Posted: 05/06/2008 - About 3,500 American soldiers are scheduled to leave Iraq in the coming weeks, the U.S. military announced, part of a plan to reduce the number of troops who were part of last year's "surge" by 20,000.
Posted: 05/06/2008 - Hoping the rare move will lead to a quick arrest, Interpol launched a worldwide appeal to the public Tuesday to help identify a man suspected of sexually abusing young boys from Southeast Asia.
Posted: 05/06/2008 - A new study shows that towns with strong restaurant smoking bans could play a big factor in keeping their teens from smoking. Young people who lived in towns with tough bans were forty percent less likely to become regular smokers!
Posted: 05/06/2008 - A U.S. based charity says more than 200 million children worldwide under age 5 do not get basic health care, leading to nearly 10 million deaths annually from treatable ailments like diarrhea and pneumonia.
Updated: 05/06/2008 - The new summer blockbuster being heavily anticipated by throngs of fans of the famed television series won't be as edgy as some fans fear. Rumors that "Mr. Big" could kick the bucket are answered by the movie's director.
Posted: 05/06/2008 - Britney Spears left her sister's baby shower in Kentwood, LA to prepare to fight for her two boys. It's been three months since Spears left a psychiactric ward after weeks of turbulent behavior for the pop star.
Posted: 05/06/2008 - Emad al-Janabi's federal lawsuit, filed Monday in Los Angeles, claims that employees of CACI International Inc. and L-3 Communications Holdings Inc. punched him, slammed him into walls, hung him from a bed frame and kept him naked and handcuffed in his cell beginning in September 2003.
Posted: 05/05/2008 - Republican John McCain on Monday dismissed Democratic rival Barack Obama as having zero national security experience. Arriving in North Carolina on the eve of the presidential primary, McCain said there are stark differences between him and the two Democratic candidates, Obama and Hillary Rodham Clinton. But he concentrated on Obama in particular.
Posted: 05/05/2008 - Risking impeachment, Ohio's attorney general on Monday refused demands from the governor and other fellow Democrats that he resign over a sexual harassment scandal in his office and an affair with a subordinate.
Posted: 05/05/2008 - A former Long Beach police officer was sentenced Monday to more than eight years in prison for being part of a ring of corrupt officers who robbed homes while carrying out fake drug raids.
Posted: 05/05/2008 - A team of U.S. officials is in North Korea for discussions on providing food aid as the Asian nation faces significant shortages, the State Department said Monday.
Posted: 05/05/2008 - Guatemala's attorney general on Monday said 2,286 pending foreign adoptions have been placed on hold for at least a month while officials review related paperwork.
Posted: 05/05/2008 - The woman known as the "D.C. Madam" apologized to her mother and sister in suicide notes, saying she couldn't bear going to prison and saw killing herself as the only "exit strategy."
Posted: 05/05/2008 - Will "Sex and the City" have a "Death in the City?" It's been a persistent rumor in cyberspace as the buzz kicks into overdrive for the film opening later this month. If you want the rumor to remain in play, stop reading now.
Posted: 05/05/2008 - The Neville Brothers, who traditionally help close out the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, returned to the big stage Sunday for the first time since Hurricane Katrina flooded and wrecked their homes, along with 80 percent of the city.
Posted: 05/05/2008 - Oil futures surged to a new record over $120 a barrel Monday, raising concerns about higher prices for gasoline and goods and services throughout the economy. Retail gas prices fell more than a cent over the weekend, but oil's advance increased the likelihood that pump prices would resume their climb.
Posted: 05/05/2008 - Amazon region rescue workers found two more bodies Monday around a remote jungle town near where a boat ferrying people from a religious festival sank. The discovery raised the death toll to 17, with dozens still missing.
Posted: 05/05/2008 - Yahoo Inc.'s stock took a beating Monday after Microsoft Corp. withdrew its $47.5 billion takeover bid, but the punishment wasn't as severe as many analysts anticipated because investors suspect the rivals eventually will renew their mating dance.
Posted: 05/05/2008 - Despite all her successes, the 34-year-old songwriter was one of 20 percent of Tennesseans without a high school diploma. But no longer. Wilson, who dropped out in ninth grade, passed her General Educational Development exam in April and will don a cap and gown during a May 15 graduation ceremony.
Posted: 05/05/2008 - Producer Mark Ronson says he and Amy Winehouse have abandoned recording the theme to the latest James Bond film because the singer is not ready to work.
Posted: 05/05/2008 - A remote-controlled bomb exploded on a roadside in the capital of troubled Chechnya, leaving five police officers dead, while another officer was fatally shot near the city, regional authorities said Monday.