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US activists detained at Olympics return to NYC

Posted: 08/25/2008 - Eight Americans jailed by the Chinese for protesting during the Olympics say they were interrogated for hours, deprived of sleep and accused of having ties to the U.S. government.

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Dozen states sue EPA over oil refinery emissions

Posted: 08/25/2008 - Twelve states, New York City and the District of Columbia are suing the Environmental Protection Agency, claiming the Bush administration has failed to rein in emissions from oil refineries.

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Cheney to visit war-torn Georgia

Posted: 08/25/2008 - President Bush is sending Vice President Cheney to the former Soviet republic of Georgia next week.

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NY escort worker pleads guilty in Spitzer case

Posted: 08/25/2008 - A woman accused of helping arrange trysts between pricey escorts and their customers has pleaded guilty in the prostitution scandal that forced Eliot Spitzer to step down as governor of New York.

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Skinhead sentenced for 1989 Philadelphia killing

Posted: 08/25/2008 - A white supremacist convicted of conspiracy in the killing of a black man nearly 20 years ago has been sentenced in Philadelphia to more than a decade in prison.

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Goodyear gets OK for $1B trust

Posted: 08/22/2008 - Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. says it has received a judge's permission to make a $1 billion contribution into a health care trust fund for retirees.

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Judge won't jail 2 Marines for refusing to testify

Posted: 08/22/2008 - A judge has refused to jail two Marines but found them in contempt of court for refusing to testify against a former squad leader accused of killing unarmed detainees in Iraq.

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New bid readied for NASA space suit

Posted: 08/21/2008 - A new bid will be submitted for NASA's next-generation space suit, less than a week after the space agency terminated a contract with a Houston company.

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Officials: Threat, powder sent to McCain office

Posted: 08/21/2008 - Authorities say a threatening letter containing an unidentified white powder was sent to a John McCain campaign office in the Denver suburb of Centennial. A hazardous materials team was trying to determine if it is harmful.

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Senators: FBI rules could target innocent people

Posted: 08/20/2008 - Some Democratic senators say proposed rules to help the FBI catch terrorists could allow the government to spy on innocent Americans "without any basis for suspicion."

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Amish population nearly doubles in 16 years

Posted: 08/20/2008 - The Amish are expanding their presence in states far beyond Pennsylvania Dutch country. According to a new study by a Pennsylvania college, the Amish population has nearly doubled in the past 16 years, and they are searching for affordable farmland.

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