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LA Jury Convicts Hollywood Private Eye In Racketeering Case

Posted: 05/15/2008 - A Hollywood private investigator was convicted Thursday on charges that he schemed to dig up dirt for his well-heeled clients to use in lawsuits, divorces and contract disputes against the rich and famous.

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Beijing Reports First Child Virus Death

Posted: 05/15/2008 - China's capital reported Wednesday its first death from the hand, foot and mouth disease virus that has sickened tens of thousands of children across the country and killed at least 42 people.

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Exercise May Protect Girls From Future Breast Cancer

Posted: 05/15/2008 - Get your daughters off the couch: New research shows exercise during the teen years - starting as young as age 12 - can help protect girls from breast cancer when they're grown. Middle-aged women have long been advised to get active to lower their risk of breast cancer after menopause.

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Doctors Told To Check Up On Heart Device Patients

Posted: 05/15/2008 - People with implanted heart devices need closer follow-up care, an international panel of heart specialists recommended Wednesday in the first guidelines for monitoring this rapidly growing group of patients.

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TV Drug Ads May Have To Zoom In On Side Effects

Posted: 05/15/2008 - Would consumers get the same warm, fuzzy message from a drug advertisement that promised to lift their mood if it also urged them to report side effects like suicidal thoughts and diarrhea?

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Young Voters' Fashion Sense Often Leads The Polls

Updated: 05/15/2008 - While the nation watches who's ahead in the Democratic race, Marc Cowlin is keeping an eye on which candidate is ahead in online sales of boxer shorts and T-shirts.

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Glance: A cost Breakdown of Farm Bill Programs

Posted: 05/15/2008 - Domestic nutrition programs make up the largest portion of the estimated $300 billion farm bill. Crop subsidies make up roughly 14 percent, foreign food aid less than 1 percent.

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McCain Believes Iraq War Can Be Won By 2013

Posted: 05/15/2008 - Republican John McCain declared for the first time Thursday he believes the Iraq war can be won by 2013, although he rejected suggestions that his talk of a timetable put him on the same side as Democrats clamoring for full-scale troop withdrawals.

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Clinton Scolds McCain For Opposing Farm Bill

Updated: 05/15/2008 - Hillary Rodham Clinton scolded John McCain Thursday for his opposition to the farm bill, attempting to maintain the sense that she is already competing against the certain Republican presidential nominee even as her chances for winning the Democratic nomination dim.

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Microsoft In Deal On European Environment Data

Posted: 05/15/2008 - Microsoft Corp. says it is collaborating with the European Environmental Agency to make information about local air and water pollution levels freely available to consumers through Microsoft Web portals.

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EU Warns Google Over Photos On Street View

Posted: 05/15/2008 - The EU's top data protection supervisor said Thursday that Google Inc.'s "Street View" map and imaging feature could pose privacy problems if it launches in Europe.

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PurchasePro Founder Convicted In Stock Fraud Scheme

Posted: 05/15/2008 - A one-time dot-com billionaire was convicted Thursday of stock fraud and obstruction of justice after a court finding that he deceived investors in his Las Vegas software company.

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Ask.com Acquires Dictionary.com, Other References

Posted: 05/15/2008 - Ask.com has bought a stable of Internet reference sites that includes Dictionary.com in its latest effort to distinguish itself from online search leader Google Inc. and other much larger rivals.

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Reversing Trend, Cable Modems Win Over DSL

Posted: 05/15/2008 - Cable companies attracted more Internet subscribers than phone companies did in the first quarter, reversing a 3 1/2-year trend, according to a research report Thursday.

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Study: Cox, Comcast Internet Subscribers Blocked

Posted: 05/15/2008 - Cox Communications appears to be interfering with file-sharing by its Internet subscribers in the same manner that has landed Comcast Corp. in hot water with regulators, according to research obtained by The Associated Press.

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Robotic Suit Could Usher In Super Soldier Era

Posted: 05/15/2008 - Rex Jameson bikes and swims regularly, and plays tennis and skis when time allows. But the 5-foot-11, 180-pound software engineer is lucky if he presses 200 pounds - that is, until he steps into an "exoskeleton" of aluminum and electronics that multiplies his strength and endurance as many as 20 times.

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Canadian Auto Union Agrees To GM, Chrysler Deals

Posted: 05/15/2008 - The Canadian Auto Workers union tentatively agreed Thursday to labor deals with General Motors Corp. and Chrysler LLC that would replace contracts expiring in September.

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Maverick Oilman Pickens Puts $2B Bt O Wnd Power

Posted: 05/15/2008 - Maverick oilman T. Boone Pickens has placed a $2 billion bet on wind power in just the first of a four-phase project to build the world's largest wind farm in Texas.

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Blockbuster Swings To 1Q Profit On US Sales Growth

Posted: 05/15/2008 - The movie rental chain Blockbuster Inc., which wants to buy the electronics chain Circuit City Stores, said Thursday it swung to a first-quarter profit on lower expenses and improved results from its subscription service and domestic sales growth.

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CBS In $1.8B Deal For Online News, Info Site CNet

Posted: 05/15/2008 - Media and entertainment company CBS Corp. is buying CNet Networks Inc., an online news and information provider, for $1.8 billion in cash in its latest bid to expand its reach on the Internet, the companies announced Thursday.

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Iraqi Forces Hunt Door-To-Door For Mosul Militants

Posted: 05/15/2008 - Government troops began house-to-house searches for al-Qaida in Iraq militants in Mosul on Thursday, part of a major security operation to cleanse Iraq's third largest city from cells of the terror network.

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