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Italian Premier Berlusconi's Wife Seeking Divorce

Updated: 05/03/2009 - Premier Silvio Berlusconi's second wife has for years lived a very separate life from her billionaire husband, rarely participating in his official events or travels. On Sunday, she confirmed she was seeking a divorce, citing his reported flirtations with younger women.

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Panama Chooses New President Amid Canal Expansion

Updated: 05/03/2009 - A conservative supermarket magnate is favored to win presidential elections Sunday that will determine who oversees expansion of the Panama Canal, the nation's economic engine.

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Rising Tensions Threaten Pakistan, Taliban Peace

Updated: 05/03/2009 - Pakistan's army and the Taliban blamed each other Sunday for a rise in tensions that threatened to destroy a much-criticized peace deal, just days before the Pakistani president heads to Washington for talks with President Barack Obama.

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Fiat Eyes New Company With GM Europe, Chrysler

Updated: 05/03/2009 - Fiat Group SpA confirmed Sunday it was in talks to acquire General Motor's European operations with the aim of possibly creating a new company to also include its newly acquired Chrysler automaker.

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Body Found Near University of Kansas

Updated: 05/03/2009 - A body found near the University of Kansas campus has been identified as an 18-year-old high school student.

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Residents Recall Tornadoes That Killed 46

Updated: 05/02/2009 - Chris Stiles' 8-year-old son met his dad at the door of their Oklahoma City home on May 3, 1999, pleading with his father for a plan as a tornado approached: "You need to do something about it."

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Carol Ann Duffy Chosen as UK Poet Laureate

Updated: 05/02/2009 - The centuries-old post of British poet laureate, bard to kings and queens, has been held by William Wordsworth, Alfred Lord Tennyson and Ted Hughes - but never, until Friday, by a woman.

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Winehouse Blocks Paparazzi from Her Home

Updated: 05/02/2009 - Amy Winehouse has won a court order banning the paparazzi from pursuing her outside her London home, a source close to the singer's management team said Saturday.

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Madonna Adoption Woes

Updated: 05/02/2009 - The father of an African girl Madonna hopes to adopt says he wants to take care of his daughter himself - even though he's never met her.

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Notre Dame's Obama Invite Riles Catholic Bishops

Updated: 05/02/2009 - This coming week, Bishop Thomas Wenski of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Orlando, Fla., will take the unusual step of celebrating a Mass of Reparation, to make amends for sins against God.

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Canada: 1st Pigs Found With New Swine Flu Virus

Updated: 05/02/2009 - Pigs on a Canadian farm have been infected with the new swine flu virus - apparently by a farm worker back from Mexico - and are under quarantine, officials said Saturday. It is the first known case of pigs having the virus.

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Mine That Bird Pulls off Upset in Kentucky Derby

Updated: 05/02/2009 - Trainer Bennie Woolley Jr. hitched Mine That Bird to the back of his pickup and drove to the Kentucky Derby from New Mexico. With an inspired ride on the rail from Calvin Borel, it all added up to one of the greatest upsets in 135 years of America's most famous horse race.

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Fatal Accident Follows Pursuit

Updated: 05/02/2009 - The Kansas Highway Patrol says an early-morning chase ended in the death of a 28-year-old Wichita man.

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Jenkins Chides Obama on Stimulus Package

Updated: 05/02/2009 - In the party's weekly radio and Internet address, Rep. Lynn Jenkins chided Obama and Democrats in Congress for pushing through a $787 billion stimulus package and a $3 trillion federal budget for next year that she said will waste taxpayers' dollars and burden future generations.

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Buffet Says Government Heading in Right Direction

Updated: 05/02/2009 - Billionaire Warren Buffett said Saturday the U.S. government is generally taking the right actions to help the economy recover, and it should be given some benefit of the doubt because officials have been reacting in the middle of a crisis.

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Democrats See Gay Marriage Opportunity

Updated: 05/02/2009 - Gay marriage legalization in several states and the public's growing acceptance of same-sex unions have Democrats sensing political opportunity and some Republicans re-evaluating their party's hard-line opposition to an issue that long has rallied its base.

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