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Lahood: Don't drive recalled Toyotas til fixed

WASHINGTON – Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood is telling owners of recalled Toyotas to stop driving the vehicles and get them fixed. LaHood's warning came Wednesday in testimony before a House Appropriations subcommittee on transportation.

AIG to pay out $100 million in bonuses

NEW YORK – American International Group Inc.

Court rules sex-change costs are tax-deductible

WASHINGTON - Costs incurred in sex-change operations and procedures are tax-deductible, the U.S. Tax Court ruled.

Caught in the Web: Cat said to be able to predict death

Here are some stories we found tonight, "Caught in the Web": 9 year-old Chinese girl gives birth: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/worldnews/article-1247889/Girl-9-gives-b... Cat predicts death of 50 nursing home residents

Planes take flight regardless of problems

Alerted by a brake warning light in the cockpit, the captain on a U.S. airline flight last August warned passengers he was making an emergency landing and called for firetrucks to be standing by. The trucks weren't needed, it turned out.

Top uniformed officer: Gay ban should be lifted

WASHINGTON - The military's top uniformed officer on Tuesday made an impassioned plea for allowing gays to serve openly in uniform, telling a Senate panel it was a matter of integrity and that it is wrong to force people to "lie about who they are in

Leach-Tech headed to mediation

Former Texas Tech football coach Mike Leach and the school are headed to mediation Friday in Lubbock, Texas, sources with knowledge of the situation told ESPN.com on Tuesday. On Jan.

Backdoor taxes to hit middle class

The Obama administration's plan to cut more than $1 trillion from the deficit over the next decade relies heavily on so-called backdoor tax increases that will result in a bigger tax bill for middle-class families. In the 2010 budget tabled by Pre