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"King's Speech" Claims Best-Picture Oscar

Updated: 02/28/2011 - "The King's Speech" has been crowned best picture at an Academy Awards ceremony as precise as a state coronation, the monarchy drama leading as expected with four Oscars and predictable favorites claiming acting honors.

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Amid New Zealand Tragedy, The Wedding Must Go On

Posted: 02/26/2011 - Clutching her groom, she looked like any beaming bride. But Emma Howard's trip down the aisle Friday almost didn't happen. Just 72 hours earlier she was trapped under a building that collapsed in the earthquake.

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Start Another War Like Iraq? You're Nuts, Gates Says

Posted: 02/26/2011 - Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates bluntly told an audience of West Point cadets on Friday that it would be unwise for the United States to ever fight another war like Iraq or Afghanistan, and that the chances of carrying out a change of government in that fashion again were slim.

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Governor Perdue Spending Several Days In Washington D.C.

Updated: 02/25/2011 - North Carolina Gov. Beverly Perdue is starting a five-day trip to Washington D.C. with a visit to the White House with other Democratic governors to talk with President Obama about how states can work together on the economy.

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Wisconsin Assembly Passes Bill Taking Away Union Rights

Updated: 02/25/2011 - The Wisconsin Assembly early Friday passed a bill that would strip most public workers of their collective bargaining rights — the first significant action on the new Republican governor's plan.

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U.S. Pulls Back In Afghan Valley It Called Vital To War

Posted: 02/25/2011 - After years of fighting for control of a prominent valley in the rugged mountains of eastern Afghanistan, the United States military has begun to pull back most of its forces from ground it once insisted was central to the campaign against the Taliban and Al Qaeda.

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Brooklyn Man Arrested In Alleged Sex Slave Case

Updated: 02/24/2011 - A man who faces charges of rape, assault and unlawful imprisonment after a Wisconsin woman claimed he lured her into being his sex slave was indicted Thursday, prosecutors said.

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House Panel's Bill Would End Foreclosure Program

Posted: 02/24/2011 - A House committee plans to write legislation next week to end the Obama administration's flagship program for helping struggling homeowners avoid foreclosure.

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Toyota Recalls 2.17 Million Vehicles In US

Posted: 02/24/2011 - Motor Corp. is recalling 2.17 million vehicles in the United States to address accelerator pedals that could become entrapped in floor mats or jammed in carpeting.

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Hope Fades For NZ Quake Survivors; Death Toll Climbs To 98

Posted: 02/24/2011 - International rescuers intensified their search for earthquake survivors in New Zealand Thursday, despite fading hopes of finding any more people alive and fears that a damaged 26-story tower could collapse nearby at any time.

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TV Reporter Speaks About Speech Problem At Grammys

Updated: 02/24/2011 - A TV reporter who lapsed into gibberish during a live shot outside the Grammys said she was terrified when it happened and knew something was wrong as soon as she opened her mouth.

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Desperate Search For Survivors In New Zealand

Posted: 02/23/2011 - Rescuers used their bare hands, dogs, and heavy machines Wednesday in an urgent search for survivors still trapped in crumbled buildings more than 24 hours after an earthquake devastated one of New Zealand's largest cities.

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Wisconsin Democrats Stage Overnight Filibuster

Posted: 02/23/2011 - Democrats kept the Wisconsin Assembly up overnight with a droning filibuster in another desperate attempt to block the Republican governor's bold plan to strip public sector workers of nearly all of their bargaining rights.

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Rahm Emanuel Elected Mayor Of Chicago

Posted: 02/22/2011 - Former White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel has been elected mayor of Chicago, to succeed the retiring Richard Daley.

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