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Ohio jury reaches verdict in nuclear plant case

Posted: 08/26/2008 - Jurors in Toledo, Ohio, have reached a verdict in the case of a former nuclear plant engineer accused of hiding information from government regulators about the worst corrosion ever found at a U.S. reactor.

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Number of uninsured drops; poverty holds steady

Posted: 08/26/2008 - The Census Bureau reports that the number of people lacking health insurance dropped by more than 1 million in 2007, the first annual decline since the Bush administration took office.

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Government proposes slower ship speeds near whales

Posted: 08/25/2008 - The federal government is recommending a speed limit for commercial ships along the Atlantic coast, where collisions with the endangered right whale threaten its existence.

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Judge won't delay OJ Simpson trial in Las Vegas

Posted: 08/25/2008 - A Las Vegas judge has rejected a request by a co-defendant of O.J. Simpson to delay the start of their upcoming trial on charges of armed robbery and kidnapping.

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Heads up: Don't look for balloons at Invesco Field

Posted: 08/25/2008 - The signature image of the presidential nominee celebrating on stage as thousands of multicolored balloons float down from the ceiling won't be seen at this year's Democratic National Convention.

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NC air base gets new helicopter squadron

Posted: 08/25/2008 - A Marine Corps helicopter squadron will be reactivated at a North Carolina air base 13 years after the unit was disbanded in Hawaii.

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P&G to try Tide dry cleaning stores

Posted: 08/25/2008 - Procter & Gamble Co. plans to try its hand at the dry cleaning business under the Tide detergent brand.

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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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