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In down economy, older moms' births still up in US

ATLANTA – U.S. births fell in 2008, probably because of the recession, updated government figures confirm.

Toyota slapped with $16 million fine

WASHINGTON – Toyota Motor Corp. faces a maximum penalty of more than $16 million, a record civil penalty against an automaker, for failing to promptly notify the U.S.

US court rules against FCC on `net neutrality'

WASHINGTON – A federal appeals court has ruled that the Federal Communications Commission lacks the authority to require broadband providers to give equal treatment to all Internet traffic flowing over their network

Credit Act affects users differently

The Credit Act has changed the rules of the banking business.Be sure to know how they affect you.

Lady Bears fall to Huskies in Final Four

SAN ANTONIO - The Baylor Lady Bears lost to the the Univerisity of Connecticut Huskies Sunday night 70 to 50. Despite the large margin, Baylor coach Kim Mulkey said she was proud of her team, and told fans the best is still to come for the Lady Be

Bird carrying deadly H5N1 virus found in Europe

SOFIA, Bulgaria – A dead bird found near Bulgaria's Black Sea port of Varna has tested positive for the deadly H5N1 virus, officials said Thursday.

Geneva atom smasher set for record collisions

GENEVA – The world's largest atom smasher is ready to start a new era of science, colliding beams of protons to learn more about the make up of the universe and its smallest particles.

UN says Iraq election credible, blast follows

BAGHDAD - The top official for the United Nations in Iraq says the UN has determined Iraq's March 7 parliamentary elections were credible and called on all sides to accept the results.

School board will meet to address students safety

WACO - Waco School Board President Allen Sykes has called a special board meeting for Saturday to address student safety on Waco campuses. This comes after a teacher was reinstated during an investigation regarding sexual assault.