Scientist pleads guilty to attempted espionage :: WASHINGTON (AP) -- An accomplished former government space scientist admitted in court Wednesday to trying to sell classified information to Israel, but federal agents say they believe they stopped him from actually passing any secrets. Not that they can know for sure....
Nadal & Murray worried by safety :: Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray voice their disapproval after they are sent out to play in damp conditions at the US Open.
US economy 'sluggish', says Fed :: The US Federal Reserve says the economy has failed to gain any ground in recent weeks, with many areas remaining weak.
Bomb threats target Pakistan jets :: Two Pakistan International Airlines jets, bound for the UK and Malaysia, are forced to make emergency landings due to bomb threats, officials say.
Police arrest Calif. principal in molestation case :: SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- The principal of a suburban Sacramento, Calif., private elementary school was arrested Wednesday after a lengthy investigation into charges that he fondled seven young girls over the past 15 years, often taking them onto his lap when they visited his office....
Confusion in Libya over Gadhafi's whereabouts :: TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) -- A Tripoli military official said Wednesday that Moammar Gadhafi is cornered and the days before he is captured or killed are numbered, but another senior defense official contended that Libya's new rulers have no idea where the fugitive former leader is....
Central Texas wildfire destroys nearly 800 homes :: BASTROP, Texas (AP) -- Firefighters began Wednesday to gain control of a wind-stoked blaze that had raged unchecked across parched Central Texas for days, leaving hundreds of charred properties in its wake and causing thousands of people to flee....
GOP debate features first appearance for Perry :: SIMI VALLEY, Calif. (AP) -- Squaring off for the first time, Texas Gov. Rick Perry and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney were facing each other Wednesday night along with struggling contender Michele Bachmann and other presidential hopefuls at a GOP campaign debate....
Hockey in shock after Russian jet crash kills 43 :: TUNOSHNA, Russia (AP) -- A private Russian jet carrying a top ice hockey team slammed into a riverbank moments after takeoff Wednesday, killing at least 43 people in one of the worst plane crashes ever involving a sports team. Two other people on board were critically injured....
VIDEO: Donovan on his Strictly 'journey' :: The actor Jason Donovan, who first shot to fame in the UK alongside Kylie Minogue in Australian soap Neighbours, explains why he is competing on Strictly Come Dancing this year.
US charges 91 over health fraud :: Ninety-one people, including doctors and nurses, are charged with making fraudulent US Medicare claims totalling $295m (Â£185m), officials say.
Ince questions England attitude :: Paul Ince launches a stinging attack on the England team, claiming players no longer consider it a privilege to play for their country.
Manning won't play vs Texans, streak ends :: INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Peyton Manning's streak is over....
Kids with Bush on 9/11 saw change sweep over him :: SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) -- The 16 children who shared modern America's darkest moment with President George W. Bush are high school seniors now - football players, ROTC members, track athletes, wrestlers and singers....
Top tax rate 'harms UK economy' :: Twenty high-profile economists urge the government to drop the top 50p tax rate, which they say is doing "lasting damage" to the UK economy.
Row over PM's NHS bill 'support' claim :: The health and social care bill is passed by the Commons as a row breaks out after David Cameron claimed doctors and nurses were now "supporting" government plans to overhaul the NHS in England.
Russian hockey team in air crash :: A chartered jet carrying Russian ice hockey team Lokomotiv Yaroslavl crashes on take-off near the central city of Yaroslavl, killing 43 people.
Italian Senate backs austerity plan :: The Italian Senate will vote Wednesday night on a controversial austerity package designed to bring down the country's soaring budget deficit, Senate President Renato Schifani announced, a day after national strikes against the measure.
Gaddafi 'must not be sheltered' :: Any country that has signed up to the International Criminal Court should not offer refuge to Col Muammar Gaddafi, the foreign secretary has said.
Italy and Spain pass budget plans :: Italy and Spain pass new measures as they battle to control their debts while Greece steps up its austerity plans.
Niger 'cannot close' Libya border :: Niger's foreign minister says his country's border with Libya cannot be closed to prevent fugitive Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi fleeing south.
Ten dead as Syria's Homs under fire :: Syria cancels a visit by the head of the Arab League, who was to deliver proposals for ending the government's crackdown on protesters calling for reform.
VIDEO: Is UK safer now than before 9/11? :: Britain has seen the London underground atrocities and a huge shake-up of counter-terrorist policing, intelligence and community relations.
VIDEO: Gaddafi loyalists 'forced to kill' :: In Libya the hunt for Colonel Gaddafi goes on and more harrowing stories are emerging about his regime's last days in Tripoli.
Ice hockey stars killed in crash :: The deaths of 36 ice hockey players and officials in a plane crash in Russia is described as an "irreparable loss" for the sport.
Labour probe into 'no contact' MP :: The Labour Party is looking into allegations that members of the public cannot contact one of its MPs, after a newspaper claimed it unsuccessfully tried to get hold of him 100 times.
Day in pictures :: Phots from around the world on 7 September
Dozens dead as ice hockey team plane crashes in Russia :: A plane carrying Russian, German and Swedish ice hockey players crashed as it took off from Russia's Yaroslavl airport Wednesday, killing at least 43 people.
Bomb threats divert Pakistan planes :: Two flights from Lahore, Pakistan, received anonymous e-mails saying bombs were aboard the planes on Wednesday, officials said.