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Ice shelf about to break away from Antarctic coast

Updated: 04/03/2009 - A massive ice shelf anchored to the Antarctic coast by a narrow and quickly deteriorating ice bridge could break away soon, the European Space Agency warned Friday.

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Obama tries American-style campaign on Europe

Updated: 04/03/2009 - Courting Europe with an American-style campaign, President Barack Obama on Friday talked up his plans — popular here — to eliminate nuclear weapons, close the Guantanamo Bay prison and tackle global warming.

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Iowa Supreme Court Legalizes Gay Marriage

Updated: 04/03/2009 - Iowa's Supreme Court legalized gay marriage Friday in a unanimous and emphatic decision that makes Iowa the third state — and first in the nation's heartland — to allow same-sex couples to wed.

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Fannie, Freddie Worker Bonuses Total $210M

Updated: 04/03/2009 - Mortgage finance giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac plan to pay more than $210 million in bonuses through next year to give workers the incentive to stay in their jobs at the government-controlled companies.

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Malawi Court Rejects Madonna Adoption Request

Updated: 04/03/2009 - In a surprise move, a judge on Friday rejected Madonna's request to adopt a second child from Malawi and said it would set a dangerous precedent to bend rules requiring that prospective parents live here for some period.

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FDA Weighs Heart Risks of Seroquel for Depression

Updated: 04/03/2009 - Federal health officials said Friday a schizophrenia drug from AstraZeneca also works against depression, though there are concerns about its side effects, including the risk of sudden heart death.

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Vick says he could play football for 10 more years

Updated: 04/03/2009 - Suspended NFL star Michael Vick began to outline plans for life after prison Friday, telling a judge his time behind bars gave him a chance to reflect and that he hopes to play pro football for another 10 years.

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Ex-sailor sentenced to 10 years in terror case

Updated: 04/03/2009 - A former Navy sailor convicted of leaking details about ship movements and the best ways to attack them was sentenced Friday to the maximum 10 years in prison.

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Iowa Supreme Court legalizes gay marriage

Updated: 04/03/2009 - Iowa's Supreme Court legalized gay marriage Friday in a unanimous and emphatic decision that makes Iowa the third state - and first in the nation's heartland - to allow same-sex couples to wed.

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Mother Charged with Stabbing 2-Year-Old Girl

Updated: 04/03/2009 - A woman who believes she was being stalked by a cult has been charged with stabbing her 2-year-old daughter 100 times with scissors, her lawyer and police have said, and can be heard yelling "Die! Die!" on a 911 call.

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Blockbuster reworks loan pact, gets breathing room

Updated: 04/03/2009 - Blockbuster Inc. said Friday that its revolving and term loan agreement has been amended, giving the struggling company some breathing room on its finances amid a deepening recession and increased competition.

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Rep. Murtha Wants $134M In Earmarks

Updated: 04/03/2009 - A flurry of federal investigations and news articles about Congressman John Murtha’s funding requests and campaign contributions has not stopped him from asking for $134 million in earmarks for his district this year, including $75 million for defense spending.

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Madonna To Appeal Adoption Ruling

Updated: 04/03/2009 - Madonna's lawyer says she will appeal a judge's surprise ruling that she cannot adopt a second child from Malawi.

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Tensions Rise Over N. Korean Rocket Launch

Updated: 04/03/2009 - The Obama administration's top envoy on North Korea says the country will face consequences should it go ahead with a planned rocket launch in the next week.

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New Photos From MLK Assassination Emerge

Updated: 04/03/2009 - Almost 41 years to the day after the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated, newly published photographs of the aftermath of his shooting at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee, are on a magazine's Web site.

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Flogging video shakes Pakistan peace accord

Updated: 04/03/2009 - Pakistani authorities ordered inquiries Friday into a video showing the public flogging of a screaming woman in a northwestern valley where officials have yielded to Taliban demands for Islamic law.

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Corpse was Apparently Cut to Fit Coffin

Updated: 04/03/2009 - James Hines was a giant - a 6-foot-7, 300-pound preacher and funk musician so big that after he died in 2004, a macabre rumor began circulating in this small town that the undertaker had to cut off his legs to fit him in the coffin.

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Malawi court rejects Madonna adoption request

Updated: 04/03/2009 - In a surprise move, a judge on Friday rejected Madonna's request to adopt a second child from Malawi and said it would set a dangerous precedent to bend rules requiring that prospective parents live here for some period.

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North Korea watched intently for rocket launch

Updated: 04/03/2009 - Spy satellites trained high-resolution cameras on a coastal North Korean launch pad. U.S., Japan and South Korea deployed warships with radar and other surveillance equipment in the waters near the communist nation - all for one of the most closely watched rocket launches ever.

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