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Best Buy 1Q profit falls 7%

Posted: 06/17/2008 - Best Buy says its profit fell 7% in its first quarter but it still beat Wall Street's expectations because of a lower share count and a rise in revenue.

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US Stocks Head for Higher Open as Oil Declines

Posted: 06/17/2008 - U.S. stocks headed for a higher open Tuesday as oil prices declined and as investors awaited economic figures on inflation at the wholesale level and the housing market.

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Feds: 27 Levees Could Overflow if Sandbags Fail

Updated: 06/17/2008 - As southeastern Iowa and other parts of the Midwest prepared for the Mississippi River's wrath, the rest of Iowa began the slow move from protection to cleanup.

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China: Floods Kill 63 This Month

Posted: 06/17/2008 - Soldiers scrambled to shore up soggy levies with sandbags Tuesday in southern China as forecasters warned that more heavy rain in the central region could trigger flooding on the country's second-longest river.

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New York Mets Fire Manager Willie Randolph

Posted: 06/17/2008 - Willie Randolph is out as manager of the New York Mets, fired 2 1/2 months into a disappointing season that has followed the team's colossal collapse last September.

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Midwest Braces For More Flooding

Posted: 06/16/2008 - As floodwaters in parts of Iowa recede, frustrations rise among victims eager to survey the damage.

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Colorado Lottery To Offer Scratch-n-Sniff Games

Posted: 06/16/2008 - When is a lottery scratch ticket not just a scratch ticket? When it's a scratch, and sniff, ticket. Starting Monday, the Colorado Lottery will begin selling $3 Scented Crossword tickets through lottery retailers statewide. They're available in three varieties: Crossword Bouquet, Chocolate Crossword and Coffee Crossword.

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Da Vinci Code Movie Banned from Filming in Church

Posted: 06/16/2008 - Rome's diocese said Monday it has barred the producers of "Angels & Demons" from filming in two churches for the prequel to the "The Da Vinci Code," the popular book and film that angered many Catholic leaders.

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Palace of Ex-King of Nepal to Become a Museum

Posted: 06/16/2008 - The palace where Nepal's former king once lived will be converted into a museum that will offer the public a glimpse of royal life, including the ex-monarch's throne and a vintage car given as a gift by Adolf Hitler, the government said Monday.

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Bhutto Homecoming Attack Suspect Freed

Posted: 06/16/2008 - Pakistan has freed a key suspect in the suicide bombing that killed some 150 people at last year's homecoming rally for ex-Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, his lawyer said Monday.

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The Return Of The Scaled Down Soprano

Posted: 06/16/2008 - The American soprano returns to the Royal Opera House stage Monday, four years after the company fired her for being too big for the little black dress chosen for the title character in Richard Strauss' "Ariadne auf Naxos." The decision sparked a fierce debate about weight discrimination in opera.

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Obama Promises Hoops in White House

Posted: 06/16/2008 - During an interview with Jimmy Kimmel via satellite from Philadelphia on Sunday, Barack Obama stated that he would replace the bowling alley with a basketball court i the White House.

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Simply Red Front Man Turns to the Blues

Posted: 06/16/2008 - Simply Red frontman, Mick Hucknall is changing his musical style. Hucknall's tribute to Bobby "Blue" Bland is being released this week o Rhino records.

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Former AP Haiti Correspondent Michael Norton Dies

Posted: 06/16/2008 - Michael Norton (AP) -- who spent nearly two decades covering Haiti's coups, rebellions and disasters for The Associated Press - died Sunday after a long battle with cancer. He was 66.

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Voting Commission Plagued by Problems, Limited Funds

Posted: 06/16/2008 - Somehow, Congress had neglected to fund the Election Assistance Commission, a small group with a massive task: coordinating one of the most sweeping voter reform packages in decades. The four-member, bipartisan commission still struggles under its heavy workload and accusations of playing politics, foot-dragging and whitewashing reports that could appear detrimental to Republican interests.

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Obama Camp sees Possible Win Without Ohio, Florida

Posted: 06/16/2008 - Barack Obama's campaign envisions a path to the presidency that could include Virginia, Georgia and several Rocky Mountain states, but not necessarily the pair of battlegrounds that decided the last two elections — Florida and Ohio.

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Obama to Visit Iraq, Afghanistan Before Election

Posted: 06/16/2008 - Barack Obama says he is going to visit Iraq and Afghanistan before the November election. The presumed Democratic presidential nominee said he spoke with Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari on Monday about the war and told him he looks forward to seeing him in Baghdad.

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It's Woods vs. Mediate in US Open Playoff

Posted: 06/16/2008 - Superman vs. Everyman. Tiger Woods vs. Rocco Mediate. The U.S. Open is down to two players, one who needs no introduction and another who insists he's not simply happy to be here. The 18-hole playoff began Monday.

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Internet Suicide Case Goes To Federal Court

Posted: 06/16/2008 - A Missouri woman accused of taking part in a MySpace hoax that ended with a 13-year-old girl's suicide has so far avoided state charges — but not federal ones.

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NYC: No Transfat In Restaurants After July 1st

Posted: 06/16/2008 - Unhealthy trans fats in restaurant food? Not in New York City. Eateries must remove artificial trans fats from all menu items by July 1. When first implemented last year, the Health Department ban applied only to fry oils and spreads. It now will also include baked goods, frozen foods, cannoli and doughnuts.

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