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China Raises Fuel Prices

Posted: 06/20/2008 - Areas in Sichuan province were exempt from the increase, China Daily reports. Government last hiked fuel prices by about 11 percent in November. Shanghai announced an increase in prices for liquefied petroleum gas for scooters. Growing Chinese demand for oil has underpinned the multiyear rally in oil prices.

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House OKs Warrantless Wiretapping Bill

Posted: 06/20/2008 - Senate is also expected to approve measure which contains rules effectively shielding telecommunication companies from lawsuits related to wiretapping without warrants.

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Former Aide: Bush Should Tell All on CIA Leak

Posted: 06/20/2008 - Former White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan appeared before the House Judiciary Committee to address concerns raised in his book regarding the Administration's role in the outing of CIA operative Valerie Plame

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Shiites Protest US-Iraqi Security Deal

Posted: 06/20/2008 - Hundreds of followers of Muqtada al-Sadr demonstrate against a proposed pact between the U.S> and Iraq allowing for a long term American presence in the Middle Eastern nation.

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Doctors Say Woods Should Recover From Injuries

Posted: 06/20/2008 - Doctors say Tiger Woods' victorious season is remarkable considering his knee and leg injuries . Still, there's no reason to think it will be Woods' last— despite needing surgery to repair a ruptured left knee ligament and treatment for a double stress fracture in the same leg's shinbone, experts said Thursday.

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Israel Shows Abilities for Iran Strike

Posted: 06/20/2008 - A large-scale Israeli military exercise run in the eastern Mediterranean earlier this month appears to many observers as a practice for a strike into Iran.

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Obama Tries to Expand Battleground

Posted: 06/20/2008 - Democratic candidate chooses to target eleven battleground states and seven more traditionally Republican states as he attempts to widen his appeal beyond the traditional red-blue divide.

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CDC Recommends Lead Testing on Some Turf Fields

Posted: 06/20/2008 - The CDC recommended testing of any field containing worn or faded turf blades that are made of nylon or nylon-blend fibers. Nylon fields with visible dust should also be tested, the agency said in a health advisory posted online late Wednesday.

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Who Says China Needs Mental Health Care

Posted: 06/20/2008 - China faces growing demand for mental health care in the aftermath of last month's devastating earthquake, which killed at least 70,000 people and left millions homeless. Medical services initially focused on treating injuries and preventing disease outbreaks after the May 12 earthquake.

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Toilet Paper Wedding Dress Wins National Contest

Posted: 06/20/2008 - Tourists gaped at six stunning wedding dresses displayed at Ripley's Believe It or Not! in New York's Times Square. The fashionable white frocks were fashioned entirely of toilet paper.

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Virginia Man Sheds 80 Pounds Eating at McDonald's

Updated: 06/20/2008 - A man lost about 80 pounds in six months by eating nearly every meal at McDonald's. He did not eat any Big Macs, french fries or chocolate shakes. Mostly salads, wraps and apple dippers without the caramel sauce.

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Bloomberg Defends Obama Before Jewish Audience

Posted: 06/20/2008 - New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg is urging Jewish voters to denounce the online whisper campaign that for months has pushed the false rumor that Democrat Barack Obama is secretly a Muslim.

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Va. Man Sheds 80 pounds Eating at McDonald's

Posted: 06/20/2008 - Eating mainly salads, wraps, and apple dippers from the fast-food giant, and bypassing all the Big Macs and shakes, man gets back under two hundred pounds

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U.S. Ambassador Slams Zimbabwe's Ruler

Posted: 06/20/2008 - Diplomat tells CBS News Robert Mugabe's regime is illegitimate and guilty of massive bloodshed as Zimbabwe's leader tries to hold onto power heading into next week's runoff election.

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House to Debate New Surveillance Law

Posted: 06/20/2008 - New update to the 1978 Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act would effectively protect the telecommunication companies from civil lawsuits while establishing steps for determining its overall legality.

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China Fuel Price Hike May Not Sap Demand

Posted: 06/20/2008 - The jump in China's state-controlled fuel prices will inevitably squeeze consumers at both filling stations and grocery stores. But analysts say the hike is unlikely to make an immediate or huge dent in the country's hunger for oil.

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High Gasoline Prices Changing Lawn-Mowing Habits

Posted: 06/20/2008 - Sales of manual — or push reel — mowers with the cartwheeling blades are on the rise this year. Officials attribute the surge to increased environmental concerns because of emissions from gas-powered mowers, the faltering economy that makes the generally less expensive push reels more attractive, and $4-a-gallon gasoline.

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US Stocks Head for Lower Open; Bank Woes Continue

Posted: 06/20/2008 - U.S. stocks headed for a lower open Friday as investors digested a slew of bad news about the beleaguered financial services industry and awaited this weekend's meeting in Saudi Arabia on oil production.

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Oil Prices Rise Above $132 in Asia

Posted: 06/20/2008 - Oil prices rose Friday after dropping sharply in the previous session on concerns that an increase in Chinese fuel prices would dampen oil demand in the booming Asian nation.

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Thousands Of Thai Protestors Clash WIth Police

Posted: 06/20/2008 - Several thousand protesters pushed through a heavy police cordon around Thailand's seat of government Friday, vowing to peacefully besiege the compound until the prime minister resigns.

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Suicide Bomber Ambushes Military Convoy, Killing 6

Posted: 06/20/2008 - A suicide bomber attacked a military convoy as it drove through a town in southern Afghanistan Friday, killing five civilians and one soldier from the U.S.-led coalition.

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