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Beijing Gets Ground-to-Air Defense

Updated: 06/25/2008 - China has stationed a battery of ground-to-air missiles just 300 yards from a Beijing Olympic venue, the latest sign of tightening security with the games just 6 1/2 weeks away.

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Stocks Waver After Drop In Consumer Confidence

Posted: 06/24/2008 - Wall Street fluctuated Tuesday, with some investors seeking bargains among financial stocks even as concerns grew about the impact of high fuel costs on consumers and corporate profits.

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Consumer Confidence Skids More Than Expected

Posted: 06/24/2008 - U.S. consumer confidence fell unexpectedly sharply in June, sinking to its lowest level in more than 16 years, according to a private industry group.

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Some Searchers Still Expect To See Rare Woodpecker

Posted: 06/24/2008 - Some scientists still believe the ivory-billed woodpecker exists in the Big Woods, but they haven't been able to capture a sharp image of its remarkable 30-inch wing span and glossy black and white feathers on film or video camera.

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NASA Estimates 3,000 To 4,000 Shuttle Job Losses

Posted: 06/24/2008 - NASA told a Senate panel on Monday that it anticipates losing 3,000 to 4,000 jobs at its launching site once the space shuttles stop flying in two more years, about half the cutback initially reported.

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Scholars Set Date For Odysseus' Bloody Homecoming

Posted: 06/24/2008 - Using clues from star and sun positions mentioned by the ancient Greek poet Homer, scholars think they have determined the date when King Odysseus returned from the Trojan War and slaughtered a group of suitors who had been pressing his wife to marry one of them.

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NASA Warming Scientist: 'This Is The Last Chance'

Posted: 06/24/2008 - Exactly 20 years after warning America about global warming, a top NASA scientist said the situation has gotten so bad that the world's only hope is drastic action.

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Iran May Consider US Diplomatic Presence

Posted: 06/24/2008 - Iran's official news agency says Tehran would consider any U.S. request to set up a diplomatic presence in the Islamic Republic.

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AFL-CIO Voting on Obama Endorsement

Posted: 06/24/2008 - The AFL-CIO is on the verge of endorsing Barack Obama for president. The leaders of the nation's largest labor organization started voting Tuesday on whether to endorse Obama's presidential nomination.

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Anthony Pleads Guilty to Reduced DUI Charge

Posted: 06/24/2008 - Nuggets All-Star Carmelo Anthony has pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of driving while ability-impaired and was sentenced to probation and community service.

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Iran Dismisses New Sanctions On Tehran

Updated: 06/25/2008 - The European Union named Iran's largest commercial bank, the chief of the Revolutionary Guards and the head of the country's nuclear program on Tuesday as the targets of new sanctions imposed over Tehran's nuclear defiance.

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Countries Commit $240M to Strengthen Palestinians

Posted: 06/24/2008 - Countries at a one-day conference Tuesday agreed to commit more than $240 million to help strengthen the Palestinian Authority's police force and court system, a diplomat said.

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UN Says Fair Vote In Zimbabwe Is Impossible

Updated: 06/25/2008 - Outraged at the turmoil in Zimbabwe, the U.N. Security Council declared that a fair presidential vote is impossible because of a "campaign of violence" waged by President Robert Mugabe's government.

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Dad of Two Slain Texas Children Charged With Murder

Posted: 06/24/2008 - Randy Sylvester Sr. has been held in the Harris County jail without bond since he was arrested June 17 for allegedly assaulting the children's mother. On Monday, District Attorney Ken Magidson charged him with killing the children.

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Swollen Mississippi Defeats Another Levee

Posted: 06/24/2008 - The swollen Mississippi River burst another levee Tuesday, submerging farmland and threatening a residential area whose occupants had already moved out in anticipation of a flood.

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Visa Business Network Boosts Facebook's Ad Efforts

Posted: 06/24/2008 - Visa's marketing network will help the popular social network boost ad revenue with new small business network designed for small businesses. The first 20,000 businesses that advertise will get a $100 advertising credit from Visa.

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Report Compares Cost Of Animal Disease Outbreak

Posted: 06/24/2008 - The government acknowledged that an outbreak of one of the most contagious animal diseases from any of five locations being considered for a new high-security laboratory would be more devastating to the U.S. economy than an outbreak from the isolated island lab where such research is now conducted.

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