistan strategy "within days."

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GlaxoSmithKline pulls swine flu vaccines in Canada

Posted: 11/24/2009 - The pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline says it has advised medical staff in Canada to not use one batch of swine flu vaccine for fear it may trigger life-threatening allergies.

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Home sales likely rose again in October

Posted: 11/23/2009 - Economists are expecting home resales for October will hit their highest level in more than two years as first time buyers scrambled to take advantage of what they believed was an expiring tax credit.

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