Key senators discuss trimming health bill
Senate health-care negotiators agreed late Thursday to ignore the strident rhetoric from Republican and Democratic leaders and to keep working toward a bill that can win broad support, sources said.
Attacks weaken Afghan voter turnout
Millions of Afghans defy threats to cast ballots in the country's second national elections since Taliban rule, but turnout appeared weaker this time.
Ridge: I was pushed to up terror alert
Former Homeland Security chief Tom Ridge claims in a new book that he was pressured by Bush Cabinet members to raise the nation's terror alert level just before the 2004 election.
$1.2 billion granted for electronic health records
The U.S. government on Thursday announced grants of almost $1.2 billion to help hospitals and health care providers implement and use electronic health records.
Libyans welcome Lockerbie bomber
The only man convicted in the 1988 Lockerbie bombing has returned home to Libya, where he was greeted by thousands.
Yanks set to sweep into Boston with AL East lead
A lot sure has changed for the New York Yankees since they started out 0-8 against the Boston Red Sox.
Ocean temps warmest recorded
The world's oceans last month were the warmest on record — great for swimmers but possibly another sign of a warming world.
Cash for Clunkers to end Monday
The Obama administration will end the popular $3 billion Cash for Clunkers program on Monday, giving car shoppers a few more days to take advantage of big government incentives.
Red Sox sweep Jays as HR onslaught continues
J.D. Drew homered twice, Jon Lester pitched eight strong innings and the Boston Red Sox beat the Toronto Blue Jays 8-1 on Thursday to complete a three-game sweep.
Police: Murdered model’s fingers, teeth gone
Police investigating a reality TV contestant in his ex-wife’s death say her fingers and teeth had been removed when her body was found in a California trash bin.
Fire hazard: 1.5 million DVD players recalled
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said it had received 12 reports of overheating by the Durabrand DVD players, five of which resulted in fires that caused property damage but no injuries.
Ochocinco kicks Bengals past Pats — seriously
With Shayne Graham nursing a tender groin, Chad Ochocinco, Cincinnati’s career leader in catches, yards receiving and name changes, booted an extra point late in the first half — a point that gave the Bengals a 7-6 win over the New England Patriots on Thursday night.
Starbucks boosts some prices
Starbucks Corp. is raising prices on certain harder-to-make beverages — and cutting the costs for simpler ones like a plain cup of coffee, the company said Thursday.
Martin, Dodgers have grand time beating Cubs
Russell Martin snapped a sixth-inning tie with a grand slam, propelling the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 7-2 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Thursday night in the series opener.
Ex-reporter Jayson Blair now a life coach
Jayson Blair knows his new profession — life coach — smacks some people in the face like a bad punchline.
Celizic: Calipari’s legacy is rule-breaking, not winning
Celizic: If I were a Kentucky Wildcat fan, I’d be very unhappy to hear my college president and athletic director stand up for the serial program-wrecker they hired to coach the basketball team.
Colleges ignoring military experience
A surge of military veterans on college campuses due to the GI Bill is leading to a call for schools to re-examine their policies of declining to grant college credit for military training.
Porn makers face complaints of unprotected sex
An AIDS advocacy group filed complaints Thursday with state officials against 16 production companies that show unprotected sex in porn movies.
Bolt wins 200 in another record time at worlds
BERLIN (AP) -Usain Bolt set a world record of 19.19 seconds Thursday to add the world championship title in the 200 meters to his gold in the 100.
Storm warning for Bermuda as Bill nears
Bermuda issued a tropical storm warning Thursday as Hurricane Bill regained some of its muscle, while dangerous waves and riptides were likely along the eastern U.S. coast over the weekend.