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New Taxes for Middle Class?

With a $1.8T expected deficit next year, officials say something must be done to stop erosion of economy

Researchers Unveil Mozart Piano Pieces in Austria

Technically demanding and at times furiously paced, two newly identified Mozart works unveiled Sunday are helping scholars complete their assessment of the maestro's very early achievements.

Ex-Saddam Aide Gets 7 Years In Kurdish Displacement Case

One of Saddam Hussein's best-known lieutenants was convicted Sunday of helping to plan the forced displacement of Kurds from northeastern Iraq and sentenced to seven years in jail.

L.A. Tries Test to Find Kids Likely to Join Gangs

A kid with at least five factors is deemed "at risk" and offered programs such as counseling, anger management, and tutoring.

Hugo Chavez Pulls 34 Radio Stations Off the Air

Hugo Chavez said previously that the revoked licenses could be given to broadcasters who share his socialist vision.

New HIV Strain Discovered in Woman From Cameroon

It differs from the three known strains of human immunodeficiency virus and appears to be closely related to a form of simian virus recently discovered in wild gorillas.

Health Fight Hits Main Street

Health care will be Topic A during town-hall meetings and visits to hospitals as lawmakers return to their districts

America's Recession 'Safe Zone' Shrinking

The contiguous counties in the safe zone start in Montana and North Dakota, and cascade into Wyoming, South Dakota, Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas and Oklahoma, and end in northern Texas and eastern New Mexico.

Raul Castro Says Cuba to Cut Spending, Communism Secure

Raul Castro announced Saturday that Cuba will cut spending on education and health care, potentially weakening the building blocks of its communist system in a bid to revive a foundering economy.

Psychiatric Exam Ordered for Man in LaGuardia Bomb Scare

Late Saturday, a judge ordered a psychiatric examination for the suspect, Scott McGann, a 32-year-old who had apparently been living on New York City's streets for at least a year.