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Diplomats Eyed for Iraq Duty

Posted: 05/27/2008 - AP reports the State Department issued a notice Tuesday saying it's identified foreign service officers who are well-qualified to work at the American Embassy in Baghdad and in outlying provinces. Those on the list will be urged to volunteer for the duty.

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PTSD Cases Rise, More Cases Unknown

Posted: 05/27/2008 - The Pentagon reports 40,000 cases of post-traumatic stress disorder have been diagnosed since 2003. But officials believe the actual number of troops with the condition is higher - many just aren't getting help.

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Teen Accused of School Bombing Plot Avoids Most Serious Charges

Posted: 05/27/2008 - An 18-year old South Carolina teen was indicted on three explosives charges related to a plot to blow up his high school. However, prosecutors decided against charging him with using a weapon of mass destruction, which carries a life sentence.

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Settlement Reached for Online Real Estate Agents

Posted: 05/27/2008 - A court settlement means the National Association of Realtors may no longer block internet-based agents from the group's multiple listing service. A government report found limiting their access prevented consumers from getting cost savings.

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McCain does tricky dance with unpopular Bush

Posted: 05/27/2008 - President Bush Tuesday will travel to Arizona for a fundraiser for Sen. John McCain, the first time the unpopular president will appear with the man he hopes will succeed him in over two months.

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Salamander-inspired therapy may aid injured vets

Posted: 05/27/2008 - Last week in an operating room in Texas, a wounded American soldier underwent a history-making procedure that could help him regrow the finger that was lost to a bomb attack in Baghdad last year.

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Mexican drug cartel trots out boy as warning to cops

Posted: 05/27/2008 - The boy looked to be about 12 or 13 years old. Chubby, he struggled a bit with his bicycle as he rode to where we stood. He had a slight smirk as he played a tape that blared music from speakers tied to his bike.

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Home Sales Unexpectedly Rise In Massachussets

Posted: 05/27/2008 - Sales of new homes rose in April for the first time in six months although the unexpected increase still left activity near the lowest level in 17 years.

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China Working To Drain The Quake Lake

Posted: 05/27/2008 - Chinese soldiers were working non-stop to dig a giant sluice to ease pressure on a swelling "quake lake," with plans to evacuate 100,000 people to avert a new disaster, state media said.

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Children Not Getting Breakfast Because of Aid Cuts

Posted: 05/26/2008 - The numbers are grim. In Burundi, Kenya and Zambia, hundreds of thousands of people face cuts in food rations after June. In Iraq, 500,000 recipients will likely lose food aid. In Yemen, it's 320,000 households, including children and the sick.

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One-Child Policy Has Exceptions After China Quake

Posted: 05/26/2008 - Chinese officials said Monday that the country's one-child policy exempts families with a child killed, severely injured or disabled in the country's devastating earthquake.

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