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Wildfires force evacuations in central Florida

Posted: 05/12/2008 - Dry, windy weather fueled several wildfires on Florida's central Atlantic coast Monday, destroying at least three homes and driving hundreds of residents away as the governor declared a state of emergency.

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Paging Dr. Jones: Crystal skull stolen

Posted: 05/12/2008 - A large crystal skull similar to those at the center of the upcoming Harrison Ford movie was recently stolen from a New Age store, puzzling employees in part because of the laid-back nature of shop regulars.

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Nagging via text messages to help teens remember meds

Posted: 05/12/2008 - 4gt yr meds? Getting kids to remember their medicine may be a text message away. Cincinnati doctors are experimenting with texting to tackle a big problem: Tweens and teens too often do a lousy job of controlling chronic illnesses like asthma, diabetes or kidney disease.

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NBC says Fallon will succeed O'Brien

Posted: 05/12/2008 - NBC's plan is to have O'Brien move west to take over for Jay Leno at the "Tonight" show next year. After a break to refurbish the Rockefeller Center studio where O'Brien now works, the 33-year-old Fallon will take over.

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First lady says storm threatened wedding plans

Posted: 05/12/2008 - Storms that spawned violent tornadoes over the weekend slammed into President Bush's Texas ranch and threatened to disrupt wedding plans for Jenna Bush and Henry Hager, first lady Laura Bush said Monday.

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Clear Channel, banks, buyers in settlement talks

Posted: 05/12/2008 - Clear Channel Communications Inc. and its prospective buyers are in talks with banks to try to settle a dispute over whether the banks must fund promised loans for the $19.5 billion takeover, the radio and outdoor advertising company said Monday.

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GAMES NEWS: WiiWare debuts; 'GTA IV' sets records

Posted: 05/12/2008 - Nintendo's WiiWare service is up and running, finally giving Internet-connected Wii owners the chance to download original games. It's a laboratory of sorts for low-budget games, allowing smaller developers to sell their games while larger publishers can experiment with new ideas.

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Ex-State officials allege corruption cover up

Posted: 05/12/2008 - The Bush administration repeatedly ignored corruption at the highest levels within the Iraqi government and kept secret potentially embarrassing information so as not to undermine its relationship with Baghdad, according to two former State Department employees.

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Microsoft exec Jeff Raikes to run Gates Foundation

Posted: 05/12/2008 - The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation said Monday that Microsoft Corp. executive Jeff Raikes will take over in September as chief executive of the world's largest charitable foundation.

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Report: HP nearing deal to buy EDS for $12B to $13B

Posted: 05/12/2008 - Personal computer and printer maker Hewlett-Packard reportedly is nearing a deal to buy information technology services provider Electronic Data Systems for between $12 billion and $13 billion.

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Apple: iPhone sold out online in US, UK

Posted: 05/12/2008 - Apple Inc. said Monday its online stores in the U.S. and U.K. are sold out of the iPhone, a sign supplies are being winnowed ahead of the launch of the device's next generation featuring faster Internet surfing speeds.

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In lean times, shoppers see extra fat in food bill

Posted: 05/12/2008 - Forced to pay for once-free sandwich toppings and twice as much for some steak cuts, shoppers are wondering whether higher grocery bills and restaurant tabs truly reflect the trickle down of a global rise in food prices.

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Deadly mob beating unnerves Cleveland neighborhood

Posted: 05/12/2008 - Even by tough, urban-crime standards it was a grisly attack: Up to 15 people chased a man, then kicked and beat him to death on the street. Before police arrived, one attacker urinated on the victim's head.

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Stocks advance as oil falls, dollar advances

Posted: 05/12/2008 - Wall Street rose sharply Monday as a rising dollar cooled some concerns about inflation and helped keep oil prices in check. The Dow Jones industrials at times gained more than 120 points.

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Marine Corps meets 142 percent of recruiting goal

Posted: 05/12/2008 - WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Marine Corps far surpassed its recruiting goal last month and could eventually be more than a year ahead of schedule in its plan to grow the force to 202,000 members.

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Agriculture futures mostly end lower on CBOT

Posted: 05/12/2008 - Agriculture futures traded mostly lower Monday on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for July delivery added 1 cent to $8.055 a bushel; July corn fell 14.5 cents to $6.1475 a bushel; July oats lost 3 cents to $4.10 a bushel; July soybeans dropped 15.5 cents to $13.425 a bushel.

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Twister Hits Okla. Town, EPA Testing Air

Posted: 05/12/2008 - Tornadoes over the weekend kill 22 people, raising the toll for the year to a decade-worst 100 people dead nation-wide. One hits one of the country's most polluted Superfund sites.

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US Airlifts Aid to Myanmar, UN Presses Junta

Posted: 05/12/2008 - The first American relief supplies reach Myanmar as the the death toll rises to over 30,000, with another 30,000 still missing. UN Sec-General calls the military rulers' response "unacceptably slow"

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China Quake Death Toll Nears 9,000

Posted: 05/12/2008 - The Chinese government news agency, Xinhua, reports over 8,500 dead in Sichuan province and hundreds elsewhere in China after a 7.8-magnitude earthquake shakes central China.

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Potential Jurors Questioned In R. Kelly Trial

Posted: 05/12/2008 - Kelly remained pokerfaced Monday, appearing at times to scan the faces of the potential jurors and occasionally leaning over to speak with his lawyers.

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