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Number of Active Oil Rigs falls by 18

Posted: 05/22/2009 - The number of rigs actively exploring for oil and natural gas in the United States fell by 18 this week to 900, down more than half from a year ago.

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Steeler Harrison's pit bull attacks young son

Posted: 05/22/2009 - A pit bull owned by Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison has reportedly attacked the player's young son, but police, hospital and team officials are releasing little information.

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Malawi inaugurates president for second term

Posted: 05/22/2009 - President Bingu wa Mutharika of Malawi was sworn in to a second five-year term Friday after a landslide election victory, and he immediately reached out to his vanquished opponents.

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Naval graduates include Sen. McCain's son, Jack

Posted: 05/22/2009 - Far from the madding crowds of last year's campaign trail, Barack Obama quietly greeted the newly graduated midshipman and son of the man he defeated for the presidency.

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US drops remaining tax charge against Castroneves

Posted: 05/22/2009 - Federal prosecutors dropped the remaining tax evasion conspiracy charge against two-time Indianapolis 500 champion Helio Castroneves and his sister on Friday, clearing the Brazilian driver of all the charges that once threatened to derail his career.

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New Citizens Get Sworn In

Updated: 05/22/2009 - Over 50 people gathered to take part in a Naturalization Ceremony Friday. The group became the country's newest citizens.

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H1N1 Flu Cases Hit 69 in Kansas

Posted: 05/22/2009 - Kansas health officials say the H1N1 flu virus is circulating at Fort Riley, based on the number of cases in Geary and Riley counties.

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Accidental Millionaires in NZ Escape With $2.3M

Posted: 05/22/2009 - WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) -- The bank that mistakenly handed a New Zealand couple a $6.1 million credit limit said Friday it had recovered less than a third of the money from the pair, who have disappeared.

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Toddler Buys Earthmover in Online Auction

Posted: 05/22/2009 - WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) -- A New Zealand mom made some online bids on toys before napping. Then her 3-year-old daughter took over and bought a bigger plaything than expected - a huge earth-moving digger for a cool $12,300.

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Survivor: Tocantins Finale Show Review w/Interviews

Posted: 05/22/2009 - When JT won the million dollars and the hundred thousand dollar prize of Sprint Player of the season the audience erupted. JT was definitely a great player and played the game very strategically.

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Terror Plot Suspects Have Extensive Criminal Records

Posted: 05/22/2009 - NEWBURGH, N.Y. (AP) -- The four men accused of plotting to bomb New York City synagogues and shoot down military airplanes with missiles are down-and-out ex-convicts living on the margins in a faded industrial city.

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Ex-Soldier Gets Life in Prison for Iraq Rape, Murders

Posted: 05/22/2009 - PADUCAH, Ky. (AP) -- An ex-soldier convicted of raping and killing an Iraqi teen and murdering her family has been sentenced to life in prison in a case that drew attention to the emotional and psychological strains on soldiers serving in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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Stocks Wobble on Concerns About US Debt Load

Posted: 05/22/2009 - NEW YORK (AP) -- Stocks wavered early Friday after a slide in the previous session as investors fretted over the health of government balance sheets.

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`Heath Ledger and Friends' Present Actor's Final Role at Cannes Fest

Posted: 05/22/2009 - CANNES, France (AP) -- Heath Ledger's zeal roused his co-stars to up their game in his final film, and his death inspired them - and three A-list friends who completed his role - to carry on with a story the late actor had wanted to see, director Terry Gilliam said Friday.

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2 Kids Inside California Home As Parents Killed

Posted: 05/22/2009 - An intruder dressed in black and wearing a motorcycle helmet barged into a Southern California beach home and stabbed a pregnant woman and her husband to death as their two children were in other rooms, authorities said Thursday.

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Vick at Va. Courthouse For Probation Meeting

Posted: 05/22/2009 - Michael Vick walked into a federal courthouse in Virginia on Friday to meet his probation officer, ignoring questions from waiting reporters about his life under home confinement after being released from a federal prison this week.

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To Cover Both Wars, Senate Passes $91.3B Bill

Posted: 05/22/2009 - The Senate is backing President Barack Obama's efforts to ramp up the war in Afghanistan, granting his request for $91.3 billion for military and diplomatic operations there and in Iraq.

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