Back-to-back defeats for New Zealand Sevens (Yahoo!Xtra Sport)

9:27 am Qld govt shelves MPs’ pay rises 6:47 am Study probes beliefs and health link 6:04 am PM’s staff ‘overworked, and walking out’ 11:12 pm Melbourne radio host found dead 4:40 pm Sulphuric acid tanker rolls in Qld

Bush urges Congress to help automakers

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President George W. Bush on Friday urged Congress to help those ailing automakers that can survive and said the jump in unemployment last month reflected the fact that the U.S. economy was in a recession.

Obama promises aggressive growth measures

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President-elect Barack Obama said on Saturday his plan to create at least 2.5 million new jobs included the largest infrastructure investment since the 1950s and a huge effort to reduce U.S. government energy use.

U.S. investigates death threats to Serb prosecutor

BELGRADE (Reuters) – The office of Serbia’s war crimes prosecutor said on Saturday authorities in the United States were investigating several people suspected of sending him death threats.

Obama to name veterans affairs chief Sunday: aides

CHICAGO (Reuters) – Barack Obama will announce his choice to head the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs at a planned news conference on Sunday, aides to the president-elect said on Saturday.

Brazil blames U.S. pilots in Gol crash: paper

SAO PAULO (Reuters) – The Brazilian Air Force will release a report next week blaming the U.S. pilots of a jet that clipped the wing of a Gol airliner for causing a 2006 crash that killed all 154 on board, a local paper said on Saturday.

Home insurance for dog owners

Depending on what breed of dog you own, where you live and your insurance company, it could be difficult to buy home insurance that includes liability for your dog. Roughly 39 percent of American households have at least one dog, according to The Humane

Winter weather and home insurance

Winter can be especially brutal on our homes. Extreme cold can freeze and break pipes, causing significant water damage. High winds in addition to the weight of heavy snow and ice can down trees on top of homes. The Insurance Information Institute (III)