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Former official: Bush OK'd US raids in Pakistan

Posted: 09/11/2008 - A former intelligence official with recent access to the Bush administration's debate about fighting terrorism in Pakistan says the president secretly approved new U.S. military raids in that country.

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Pakistan premier backs army chief's US rebuke

Posted: 09/11/2008 - The New York Times says President Bush has secretly given American Special Operations forces the approval to attack targets inside Pakistan without getting permission from Pakistan's government.

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82nd Airborne brigade plans for Iraq deployment

Posted: 09/11/2008 - President Bush has said he will redirect troops from Iraq to Afghanistan, but a brigade of the 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg still is preparing for duty in Iraq in November.

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Jobless claims fall less than expected

Posted: 09/11/2008 - Government data show new applications for unemployment benefits fell less than expected last week as the struggling economy continues to take a toll on workers.

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Nation marks 7th anniversary of terror attacks

Updated: 09/11/2008 - From New York's ground zero to the Pentagon and a rural field in Pennsylvania, the nation is pausing to mark the seventh anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.

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US death in Afghanistan makes 2008 deadliest year

Posted: 09/11/2008 - An insurgent attack on a compound in eastern Afghanistan killed a U.S. soldier, bringing the year's death toll to 112 and making 2008 the deadliest for American forces in Afghanistan since the 2001 invasion.

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Gasoline prices spike on Ike's approach

Posted: 09/11/2008 - The wholesale price for gasoline produced on the Gulf Coast has jumped about 30 percent as Hurricane Ike churns toward Texas and its massive petroleum refining infrastructure.

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Cops raid moonshine still in NC mountains

Posted: 09/11/2008 - Authorities have seized more than 400 gallons of mash and 36 gallons of illegal moonshine in a raid on a sophisticated still operation in the North Carolina mountains.

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Bush meets with Iraqi president

Posted: 09/10/2008 - Iraqi President Jalal Talabani is praising President Bush for his military surge strategy, saying, "There is no inch of Iraqi land under the control of terrorists."

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Administration, Democrats clash on bridge repairs

Posted: 09/10/2008 - The Bush administration and Senate Democrats are at odds over whether the nation's bridges are in a state of disrepair severe enough to be called a safety crisis.

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Duke defends decision to dismiss Giuliani's son

Posted: 09/10/2008 - Duke University says the son of former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani was properly dismissed from the golf team and was never promised a spot on the squad.

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Pentagon delays $35B Air Force tanker decision

Posted: 09/10/2008 - The Defense Department is again delaying plans to award a 35-billion-dollar contract for Air Force refueling planes, leaving the politically charged decision for the next president.

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Senate approves $8 billion for highway trust fund

Posted: 09/10/2008 - The Senate is putting $8 billion into the highway trust fund in a move to stave off what could be crippling delays to federal aid for road and bridge projects around the country.

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Black Enterprise names 20 best places to retire

Posted: 09/10/2008 - Durham, N.C., is listed by Black Enterprise magazine as the best place to retire, based on quality of life, affordable health care and other considerations.

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Another Fossett search winding up in Nevada

Posted: 09/10/2008 - The biggest search this year for missing aviator Steve Fossett has ground to a halt with team members leaving a rugged mountain area without any sign of the millionaire.

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Craig lawyers argue to overturn plea in sex sting

Posted: 09/10/2008 - Idaho Senator Larry Craig has skipped a Minnesota court hearing where his lawyers argued he should be able to take back his guilty plea in an airport bathroom sex sting.

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US oilfield deaths rise sharply

Posted: 09/10/2008 - The death toll among those working in the nation's oil and gas fields has been climbing rapidly.

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Former NJ governor's ex-wife drops fraud claim

Posted: 09/10/2008 - The ex-wife of former New Jersey Gov. Jim McGreevey says she has decided to drop a fraud claim in which she alleged the gay man duped her into marriage to advance his political career.

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Pakistan army criticizes US cross-border raid

Posted: 09/10/2008 - Pakistan's military chief says his country's sovereignty will be defended "at all costs" after a raid by U.S. ground troops near the border with Afghanistan.

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