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Tony Blair Returns to Parliament

Posted: 06/05/2008 - Former Prime Minister Tony Blair said Thursday that U.S. President George W. Bush still has time to broker a peace deal in the Middle East. Blair, who served as British leader for 10 years from 1997, is scheduled to give evidence on the Middle East peace process to the House of Commons International Development select committee.

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Guinness: Japanese TV host is world's busiest

Posted: 06/05/2008 - Flick through a few channels on Japanese TV and Monta Mino is most likely there. And the world's most prolific television presenter, who just broke his own record for the most hours of live television in one week, says he wants to work even more.

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Egypt uncovers 'missing' pyramid of a pharaoh

Posted: 06/05/2008 - Egyptian archaeologists unveiled on Thursday a 4,000-year-old "missing pyramid" that is believed to have been discovered by an archaeologist almost 200 years ago and never seen again.

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Al-Qaida's No. 2 Urges Holy War Over Gaza Strip

Posted: 06/05/2008 - Al-Qaida's No. 2 leader called on Muslims to launch a holy war to break Israel's economic blockade of the Gaza Strip, in an audio recording posted Wednesday on an Islamic militant Internet site.

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GE, Pittsburgh hospital establish imaging business

Posted: 06/05/2008 - General Electric Co., the international conglomerate with a stake in everything from jet engines to network television, is investing $20 million in technology that will allow doctors to share and transmit images of microscopic human tissue.

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Top Myanmar Comedian, Social Activist Detained

Posted: 06/05/2008 - Myanmar's most popular comedian, known for his jibes against the military regime and recently for helping cyclone victims, has been taken from his home by police, family members said Thursday.

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Former Mexico Governor Convicted on Drug Charges

Posted: 06/05/2008 - A Mexican court sentenced a former state governor to 36 years in prison Wednesday for fomenting drug trafficking, overturning an earlier ruling that had imposed six years on lesser charges, his defense attorney said.

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US, British Diplomats Attacked In ZImbabwe

Posted: 06/05/2008 - U.S. and British diplomats were attacked Thursday as they tried to investigate political violence in Zimbabwe and a U.S. Embassy staffer was beaten. The group was still being held some six hours after being stopped at a roadblock just north of Harare.

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Hispanic Teens Try Drugs, Suicide At Higher Rates

Posted: 06/05/2008 - Hispanic high school students use drugs and attempt suicide at higher rates than their black and white classmates, according to a new federal survey that shows a continuation of a disturbing trend.

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Communities To Get $300 Million To Tackle Health

Posted: 06/05/2008 - In Memphis, black Medicare beneficiaries are nearly six times as likely as whites to have a leg amputated, a complication stemming from vascular disease and diabetes.

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U.S. Envoy: Zimbabwe Forces Threaten to Burn Diplomats

Posted: 06/05/2008 - Two American and one British vehicles carrying diplomats were stopped in the African country and were threatened by Zimbabwe police and soldiers. U.S. diplomat says the African state has become "a lawless country."

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Accused 9/11 Mastermind Wants Death Sentence

Posted: 06/05/2008 - Alleged 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed says he wants the death sentence. He and four alleged confederates faced a military judge Thursday in their long-awaited first appearance before a war-crimes tribunal.

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Error Called On Lesbians' Ballpark Kisses

Posted: 06/05/2008 - Lesbian couple in Safeco Park was asked by an usher to stop kissing after receiving a complaint from another fan, touching off a debate in the typically gay-friendly city.

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Day Trading on Your BlackBerry

Posted: 06/05/2008 - E-Trade strikes a deal with the maker of the popular wireless phones to allow people to get real-time stock quotes and trade from their phones. Beta versions available for download on E-trade Web site starting Thursday.

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Jolie Confidants: 'ET' Knew Twins Source Fake

Posted: 06/05/2008 - Documents and witnesses allege that the info-tainment program repeatedly was told beforehand that a story regarding the birth of the actress's twins were based on information from someone impersonating Ms. Jolie's assistant.

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Refugees Evacuated As Quake Lake Rises

Posted: 06/05/2008 - More than 10,000 people were moved to higher ground Thursday as water continued to rise in a brimming lake formed by landslides from China's May 12 earthquake and another strong aftershock rocked the quake-battered region.

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al-Qaida Claims Danish Embassy Attack

Posted: 06/05/2008 - Six people, including one Danish citizen, were killed by a suicide car bombing in the Pakistani capital, Islamabad. al-Qaida claims the attacks was in retaliation for the publication of cartoons depicting the Prophet Muhammad wearing a bomb-shaped turban.

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Reatailers Report Beating Expectations in May

Posted: 06/05/2008 - Tax rebate checks apparently arrived just in time for retailers in May as since they were able to beat expectations last month, with discount retailers like CostCo and Wal-Mart leading the way.

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UN Summit: Corn on Table or in Tank?

Posted: 06/05/2008 - As the food crisis worsens across the globe and prices soar, a United Nations summit looks into whether biofuel production should still be increasing. The U.S> and Brazil are the world's leading biofuel producers.

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Continental Cutting 3,000 Jobs, Capacity

Posted: 06/05/2008 - Citing recent fuel price increases as the cause of their biggest crisis since Sept. 11, the airline the airline is cutting over ten percent of its capacity and 6.5 percent of itsworkforce.

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Clinton Ending Candidacy, Supporting Obama

Posted: 06/05/2008 - In an email to her supporters the Democratic candidate disclosed that she will end her campaign on Saturday and will announce her support for Barack Obama heading into the fall.

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Alleged 9/11 Mastermind Faces Gitmo Court Date

Updated: 06/05/2008 - The military expects a confrontational hearing when the alleged mastermind of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks and four alleged confederates are brought before a Marine colonel presiding over their war-crimes tribunal.

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Astronauts get Ready for Spacewalk

Posted: 06/05/2008 - NASA astronauts from the space shuttle Discovery are doing some repairs. Both the inside and outside of the international space station's newest room were getting spruced up Thursday.

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