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5 Killed, 7 Hurt when Boat Slams into Tug in Florida

Updated: 04/13/2009 - Authorities were investigating Monday why a power boat packed with 12 people slammed into a docked tug boat, killing five people aboard the pleasure craft and seriously injuring 12 others.

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US Captain Freed; Somali Pirates Vow to Retaliate

Updated: 04/13/2009 - In a daring high-seas rescue, U.S. Navy SEAL snipers killed three Somali pirates and freed the American sea captain who had offered himself as a hostage to save his crew. The operation was a victory for the world's most powerful military but angry pirates vowed Monday to retaliate.

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Asia Markets Rise on Japan Stimulus, China Lending

Updated: 04/13/2009 - Asian markets gained more ground Monday as Japan's new $150 billion stimulus plan and upbeat news about Chinese bank lending boosted hopes for recovery in the region's major economies.

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Oil Falls Below $52 on IEA Demand Forecast

Updated: 04/13/2009 - Oil prices fell to below $52 a barrel Monday in Asia after the International Energy Agency said it expects global crude demand to drop this year amid the worst worldwide recession in decades.

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Blaze At Homeless Shelter Kills 21 In Poland

Updated: 04/13/2009 - A fast-moving fire tore through a three-story building housing homeless families in northwestern Poland early Monday, killing at least 21 people and injuring 20 more, including an infant, officials said.

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China Releases First Human Rights Action Plan

Updated: 04/13/2009 - China released its first human rights action plan Monday, pledging to improve the treatment of minorities and do more to prevent the torture of detainees but said that raising living standards would remain a central goal.

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Dozens of Cottages Burn At NH Christian Center

Updated: 04/13/2009 - Authorities are trying to determine the cause of an 11-alarm fire that destroyed or damaged dozens of summer cottages at a 146-year-old Christian center.

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Florida Boat Slams Into Tug; 5 Killed, 7 Injured

Updated: 04/13/2009 - Five people were killed and seven seriously injured when a 22-foot pleasure boat crashed into the rear of a docked tug boat near St. Augustine Sunday evening, authorities said.

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Obama Girls Name Their New Puppy 'Bo'

Updated: 04/13/2009 - Bo? No jest. The first family has settled on a first pet - a 6-month-old Portuguese water dog that the Obama girls are naming Bo.

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Military Crackdown Hasn't Deterred Pirates

Updated: 04/13/2009 - Even in the glow of the U.S. Navy's daring rescue of a cargo ship captain from Somali pirates, the military is still searching for a solution to the epidemic of high seas piracy.

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Fox's Glenn Beck Announces Comedy Tour

Updated: 04/12/2009 - Glenn Beck, Fox News Channel's latest sensation, is taking a comedy show on the road for six live performances over six days during the first week of June.

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Swiss Architect Zumthor Wins Pritzker

Updated: 04/12/2009 - Peter Zumthor, a Swiss architect acclaimed for the ambitious craftsmanship he applies to works of modest scale in often remote locations, has won the 2009 Pritzker Architecture Prize, the prize's jury announced Sunday.

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Miley and Hannah Team Up for $34M Opening Weekend

Updated: 04/12/2009 - Miley Cyrus and alter-ego Hannah Montana have double-teamed their way to another No. 1 box office debut. Walt Disney's "Hannah Montana: The Movie" opened with $34 million in ticket sales, according to studio estimates Sunday. That followed Cyrus' first-place premiere last year with her 3-D concert film.

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Chinese Premier Says Economy Improving

Updated: 04/27/2009 - Premier Wen Jiabao said China's economy was showing "positive changes" but called for more efforts to combat the impact of the global financial crisis, state media reported Sunday.

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Challenging Season for Sierra Ski Resorts Ending

Updated: 04/12/2009 - Sierra Nevada ski resorts are beginning to shut down lifts for the season after what some operators are calling a "very challenging year" because of the economy's downhill run.

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Texas is Wind King

Updated: 04/12/2009 - ) -- Texas continues to blow away the competition, but Iowa can now generate more wind power than California, according to a new industry report to be released Monday.

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Swedish Parishioners Unveil Lego Statue of Jesus

Updated: 04/27/2009 - Parishioners at a church in Sweden celebrated Easter on Sunday by unveiling a 6-foot-tall (1.8-meter-tall) statue of Jesus that they had built out of 30,000 Lego blocks.

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Thai Soldiers Spray Gunfire At Protest

Updated: 04/27/2009 - Thai soldiers sprayed automatic weapons fire into the air and threw tear gas to clear protesters blocking roads in the capital in the pre-dawn darkness Monday. Demonstrators responded by hurling at least one gasoline bomb and 70 people were reported injured, most by tear gas.

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New orangutan population found in Indonesia

Updated: 04/12/2009 - Conservationists have discovered a new population of orangutans in a remote, mountainous corner of Indonesia — perhaps as many as 2,000 — giving a rare boost to one of the world's most endangered great apes.

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Texas is wind king, but Iowa breezes past Calif.

Updated: 04/12/2009 - Texas continues to blow away the competition, but Iowa can now generate more wind power than California, according to a new industry report to be released Monday.

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