Five more House Democrats said Tuesday that they will vote against Senate health care legislation, which puts opponents of reform just 11 votes shy of the 216 needed to prevent President Obama from scoring a major victory on his top domestic priority.
An ongoing CNN analysis shows that opposition in the House to the Senate health care plan has reached 205 members.
Lesley Enriquez went to a birthday party and brought her husband and baby daughter along. After the food and cake and singing and children's games were done, the family piled into the car and headed home.
They never made it.
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Honda recalls 400,00 vehicles for brake: Honda said Tuesday it is recalling more than 400,000 vehicles in the United States after consumers complained of brake pedals feeling "soft."
African teen king lives dual life: At first glance, he looks like any other 17-year-old.
Jackson estate signs record deal with Sony: The administrators of Michael Jackson's estate and Sony Music Entertainment said Tuesday that they have reached a deal concerning the sale of the late singer's recordings.
Driver slams into rock slide: A driver runs into rock slide debris on a portion of U.S. Highway 129 in Tennessee known as "The Dragon."
Facebook traffic tops Google for the week: Facebook topped Google to become the most visited U.S. Web site last week, indicating a shift in how Americans are searching for content.
A Chicago man charged in two international terror plots is expected to change his plea to guilty, according to his lawyer.
David Headley has been in custody since October and is charged with scouting targets for the 2008 Mumbai, India, terror attack and with a plot against a Danish newspaper that published cartoons depicting the Prophet Mohammed.
[Posted,Â 8:03 p.m.] The mostly Shiite Iraqi National Alliance was ahead in three provinces, according to the electoral commission. The coalition is backed by the country's predominantly Shiite neighbor, Iran, and includes controversial secular politician Ahmed Chalabi, as well as some of Iraq's top Shiite religious parties - including followers of radical anti-American cleric Muqtada al-Sadr.
An alliance of Iraq's major Kurdish parties led in the three majority-Kurdish provinces in northeastern Iraq.
The peace agreement between the government and the Ahlu Sunnah group was signed Monday night at the headquarters of the African Union in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, according to the United Nations.
And although Holder conceded "the train may have left the station" on a decision to hold the trials in New York City, he continued his dogged defense of the need to try terrorist defendants in civilian criminal courts.
A look at highlights from the day's business news:
Stocks rise after Fed holds rates
Stocks rose Tuesday after the Federal Reserve voted to keep interest rates at historic lows and Standard & Poor's did not downgrade Greece's credit rating.
The Dow Jones industrial average was up 35 points, or 0.3 percent, at with about 1-1/2 hours left in the session. The S&P 500 index rose 7 points, or 0.6 percent. The Nasdaq composite gained 14 points or 0.6 percent.
Tiger Woods announced this morning that heâ€™d make his return to golf at the Masters in April. Woods has been away from the tour since he crashed his vehicle into a fire hydrant and then a tree near his home late last year.
Joe Posnanski, writing for Golf.com, says Woodsâ€™ planned return at the Masters â€śwas the only logical choice.â€ť
â€śTiger Woods will play the Masters. Well, of course he will. The story had to end up at the Masters. There were people who thought that he might play Arnold Palmer's tournament at Bay Hill next week or he might wait until later in the year to enter a tournament,â€ť he writes.Â
Mike Walker of Golf.com disagrees, arguing Tigerâ€™s return is â€śtoo much, too soon.â€ť
Iranians marked a holiday that leads up to the Persian new year under the watchful eyes of police Tuesday night after the Islamic republic's supreme leader tried to discourage the celebrations.
Thousands of people turned out, some in groups as large as 400 people, to dance, listen to music and light bonfires in side streets around Tehran on the festival of Chaharshanbe Soori. But unlike other holidays in recent months, there was no immediate sign that the observance was becoming a platform for protests against the country's leadership.
Itâ€™s St. Patrickâ€™s Day
There's a parade in New York City, and Ireland's Taoiseach - or prime minister - Brian Cowen will be in Washington.Â Cowen and his wife will have a traditional Irish breakfast with Vice President Joe Biden before meeting with President Barack Obama, and presenting the U.S. leader with a traditional shamrock.
[Update 4 p.m.] Israel's delay in responding to a U.S. request to demonstrate its commitment to the peace process has contributed in part to a delay of proximity talks to be led by former Sen. George Mitchell, the Obama administration's special envoy to the Middle East.
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon expressed his own call of condemnation Tuesday in response to Israel's recent announcement that it plans to construct new housing settlements in contentious East Jerusalem.
Ireland's top Catholic cardinal is using the "Nuremberg defense" in the face of public outrage at his role 35 years ago in investigating one of the country's most notorious child-abusing priests, an activist said Tuesday.
A man who used to teach at a Roman Catholic religious order's schools in Spain has been arrested in Chile on suspicion of sexually abusing children, police in Spain and Chile said Tuesday.