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US military deaths in Afghanistan region at 556

Updated: 11/28/2008 - As of Friday, Nov. 28, 2008, at least 556 members of the U.S. military had died in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Uzbekistan as a result of the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan in late 2001, according to the Defense Department. The department last updated its figures Friday at 10 a.m. EST.

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Guyana to close Net cafes that offer cheap calls

Updated: 11/28/2008 - The South American country of Guyana plans to close hundreds of Internet cafes that it accuses of bypassing the telephone company system to offer cheap international calls.

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Police: Suspect Linked To TV Anchor Slay

Updated: 11/28/2008 - Police said Friday they talked to the suspect in the slaying of a TV anchorwoman before his arrest this week and gathered physical evidence they say links him to the slaying.

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Space experts offer anti-asteroid plan

Updated: 11/28/2008 - It is disaster planning on a galactic scale: Space experts want to come up with a contingency plan on what to do in case a killer asteroid collides with Earth.

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Thanksgiving in space: stiff turkey, bland yams

Updated: 11/28/2008 - The smoked turkey resembles sliced deli meat but stiffer, the candied yams are bland inside, the green beans taste like they've been microwaved to death and the corn bread stuffing has a broth-heavy, institutional flavor.

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Lieberman: Obama 'about perfect' in Cabinet picks

Updated: 11/28/2008 - Connecticut Sen. Joe Lieberman took another step Tuesday toward mending his relationship with Democrats, saying that Barack Obama's actions since winning the presidency have been "just about perfect."

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Clearwire and Sprint unit close WiMax merger

Updated: 11/28/2008 - Clearwire Corp. has completed its merger with the unit of Sprint Nextel Corp. that is building a new wireless data network, the companies said Friday.

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The Fed boosted emergency loans to banks and firms

Updated: 11/28/2008 - The Federal Reserve boosted its lending to commercial banks and investment firms over the past week, indicating that a severe credit crisis was still squeezing the financial system.

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Carl Icahn raises his stake in Yahoo

Updated: 11/28/2008 - In a move likely to fuel speculation over Yahoo Inc.'s search for a new chief executive, activist investor Carl Icahn has bought up close to 7 million additional shares of the Internet company, according to regulatory filings.

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Three Americans Among Dead In India Chaos

Updated: 11/28/2008 - Private groups said Friday three U.S. citizens, including a Brooklyn-based rabbi together with his Israeli wife, were killed in militant attacks in Mumbai and the U.S. State Department said more Americans were "at risk."

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Mr. Fix-It: Landlord required to make some repairs

Updated: 11/28/2008 - Leaky faucet? Running toilet? Don't call the plumber. Call your landlord. As a renter, by law or by lease you're entitled to certain repairs. But not all. You might have to shell out cash from your own pocket for others.

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Next Round Of Foreclosures To Hit Retail

Updated: 11/28/2008 - Black Friday's retail shoppers hunting for holiday bargains won't be enough to stave off what's likely to become the next economic crisis. Malls from Michigan to Georgia are entering foreclosure, commercial victims of the same events poisoning the housing market.

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Suzuki planning to cut jobs in Hungary

Updated: 11/28/2008 - The Hungarian subsidiary of Japan's Suzuki Motor Corp. is planning to cut around 1,200 jobs at its local car plant, an official said Friday.

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Space Shuttle Endeavour Departs Space Station

Updated: 11/28/2008 - The space shuttle Endeavour and its crew of seven have left the international space station. The space shuttle undocked from the space station Friday morning, ending a 12-day visit that left the orbiting complex with more modern and deluxe living quarters.

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Flashpoint Sudan town tense months after battle

Updated: 11/28/2008 - The dirt roads are still lined with burned huts, and many of the scattered residents say they are too frightened to return and rebuild, half a year after north and south Sudanese forces battled over this small town, claimed by both sides in an oil-rich flashpoint region.

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India blames "elements" in Pakistan for attacks

Updated: 11/28/2008 - India pointed the finger of blame at Pakistan on Friday, saying preliminary investigations into the bloody attacks on its commercial capital showed that "some elements" inside the rival nation were responsible.

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US Sends FBI Agents to India to Investigate Attack

Updated: 11/28/2008 - The government ordered FBI agents Friday to fly to India to investigate the bloody Mumbai attacks that killed at least five Americans. U.S. citizens still in the city were warned their lives remain at risk.

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FDA Sets Safe Level for Melamine in Infant Formula

Updated: 11/28/2008 - Federal regulators set a safety threshold Friday for the industrial chemical melamine that is greater than the amount of contamination found so far in U.S.-made infant formula.

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