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Clinton, Obama court Puerto Rican voters

Posted: 05/26/2008 - Sens. Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama took their campaigns to the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico on Saturday in an effort to woo voters before the June 1 primary.

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U.N.: Russian jet downed Georgia spy drone

Posted: 05/26/2008 - The United Nations observer mission in Georgia on Monday concluded that the plane that shot down an unmanned Georgian reconnaissance aircraft last month belonged to the Russian military.

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Sky-diver postpones free fall to Earth

Posted: 05/26/2008 - A French sky-diver Monday postponed his historic quest to break four world records in one by making a 40-kilometer free fall jump from the Earth's stratosphere.

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Sri Lanka: Bomb blast kills nine, injures 72

Posted: 05/26/2008 - A bomb exploded on a crowded commuter train in a southern suburb of Sri Lanka's capital Monday, killing nine people and wounding at least 72 others, police said.

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Lebanon's new leader to form unity cabinet

Posted: 05/26/2008 - Military bands and an honor guard salute greeted President Michel Suleiman on Monday as he entered Lebanon's presidential palace to begin the monumental task of uniting a wounded nation and reconciling its rival political factions.

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Jason Mraz has a recipe for you

Posted: 05/26/2008 - Don't get Jason Mraz talking about his avocado farm. You'll never get around to speaking about his music.

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French film wins Cannes' top prize

Posted: 05/26/2008 - The French film "The Class," a frank tale about classroom life using real students and teachers at a junior high school, won top honors Sunday at the Cannes Film Festival.

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Bush Pays Tribute to Troops at Arlington

Posted: 05/26/2008 - President Bush paid a visit to Arlington National Cemetery Sunday, laying a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Bush called the visit a reminder of the cost of freedom.

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China ready to dynamite 'quake lake'

Posted: 05/26/2008 - Chinese military engineers are prepared to dynamite a potentially dangerous "quake lake" created when landslides dammed a river after this month's earthquake in which more than 65,000 people were killed, state-run media reported Monday.

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Paying respects at Arlington's Section 60

Posted: 05/26/2008 - Most tourists keep to other paths at the cemetery, visiting the Tomb of the Unknowns or President John F. Kennedy's gravesite. However, especially on Memorial Day weekend, relatives and friends pay their respects at the graves in Section 60.

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Inspiration for 'Family Circus' Mommy dies

Posted: 05/26/2008 - PHOENIX, Arizona (AP) -- Thelma Keane, the inspiration for the Mommy character in the long-running "Family Circus" comic created by her husband, Bil Keane, has died. She was 82.

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Midwest tornadoes kill 7, including toddler

Updated: 05/26/2008 - Seven people died in tornadoes that blew through the Midwestern United States on Sunday, with six reported dead in Iowa and a toddler in Minnesota, authorities said Monday.

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Mars lander sends photos from Red Planet's arctic

Posted: 05/26/2008 - NASA's Mars Phoenix Lander began sending photos of the planet's surface on the first day of its three-month mission "to taste and sniff the northern polar site's soil and ice," the space agency said.

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TV's "Laugh In" Comic, Dick Martin, Dies At 86

Posted: 05/26/2008 - Dick Martin, the zany half of the comedy team whose "Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In" took television by storm in the 1960s, making stars of Goldie Hawn and Lily Tomlin and creating such national catch-phrases as "Sock it to me!" has died. He was 86.

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China Fights Flood Threat In Earthquake Zone

Posted: 05/26/2008 - China grappled with backed-up rivers and reservoirs in danger of collapse, along with looming storms that threatened Monday to compound damage from the country's worst earthquake in three decades.

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G8 Ministers Endorse Greenhouse Gas Cuts By 2050

Posted: 05/26/2008 - Environment chiefs from the world's top industrial countries pledged "strong political will" Monday toward cutting greenhouse gas emissions in half by 2050, declaring that developed nations should take the lead in battling global warming.

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Spacecraft Reveals Look At Mars' Polar Region

Posted: 05/26/2008 - Hours after the Phoenix Mars Lander softly landed Sunday in the Martian arctic plains, it dazzled scientists with the first-ever glimpse of the Red Planet's high northern latitudes.

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Lethal Storms Kill 8 In Iowa And Minnesota

Posted: 05/26/2008 - Powerful storms packing large hail, heavy rain and tornadoes made for a deadly Memorial Day weekend across the nation's midsection, killing at least seven people in Iowa and a 2-year-old child in Minneapolis.

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Dixon Holds off Meira to Win Indianapolis 500

Posted: 05/25/2008 - Scott Dixon stayed ahead of the trouble, got a boost from his crew and drove to his first Indianapolis 500 victory Sunday. Danica Patrick failed to finish for the first time in four trips to Indy, though it wasn't her fault.

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Casino mogul hosts wounded soldiers in Vegas

Posted: 05/25/2008 - All too familiar with the gambles of war, Jimmy Kinsey, Kyle Riley and a few dozen fellow soldiers landed in the desert. But for these guys this Memorial Day, the most at stake is a few bucks.

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NATO sees rise of militant activity in Afghanistan

Posted: 05/25/2008 - Insurgent activity is rising in Afghanistan despite recent peace agreements between the new government of neighboring Pakistan and Islamic militants in a tribal area along the countries' border, a NATO official said Sunday.

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Firefighters make progress on California wildfire

Posted: 05/25/2008 - Calmer, cooler weather helped firefighters get a handle Sunday on a destructive wildfire in the Santa Cruz Mountains that has brought a fierce start to the state's fire season.

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