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World Markets Down as Rally Runs Out of Steam

Updated: 05/11/2009 - Global stock markets retreated Monday, breaking several days of gains, as positive news of fewer job losses in the U.S. was blunted by investors moving to book recent profits.

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Police: High-Ranking Iraqi Traffic Official KIlled

Updated: 05/11/2009 - Iraqi police say a high-ranking traffic police officer has been fatally shot in central Baghdad. Police say Brig. Gen. Abdul-Hussein al-Kadhoumi was driving a civilian car through al-Andalus square early Monday when he was cut off by two cars and sprayed with bullets.

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Floods Ease In Brazil, But 300,000-plus Homeless

Updated: 05/11/2009 - Floodwaters receded some in inundated towns across northern Brazil on Sunday, but the number of homeless rose above 300,000 and two people were missing after an overloaded canoe overturned in swift waters.

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Stimulus Watch: Early Road Aid Leaves Out Neediest

Updated: 05/11/2009 - Counties suffering the most from job losses stand to receive the least help from President Barack Obama's plan to spend billions of stimulus dollars on roads and bridges, an Associated Press analysis has found.

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Doctor Says Up To 1,000 Dead In Sri Lanka Shelling

Updated: 05/11/2009 - Two days of shelling across Sri Lanka's northern war zone killed at least 430 ethnic Tamil civilians — and likely as many as 1,000 — a government doctor in the area said Monday. The United Nations branded the attacks a "bloodbath."

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CNN's Gupta Turns Down Obama, On Top of Flu Story

Updated: 05/10/2009 - "Don't drop me," CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta said as he hopped on the back of a motorcycle for a ride down a dusty Mexican street. He was looking for the boy believed to be the first person diagnosed with swine flu, armed with a picture on his Blackberry.

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Restored NY Lighthouse Features Surprise Rodin

Updated: 05/10/2009 - More than 10,000 campgrounds dot the American landscape. But only at the state-run campground in this remote Lake Champlain town can you find a Rodin sculpture on public display just steps away from campers pitching tents and grilling burgers.

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Winfrey Collects Honorary Degree, Speaks at Duke

Updated: 05/10/2009 - Oprah Winfrey talked about courage, making wise choices and helping others during a commencement address Sunday at Duke University, which gave her an honorary degree.

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Concerns White Phosphorus Used in Afghan Battle

Updated: 05/10/2009 - Doctors voiced concern over "unusual" burns on Afghan villagers wounded in an already controversial U.S.-Taliban battle, and the country's top human rights groups said Sunday it is investigating the possibility white phosphorus was used.

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California Residents Praised for Home Fire Safety

Updated: 05/10/2009 - Relieved to see their ash-covered houses still intact, grateful homeowners are paying tribute to firefighters by tooting car horns and posting large thank-you signs on their front lawns.

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National Guard Troops to Aid Flood Victims in WVa

Updated: 05/10/2009 - The National Guard is helping residents in West Virginia's southern coalfields recover from weekend flooding that destroyed at least 100 buildings, knocked out power and caused mudslides that flushed trash, debris and at least one mobile home downstream.

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Weather Improving for Monday Launch to Aid Hubble

Updated: 05/10/2009 - With a forecast of near-perfect weather, NASA's Hubble Space Telescope scientists and managers were euphoric as they awaited Monday's planned launch of shuttle Atlantis on the final trip to the orbiting observatory.

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Starting Monday, it costs more to mail

Updated: 05/10/2009 - Unless you've got a stash of Forever Stamps sitting around, it might be time for a trip to the post office. The price of mailing a letter jumps 2 cents Monday.

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Fire near Santa Barbara 55 percent contained

Updated: 05/10/2009 - Most of the 50,000 residents and business owners who last week fled the Jesusita Fire near Santa Barbara, California, had returned by Sunday afternoon, and the blaze was 55 percent contained, fire authorities said.

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