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High Fuel Costs Ground United Flights, Slash Jobs

Posted: 06/04/2008 - The country's second largest airline announced Wednesday it plans to ground more than 100 of its most gas-guzzling planes to cut around 1,000 jobs on top of the 500 previously announced.

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Polls Find Voters' doubts on McCain, Obama on Economy

Posted: 06/04/2008 - McCain's admitted weakness on economy and a long primary season in which his opponents battered Obama on his economic initiatives have raised voter concerns on what is shaping up to be the top issue this year.

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Clinton Refuses to Bow Out of Race

Posted: 06/04/2008 - After Sen. Obama seemingly secured the Democratic nod Tuesday night, Hillary Clinton says she intends to continue to press on; some believe she is hoping the Illinois senator will tap her shoulder for the vice-presidental slot.

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New Report Identifies Dangerous Web Domains

Posted: 06/04/2008 - Looks like not all websites are safe. Companies that assign addresses for Web sites appear to be cutting corners on security more when they assign names in certain domains than in others.

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Advanced Micro Devices Offers New Chips For Laptop

Posted: 06/04/2008 - Advanced Micro Devices Inc. rolled out a new package of chips for laptops Wednesday, a major overhaul of its mobile lineup the chip maker hopes will help it climb out of a deep financial trough.

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Stuntman Steve-O Pleads Guilty To Possessing Cocaine

Posted: 06/04/2008 - As part of Tuesday's plea deal, the case against Steve-O, whose real name is Stephen Glover, will be dismissed after he completes a drug rehabilitation program, his attorney Barry Gerald Sands said.

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Audrey Hepburn's Ex, Director Mel Ferrer Dies

Posted: 06/04/2008 - Ferrer had failing health for the past six months and had recently moved to the home from his nearby ranch in Carpinteria when Ferrer died Monday at a Santa Barbaa convalescent home.

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Big Lab Installed On International Space Station

Posted: 06/04/2008 - With astronauts hustling inside and out, the international space station got its biggest live-in addition yet, a Japanese lab stretching 37 feet that opens for business Wednesday.

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McCain, Obama Plunge Into 5-Month General Election

Posted: 06/04/2008 - The primaries behind them, the presidential rivals were wasting no time drawing the battle line for a fall fight that will make history with the election of either the oldest first-term president in McCain or the first black leader in Obama. In speeches marking the start of the general election, both maneuvered for the advantage with voters sour on the status quo.

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AP: Obama Clinches Democratic Nomination

Posted: 06/03/2008 - An Associated Press count says Sen. Barack Obama has enough delegates to claim the Democratic Presidential nomination. He won Tuesday's primary in Manhattan, while Sen. Hillary Clinton took South Dakota. Clinton says she'll consult party leaders for her next move.

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Thousands of GM Workers Losing Jobs at Four Plants

Posted: 06/03/2008 - GM plant closings to cost 8,350 jobs in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. The plants affected make pickups and sport utility vehicles. Sales of those have been hit hard by soaring gas prices.

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Kennedy Walking Hospital Halls Hours After Surgery

Posted: 06/03/2008 - Just one day after undergoing brain surgery aimed at slicing away at a cancerous tumor to give chemotherapy and radiation treatments a better chance to work, Senator Edward Kennedy was walking hospital hallways .

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NASA Spacecraft Scoops First Martian Soil

Posted: 06/03/2008 - Phoenix Mars Lander's 8-foot robotic arm reveals possible ice, salt in its first test scoop. Recent images suggest the lander may have touched down on a slab of ice.

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Sen. Robert Byrd Hospitalized

Posted: 06/03/2008 - The 90 year-old West Virginia Senator was taken to an undisclosed hospital on his doctor's urging after he complained he was feeling lethargic and sluggish.

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Polygamist Sect Clarifies Marriage Policy

Posted: 06/03/2008 - Parents rush to detention centers, and leave with children. FLDS spokesman says church will not consent to underage marriage. Judge delays release of 16-year-old girl identified as victim of sexual abuse. Texas Supreme Court ruled state had no right to remove kids from sect ranch.

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VA Staffer To Testify Over PTSD E-Mail

Posted: 06/03/2008 - Veterans Affairs Coordinator suggested staff "refrain" from diagnosing PTSD to save money and pay less in veteran's benefits, suggested an alternative diagnosis.

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Kennedy's Cancer Fight Only Beginning

Posted: 06/03/2008 - Chemotherapy, radiation treatments next up after senator's successful brain tumor surgery. Sen. Kennedy is expected to return home to Massachusetts in about a week.

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Chinese Police Drag Grieving Parents from Protest

Posted: 06/03/2008 - More than 100 parents were dragged from a protest over the poor construction of the schools in which their children died during last month's earthquake. One rescuer said the school had no steel reinforcement, only iron wire to support it.

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Blowtorch Accident Started Studio Fire, Officials Say

Posted: 06/03/2008 - Universal Studios theme park reopened Monday, a day after a massive fire destroyed several movie sets and the King Kong attraction. Blaze possibly started by a blowtorch on the roof of a movie set. Officials say the workers using blowtorch followed safety rules. Fire officials are looking into reports that low water pressure hindered firefighters.

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Mow Your Lawn... Or Go to Jail in Canton, Ohio

Posted: 06/03/2008 - In an effort to reduce the quarter million dollars the city spends on mowing private lawns, Canton, Ohio, passes an ordinance requiring homeowners to mow their lawns or face up to 30 days in jail and a $250 fine.

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UN Chief Issues Warning on Food Production

Posted: 06/03/2008 - As experts warn that food supplies are at their lowest point in the past quarter-century, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon says that food production must increase 50% by 2030

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Discovery Astronauts Head on First Spacewalk

Posted: 06/03/2008 - During a 6 1/2 hour spacewalk, astronauts will ready the International Space Station for its latest addition a $1 billion lab, built in Japan. Meanwhile, ground crews pore over images of the shuttle, checking for any damages that may have occurred during launch.

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GM to Shutter 4 N. American Plants

Posted: 06/03/2008 - Around 2,500 workers will be affected as four plants in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico are forced to close because rising gas prices have curbed demand for trucks and SUVs

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