Updated: 11/28/2008 - A Wisconsin radio station had to make two contestants an offer they couldn't refuse in order to get them to quit a game to win a new car.
Updated: 11/28/2008 - Security software built into a stolen laptop computer led police to the central Kansas home of the alleged thief.
Updated: 11/28/2008 - Madonna's awakening to the crisis in Malawi - an impoverished African nation where one million children are orphaned by AIDS - had many consequences.
Updated: 11/28/2008 - Verizon's FiOS TV service doesn't make for a brighter picture, the advertising industry's self-regulatory body said, urging the company to drop some of the claims it makes in its advertising.
Updated: 11/28/2008 - Since its launch in March, video-streaming site Hulu has become a popular place to catch TV shows, video clips and movies for free on the Web.
Updated: 11/28/2008 - Dr. Daniele Zullino keeps glass bottles full of white powder in a safe in a locked room of his office.
Updated: 11/28/2008 - At the Planned Parenthood of Indiana, 'tis the season of giving health care and contraception. But it's a sentiment that opponents of abortion and artificial birth control say denigrates the holiday season.
Updated: 11/28/2008 - Unemployment in the 15 nations that share the euro shot up to 7.7 percent in October - the highest level in two years - as growth dropped sharply, the EU statistics agency Eurostat said Friday.
Updated: 11/28/2008 - Production at Japan's vital manufacturers is sinking fast - and is projected to turn in its worst quarter ever - amid a plunge in global demand that is battering the core of the world's second-largest economy.
Updated: 11/28/2008 - Rebels captured two border posts and a town in eastern Congo, increasing their stranglehold over the region as thousands of refugees flee into neighboring Uganda, officials said Friday.
Updated: 11/28/2008 - Taliban insurgents killed 13 Afghan troops in an ambush of their convoy in northwestern Afghanistan, while NATO-led troops fired on insurgents inside Pakistan, officials said Friday.
Updated: 11/28/2008 - Russian President Dmitry Medvedev praised a U.S. decision to change its strategy for bringing Georgia and Ukraine into NATO, expressing satisfaction Friday that the American administration abandoned a program seen as a key step toward membership.
Updated: 11/28/2008 - Bank of China said Friday it has received regulatory approval to offer banking services in Switzerland.
Updated: 11/28/2008 - It's a modern day scarlet letter only it's bright orange. Starting next week, convicts sentenced to community service across Britain will have to wear orange vests with the words "Community Payback" on them.
Updated: 11/28/2008 - South Africa blocked Zimbabwe's opposition leader from flying to Morocco to receive an award because his travel documents had expired, officials said Friday.
Updated: 11/28/2008 - Germany's highest criminal court must decide where a former Nazi death camp guard - now a U.S. resident - can be prosecuted for alleged involvement in the deaths of 29,000 Jews, a prosecutor said Friday.
Updated: 11/28/2008 - France's foreign minister on Friday identified the two French people killed in the Mumbai terror attack as the founder of a French fashion company and her husband.
Updated: 11/28/2008 - Historically stingy with granting pardons, President George W. Bush is facing a flood of requests for get-out-of-jail cards or wiping criminals' records clean on his way out of the White House.
Updated: 11/28/2008 - Online retailers are ramping up heavy-duty deals to turn skittish shoppers into buyers during the crucial Thanksgiving weekend and "Cyber Monday" - but even so, online sales are expected to be fairly flat after years of strong growth.
Updated: 11/28/2008 - Goat meat stewing on the stove and sweet potatoes baking in the oven. Cooked fish, complete with bones and eyeballs. Spicy peppers soaked in bottles of rum.
Updated: 11/28/2008 - Forecasters warned Friday that yet more rain could fall this weekend on waterlogged southern Brazil, raising fears of renewed mudslides in a region where at least 100 people have died due to storms.
Updated: 11/28/2008 - General Motors Corp. said Friday it would sell and lease back some of its non-manufacturing operations in Europe as part of its efforts to raise cash quickly.
Updated: 11/28/2008 - Edwin E. Salpeter, an astrophysicist whose work in the "Salpeter-Bethe equation" showed how helium changes to carbon, has died. He was 83.
Updated: 11/28/2008 - Consumer electronics have long been among the most popular holiday gifts, with fierce competition among shoppers for day-after-Thanksgiving deals on flat-screen TVs and laptop computers.