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House Belatedly Supports `Frank Sinatra Day'

Posted: 05/20/2008 - Sinatra was also honored in 1997 when President Clinton signed into law legislation awarding him the Congressional Gold Medal in recognition of his accomplishments as an entertainer and humanitarian.

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NY Gov Paterson Undergoes Glaucoma Procedure

Posted: 05/20/2008 - The condition leads to an immediate buildup in pressure within the eye. It is incredibly painful, and causes not only headaches but, in some cases, vomiting due to the severity of the agony.

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Gold Futures Surge On Crude Rally, Weak Dollar

Posted: 05/20/2008 - In the past week, gold has gained 6 percent and has surged back above $900 an ounce as crude prices push deeper into record territory. Higher crude prices lead to higher costs for food, gasoline and other products, bolstering investor demand for inflation-hedging investments like gold.

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Everglades Fire Growing, But Visibility Improves

Posted: 05/20/2008 - The fire was burning almost 40,000 acres - or more than 62 square miles - of Everglades National Park and was 30 percent contained. It had been at about 36,000 acres on Monday. Officials hope rising humidity will slow its spread.

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Obama, Clinton signal Florida boycott over

Posted: 05/20/2008 - Democratic presidential candidates Barack Obama and Hillary Rodham Clinton will both be in Florida on Wednesday after avoiding the state since last fall.

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Oil settles above $129 for first time

Posted: 05/20/2008 - Just in time for the start of the summer driving season: Oil near $130 a barrel and gas up nearly 20 percent over last year. It may be worth packing some extra cash along with the picnic supplies this Memorial Day weekend.

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TV boxes let Netflix users bypass mail delivery

Posted: 05/20/2008 - Preparing for the eventual extinction of its DVD-by-mail rental service, Netflix Inc. on Tuesday introduced its first solution for subscribers who want entertainment delivered directly to their television sets with just a few clicks on a remote control.

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Suspects Bound Over for Trial in Contract Killing

Posted: 05/20/2008 - A man who authorities say claims to have killed seven people for hire was ordered Monday to stand trial on a first-degree murder charge involving a police officer's wife.

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Stocks Stumble On Record Oil, Inflation Worries

Posted: 05/20/2008 - Wall Street is worried that a drop-off in consumer spending could ensue if wholesale price increases are passed along; consumer spending is critical because it accounts for more than two-thirds of the U.S. economy.

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Groups Rush To Help Attacked Migrants In S. Africa

Posted: 05/20/2008 - Many of the attacks have been made by gangs of South Africans armed with rocks, knives and guns. A tire set on fire with gasoline was put around the neck of one victim.

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Wholesale Inflation Slows In April After March Jump

Posted: 05/20/2008 - That was little comfort for motorists who are now paying record prices with gasoline hitting a new national record of $3.80 per gallon on Tuesday, according to a survey by AAA and the Oil Price Information Service.

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Investigators To Dig For Bodies At Manson Refuge

Posted: 05/20/2008 - The expedition to the secluded ranch in the rugged Panamint Mountain range is expected to last through Thursday. Temperatures in the park are forecast to surpass 100 degrees.

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Bush Commencement Speech At Furman Prompts Protest

Posted: 05/20/2008 - Some faculty members plan to skip ceremony where the President is scheduled to speak. Furman is one of the three graduations the President will attend this year. He spoke at the Greensburg , Kansas high school graduation on May 4.

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Bosnian Ex-Olympian Looks Back At War

Posted: 05/20/2008 - A journalism student and budding track star at the time, woman was taken prisoner along with 13 relatives by Bosnian Serb militiamen who swept through her village near Sarajevo. Her brother, she learned later, was killed.

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Fire Breaks Out At Berlin Philharmonic

Updated: 05/20/2008 - Musicians were allowed into the building to remove instruments they had left in their lockers overnight following Monday's rehearsal, assisted by firefighters.

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Janet Jackson On The Road Again

Posted: 05/20/2008 - Jackson says she is ready for long hours and sleepless nights as she kicks off a nationwide tour in September.

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