National News + World News

Roy Disney, nephew of Walt, dies

LOS ANGELES - Roy E. Disney, the nephew of Walt Disney whose powerful behind-the-scenes influence on The Walt Disney Co. led to the departure of former chief Michael Eisner, has died. He was 79.

Midway student dies from swine flu

MIDWAY - A fourth grade student in Midway ISD has died from reported complications from the swine flu virus. School officials say 9-year-old Nicholas Bolin had not been at school for more than a month. The only other H1N1 related death in the c

Britain gives checks the royal boot

LONDON – After more than three centuries, the humble check is set to become a historic relic after British banks voted to phase it out in favor of more modern payment methods.

Christian group launches new attack on Christmas commercialism

If it's December, then there must be frost in the air, gingerbread in the oven, and ...

Televangelist Oral Roberts dies

TULSA, Okla - Oral Roberts, the evangelist who rose from humble tent revivals to found a multimillion-dollar ministry and a university bearing his name, died Tuesday. He was 91.

50 million blinds recalled by government

WASHINGTON — The government and the window covering industry on Tuesday recalled more than 50 million Roman-style shades and roll-up blinds because of the risk children may be strangled by the cords.

Another cousin for Obama: Warren Buffett

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Barack Obama, who won political support and has sought advice from investment guru Warren Buffett, may now feel even closer to the world's second richest man.

Report: UN-backed Congo troops killing civilians

JOHANNESBURG – A U.N.-backed Congolese military operation to oust rebels from eastern Congo has caused more civilian casualties than damage to rebels, with more than 1,400 people deliberately killed over a nine-mont

Washington Fuss Over White House Hanukkah Party

WASHINGTON — At the first Hanukkah party in the Obama White House, a Jewish student choir will sing in sweet harmony, the two young children of a soldier deployed in Iraq will light a 19th-century silver menorah fro

Presidential approval index rating at -18

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Monday shows that 24% of the nation's voters Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as President.