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Prosecutor named to probe US attorneys' firings

Posted: 09/29/2008 - Attorney General Michael Mukasey has appointed a special prosecutor to pursue possible criminal charges against Republicans involved in the controversial firings of U.S. attorneys.

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No grand jury likely for Gonzales

Posted: 09/29/2008 - The Justice Department will reportedly not recommend that a grand jury explore possible criminal charges against former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales for his role in the firings of eight federal prosecutors.

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Al-Maliki says security pact in US, Iraqi interest

Posted: 09/29/2008 - Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki says a new security accord with the United States is something he wants and both sides need, but he says any deal that doesn't respect Iraqi interests could threaten his government.

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Witnesses describe Stevens' cabin makeover

Posted: 09/26/2008 - Employees of an oil services firm say they worked overtime to remodel Sen. Ted Stevens' cabin in Alaska -- labor that prosecutors say wasn't paid for by the veteran legislator.

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Bush says action needed now on bailout

Posted: 09/26/2008 - President Bush is making a fresh appeal for Congress to move quickly on his proposal for a $700 billion program to stabilize cascading financial markets.

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JPMorgan to buy WaMu deposits, branches

Updated: 09/25/2008 - JPMorgan Chase & Co. Inc. acquired the assets of Washington Mutual Inc.'s banking operations Thursday after federal regulators seized the ailing thrift, the country's largest.

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Pakistan's president condemns unilateral attacks

Posted: 09/25/2008 - Pakistan's new president is warning that his country cannot allow its territory to "be violated by our friends." That's a reference to unilateral U.S. attacks on extremists hiding in Pakistan.

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GAO: Risk of runway collision still high

Posted: 09/25/2008 - A government investigator says the rate of close calls on airport runways is up over the past year and the risk of a collision is high.

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Nuclear waste is piling up at US labs, hospitals

Posted: 09/25/2008 - Low-level radioactive waste is piling up at hospitals and research labs around the country, and that's worrying experts who fear some of it could be stolen by terrorists and turned into dirty bombs.

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Tentative meltdown deal: Bush, McCain, Obama meet

Posted: 09/25/2008 - A White House meeting is under way between President Bush, John McCain, Barack Obama and other key lawmakers on a multibillion-dollar bailout plan for Wall Street.

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Bailout money would be phased in

Posted: 09/25/2008 - Congressional aides say a tentative agreement on a financial industry bailout gives the Bush administration just a fraction of the $700 billion it's requested up front, with half the money subject to a congressional veto.

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