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Harvard Pres.: School Has Tough Choices In Decline

Updated: 07/05/2009 - Harvard President Drew Gilpin Faust began her tenure in 2007 when the university's prosperity seeemed limitless. With its ballooning wealth, Harvard planned almost frenzied growth, from a building boom into Boston to vast increases in financial aid for students.

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Chestnut Chows Down 68 Hot Dogs; Sets Record

Updated: 07/05/2009 - Setting a world record, Joey Chestnut won Nathan's Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest on Saturday, solidifying himself to many as the greatest gustatory athlete of all time.

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Ex-Beatles, Rolling Stones Manager Allen Klein dies

Updated: 07/05/2009 - Music manager Allen Klein, whose clients included the Rolling Stones and the Beatles, died Saturday after a lengthy battle with Alzheimer's disease, his publicist said. Klein was 77.

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Costa Rica Tops List of 'Happiest' Nations

Updated: 07/05/2009 - Forget Disneyland! Costa Rica is the happiest place in the world, according to an independent research group in Britain with the goal of building a new economy, "centered on people and the environment."

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Iran: British-Greek Reporter Held for Weeks Freed

Updated: 07/05/2009 - Iran has released a British-Greek journalist held for more than two weeks since demonstrations erupted following disputed presidential elections, Iran's state television reported Sunday.

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Zimbabwe Vows to Pull Troops Out of Diamond Fields

Updated: 07/05/2009 - Zimbabwe has promised to withdraw its soldiers from diamond fields in the east, an official newspaper reported Sunday - a week after a rights group alleged the military was committing killings and abuses in the area.

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UN Official to Accompany Honduran President Home

Updated: 07/05/2009 - Exiled Honduran President Manuel Zelaya has announced his imminent departure for home to reclaim his post even though the interim government of Honduras is vowing to prevent his plane from landing.

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Bus Tips Over In Adirondacks, Killing 1, Hurting 9

Updated: 07/05/2009 - A bus rolled onto its side and plowed into a rock ledge early Sunday on a highway in the Adirondacks in northeastern New York, killing a woman pinned underneath and hurting nine others, authorities said.

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Drug War, Economy Weigh On Mexico Midterm Election

Updated: 07/05/2009 - Drug violence, an economic downturn and recent cases of political malfeasance weigh heavily on Mexico's midterm congressional elections Sunday, a vote that could decide the future of President Felipe Calderon's anti-crime and economic policies.

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Somali Fighting Kills At Least 12 In Mogadishu

Updated: 07/05/2009 - Heavy shelling between Somali rebels and government forces near the presidential palace killed at least 12 people on Sunday, witnesses said, and the prime minister looked for help from more African Union peacekeepers.

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Exiled Honduran Leader Vows Return for Showdown

Updated: 07/05/2009 - Honduras braced for confrontation Sunday as ousted President Manuel Zelaya insisted he was coming home to reclaim his post, urging his supporters to mass at the airport for a showdown with the interim government in power since the army sent him into exile a week ago.

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US Military Deaths in Iraq War At 4,322

Updated: 07/05/2009 - As of Saturday, July 4, 2009, at least 4,322 members of the U.S. military had died in the Iraq war since it began in March 2003, according to an Associated Press count.

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French: Sub Hears Signal From Yemenia Black Boxes

Updated: 07/05/2009 - A submarine scouring the Indian Ocean on Sunday picked up the signal beacons of the two black boxes of a Yemenia Airways flight that crashed off the Comoros Islands, the French aviation agency said.

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Obama Backs Medvedev's Judicial Reforms

Updated: 07/05/2009 - President Barack Obama said strengthening human rights and the rule of law in Russia should be a part of the much-heralded "reset" in U.S.-Russian relations, according to an interview with an embattled Russian opposition newspaper.

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Coroner: Teen 5th Killed By Apparent Serial Killer

Updated: 07/05/2009 - A teenage girl shot while helping her father in their family's small furniture and appliance store died Saturday, becoming the fifth victim of a suspected serial killer terrorizing a small South Carolina community, authorities said.

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3rd Person Dies After NC Fireworks Explosion

Updated: 07/05/2009 - Officials say a third worker has died from injuries suffered when a truckload of fireworks exploded on a dock at a remote North Carolina island.

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Television Networks Planning Jackson Coverage

Updated: 07/05/2009 - NBC executives changed their minds Sunday and decided to join other networks that will televise Michael Jackson's memorial service live this week.

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