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Congress ready to take up pared-down summer agenda

Posted: 07/06/2008 - WASHINGTON (AP) -- Democrats bent on showing they can govern and Republicans anxious about a sour re-election climate are pushing a pared-down summer agenda in Congress. Lawmakers want to try to save homeowners from foreclosure, avert Medicare cuts and give the government power to spy on suspected terrorists.

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Accident at Iowa town's fireworks display hurts 37

Posted: 07/05/2008 - DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- A Fourth of July fireworks shell misfired in a northern Iowa town, sending a fireball skidding down a street into a crowd of spectators and injuring 37 people, officials said Saturday.

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Man flying lawn chair lifted by helium balloons

Posted: 07/05/2008 - BEND, Ore. (AP) -- Riding a green lawn chair supported by a rainbow array of more than 150 helium-filled party balloons, Kent Couch took off Saturday in a third bid to fly from central Oregon all the way to Idaho.

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Former Republican NC Sen. Jesse Helms dies at 86

Posted: 07/04/2008 - RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- Former Sen. Jesse Helms, who built a career along the fault lines of racial politics and battled liberals, Communists and the occasional fellow Republican during 30 conservative years in Congress, died on the Fourth of July.

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Roger Federer again reaches Wimbledon final

Posted: 07/04/2008 - WIMBLEDON, England (AP) -- Roger Federer beat Marat Safin in straight sets Friday, leaving him one win from his sixth consecutive Wimbledon title and 13th Grand Slam championship.

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Court orders YouTube to give Viacom video logs

Posted: 07/04/2008 - NEW YORK (AP) -- Dismissing privacy concerns, a federal judge overseeing a $1 billion copyright-infringement lawsuit against YouTube has ordered the popular online video-sharing service to disclose who watches which video clips and when.

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Former hot-dog-chomping champ hungry for new title

Posted: 07/04/2008 - NEW YORK (AP) -- He's gone from hot-dog top dog to underdog. Renowned competitive eater Takeru Kobayashi is aiming to chomp his way back to the top of the annual Fourth of July hot dog eating competition on Coney Island after a disappointing three-dog loss last year shattered his six-year winning streak.

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Over 50 are injured in bomb explosion in Belarus

Posted: 07/04/2008 - MINSK, Belarus (AP) -- A homemade bomb exploded at an outdoor concert in Belarus' capital early Friday, injuring at least 50 people. Officials blamed hooligans.

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Sen. Kerry facing first Democratic foe in decades

Posted: 06/29/2008 - BOSTON (AP) -- Sen. John Kerry is facing his first primary opponent since he first took office 23 years ago, and his challenger has one issue in mind: The senator's 2003 vote authorizing President Bush to launch military action against Iraq.

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Children Playing T Ball

Posted: 06/17/2008 - The Ken Berry Fields are full with baseball games including T ball for the little ones.

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Firefighters Extinguish Major Blaze in Downtown LA

Posted: 06/05/2008 - A fire engulfed a two-story building in the downtown Garment District early Thursday, gutting a labyrinth-like collection of small stores and sending flames and smoke pouring through the roof.

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Smelly

Posted: 05/22/2008 - Smelly

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Court will Decide Case of Virgina Man on Death Row

Posted: 05/12/2008 - The Supreme Court on Monday granted a temporary reprieve to a death row inmate in Virginia to consider whether lower courts correctly weighed his claim that his lawyer did a poor job of representing him.

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