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White House May Be Preparing To Overhaul Health Care Proposal

Updated: 08/16/2009 - Bowing to Republican pressure and an uneasy public, President Barack Obama's administration signaled Sunday it is ready to abandon the idea of giving Americans the option of government-run insurance as part of a new health care system.

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Obama M&M's For Air Force One

Posted: 08/16/2009 - President Barack Obama finally put his stamp on a token gift treasured by travelers of the presidential 747 -- boxes of M&M's.

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San Francisco Rail, Union To Resume Negotiations

Posted: 08/16/2009 - Negotiators for the San Francisco Bay area's commuter rail system and one of its unions have one more day to hammer out a deal before a threatened strike strangles the Monday commute.

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Gun Law Complaints Trail Obama During Park Tours

Posted: 08/16/2009 - Family in tow for a tour of national treasures far from Washington, President Barack Obama is trailed by criticism from gun opponents and parks advocates for allowing firearms into such majestic places as this.

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Parched California Scorched By Multiple Wildfires

Posted: 08/16/2009 - California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger urged residents to heed mandatory evacuation orders Saturday as more than 7,000 firefighters battled to control nearly a dozen blazes across the parched state.

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Mormon Church At Center Of Gay Marriage Battle

Updated: 08/15/2009 - The Mormon church's vigorous, well-heeled support for Proposition 8, which banned gay marriage in California last year, has turned the Utah-based faith into a lightning rod for gay rights activism.

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Obama Keeps Up The Fight For Health Care

Posted: 08/15/2009 - President Barack Obama is asking Americans to lower the volume of the rhetoric over his health care proposal while acknowledging "legitimate differences" worthy of discussion.

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Toddler Drowns In Mop Bucket

Posted: 08/15/2009 - A toddler drowned in a mop bucket in Oklahoma while her mother walked over to a neighbor's house.

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Did Madoff Have Another Secret?

Posted: 08/14/2009 - Bernard Madoff's decades-long fraud might not have been his only secret. A new book says he had a two-decade affair with one of his investors.

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Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme Released From Prison

Updated: 08/14/2009 - The Charles Manson follower convicted of trying to assassinate President Gerald Ford was released Friday from a Texas prison hospital after more than three decades behind bars, a prison official said.

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Lockerbie Bomber Abandons Appeal

Updated: 08/14/2009 - Lawyers for the Lockerbie bomber say he is abandoning his second appeal against his conviction for the December 1988 attack.

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Taiwan President Says Typhoon Has Killed About 500

Posted: 08/14/2009 - Floods and mudslides unleashed by Typhoon Morakot last weekend have killed about 500 people on the island, Taiwan's president said Friday as he called on rescue crews to step up their efforts.

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Palin Stands By 'Death Panel' Claim

Posted: 08/14/2009 - Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin refused to retreat from her debunked claim that a proposed health care overhaul would create "death panels," as the growing furor over end-of-life consultations forced a key group of senators to abandon the idea in their bill.

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Missing Pilot's Remains Coming Home

Updated: 08/13/2009 - The remains of Navy pilot Michael Scott Speicher are being returned to his Florida home, 18 years after his FA-18 Hornet was shot down.

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Specter Heckled At Town Hall Meetings

Posted: 08/12/2009 - Sen. Arlen Specter, facing more jeers and taunts during another town hall meeting Wednesday, sought to defuse tensions about health care reform debate with a few jokes.

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