An incident between US and Iranian ships in the Strait of Hormuz was hardly routine, as Tehran is claiming, White House press secretary Dana Perino said Tuesday, indicating that Iran's high-speed charge at a three-boat Navy convoy was "reckless" and shouldn't happen again.

In a case brought by a Michigan sand-and-gravel company, the Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that a six-year cutoff prevents suing the federal government in property disputes beyond the deadline.

Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson said Tuesday on CNBC that the administration is in discussions with the mortgage industry about a possible expansion of a program to freeze adjustable-rate mortgages to help at-risk homeowners.

Healthcare spending, which makes up a growing share of the New Jersey became the first Northern state to formally

NBC won't air Sunday's Golden Globes awards for motion pictures and television, the network announced Monday, because with Hollywood stars honoring the picket lines of striking writers, the show could be virtually devoid of celebrities.

New Jersey could use turnpike property, industrial parks, and landfills as alternative energy corridors and sites, according to The Star-Ledger of Newark. The paper says Gov. Jon Corzine (D) has studied a proposal to sell development rights for windmills and solar energy collectors on state properties.

Louisiana State rallied from a 10-0 deficit to defeat top-ranked Ohio State, 38-24, in the Bowl Championship Series title game played Monday in New Orleans' Superdome. It was the second straight year the Buckeyes fell in the BCS finale. Above, LSU quarterback Matt Flynn (l.) celebrates with Ricky Jean-Francois, who holds the game's crystal football trophy.

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