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World Markets Surge on Global Stimulus Hopes

Posted: 12/08/2008 - European and Asian stock markets surged Monday after Wall Street's rebound on Friday as investors took heart from new plans to bolster growth around the world.

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Native Hunters: Climate Is Thinning Caribou Herds

Posted: 12/08/2008 - Chief Bill Erasmus of the Dene nation in northern Canada brought a stark warning about the climate crisis: The once abundant herds of caribou are dwindling, rivers are running lower and the ice is too thin to hunt on.

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Oil Bounces off 4-year Lows to Above $43 a Barrel

Posted: 12/08/2008 - Oil prices bounced off four-year lows to above $43 a barrel Monday as OPEC's president suggested the group could surprise investors with a large production cut later this month.

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Streisand, President Bush Share Awkward Smooch

Posted: 12/08/2008 - Barbra Streisand got an awkward kiss on the cheek from the president, and yes, she gave him a smooch back. Streisand, a vocal critic of President George W. Bush, was a guest Sunday at the White House just before one of Washington's few A-list events: the Kennedy Center Honors.

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State Laws Fail To Curb Teens' Indoor Tanning

Posted: 12/08/2008 - State laws meant to keep teens out of indoor tanning booths haven't made a dent, a new study has found, disappointing doctors hoping to reduce deadly skin cancers.

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Pakistan Arrests Suspected Mumbai Plotter

Updated: 12/08/2008 - A Pakistani government official says security forces have arrested a man alleged by India to be one of the masterminds of the Mumbai attacks.

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EU To Launch Anti-Piracy Mission Off Somalia Coast

Posted: 12/08/2008 - The European Union formally launches its anti-piracy task mission off the Somali coast on Monday, preparing to take over from the NATO flotilla guarding one of the world's most important shipping lanes.

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9/11 Suspects Face Gitmo Court, Victims' Families

Posted: 12/08/2008 - The confessed architect of the Sept. 11 attacks and four alleged co-conspirators are to appear before a military judge Monday, even as the first U.S. war-crimes trials since World War II teeter on the edge of extinction.

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Topeka Police Investigate Bomb Threat

Updated: 12/08/2008 - Topeka Police investigate a bomb threat Sunday night. They have barricaded a square block near the 13th and Polk.

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Pakistani Militants Strike Supply Lines

Posted: 12/07/2008 - Militants blasted their way into two transport terminals in Pakistan on Sunday and torched more than 160 vehicles destined for U.S.-led troops in Afghanistan, in the biggest assault yet on a vital military supply line, officials said.

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More Riots In Greece After Police Shooting

Posted: 12/07/2008 - Rioters rampaged through Athens and the northern city of Thessaloniki Sunday, hurling petrol bombs, burning stores and setting up burning barricades across city streets as protests against the fatal police shooting of a teenager turned violent.

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Indicted Rep. Jefferson Loses La. Seat

Posted: 12/07/2008 - Voters in Louisiana ousted indicted Democratic Rep. William Jefferson on Saturday, instead electing a Republican attorney who will be the first Vietnamese-American in Congress.

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Dems, White House Agree To Auto Bailout

Posted: 12/07/2008 - After weeks of tense discussions with the heads of the U.S. auto industry, Democratic Congressional leaders have reached an agreement that may just clear the way for the Big Three to get the money they need to survive ... for now.

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Blackwater Guards To Surrender In Utah

Posted: 12/07/2008 - Five indicted Blackwater Worldwide security guards plan to surrender to the FBI Monday in Salt Lake City, about 2,000 miles from the Washington courthouse where they were charged, a person close to the case said.

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Soul Mates: Thieves Lift 1,400 Pairs Of Shoes

Posted: 12/07/2008 - A couple of heels stole a trailer in suburban Detroit and hot-footed away with 1,400 pairs of shoes worth $40,000. Security cameras show at least two men hooking the trailer to their truck early Friday at a loading dock in Redford, then driving away. The trailer was found a couple of blocks away in Detroit.

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After 28-Year Coma, Sunny Von Bulow Dies

Posted: 12/07/2008 - Martha "Sunny" von Bulow, who spent the last 28 years of her life in oblivion after what prosecutors alleged was two murder attempts by her husband, Claus, died Saturday at a nursing home in New York.

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Nobel Winner: HIV Vaccine Within 5 Years

Posted: 12/07/2008 - One of the scientists sharing the Nobel Prize in medicine for discovering HIV said Saturday he believes there will be a therapeutic vaccine to treat the virus within five years.

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Friedman: The Big Three Were Brain-Dead

Posted: 12/07/2008 - As future shareholders of General Motors (by way of Congress' proposed infusion of taxpayer dollars to Detroit), Americans should not allow the management that "drove this company into a ditch" to stay on, hoping that the same management will be able to drive it back out.

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Laid-Off Workers Occupy Chicago Factory

Posted: 12/07/2008 - Workers who got three days' notice that their factory was shutting its doors have occupied the building and say they won't go home without assurances they'll get severance and vacation pay.

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Obama: Economy Worse Before It Gets Better

Posted: 12/07/2008 - President-elect Barack Obama said the U.S. economy seems destined to get worse before it gets better and he pledged a recovery plan "that is equal to the task ahead."

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Analysis: Kansas Ruling on Abortion Resolves Little

Posted: 12/07/2008 - The state Supreme Court condemned former Attorney General Phill Kline's conduct, but it resolved little with its latest ruling in Kline's five-year legal mud-wrestling match with abortion providers.

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