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For Palin, fundraising as usual in Calif

Posted: 09/09/2008 - Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin, a self-described government reformer, is dabbling in a little politics as usual.

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Pending Home Sales Fall 3.2%

Posted: 09/09/2008 - The National Association of Realtors says pending U.S. home sales fell more than expected in July as the housing market's struggles continued.

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Obama puts heat on Palin as she boosts GOP ticket

Posted: 09/09/2008 - Listening to Barack Obama, it can seem like Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin is the main person standing between him and the White House instead of John McCain.

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Wall Street Dips ahead of Economic Data

Posted: 09/09/2008 - Wall Street edged lower Tuesday as investors awaited readings on pending home sales and wholesale trade and as oil prices extended their decline.

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Amphetamine Use on the Rise in Asia, Mideast

Posted: 09/09/2008 - Demand for amphetamines, Ecstasy and other synthetic drugs appears to have stabilized in the West, but the problem is worsening in Asia and spreading to new markets in the Middle East, a U.N. report said Tuesday.

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ABC says no issue off table for Palin

Posted: 09/09/2008 - Charles Gibson's producer says no issue is off the table for Sarah Palin's first TV interview as a vice presidential candidate, which ABC is hoping it can air in part on Thursday.

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Game news: 'GTA IV' hits 10 million, EA meets ESPN

Posted: 09/09/2008 - How huge is "Grand Theft Auto IV"? Take-Two Interactive announced that it has sold 10 million copies of the game since its April 29 launch. To put that in perspective, 2007's best-selling video game, "Halo 3," sold just 4.8 million. And "GTA IV" still has the holiday season as well as a PC version to look forward to. The game's revenue of $600 million also puts it ahead of the year's most popular movie, "The Dark Knight," whose box office is at $512 million and rising.

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Rourke's `Wrestler' acquired by Fox Searchlight

Posted: 09/09/2008 - Darren Aronofsky's "The Wrestler," a drama starring Mickey Rourke that won top honors last weekend at the Venice Film Festival, was picked up Monday for U.S. distribution by Fox Searchlight.

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Lynne Spears: You're still my brave little girl

Posted: 09/09/2008 - The mother of Britney Spears says that the singer has overcome the tabloid nightmares of the past few years and believes that little by little, her daughter is regaining her "glorious voice."

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Malaysia to punish official for racist remarks

Posted: 09/09/2008 - A senior official will be punished for his racist outburst warning Malaysia's ethnic Chinese minority not to become greedy for political and economic power, the prime minister said Tuesday.

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2 Afghan civilians killed, 10 wounded by NATO bomb

Posted: 09/09/2008 - A NATO bomb missed its target by more than 1 1/2 miles and hit a house Tuesday, killing two Afghan civilians and wounding 10 at a time of rising tension between the Afghan government and international troops over the use of airstrikes.

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US finds clues in bakery to foil Iraqi terror plot

Posted: 09/09/2008 - Lt. Christopher Hanes knew something was wrong as soon as he stepped into the Friends bakery. The oven was unused, the water tank was empty and a large concrete bin was full of dirt that the two employees claimed was used to cool cakes.

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Death spreads to storm shelters in Haiti

Posted: 09/09/2008 - Nine people died in shelters in this marooned city desperate for relief supplies, even as waters from Hurricane Ike receded and a U.S. Navy ship dispatched amphibious boats to deliver food.

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Tamil Tiger rebels attack army base in north

Posted: 09/09/2008 - Tamil Tiger rebels launched an air and ground assault on a military complex in northern Sri Lanka early Tuesday, in an attack that killed 11 troops, one civilian and 10 of the assailants, the military said.

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Ike kills 4 in Cuba, takes aim at Mexico, US Gulf

Posted: 09/09/2008 - Hurricane Ike roared south of Cuba's densely populated capital of fragile aging buildings after tearing across the island nation, ravaging homes, killing at least four people and forcing 1.2 million to evacuate.

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2 Afghan civilians killed, 10 wounded by NATO bomb

Posted: 09/09/2008 - A NATO bomb missed its target by more than 1 1/2 miles and hit a house Tuesday, killing two Afghan civilians and wounding 10 at a time of rising tension between the Afghan government and international troops over the use of airstrikes.

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Kim Jong Il reportedly absent from national parade

Posted: 09/09/2008 - There was no sign of Kim Jong Il at a closely watched parade Tuesday marking the 60th anniversary of North Korea's founding, and the country's state media was silent about his absence, raising new speculation about his health.

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Thai leader forced to resign over TV cooking show

Posted: 09/09/2008 - Thailand's prime minister was forced out of office Tuesday along with his Cabinet after a court ruled that he had broken a conflict-of-interest law by hosting TV cooking shows.

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Federer beats Murray for 5th US Open, 13th major

Posted: 09/09/2008 - Back at his best, back at the top, Roger Federer beat Andy Murray 6-2, 7-5, 6-2 Monday to win his fifth consecutive U.S. Open championship and 13th Grand Slam title overall.

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DeGeneres returns with first show since marriage

Posted: 09/09/2008 - Ellen DeGeneres premiered her sixth season as host of "Ellen" with two notable changes: a new studio and a wedding ring. The syndicated talk show returned Monday with a taped episode from the show's new set on the Warner Bros. studio lot in Los Angeles.

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