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Man tosses gas bomb in fight, sets own cars ablaze

Updated: 03/27/2009 - Authorities said a man threw a Molotov cocktail at his neighbor's trailer, but the wind shifted and set fire to two cars, a pickup and a travel trailer in the man's own yard. The Florida Highway Patrol reported that a 51-year-old man got into a fight with his neighbor on Tuesday night and threw the makeshift gasoline bomb.

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Google Dumps 200 Jobs in Company's Largest Layoffs

Updated: 03/27/2009 - Google Inc. is jettisoning nearly 200 workers in its largest round of layoffs yet, demonstrating that even highly profitable companies are feeling the recession's pinch.

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Man puts finger in gas tank, gets stuck for hours

Updated: 03/27/2009 - A Michigan man has learned not to stick his fingers in certain places. Victor Harris, of Saginaw, Michigan, was pouring a fuel additive into his Lincoln Navigator sport utility vehicle Thursday when a piece of paper fell into the gas tank. Harris tried to fish the paper out, but his index finger became stuck in the gas tank.

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Investors Cash in Some Gains From Big Rally

Updated: 03/27/2009 - Caution reasserted itself on Wall Street Friday, sending stocks sharply lower but not enough to prevent the market from heading for its third straight weekly advance.

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Iraqi PM says shoe-thrower had fair trial

Updated: 03/27/2009 - Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki says his government did not intervene in the trial of the journalist who hurled his shoes at former President George W. Bush, but offered little sympathy for the man many consider a hero for his protest

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AT&T to =Start Sending Copyright Warnings

Updated: 03/27/2009 - AT&T Inc., the nation's largest Internet service provider, will start sending warnings to its subscribers when music labels and movie studios allege that they are trafficking in pirated material, according to an executive.

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UK foreign secretary: Iraq inquiry to be held soon

Updated: 03/27/2009 - An official inquiry into the 2003 Iraq war and its aftermath will begin soon after the bulk of British troops leave the country this summer, the foreign secretary said Wednesday.

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AP IMPACT: It's fear that keeps Baghdad's peace

Updated: 03/27/2009 - The streets are calmer now. The fighting between Shiites and Sunnis has largely ceased. But this is not a sign of normalcy in the Iraqi capital. It's fear that keeps the peace.

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AP IMPACT: More bad wiring imperils troops in Iraq

Updated: 03/27/2009 - Military inspectors are racing to examine 90,000 U.S.-run facilities in Iraq with the goal of repairing electrical problems before more troops are electrocuted or shocked while showering or using appliances.

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US military deaths in Iraq war at 4,262

Updated: 03/27/2009 - As of Thursday, March 26, 2009, at least 4,262 members of the U.S. military had died in the Iraq war since it began in March 2003, according to an Associated Press count.

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Fallujah is test case for post-US Iraq

Updated: 03/27/2009 - The Americans are gone from Fallujah, but the "King of Kentucky Chicken Restaurant" is open for business in a bullet-pocked building.

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Major dates in Fallujah's war

Updated: 03/27/2009 - Major dates in the war in the Iraqi city of Fallujah, once the center of the insurgency:

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Ask AP: Pitched baseball speeds, grocery prices

Updated: 03/27/2009 - When fuel prices went way up last year, grocery prices did too, in part because it was more expensive to get the stuff from point A to point B. So why didn't the recent plummet in fuel prices make groceries cheaper again?

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AP Source: Ex-Miss. gov to get nod for Navy post

Updated: 03/27/2009 - President Barack Obama will nominate former Mississippi Gov. Ray Mabus to be secretary of the Navy, a person familiar with the discussions told The Associated Press on Friday.

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Miami sex offenders still living under bridge

Updated: 03/27/2009 - A sandy shoreline runs outside Patrick Wiese's front door. A white crane toes through gentle blue-green waters as the sun beams overhead. The view of downtown is spectacular, the fishing good and the rent free.

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Gay marriage effort shifts back to New England

Updated: 03/27/2009 - Vermont was the first state to outlaw slavery. Neighboring New Hampshire declared its independence from England before any other colony. Maine led the way with Prohibition.

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Fallujah is test case for post-US Iraq

Updated: 03/27/2009 - The Americans are gone from Fallujah, but the "King of Kentucky Chicken Restaurant" is open for business in a bullet-pocked building.

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AP Source: Ex-Miss. gov to get nod for Navy post

Updated: 03/27/2009 - President Barack Obama will nominate former Mississippi Gov. Ray Mabus to be secretary of the Navy, a person familiar with the discussions told The Associated Press on Friday.

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Longtime NBC newsman Irving R. Levine dies at 86

Updated: 03/27/2009 - Irving R. Levine, the bow-tied NBC newsman who explained the fine points of economics to millions of viewers for nearly a quarter century, has died. He was 86.

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Spokane residents smuggle suds over green varities

Updated: 03/27/2009 - The quest for squeaky-clean dishes has turned some law-abiding people in Spokane into dishwater-detergent smugglers. They are bringing Cascade or Electrasol in from out of state because the eco-friendly varieties required under Washington state law don't work as well. Spokane County became the launch pad last July for the nation's strictest ban on dishwasher detergent made with phosphates, a measure aimed at reducing water pollution. The ban will be expanded statewide in July 2010, the same time similar laws take effect in several other states.

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