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Sudan Posts $246 Million Bounty For Darfur Rebel

Posted: 05/13/2008 - The Sudanese government has doubled its bounty for the country's most wanted Darfur rebel leader whose troops staged a daring raid on the outskirts of the capital, state television reported Tuesday.

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Genetically Modified Human Embryo Stirs Criticism

Posted: 05/13/2008 - News that scientists have for the first time genetically altered a human embryo is drawing fire from some watchdog groups that say it's a step toward creating "designer babies."

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EarthLink To Pull The Plug On Wi-Fi In Philadelphia

Posted: 05/13/2008 - A few weeks earlier, Atlanta-based Earthlink announced it would shut down a similar network in New Orleans. EarthLink has reached agreements with the cities of Corpus Christi, Texas, and Milpitas, Calif., which are taking over ownership of their networks. EarthLink also has been running a network in Anaheim, Calif.

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Top Democrat Announces Budget Agreement

Posted: 05/13/2008 - Republicans are poised to assault the Democratic plan for permitting many of President Bush's tax cuts to expire. Fully extending them would cost $161 billion in 2001, according to congressional estimates, and would quickly rise above $250 billion a year.

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Pop Artist Robert Rauschenberg Dies In Fla. At 82

Posted: 05/13/2008 - Not to be limited by paint, Rauschenberg was a sculptor and choreographer and even won a 1984 Grammy Award for best album package for the Talking Heads album "Speaking in Tongues."

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Colombia Extradites 14 Jailed Warlords To US

Posted: 05/13/2008 - The warlords, who prosecutors blame for some of modern Colombia's worst atrocities, were extradited because "they were committing crimes and reorganizing criminal structures" from prison.

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Gas Prices Jump To Record Above $3.73 As Oil Rises

Posted: 05/13/2008 - Many analysts have predicted prices will surge much higher, and may breach the psychologically important $4 level on a national basis within the next couple of months. Prices are already that high in many parts of the country.

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6 Dead In Bomb Blasts In India

Posted: 05/13/2008 - Rajasthan's police chief, A.S. Gill, was quoted as saying by the Press Trust of India news agency that the blasts were "obviously a terror attack."

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Retail Sales Dip Again

Posted: 05/13/2008 - High gas prices and a slumping economy drive down retail sales for the second consecutive month. Bush Administration hoping the economic stimulus checks begin to turn around an economy many believe has slipped into recession.

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Victims Say Swiss Bank Funded Iran Terror

Posted: 05/13/2008 - In 2004, when UBS was fined $100 million for sending dollars to Iran, Cuba, Libya and Yugoslavia, the bank said "very serious mistakes were made" but did not directly admit to the accusations.

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Economic Jolt From China's Quake Seen As Limited

Posted: 05/13/2008 - Financial markets in Asia were mostly higher Monday, reflecting relief over the lack of wider damage and signs that China's own markets were taking the disaster in stride.

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30,000 Buried In China Quake Debris

Posted: 05/13/2008 - A day after a 7.9 magnitude earthquake rocked central China, the death toll reportedly reaches 12,000. In one town of 9,000, only 2,300 residents may have survived.

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US Says N. Korean Nuke Documents Appear Complete

Posted: 05/13/2008 - A senior State Department official says an early study of the 18,000 documents handed over last week indicates North Korea kept its word in providing full details of their plutonium program dating back to 1986.

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Clinton Poised For W.Va. Win; Obama Looks Ahead

Posted: 05/13/2008 - Interest is keen in the West Virginia primary, judging by a record turnout of more than 70,000 people who cast ballots in person before Tuesday in the state's liberal early voting system.

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