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Rules Lag As Factory Dust Explosions Kill Workers

Posted: 11/14/2011 - Each year, people are killed and maimed by explosions of finely powdered wood, metal or chemicals at factories around the country. Safety experts have studied the threat posed by dust at industrial sites for almost a decade, yet tighter regulations are still years away.

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No Deficit Deal In Sight Despite Prods By Obama

Posted: 11/14/2011 - Despite prodding from President Barack Obama, members of Congress' supercommittee concede no deal is in sight to meet their goal of $1.2 trillion or more in deficit savings over the next decade.

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Airline Fined $900,000 For Lengthy Tarmac Delays

Posted: 11/14/2011 - The Department of Transportation said Monday it has fined a regional affiliate of American Airlines $900,000 for keeping hundreds of passengers cooped up for hours on planes in Chicago earlier this year, a clear warning to airlines on the eve of the holiday travel season that similar incidents won't be tolerated.

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Occupy: Police Clear OR Park, CA Action Possible

Posted: 11/14/2011 - Police drove hundreds of anti-Wall Street demonstrators from weeks-old encampments in Portland and arrested more than 50 of them, as authorities in Oakland, Calif., warned Occupy campers that a similar crackdown was coming.

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11-11-11 Brings Hopes Of Good Luck

Posted: 11/11/2011 - It's Friday, and it's also the 11th day of the 11th month of 2011. Around the world, people are marking the triple convergence of 11s with a splash.

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Edwards Trial Delay Sought In NC

Posted: 11/11/2011 - Federal prosecutors and lawyers for former presidential candidate John Edwards are asking that his criminal trial on illegal campaign contribution charges start a month later than previously expected.

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Romney Readies Iowa Ad As Cain, Perry Address Woes

Posted: 11/11/2011 - Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is preparing for a higher profile in Iowa, where he possibly could land a knockout punch if two top rivals don't quickly fix their campaign problems and back-of-the-pack contenders such as Newt Gingrich don't move quickly to energize voters.

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Coupons For Troops Program

Posted: 11/11/2011 - There's a way to support military families here in the US and overseas with active, and expired, coupons.

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Cain Gets Back on the Trail Amid Scandal

Posted: 11/10/2011 - Herman Cain prepared to meet with voters for the first time since sex harassment claims engulfed his upstart presidential bid.

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PSU Trustees Fire Paterno, Spanier

Posted: 11/10/2011 - The winningest coach in major college football history was fired Wednesday night, sending angry students into the streets where they shouted support for Paterno and tipped over a news van.

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Perry Says His Campaign Won't End

Posted: 11/10/2011 - Rick Perry says he "stepped in it" during Wednesday night's Republican debate, but insisted Thursday that it won't force him out of the presidential race.

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Penn State Fires Joe Paterno

Updated: 11/10/2011 - Board of Trustees fires Paterno and university president over their roles in handling of child sex abuse allegations against former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky.

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Eddie Murphy Won't Host Oscars

Posted: 11/09/2011 - Eddie Murphy has bowed out of his gig as host of the Academy Awards, following pal Brett Ratner's decision to leave the show as producer because of an uproar over a gay slur.

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Paterno to Retire at End of Season

Updated: 11/09/2011 - Paterno said in a statement Wednesday he is "absolutely devastated" by the developments in the case of Jerry Sandusky.

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Obama To Order Cuts In Travel, Cellphones, Swag

Posted: 11/09/2011 - President Barack Obama is coming out against swag. That's swag, as in the coffee mugs, pens, T-shirts and other public relations items that federal government agencies purchase with taxpayer money to promote their work.

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