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Illegal Drug Use On The Rise

Posted: 09/16/2010 - Illegal drug use is at the highest level in nearly a decade. The high rate last year was fueled by a sharp increase in marijuana use and a surge in ecstasy and methamphetamine abuse.

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Allen: Blown-Out Gulf Well Sealed By Sunday

Posted: 09/15/2010 - The U.S. government's point person on the Gulf of Mexico oil spill says the well that blew out is expected to be permanently sealed and declared dead by Sunday, nearly five months after a rig explosion set off the disaster.

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Tea Party Favorites Win Northeastern GOP Primaries

Updated: 09/15/2010 - The Tea Party movement basked in the glow of victory Wednesday after its favorites won two primary elections the night before over more mainstream Republicans, demonstrating again the clout of the political right.

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Naked Woman Steals Louisiana Cab

Posted: 09/15/2010 - Police in Louisiana say a woman stripped in the back seat of a cab, demanded the driver take her to her home state of Michigan and when he refused, stole his cab.

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Hermine Death Toll Rises To Eight

Posted: 09/15/2010 - The death toll from flooding caused by the remnants of Tropical Storm Hermine has reached eight after two more bodies were found in Texas.

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Modern Families

Posted: 09/15/2010 - There's new research coming out Wednesday that suggests changes are afoot in how Americans define family.

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FDA Panel: Cough Meds Should Remain Available Over The Counter

Updated: 09/14/2010 - A panel of medical experts said Tuesday that cough medicines like Robitussin and Nyquil should continue to be sold over-the-counter, despite increased abuse among teenagers that has prompted calls to restrict sales of the products.

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American Hiker Freed From Prison In Iran

Updated: 09/14/2010 - Iran's English language state television has reported that American Sarah Shourd has been released after more than a year in prison.

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Jury Selection Begins For Blackwater Trial

Posted: 09/14/2010 - Jury selection is scheduled to begin in Norfolk in the trial of two former defense contractors charged with the deaths of two Afghan nationals.

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Restrictions On Over-The-Counter Drugs

Updated: 09/14/2010 - Should over-the-counter cough and cold medicines like Robitussin be put behind the counter to curb drug abuse? An advisory committee will meet Tuesday to consider just that.

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"Body Snatchers" Actor Kevin McCarthy Dies

Posted: 09/13/2010 - The actor who played the frantic doctor trying to save his friends and neighbors in the science-fiction movie classic "Invasion of the Body Snatchers" has died in Massachusetts. Kevin McCarthy was 96.

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2010 MTV Music Awards

Updated: 09/13/2010 - Taylor Swift sang a song of forgiveness, Lady Gaga stole the show with her outrageous outfits and Eminem proved he was "not afraid" to do the open Sundaynight's MTV Awards in Los Angeles.

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Clinton Resuming `Last Chance' Mideast Peace Talks

Posted: 09/12/2010 - Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is shepherding Mideast talks this week and she says they could be the last chance for peace between the Israelis and Palestinians.

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Congress To Tread Carefully In Run-Up To Election

Posted: 09/12/2010 - Congress returns this week with Democrats torn between trying to show they have the economic answers and fearing the further wrath of voters over new government programs.

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Record Gains For U.S. Poverty With Elections Looming

Posted: 09/12/2010 - The number of people in the U.S. who are in poverty is on track for a record increase on President Barack Obama's watch, with the ranks of working-age poor approaching 1960s levels that led to the national war on poverty.

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Four Dead After Bus Crash Near Syracuse, NY

Updated: 09/11/2010 - Authorities say a double-decker bus heading to Toronto hit a railroad bridge in central New York, killing four people and injuring 25 others.

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New Suicide Prevention Alliance Launched

Posted: 09/11/2010 - Struggling with sharp increases in suicides among U.S. military forces, the Pentagon is joining a new national effort to reduce the number of Americans who take their own lives.

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