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Life Not Worth As Much, Says Gov't Agency

Posted: 07/11/2008 - New estimate by the Environmental Protection Agency places the value of a human life at almost a million dollars less than it was a decade ago.

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Freddie, Fannie Shares Sink on Bailout Concerns

Posted: 07/11/2008 - Freddie Mac lost nearly half its value Thursday and Fannie Mae falling almost forty percent on fears that the two key mortgage lenders may be facing a government bailout.

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Dog Meat Off the Menu in China

Posted: 07/11/2008 - Beijing orders designated Olympic restaurants to remove dog, known as the fragrant meat in China, from their menus and to suggest other options to diners who order it.

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S. Korean Fatally Shot by N. Korean Soldier

Posted: 07/11/2008 - Just hours after S. Korean President Lee called for greater ties between the two states, a N. Korean soldier kills a fifty-three year-old woman, causing Seoul to end tourist trips to the North.

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Firefighters Renew Attack on E. Washington Fires

Posted: 07/11/2008 - Hotter, drier wings, which gusted up to 50 mph, helped feed a fire that has so far destroyed eight homes and burned thousands of acres in eastern Washington.

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Bodies of 2 Missing US Soldiers Found

Posted: 07/11/2008 - The two soldiers were among three captured during an ambush in May 2007 in the so-called "Triangle of Death" in Baghdad. The third soldier's had been discovered last year.

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Foreclosure Rescue to Pass Senate; House Next

Posted: 07/11/2008 - New plan, which includes $300 billion in new loans to help owners find affordable, fixed-rate mortgages, will face obstacles after the Senate, with a planned rewrite in the House and a threatened veto by the White House.

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Train Derails into Mississippi River in NE Iowa

Posted: 07/11/2008 - Four locomotives pulling a freight train derailed Wednesday into the Mississippi River after an apparent landslide and were leaking oil and fuel, officials said.

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Hollywood Producers Say SAG Rejects Contract Offer

Posted: 07/11/2008 - Unable for weeks to agree on terms for a new contract, Hollywood studios and the Screen Actors Guild have now found themselves unable to agree on whether negotiations will continue.

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Bodies of 2 Missing US Soldiers are Found in Iraq

Posted: 07/11/2008 - For more than a year, Gordon Dibler held out hope that his stepson, Army Pvt. Byron W. Fouty, would return home from Iraq. Then military officials delivered the grim news that the body of Fouty and another soldier captured during an ambush south of Baghdad had been found.

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Apple iPhone Goes on Sale With Smoke and Cheers

Updated: 07/11/2008 - Apple Inc.'s new iPhone went on sale Friday to eager buyers who had waited in lines around a city block and happily counted down the final 30 seconds before launch.

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Agriculture Department Announcing Meat Recall Rule

Posted: 07/11/2008 - Next time there's a meat recall, you may be able to find out if your local grocery store received any of the tainted meat. Prodded by fallout from the nation's largest beef recall, the Agriculture Department was expected to finalize plans Friday to make retailers' names public during some meat recalls.

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General Electric 2Q Profit Falls

Posted: 07/11/2008 - Industrial conglomerate General Electric says its profit fell 6 percent in the second quarter, as discontinued operations and loss provisions weighed on results.

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Oil Sets New Record near $146 a Barrel

Posted: 07/11/2008 - Oil prices spiked Friday as continued tensions in the Middle East and concerns of renewed violence in Nigeria pushed the price for a barrel of oil to a record near $146.

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