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McCain Steps Up Criticism of Obama Over Iraq

Posted: 07/25/2008 - Republican presidential candidate John McCain says that Democratic rival Barack Obama's policies would have led to defeat in both Iraq and Afghanistan.

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Foreclosure Filings More than Double

Posted: 07/25/2008 - Over 700,000 homes in the United States have received at least one foreclosure-related notice in the second quarter of 2008, more than twice as many as this time last year.

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Chinese lead the World in Net Users

Posted: 07/25/2008 - Despite government controls on Web usage, China passes the U.S. in number of Net users, and with more than a half billion mobile users the number is expected to keep growing

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Germans Say Obama Speech Sent 'Positive Signal'

Posted: 07/25/2008 - More than 200,000 people crowded into Victory Column in Berlin Thursday to hear the presumptive Democratic nominee speak before he met with Chancellor Angela Merkel. Sen. Obama is in Paris friday.

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Scientists Shed Light on Northern Lights

Posted: 07/25/2008 - NASA scientists claim they have solved some of the mysteries behind the Northern Lights, which may help them understand storms that disrupt satellites and harm astronauts.

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Police: Paparazzi, Guards, Fight at Jolie Chateau

Posted: 07/25/2008 - It sounds like a scene from "Fight Club." French police say camouflaged paparazzi who got on to the grounds of Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt's chateau in southern France fought with the Hollywood couple's guards.

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Durable Goods Orders up 0.8% in June

Posted: 07/25/2008 - Government data show that orders to factories for big-ticket manufactured goods rose at the fastest pace in four months in June, a much stronger showing than had been expected.

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More Subscribers Boost Netflix 2Q Results

Posted: 07/25/2008 - Netflix says its second-quarter profit rose 4 percent, helped by a 25 percent increase in subscriptions and the introduction of a device that allows customers to stream video directly to their TVs.

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Qantas Jet Lands with Gaping Hole in Fuselage

Updated: 07/25/2008 - A Qantas flight en route to Australia from London made an emergency stop in Manila on Friday after a loud bang punched a hole in the Boeing 747-400's fuselage, officials and passengers said.

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Oil Rises Above $126 a Barrel

Posted: 07/25/2008 - Oil rose above $126 a barrel on Friday, extending gains in the previous session after recent declines over the past two weeks. A weaker dollar is making oil futures more attractive to investors.

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New Markets Spur Honda to Record Quarter

Posted: 07/25/2008 - Honda Motor Co. reported record profit for a fiscal first quarter Friday as sales growth in new markets offset the damage from a stronger yen and soaring material costs.

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Racial Issues Raised In Atlantic City Prosecution

Posted: 07/25/2008 - Former mayor Robert Levy was scheduled to be sentenced Friday in Camden for lying about his Vietnam War service to obtain additional veterans benefits. Meanwhile, an alleged blackmail scheme involving city councilmen was roiling along the Jersey shore.

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Gaps In Aging Levees Leave DC Landmarks Exposed

Posted: 07/25/2008 - Strolling beside the Reflecting Pool with the Lincoln Memorial in the distance, it's easy to overlook a gentle rise in the landscape a few yards to the north.

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Beating At NY Bar Strains US-Serbia Relations

Posted: 07/25/2008 - It started as a bar fight in a college town in upstate New York. Police say a hulking basketball player from Serbia beat a fellow college student to a bloody pulp and fled to his home country, setting off a diplomatic crisis.

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Olympian PR Bout Under Way In Washington

Posted: 07/25/2008 - In an air-conditioned room in the Chinese Embassy, a vice minister from Beijing chastises Americans for their "very limited" understanding of violent anti-government protests in Tibet.

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Allies of Phoenix Mayor Fight Recall Effort

Posted: 07/25/2008 - It's a political oddity: a TV commercial extolling the public safety record of a sitting mayor, except the spot isn't soliciting votes and the politician's name isn't scheduled to appear on the November ballot.

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Analysis: Bush's Policy Shifts Affect Obama

Posted: 07/25/2008 - The administration's turnabout on a timeline for a U.S. troop withdrawal in Iraq and its new willingness to sit down and talk with adversaries Iran and North Korea make it hard for Obama to define himself as the clear alternative.

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Rice: Pakistan Should Do More To End Violence

Posted: 07/25/2008 - Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said Pakistan needs to do more to prevent Taliban militants from launching attacks into Afghanistan from its territory.

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