National News + World News

SeaWorld says whale grabbed ponytail, pulled trainer into tank

Whale shows at SeaWorld were canceled Thursday, and officials were re-evaluating safety procedures a day after a 12,000 pound killer whale grabbed a trainer's ponytail, dragged her under water and killed her in fron

'Explicit' category rumoured to be coming to App Store

Apple is thought to be considering introducing a new category to its App Store, as the row over 'overtly sexual' apps rumbles on.

U.N Still Pushing for Global Environmental Control

Is the Copenhagen climate conference emerging from the grave? As U.N. bigwigs meet to discuss trillions in wealth transfers, crash investments in 'green' technology and huge cuts in carbon emissions by 2050, their plans are sounding awfully familiar.

'Snow-icane' Stalks Northeast

Old Man Winter socks the weather-weary Northeast again, packing 50 mph winds and more layers of snow

Snow Spawns Layoff Spike

Number of new jobless claims jumps unexpectedly as last week's eastern storms caused layoffs to rise• LIVESHOTS: Serrie on Where to Invest

Obama Readies Plan B

President preps backup plan if sweeping legislation fails to generate enough support at bipartisan health summit

All teachers fired at underperforming school in Rhode Island

CENTRAL FALLS, Rhode Island — The blue-and-white banner exclaiming "anticipation" on the front of Central Falls High School seems like a cruel joke for an institution so chronically troubled that its leaders decid

Ft. Hood Attack Finally Called 'Terrorism'

Janet Napolitano becomes first official to publicly describe deadly shootings at Ft. Hood, Texas as terrorist act

Toyota Chief 'Deeply Sorry'

Akio Toyoda apologizes for accidents and recalls during statement on Capitol Hill, vows to correct problems

Dick Cheney released from hospital

WASHINGTON - Former Vice President Dick Cheney was released from a Washington hospital Wednesday morning, his office said.