Compact and Cute Dominate Tokyo Auto Show
As automakers gather for the Tokyo Motor Show, Detroit's Big Three are struggling and Japanese carmakers seem to be in the driver's seat. Among the eco-friendly concept cars is Nissan's Pivo, featuring a small robot inside the cabin.
Foolproof Test for Catching Liars Still Elusive
Despite decades of trying, scientists still haven't developed the perfect lie-detector test. Critics complain of many problems with the current polygraph test, including that it seems to measure anxiety more than honesty.
Boston Red Sox Sweep for World Series Title
The Boston Red Sox have won their second World Series in four seasons, beating the Colorado Rockies 4-3 in Denver. The Red Sox swept the Rockies, becoming the first team to win multiple championships since 2000.
Nations Slated to Host U.S. Missile System Skeptical
While the U.S. is trying to calm some of Moscow's anxieties over a missile defense it wants to put in Poland and the Czech Republic, skepticism is growing in the intended host nations, as well. Russian President Vladimir Putin remains critical of U.S. plans.
Lead Democrats for President Skip Florida Meeting
All of the leading Democratic presidential candidates skip Florida's Democratic National Committee convention. It is part of the penalty Florida Democrats are paying for the decision to move the presidential primary up to Jan. 29. The national party says that violates an agreement.
Vibrations Shown to Build Bone, Reduce Fat
The stem cell in bone marrow can become muscle, bone or fat. A biomedical engineer believes he has found a way to accomplish making muscle and bone. It involves standing on a gently vibrating platform for 15 minutes a day.
Country Singer Porter Wagoner Dies at 80
Celebrated country singer Porter Wagoner has died at 80. He had been hospitalized for lung cancer. Wagoner joined Nashville's Grand Ole Opry in 1957; 10 years later, he hired Dolly Parton, then 21, as his duet partner. Wagoner was often known as much for his wardrobe as his music.
Merrill Lynch May Oust CEO Stan O'Neal
The board of investment brokerage firm Merrill Lynch is expected to send Chief Executive Stan O'Neal packing. Reports say he could be forced out as early as today. Last week the financial giant announced the largest loss in Wall Street memory: a write-off of more than $8 billion.