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Earnings Preview: Yum Brands Inc.

Updated: 04/20/2009 - Yum Brands Inc. reports earnings for the fiscal first quarter on Wednesday. The following is a summary of key developments and analyst opinion related to the period.

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Venezuelan opposition leader seeking asylum abroad

Updated: 04/20/2009 - A leading opponent of President Hugo Chavez has decided to seek political asylum abroad rather than face a corruption charge in a trial he says would be stacked against him, an ally said Monday.

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Vets blame toxin in 21 polo horse deaths in Fla.

Updated: 04/20/2009 - The sudden death of 21 polo horses at a championship event in Florida may have been caused by a toxin in the animals' feed, vitamins or supplements, veterinarians said Monday.

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Clinton urges release of US journalist in Iran

Updated: 04/20/2009 - Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton renewed calls on Monday for Iran to release an American journalist convicted of spying and sentenced to eight years in prison.

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Shanghai Auto Show celebrates leading US in sales

Updated: 04/20/2009 - The Shanghai Auto Show, once a venue for the West to show off its cars to a country still relying on bicycles, is now a showcase for China's own industry as it overtakes the U.S. in market size.

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Liquor company Brown-Forman to cut 250 jobs

Updated: 04/20/2009 - Liquor company Brown-Forman Corp. has announced plans to reduce its work force by about 250 employees. It's part of a cost-cutting move expected to save $15 million to $25 million in the next fiscal year.

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SC student killer's lawyer says witness harrassed

Updated: 04/20/2009 - Lawyers for a man who confessed he raped and strangled a South Carolina college student asked a judge for a mistrial Monday, arguing prosecutors harassed and intimidated a witness they hired to discuss their client's troubled past.

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Ortiz legs out triple as Red Sox top O's 12-1

Updated: 04/20/2009 - Dustin Pedroia went 4-for-6 with three run-scoring singles and David Ortiz had a two-run triple to lead the Boston Red Sox to a 12-1 win over Baltimore, completing a four-game sweep of the Orioles in the Patriots' Day game Monday afternoon.

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Attorneys: Whistleblower faked explosion warning

Updated: 04/20/2009 - Attorneys for one of the nation's largest sugar producers accused a whistleblower Monday of faking a report that he says he sent to company executives warning them of the dust hazard at a Georgia refinery days before a blast there killed 14 workers.

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Ex-A.G. Edwards CEO dies; grew it to national firm

Updated: 04/20/2009 - Benjamin Edwards III, who presided over A.G. Edwards as it grew from a St. Louis regional brokerage firm into one of the largest in the nation, died Monday of prostate cancer.

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Ex-A.G. Edwards CEO dies; grew it to national firm

Updated: 04/20/2009 - Benjamin Edwards III, who presided over A.G. Edwards as it grew from a St. Louis regional brokerage firm into one of the largest in the nation, died Monday of prostate cancer.

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Tons of Released Drugs Taint US Water

Updated: 04/20/2009 - U.S. manufacturers, including major drugmakers, have legally released at least 271 million pounds of pharmaceuticals into waterways that often provide drinking water - contamination the federal government has consistently overlooked, according to an Associated Press investigation.

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Zoo Education Department to Offer Fun Club

Updated: 05/05/2009 - The Topeka Zoo will be having Fun Club on Friday, May 1. Children will be read a story by Deputy Chief Gary Herman of the Topeka Police Department, do a fun craft or game and visit with a keeper or an animal visitor.

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