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Bush Giving Last Speech to U.N.

Posted: 09/23/2008 - President Bush is will seek to reassure world leaders about the U.S. financial crisis and will also call for stronger international institutions.

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Paulson, Bernanke Go to Capitol Hill today

Updated: 09/23/2008 - Top administration officials will discuss the ongoing financial turmoil and the administrations 700 billion-dollar bailout plan before a Senate panel this morning.

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Congress Hustling to Pass Rail Reform After Crash

Posted: 09/23/2008 - AP-Train Collision In the wake of a fatal train crash this month in Los Angeles, Congress is rushing to pass the rail industry's first major reforms in 14 years.

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Audio Tape of Shootings Played on First Day of Brian Nichols Trial

Posted: 09/23/2008 - Prosecutors played a chilling audio tape on the first day of the trial for a man accused in a 2005 shooting rampage in Atlanta. Meanwhile, attorneys for Nichols told the jury their client was so deluded he believed he was a slave carrying out a rebellion.

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Grisly find: Dog brings child's foot to Alabama home

Posted: 09/22/2008 - A family dog brought home a child's severed foot. But searchers combing the surrounding woods have found no signs of any other remains and don't know where the child might be.

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Nichols trial underway

Updated: 09/22/2008 - The trial for the man accused in the 2005 courthouse shootings in downtown Atlanta is now underway.

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Execution set for Tuesday

Updated: 09/22/2008 - Last minute efforts continued Monday to try to save a Georgia death row inmate set for execution Tuesday evening.

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Columbia plane crash leaves 4 dead; 2 critically injured

Updated: 09/21/2008 - The National Transportation Safety Board says they've found the black box from inside the plane this afternoon and now they're hoping it may help answer the question why this crash happened in the first place.

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Teen accused of setting SC fires

Posted: 09/19/2008 - Authorities say a teenager set fire to a historic South Carolina courthouse and a nearby prosecutor's office.

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Bond Decision Delayed in Family Captivity Case

Posted: 09/19/2008 - A judge has delayed a decision on whether to grant bond to Raymond Daniel Thurmond, who is accused of holding his family captive in a trailer infested with roaches and full of spoiled food and moldy mattresses.

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Perdue: Biomass Plants to Open in Georgia

Posted: 09/19/2008 - Oglethorpe Power Corp. plans to build as many as three biomass electric generating facilities in Georgia, with the first set to begin operation in 2014.

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Texas Governor Issues Disaster Declaration

Posted: 09/19/2008 - Texas Governor Rick Perry has issued a disaster declaration and is asking for a presidential disaster declaration for Presidio County.

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California Regulators Ban Cell Use by Train Operators

Posted: 09/19/2008 - California train operators are now prohibited under state rules from using cell phones while on the job. The Public Utilities Commission unanimously passed the temporary order in the wake of last week's deadly wreck of a commuter train.

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Key Finance Officials Meet with Lawmakers

Posted: 09/19/2008 - The Bush administration is asking Congress to give it the power to buy distressed assets in an attempt to rescue banks caught in Wall Street's financial crisis.

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Georgia voters can cast ballots Monday

Posted: 09/18/2008 - Election officials say they expect 80 percent of voters to vote in November and are asking people to vote early to cut down on Election Day lines.

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ACLU reviews use of felon voting law

Posted: 09/18/2008 - The American Civil Liberties Union says its survey has found that local election officials don't know enough details about allowing ex-felons to vote in South Carolina.

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Unemployment Rate Rises in Georgia

Posted: 09/18/2008 - Also in August, the number of payroll jobs in Georgia dropped by more than 37,000 from the year before.

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Two Former Employees Sentenced to 10 Years in TSA Drug Plot

Posted: 09/18/2008 - Former TSA employee Jon Patton of Lawrenceville, Ga., and Leslie Adgar of Decatur, Ga., worked at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport when they agreed to use their security clearances to smuggle cocaine and heroin to New York's LaGuardia Airport. Their source turned out to be working for the Drug Enforcement Administration.

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Environmentalists and NJ Governor Oppose Off Shore Drilling

Posted: 09/18/2008 - New Jersey Governor Jon Corzine is against the idea of drilling for oil and gas off the Jersey Shore. This comes just hours after the House passed legislation to open waters 50 miles off the Pacific and Atlantic coasts to oil and natural gas development.

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Dead whale found in SC had parasites, congestion

Posted: 09/17/2008 - A scientist says a dead pygmy sperm whale that washed up on a South Carolina beach last month suffered from parasites, lung congestion and was malnourished.

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