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Stranded divers chase off Komodo dragon on island

Posted: 06/08/2008 - Scuba divers swept away in strong currents survived 12 hours in shark-infested waters before scrambling onto a remote Indonesian island where they faced yet another threat: a Komodo dragon.

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'Panda' beats Sandler with $60 million weekend

Posted: 06/08/2008 - The movies combined to carry Hollywood to a big weekend. The top 12 films took in $172.4 million, up 32 percent from the same weekend last year when "Ocean's Thirteen" led with a $36.1 million opening.

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Gas hits national average of $4 for the first time

Updated: 06/08/2008 - The average price of regular gas crept up to $4 a gallon for the first time over the weekend, passing the once-unthinkable milestone just in time for the peak summer travel season.

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Becoming a Boy Scout

Updated: 06/07/2008 - Thomas Bell decided to put on a carnival for the children at the Topeka Rescue Mission for his Eagle Scout project. The carnival features a moonwalk, a dunk tank water balloons and a fish pond.

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Legal issue affects timings of gay weddings

Posted: 06/07/2008 - Drew Snyder and William Ballentine had a commitment ceremony with all the trimmings four years ago, the closest they could get to a wedding at the time.

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Rain inundates central Indiana, threatens dams

Posted: 06/07/2008 - Storms dumped as much as 10 inches of rain on already-soggy central Indiana on Saturday, threatening dams, inundating highways and forcing the Coast Guard to rescue residents from swamped homes.

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Leaders of No. 2 union OK Hollywood labor contract

Posted: 06/07/2008 - Leaders of Hollywood's second-largest actors union approved a new contract with studios that grants actors more money for Internet work - an issue that sparked a crippling writers' strike this year.

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Franken wins endorsement for Senate in Minnesota

Posted: 06/07/2008 - Al Franken won a resounding endorsement for the U.S. Senate on Saturday from Minnesota Democrats, quickly dispatching with concerns about jokes that offended some and promising a tough challenge to Republican Sen. Norm Coleman.

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Clinton Suspends Campaign, Endorses Obama

Updated: 06/07/2008 - Hillary Rodham Clinton suspended her pioneering campaign for the presidency on Saturday and summoned supporters to use "our energy, our passion, our strength" to put Barack Obama in the White House.

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Sportscaster Jim McKay dies at 86

Posted: 06/07/2008 - Jim McKay elegantly covered competitions from badminton to barrel jumping. Yet he may best be remembered for that grim day at the Munich Olympics when he broke the news with three simple words: "They're all gone."

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Specialized NYPD unit tracks graffiti writers

Posted: 06/07/2008 - Graffiti artists come to New York City from all over the world to make their mark on subway cars, buildings and billboards. They spend hours surveying and then spray-painting hard-to-reach spaces with remarkable precision.

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Oil producers urged to boost output as prices soar

Posted: 06/07/2008 - Leading energy-consuming nations urged oil producers Saturday to boost their output to counter soaring prices threatening the world economy, while they pledged to develop clean energy technologies and improve efficiency.

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Eagle wounded by poacher gets new beak, new look

Posted: 06/06/2008 - More than three years after a poacher shot off her upper beak, a bald eagle named Beauty can finally live up to her name - with the help of volunteers. A team attached an artificial beak to the 15-pound eagle in mid-May, improving her appearance and, more importantly, helping her grasp food.

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Vote on Climate Bill is Blocked in Senate

Posted: 06/06/2008 - Senate Republicans on Friday blocked a global warming bill that would have required major reductions in greenhouse gases, pushing debate over the world's biggest environmental concern to next year for a new Congress and president.

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Asthma Inhalers To Go Green

Posted: 06/06/2008 - Ones using harmful chlorofluorocarbons will be phased out at year's end.

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