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US Panel Endorses 2nd Vaccine For Kids' Virus

Posted: 06/26/2008 - A federal advisory panel has endorsed a second vaccine to combat a common and potentially fatal virus that causes diarrhea and vomiting in children.

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NYC: Many 9/11 Injury Plaintiffs Not Seriously Ill

Posted: 06/26/2008 - Many of the thousands of people who have gone to court claiming ground zero-related illnesses don't have serious health problems, lawyers for the city claim in court papers.

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Bush Lifts Trade Sanctions Against North Korea

Posted: 06/26/2008 - President Bush on Thursday lifted trade sanctions against North Korea and moved to remove it from the U.S. terrorism blacklist, a remarkable turnaround in policy toward the communist regime he once branded as part of an "axis of evil."

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Senate Reaches An Agreement On Global AIDS Bill

Updated: 06/26/2008 - Senate negotiators said Wednesday they had reached a tentative agreement on a key obstacle to one of the most ambitious federal health initiatives ever, a $50 billion act to combat AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis in Africa and other countries hard-hit by those diseases.

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Zimbabwe's Mugabe: Open To Talks With Opposition

Posted: 06/26/2008 - In a surprising shift ahead of an internationally condemned presidential runoff, President Robert Mugabe said Thursday he was "open to discussion" with Zimbabwe's opposition.

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20 Die In Attack On Meeting West Of Baghdad

Posted: 06/26/2008 - A suicide bomber struck Thursday inside a municipal building west of Baghdad, killing at least 20 people at a meeting of tribal sheiks opposed to al-Qaida, police said. The U.S. confirmed American casualties but gave no further details.

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Entertainment: The Week That Was

Posted: 06/26/2008 - It's time to take a look back in entertainment history. Here are the entertainment highlights during the week of June 29-July 5...

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British Man Gets Life For Wife's, Baby's Murders

Posted: 06/26/2008 - Man's wife and nine-month-old baby were found dead in 2006, prosecutor's assert that he killed them because of mounting debts, while the defense claims she killed the baby then herself.

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Davenport Withdraws Due to Knee Injury

Posted: 06/26/2008 - Former champion Lindsay Davenport withdrew before her second-round match at Wimbledon on Thursday with an injured right knee.

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Discover's Profit Rises on Higher Card Use

Posted: 06/26/2008 - Discover's profit in the most recent quarter rose 12 percent after the card company saw record volumes in its third-party payments business — which processes ATM and debit transactions and other banks' cards.

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Stocks Trade Lower after Rise in Home Sales

Posted: 06/26/2008 - Stocks are trading sharply lower on concerns about the financial sector and the impact of oil prices — concerns that have investors showing little reaction to some better news on home sales.

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Court Rules in Favor of Second Amendment Gun Right

Updated: 06/26/2008 - In the first-ever Supreme Court ruling on the Second Amendment, the Justices rule that the District of Columbia's 32 year-old handgun ban is unconstitutional, saying that Americans have the right to own guns for self-defense and hunting.

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Domain Naming Rules Could Make .sex Available

Posted: 06/26/2008 - The group which oversees domain names considers relaxing rules which would allow users to use any domain name they want and to use non-Latin characters.

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Graffiti-Style Beer Ads Anger Parents

Posted: 06/26/2008 - New Colt 45 advertisement which shows comic book-looking characters and is painted onto the side of a bicycle shop has raised the ire of parants and anti-blight advocates.

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Fossil Shows Fish Evolving Surf-To-Turf

Posted: 06/26/2008 - Three-hundred sixty-five year-old creature, found in Latvia, was one of the first land animals in Earth's history. Scientists don't believe it is a direct ancestor of modern tetrapods, but have been able to glean valuable information.

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Drinkers Welcome Croc into Aussie Pub

Posted: 06/26/2008 - When a crocodile showed up at the door, customers inside did the only thing good hosts could do... they invited it inside. Workers believe it may have escaped from a local farm.

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SAG Says Studios Offered More to Sister Union

Posted: 06/26/2008 - Screen Actors Guild Executive Director claims the proposal made by the major Hollywood studios was worth tens of millions less than the recently inked deal with AFTRA. The studios declined to comment.

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ISPs Still Considering Tracking Web Use

Posted: 06/26/2008 - Both Overland Park, Kan.,-based Embarq and CenturyTel say they have completed trial runs at tracking ISP information in order to deliver personalized advertisements, while one company shies away from the plan citing customers' concerns.

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Car Bomb in Northern Iraq Kills 18, Wounds 60

Posted: 06/26/2008 - Twelve people were also killed west of Baghdad when a bomb exploded near a gathering of tribal sheiks who oppose al Qaeda. Recent rise in violence follows a relatively calm week.

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Zimbabwe Official: Mandela Bowed to West

Posted: 06/26/2008 - Zimbabwe's information minister said that anti-Apartheid icon Nelson andela bowed to Western pressure when he condemned Friday's election while speaking at a fundraiser in London.

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US Economy Logs Better But Still Subpar Growth

Posted: 06/26/2008 - The economy grew, but only slightly in the first quarter of 2008, at annualized rate of one percent, as the housing and credit and financial woes continue to strain it.

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U.S. to Lift Sanctions Against North Korea

Posted: 06/26/2008 - The former "Axis of Evil" nation will also be removed from the American terrorism blacklist. The turnaround came after the Asian nation handed ofver key nuclear information to Chinese officials.

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New Home Sales And Prices Both Drop In May

Posted: 06/26/2008 - Sales of new homes tumbled for the sixth time in seven months in May while median prices kept plunging, underscoring the depth of the nation's housing woes. The Commerce Department reported that new homes were sales are down 2.5 percent from the April level.

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US Stocks Head For Lower Open Ahead of GDP Reading

Posted: 06/26/2008 - U.S. stocks headed for a lower open Thursday ahead of a final reading on first-quarter gross domestic product, sales of existing homes and weekly unemployment claims. Wall Street's cautious turn comes a day after the Federal Reserve interrupted a series of interest rate cuts by leaving rates unchanged and warning of an increased threat of inflation

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