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More protests planned for RNC closing night

Posted: 09/04/2008 - As John McCain makes his acceptance speech tonight, protesters are planning to march outside the Republican National Convention to call for an end to the Iraq war.

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Comcast appeals FCC Web traffic-blocking decision

Posted: 09/04/2008 - Comcast Corp. is appealing an FCC ruling that the company is improperly blocking customers' Web traffic, triggering a legal battle that could determine the extent of the government's authority to regulate the Internet.

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Dow falls nearly 350 points on Wall Street

Updated: 09/04/2008 - The Dow fell 344 points Thursday to 11,188 as investors sent stocks sharply lower amid signs that the economic slowdown is showing no sign of improvement.

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Proposal: Outlaw sex between officials, employees

Posted: 09/04/2008 - Maryland state elected officials who have sexual relationships with employees under their supervision would be violating state ethics law, if a county commissioner gets his way.

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NC infant death rate, number of births increase

Posted: 09/04/2008 - North Carolina officials say the state's infant mortality rate increased 5 percent in 2007, one year after falling to its lowest level in state history.

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Detroit mayor agrees to plead guilty, resign

Posted: 09/04/2008 - Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick has agreed to plead guilty to obstruction charges and will step down after more than six years leading the nation's 11th-largest city.

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Trucker pleads not guilty to murder plot charges

Posted: 09/03/2008 - An Illinois truck driver accused of killing at least four women in three states has pleaded not guilty to charges of solicitation to commit first-degree murder.

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Watchdog urges probe of Texas official's finances

Posted: 09/03/2008 - A campaign watchdog group in Texas is urging prosecutors to launch a criminal investigation of Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst over his failure to disclose his vast wealth.

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Conn. trash hauler sentenced to 7 years in prison

Posted: 09/03/2008 - A Connecticut trash hauler accused of having links to the Genovese crime family has been sentenced to more than seven years in prison after he admitted to witness tampering, accepting kickbacks and trying to rig a bid.

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Minnesota club settles case of girl hurt by pool drain

Posted: 09/03/2008 - A Minneapolis golf club says it has reached an $8 million settlement with the family of a 6-year-old girl who suffered fatal injuries in a swimming pool because of a drain's powerful suction.

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Judge says gov't must produce waterboarding memos

Posted: 09/03/2008 - A federal judge has ruled in New York that the government must either produce memos on waterboarding and other harsh interrogation methods used by the CIA or explain why they should be kept secret.

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Crude's decline continues

Posted: 09/03/2008 - Oil prices are lower as traders focus on slowing demand for crude. That's overshadowing the fact that there's been a near total shutdown of energy output in the Gulf of Mexico after Hurricane Gustav.

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