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Witness: Officer admitted taking missile device

Posted: 09/30/2008 - An Air Force supervisor says a Minot Air Force Base officer admitted taking a missile launch control device as a souvenir because he thought it would be "a cool thing to have."

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Nobel literature chief: US writing too 'insular'

Posted: 09/30/2008 - The man who announces the Nobel Prize in literature says the United States is too "insular" and ignorant to compete with Europe when it comes to great writing.

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Congressional leaders search for new rescue plan

Posted: 09/30/2008 - Congressional leaders are trying to come up with enough changes in the administration's 700-billion-dollar financial rescue plan to persuade members who voted against it yesterday to change their minds and sign on.

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Islam convert gets 35 years in plot to attack mall

Updated: 09/30/2008 - A 24-year-old convert to Islam has been sentenced to 35 years in prison for plotting to blow off hand grenades in a crowded shopping mall during the Christmas season.

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Troops from 2 NC bases deploying to Iraq

Posted: 09/30/2008 - Troops from two North Carolina military bases will be deploying to Iraq as part of a force of 26,000 people from units around the United States.

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Chavez says US crisis could bring down oil

Posted: 09/30/2008 - Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is calling the U.S. financial crisis a failure of free-market capitalism. Chavez also says that "the Washington consensus has collapsed" and that economies worldwide could be harmed if it causes drops in the prices of natural resources including oil and other minerals.

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Lawmakers want probe of US exports to Iran

Posted: 09/30/2008 - Two House Democrats are asking congressional investigators to examine U.S. exports to Iran to see whether approval procedures are being abused.

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Schlumberger says Gustav, Ike cut into profits

Posted: 09/30/2008 - Oilfield services provider Schlumberger says disruptions from back-to-back hurricanes in the Gulf of Mexico in the past six weeks will have a negative impact on third-quarter earnings.

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Bush says `Congress must act" on bailout

Posted: 09/30/2008 - President Bush has issued a warning to Congress: act now on a financial rescue plan or the economy could face "painful and lasting" damage.

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Rebound seen at opening bell

Posted: 09/30/2008 - Stock prices mounted a rebound after Monday's 777-point drop in the Dow. The index was up 200 points in Tuesday's early going. Tuesday's trading comes on the final day of the quarter.

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