The Congressional Budget Office says the the federal government deficit will exceed $1 trillion next year, the largest on record.
The U.S. federal budget deficit will hit an unparalleled $1.2 trillion for the 2009 budget year, according to grim new Congressional Budget Office figures.
Heavy rain across the South on Wednesday caused flooding, school and road closures and a landslide that destroyed a home in North Carolina.
AP – Life is a big buffet for a young seal with a talent for breaking and entering.
Reuters – Pregnant women with low levels of education are nearly twice as likely as their more educated peers to give birth prematurely, researchers from the Netherlands report.
Exports of Russian gas to Europe via Ukraine stop altogether with both countries accusing each other of turning off the tap.
AP – Mississippi now has the nation’s highest teen pregnancy rate, displacing Texas and New Mexico for that lamentable title, according to a new federal report released Wednesday.
Reuters – China issued a bird flu alert on Wednesday after a woman died of the virus, the first such death in the country in almost a year, and closed poultry markets for disinfecting in a province surrounding Beijing.