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AFL-CIO Voting on Obama Endorsement

Posted: 06/24/2008 - The AFL-CIO is on the verge of endorsing Barack Obama for president. The leaders of the nation's largest labor organization started voting Tuesday on whether to endorse Obama's presidential nomination.

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Anthony Pleads Guilty to Reduced DUI Charge

Posted: 06/24/2008 - Nuggets All-Star Carmelo Anthony has pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of driving while ability-impaired and was sentenced to probation and community service.

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Iran Dismisses New Sanctions On Tehran

Updated: 06/25/2008 - The European Union named Iran's largest commercial bank, the chief of the Revolutionary Guards and the head of the country's nuclear program on Tuesday as the targets of new sanctions imposed over Tehran's nuclear defiance.

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Countries Commit $240M to Strengthen Palestinians

Posted: 06/24/2008 - Countries at a one-day conference Tuesday agreed to commit more than $240 million to help strengthen the Palestinian Authority's police force and court system, a diplomat said.

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UN Says Fair Vote In Zimbabwe Is Impossible

Updated: 06/25/2008 - Outraged at the turmoil in Zimbabwe, the U.N. Security Council declared that a fair presidential vote is impossible because of a "campaign of violence" waged by President Robert Mugabe's government.

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Dad of Two Slain Texas Children Charged With Murder

Posted: 06/24/2008 - Randy Sylvester Sr. has been held in the Harris County jail without bond since he was arrested June 17 for allegedly assaulting the children's mother. On Monday, District Attorney Ken Magidson charged him with killing the children.

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Swollen Mississippi Defeats Another Levee

Posted: 06/24/2008 - The swollen Mississippi River burst another levee Tuesday, submerging farmland and threatening a residential area whose occupants had already moved out in anticipation of a flood.

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Visa Business Network Boosts Facebook's Ad Efforts

Posted: 06/24/2008 - Visa's marketing network will help the popular social network boost ad revenue with new small business network designed for small businesses. The first 20,000 businesses that advertise will get a $100 advertising credit from Visa.

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Report Compares Cost Of Animal Disease Outbreak

Posted: 06/24/2008 - The government acknowledged that an outbreak of one of the most contagious animal diseases from any of five locations being considered for a new high-security laboratory would be more devastating to the U.S. economy than an outbreak from the isolated island lab where such research is now conducted.

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Salmonella Can Ride Water In To Tomatoes

Posted: 06/24/2008 - Too big of a temperature difference can make a tomato literally suck water inside the fruit through the scar where its stem used to be. If salmonella happens to be lurking on the skin, that's one way it can penetrate and, if the tomato isn't eaten right away, have time to multiply.

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Lack Of Sunshine Vitamin May Cloud Survival Odds

Posted: 06/24/2008 - New research linking low vitamin D levels with deaths from heart disease and other causes bolsters mounting evidence about the "sunshine" vitamin's role in good health.

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Brain Injuries Cause Half of Seniors' Fall Deaths

Posted: 06/24/2008 - The elderly fear breaking a hip when they fall, but a government study indicates that hitting their head can also have deadly consequences: Brain injuries account for half of all deaths from falls.

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Brain Injuries Cause Half of Seniors' Fall Deaths

Posted: 06/24/2008 - New findings compliment earlier research that indicates the death rate from falling has risen sharply in the past decade. Every year a third of seniors fall, three in ten of those reqire medical treatment.

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Don Imus Says He Was Making a 'Sarcastic Point'

Posted: 06/24/2008 - Six months after returning to the airwaves, the popular radio personality says his question about the race of a Dallas Cowboy defensive back was misinterpreted, that he was trying to make a point "that they arrest blacks for no reason."

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James Dobson Accuses Obama of 'Distorting' Bible

Posted: 06/24/2008 - The founder of Focus on the Family says the presumptive Democratic nominee is misinterpreting the Bible when he raised rhetorical questions over how a country would enforce laws created from it.

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Explosion in Baghdad's Sadr City District Kills 10

Posted: 06/24/2008 - Four Americans, two soldiers and two civilians, were killed, along with six Iraqis when a bomb exploded near a municipal building in Sadr City. The U.S. blamed Shi'ite extremists and claim to have captured a suspect.

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UN Calls a Fair Vote in Zimbabwe Impossible

Posted: 06/24/2008 - After opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai withdrew from a run off election with incumbent president Robert Mugabe due to rising violence, the U.N. Security Council unanimously declares Zimbabwe won't be able to hold a fair election after a "campaign of violence" by Mugabe.

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Residents Keep Fighting Rising Mississippi River

Posted: 06/24/2008 - As waters upriver start to recede, towns downstream prepare for the onslaught as Mississippi floodwaters approach them. Another levee in St. Charles, Mo., broke Tuesday, flooding lands about 30 miles north of St. Louis.

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Senate Intends to Vote on Anti-Foreclosure Plan

Posted: 06/24/2008 - New measure calls for $300 million in new mortgages for distressed homeowners is receiving bipartisan support, but some conservative Democrats are worried about funding the bill, while the Congressional Black Caucus says it does not go far enough to meet the needs of African-Americans.

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Tom Hanks Supports AFTRA Contract Deal

Updated: 06/24/2008 - Tom Hanks has thrown his support behind a contract deal reached by the smaller of two actors unions, putting his high-profile name against plans by the larger union to wring more concessions from the major Hollywood studios.

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