(NATIONAL) -- As of the 2nd quarter of this year almost one-quarter of U.S. mortgage holders were “under water” - meaning they owed more than their homes were worth - and that figure may rise to as much as 30 percent by mid-2010.
(NATIONAL) -- In a strange turn of affairs in a bloody media battle of words over health care reform that seems to get stranger by the day, former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin has done a 360 degree turn in just four days -- going from spreading a well known untruth about efforts to reform health care and health insurance in America - to a seemingly softer, gentler “can't we all just get along” position.
(TAIWAN) -- It was expected to hit hard and it did. Hundreds of people are missing in a village in Taiwan after it was buried by a mudslide when typhoon Morakot raked across the island yesterday morning, police officials have reported. In photo above people gather to watch hotel building lean before falling into heavily flooded river after Typhoon Morakot hit eastern Taiwan.
(CHINA) -- It is a retreat of humanity on an almost unimaginable scale. An estimated one million people have left behind their homes, jobs and most all their worldly possessions as they evacuate from southeastern China as authorities prepare for the arrival of Typhoon Morakot.