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'Sex' sells: Women give Carrie & Co. $55.7M debut

Posted: 06/01/2008 - Sarah Jessica Parker and her gal pals have not lost their sex appeal. The big-screen " Sex and the City " - reuniting Parker and TV co-stars Kim Cattrall, Kristin Davis and Cynthia Nixon - strutted to a $55.7 million opening weekend, far exceeding Hollywood's box office expectations.

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Economic cost drives Senate climate debate

Posted: 06/01/2008 - From higher electric bills to more expensive gasoline, the possible economic cost of tackling global warming is driving the debate as climate change takes center stage in Congress.

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Bush mulls making Pearl Harbor a national monument

Posted: 06/01/2008 - President Bush has asked his defense and interior secretaries to look into designating Pearl Harbor and other historic World War II sites in the Pacific a national monument.

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Man goes on trial in killings of wife, infant

Posted: 06/01/2008 - The young woman and her baby girl were snuggled together in bed, the infant nestled in her mother's arms, tucked under a thick comforter in the master bedroom of their home outside Boston. Both had been shot.

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Minn. mom fights church ban on her autistic son

Posted: 06/01/2008 - Church officials say Carol Race's autistic son Adam is disruptive and his erratic behavior threatens the safety of other parishioners in their church in Minnesota.

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US Treasury chief: no 'quick fix' on oil

Posted: 06/01/2008 - U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson said Sunday that there was no quick fix to high oil prices, which he called an issue of supply and demand.

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Clinton looks for victory in Puerto Rico primary

Posted: 06/01/2008 - Hillary Rodham Clinton campaigned for victory Sunday in Puerto Rico's presidential primary, albeit a hollow one as Barack Obama's advisers confidently predicted he'd have the Democratic presidential nomination in hand as early as this week.

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Bone drug Zometa helps fight breast cancer spread

Posted: 05/31/2008 - A drug to prevent bone loss during breast cancer treatment also substantially cut the risk that the cancer would return, results that left doctors excited about a possible new way to fight the disease.

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iPhone market share at 19 percent in 1Q, IDC says

Posted: 05/31/2008 - Apple Inc.'s iPhone, a new model of which is widely expected this summer, took 19.2 percent of the U.S. market for "smart" phones in the first quarter of 2008, according to research firm IDC's vendor survey.

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Hacker changes Phoenix Mars Lander Web site

Posted: 05/31/2008 - A spokeswoman for the Phoenix Mars Lander mission says a hacker took over the mission's public Web site during the night and changed its lead news story.

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Amy Winehouse late for first post-rehab concert

Posted: 05/31/2008 - Amy Winehouse showed up late for her first concert since leaving rehab, giving an underwhelming performance in front of 90,000 people Friday at a Lisbon music festival.

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Medal of Honor winner matured to 'natural' soldier

Posted: 05/31/2008 - Growing up in a small rural town, Ross McGinnis was more apt to get in trouble than on the honor roll. So he enlisted in the Army, and in just under a year found his soul mate, a brotherhood, and even himself.

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Vote aimed at curbing pot growing in Calif. county

Posted: 05/31/2008 - Voters here took the state's official permissiveness on marijuana to new heights in 2000, allowing residents to grow up to 25 pot plants for medical, recreational or personal use.

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After crane collapse, experts call for more tests

Posted: 05/31/2008 - The towering cranes that build America's skyscrapers are often not properly inspected for wear, fatigue and other potentially dangerous structural problems, several construction safety experts said following a deadly accident in New York.

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Students skip slime, stink with virtual dissection

Posted: 05/31/2008 - Mandates in 14 states, including Virginia and Maryland, that allow biology students to opt out of dissection without jeopardizing their grades are fueling interest in virtual dissection as an alternative tool for teaching anatomy.

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Chinese authorities prepare to drain swelling lake

Posted: 05/31/2008 - Chinese authorities prepared on Saturday to drain a swelling lake formed by a devastating earthquake, completing work on a drainage channel to divert water that threatens hundreds of thousands downstream.

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Tornado tears up homes, trees in Indianapolis

Posted: 05/31/2008 - Residents cleaned up Saturday after a tornado plowed a trail of destruction through the east side of Indianapolis, but they gave thanks that nobody was killed and that the only injuries were minor.

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FEMA finishing closure of Louisiana trailer parks

Posted: 05/31/2008 - Cleveland Stampley grinned as he locked the door to his FEMA trailer one last time. Out front, a case worker's pickup truck waited to take him to his new home at a nearby apartment complex.

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Shuttle Discovery blasts off for space station

Posted: 05/31/2008 - Space shuttle Discovery and a crew of seven blasted into orbit Saturday, carrying a giant Japanese lab addition to the international space station along with something more mundane - a toilet pump.

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Obama quits Chicago church after long controversy

Posted: 05/31/2008 - "This is not a decision I come to lightly ... and it is one I make with some sadness," Obama said at a news conference after campaign officials released a letter of resignation he sent to the church on Friday.

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