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  • “Royal wedding,” “winning” deemed top TV words

    “Royal wedding” and “winning” (as in Charlie Sheen’s catch-phrase) were the two most used phrases on television in 2011, according to a survey released on Tuesday.

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    21 Sep 11
  • Local school board ends ban on Slaughterhouse Five

    A school board in southwest Missouri on Monday restored two books it had banned from public schools for being contrary to teachings in the Bible.

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    21 Sep 11
  • A woman looks at U.S. bills in a balloon.

    Not too long ago, if you mentioned the word “annuity” to investors, their eyes glazed over. But now individual investors, panicked by stock market selloffs that threaten their retirement dreams, have been doing something they have never done before: asking for them.

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    21 Sep 11
  • Tiger1

    Mike Carp went 5-for-5 with two doubles as the Seattle Mariners defeated host Minnesota 5-4 on Tuesday to extend the Twins’ losing skid to 10 games. It is the longest losing streak in 13 years …

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    21 Sep 11
  • A man looks at the main hall of Warsaw Stock Exchange in Warsaw September 20, 2011

    World stocks drifted lower on Wednesday and the euro also slipped ahead of the Federal Reserve’s closely-watched policy meeting, with concerns about a possible Greek default weighing on investor sentiment.

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    21 Sep 11
  • Analysis: Long-shot scenario to avoid Mideast diplomatic clash

    A scenario is emerging that might prevent an Israeli-Palestinian diplomatic train wreck at the United Nations this week but analysts and officials say it will require near perfect timing and diplomacy to pull it off.

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    21 Sep 11
  • Greece's Finance Minister Evangelos Venizelos waits for documents to be handed to him as he leaves a parliament session in Athens September 21, 2011.

    The Greek cabinet was expected to outline major public sector layoffs, more spending cuts and tax increases on Wednesday to secure a bailout installment crucial to avoid running out of money next month.

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    21 Sep 11
  • Minnesota Sports

    Here is the latest sports news: Twins fall as Rivera sets record. Wild open preseason slate. Lynx face must-win. Rivera Sets All-Time Saves Mark As Yanks Top Twins(Bronx, NY) — Mariano Rivera became the majors’ …

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    20 Sep 11