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Dream of Gas Tax Holiday Faltered Over Job Losses

Updated: 07/19/2008 - The political vision of a summer gas tax holiday died a quick death in Congress, losing to a view that federal excise taxes on gasoline and diesel fuel will have to go up if they go anywhere.

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Woman in W.Pa. Baby Mystery Partially Eviscerated

Posted: 07/19/2008 - An autopsy on a woman's body found in an apartment linked to a mystery newborn baby found that the woman was partially eviscerated and her uterus was cut open, authorities said Saturday.

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Beijing Begins Massive Olympic Shutdown

Posted: 07/19/2008 - Beijing's Olympic shutdown begins Sunday, a drastic plan to lift the Chinese capital's gray shroud of pollution just three weeks ahead of the games.

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Bees Swarm Motorists on N.J. Turnpike

Posted: 07/19/2008 - Drivers on the New Jersey Turnpike have to cope every day with traffic jams, pollution and even the occasional deer.

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Stunt Pilot to Join National Aviation Hall of Fame

Posted: 07/19/2008 - Stunt pilot Sean Tucker, who has thrilled air show audiences with daredevil moves in more than 1,000 performances, said he got his start by trying to face his flying fears.

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Terrorist in NYC Hijacking, Bombing Granted Parole

Posted: 07/19/2008 - A Croatian terrorist has been granted parole and will be deported to his homeland after serving 30 years of a life prison term for hijacking an airliner and planting a bomb that killed a New York City police officer.

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Spears' Role as Mom Expands After Epic Meltdown

Posted: 07/19/2008 - Less than eight months after an epic meltdown that led to a court taking away her children, Britney Spears is reclaiming her role as a mother - to the point where she may be with her boys nearly half the time.

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Hundreds of Baby Penguins Found Dead in Brazil

Posted: 07/19/2008 - Hundreds of baby penguins swept from the icy shores of Antarctica and Patagonia are washing up dead on Rio de Janeiro's tropical beaches, rescuers and penguin experts said Friday.

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Sing Us One Last Song at Shea, Piano Man

Posted: 07/19/2008 - Billy Joel bade a stirring farewell to Shea Stadium on Friday during an electrifying, sold-out final show at the same ballpark where the Beatles famously ushered in a new era in rock 'n' roll four decades ago.

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Don't eat lobster tomalley

Posted: 07/19/2008 - Maine officials are advising consumers to avoid eating lobster tomalley after tests revealed high levels of toxins in some lobsters.

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Conjoined Barn Swallows Cause Stir in Arkansas

Posted: 07/19/2008 - A pair of conjoined barn swallows, attached at the hip by skin and possibly muscle tissue, will be sent to the Smithsonian Institution for study and examination.

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Soccer Team Members Help Subdue Man on Flight

Posted: 07/19/2008 - An American Airlines flight from Boston to Los Angeles was diverted to Oklahoma City on Friday after a passenger stripped nude and later tried to open an emergency exit door before being subdued by members of a professional soccer team and others, the FBI said.

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Woman in W.Pa. Baby Mystery Partially Eviscerated

Posted: 07/19/2008 - An autopsy on a woman's body found in an apartment linked to a mystery newborn baby found that the woman was partially eviscerated and her uterus was cut open, authorities said Saturday.

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'Dark Knight' Sets Box Office Record with $66.4M

Updated: 04/28/2009 - LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Warner Bros. executive says the Batman sequel "The Dark Knight" has set a single-day box office record by taking in $66.4 million on opening day.

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Investigators Arrive at Site of Crane Collapse

Posted: 07/19/2008 - HOUSTON - Hitting the ground with enough force to bounce a nearby worker off the ground, one of the nation's largest mobile cranes collapsed at a Houston oil refinery, killing four workers and injuring seven others.

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