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Family History Can Trump Breast Cancer Gene Test

Updated: 11/18/2008 - If breast cancer runs in the family, women can be at high risk even if they test free of the disease's most common gene mutations, sobering new research shows.

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Pepsi Bottling Cuts Outlook, Announces Restructure

Updated: 11/18/2008 - Pepsi Bottling Group Inc., which bottles Pepsi beverages, on Tuesday cut its 2008 profit outlook and announced a restructuring plan that will affect more than 3,000 jobs worldwide.

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Tiger Cub Dies After Rare Blood Transfusion

Updated: 11/18/2008 - A 7-month-old wild tiger died Tuesday in a central Indian zoo, two days after veterinarians tried to save the cub with a rare blood transfusion, officials said.

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Falling Boulders Endanger Lives At Yosemite

Updated: 11/18/2008 - For a decade, the National Park Service has known that the 3,000-foot granite cliff hanging over a tourist village at Yosemite is susceptible to colossal rockslides like one last month that crushed cabins and sent schoolchildren running for their lives.

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Taliban Siege Of Pakistan Elders Leaves 7 Dead

Updated: 11/18/2008 - Taliban militants attacked Pakistani tribal leaders near the Afghan border, triggering a gunbattle and an explosion that killed seven people, an official said Tuesday.

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Banks Lead European Markets Down

Updated: 11/18/2008 - European stock markets fell Tuesday following Asian losses amid further gloom about the state of the world economy and the banking system's prospects in particular.

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Home Depot 3Q Profit Falls 31%

Updated: 11/18/2008 - Home Depot says its third quarter profit sank 31 percent on slow sales at established locations as consumers continued to cut back on spending.

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Oil Slips as Investors Mull Recession

Updated: 11/18/2008 - Fears of a prolonged recession in developing countries and weak crude demand sent oil prices drifting below $55 a barrel Tuesday.

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Bill Clinton Activities Under Review by Obama Team

Updated: 11/18/2008 - The President-Elect says no position would be offered to rival Hillary Rodham Clinton until a review of who's footing the bill for some of her husband's speech-making.

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Georgia Calls for Independent War Investigation

Updated: 11/18/2008 - Georgia and Russia blame each other for a five-day conflict in South Ossetia. Georgia's U.N. ambassador wants an international investigation into who started it.

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Rare Blood Transfusion Attempted on Tiger Cub

Updated: 11/18/2008 - Veterinarians carried out a rare blood transfusion in an attempt to save a 7-month-old wild tiger that had been attacked and beaten by angry villagers in central India.

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Astronauts Hitch Giant Crate to Space Station

Updated: 11/18/2008 - Astronauts hitched a giant shipping crate full of home improvement "goodies" to the international space station on Monday, a critical step for boosting the population in orbit.

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Obama Aides Cite Need for Big Stimulus Program

Updated: 11/18/2008 - Two of President-elect Barack Obama's top economic advisers said Monday the U.S. economy needs a substantial stimulus package to avoid a deep recession.

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Oil Lingers Near $55 as Investors Mull Recession

Updated: 11/18/2008 - Oil prices lingered near $55 a barrel Tuesday in Asia as investors mulled more dire news pointing to a prolonged recession in developed countries and sustained weakness in demand for crude.

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Kansas Abortion Doctor's Attorney Spars with ex-AG

Updated: 11/18/2008 - Former AG Phill Kline was on the stand at a Sedgwick County court hearing Monday. Attorneys for abortion doctor George Tiller are trying to have evidence linked to Kline thrown out or the charges against Tiller dismissed.

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Yahoo to Replace Yang as CEO, Ending Rocky Reign

Updated: 11/18/2008 - Yahoo Inc. co-founder Jerry Yang is stepping down as chief executive, ending a rocky reign marked by his refusal to sell the Internet company to Microsoft Corp. for $47.5 billion — more than triple Yahoo's current market value.

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Ballots Set for Boeing Engineers Contract Voting

Updated: 11/18/2008 - Boeing and its engineering union began contract talks Monday. At issue is a contract that expires Dec. 5 and covers mostly work on military projects. The talks affect about 700 Wichita workers.

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