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Armenia, Turkish Diplomats Announce Agreement

Posted: 08/31/2009 - Armenian and Turkish diplomats have announced a Swiss-mediated agreement to launch a six-week negotiation period aimed at opening normal diplomatic relations between the two neighbors.

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Garden City Commissioner Named Brownback Statewide Co-Chair

Posted: 08/31/2009 - Sen. Sam Brownback says Garden City city commissioner Reynaldo Mesa will serve as a statewide campaign co-chair for his 2010 gubernatorial bid. Mesa will serve with John Petersen of Overland Park and Wichita city councilwoman Sue Schlapp.

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Jackson Dead, Video Was A Hoax

Posted: 08/31/2009 - A hoax video purporting to show Michael Jackson hopping out of a coroner's van alive was produced by a German television station as an experiment, the broadcaster told CNN Monday.

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COMMENTARY: Cheney Wrong On Interrogations

Posted: 08/31/2009 - Former Vice President Dick Cheney said in an interview Friday that just-released CIA documents demonstrate the effectiveness of coercive interrogation techniques.

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California Firefighters Urge Evacuations

Posted: 08/31/2009 - A fast-moving wildfire in Southern California has nearly doubled in size and is threatening 10,000 homes on Monday, officials said. Fire officials said Monday they had ordered mandatory evacuations for residents of the 10,000 homes under threat.

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Friends: Kidnapped Girl Seemed Normal

Posted: 08/31/2009 - In many respects, Jaycee Dugard and her two daughters lived an unremarkable public life -- one that belied the horrifying circumstances that have since made front-page news.

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Boaters Lived On Crackers, Gum, Beer & Water

Posted: 08/31/2009 - They kept their bodies alive with rationed crackers, bubble gum, beer and three gallons of water. But spiritually, the three men lost at sea for eight days had something else to keep them going.

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911 Call: My Whole Family's Dead

Posted: 08/31/2009 - "I just got home," a man identified as Guy Heinze Jr. told the emergency dispatcher in the Saturday call, released Monday by authorities. "I was out last night. I got home just now, and everybody's dead. ... My whole family's dead. It looks like they've been beaten to death."

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Brown: I Don't Remember Hitting Rihanna

Posted: 08/31/2009 - Pop star Chris Brown has admitted guilt and apologized for assaulting his then-girlfriend Rihanna in February, but he does not remember hitting the singer, he told CNN's Larry King.

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Japan's New Ruling Coalition Rushes To Fill Cabinet

Posted: 08/31/2009 - Japan's newly empowered leader Yukio Hatoyama rushed on Monday to select Cabinet ministers and start making good on promises to revive the world's second-largest economy after his party's historic trouncing of the ruling conservatives.

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Hurricane Warning Issued For Southern Baja California

Posted: 08/31/2009 - Mexico on Monday issued a hurricane warning for the southern Baja California peninsula in preparation for Hurricane Jimena, a powerful Category 4 storm packing winds near 145 mph (230 kph), the U.S. National Hurricane Center said.

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Colombian President Has H1N1 Virus

Posted: 08/31/2009 - Colombian President Alvaro Uribe is infected with the H1N1 virus, commonly known as swine flu, his spokesman told CNN en Espanol on Sunday.

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Uruguay Lawmakers Vote For Same-Sex Adoptions

Updated: 08/31/2009 - The lower house of Uruguay’s Congress on Thursday passed a bill to allow same-sex couples to adopt children, paving the way for the country to become the first in Latin America to provide such rights.

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Gabon Voters To Elect New President

Posted: 08/31/2009 - Voters in the western African nation of Gabon went to the polls Sunday to elect a successor for President Omar Bongo, who died in June after more than four decades in office.

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Soldiers’ Wage Protest Turns Violent In S. Africa

Posted: 08/31/2009 - A wage protest Monday in South Africa’s capital turned violent when police clashed with more than 1,000 soldiers who tried to enter the presidential grounds, official media reported.

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Semenya Given Rousing South African Reception

Updated: 08/31/2009 - New 800 meters world champion Caster Semenya has arrived back in South Africa to fresh controversy over levels of testosterone in her body three times higher than normal for women.

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Nigeria Hails Rebel Amnesty Amid 'Charade' Claim

Updated: 08/31/2009 - The crowd of young men gathered around as police officers unloaded a small arsenal from the bed of a truck: buckets of bullets, boxes and boxes of machine guns and rocket launchers.

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Baby Born With Heart Outside His Chest

Posted: 08/31/2009 - A newborn baby boy with a heart protruding from his chest is set to undergo a complex surgery in New Delhi, India doctors said Monday.

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Missing Boaters Clung To Thread Of Hope

Posted: 08/31/2009 - They kept their bodies alive with rationed crackers, bubble gum, beer and three gallons of water. But spiritually, the three men lost at sea for eight days had something else to keep them going.

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I'm 'Slightly Miffed' At Obama, Carville Says

Posted: 08/31/2009 - A prominent Democrat who is also a Louisiana native said Sunday he was somewhat offended that President Obama has yet to pay a visit to New Orleans, a city trying to rebuild after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina four years ago.

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