Posted: 04/09/2008 - The Olympic torch relay has begun in San Francisco, where authorities cut its route roughly in half to keep demonstrators from disrupting the flame's symbolic journey to the Beijing Games.
Posted: 04/09/2008 - Yahoo Inc. is turning over some of its advertising space to Internet search leader Google Inc. as part of a two-week test that could lead to a broader partnership.
Posted: 04/09/2008 - President Bush plans to announce on Thursday that Army units heading to war after Aug. 1 will serve 12-month tours rather than the 15 months that soldiers are currently deployed, senior defense officials said.
Posted: 04/09/2008 - An Egyptian court convicted five men Wednesday on charges of homosexual behavior and sentenced them to three years in prison, officials said.
Posted: 04/09/2008 - The Israeli government held Gaza's Hamas rulers responsible for the attack and sent tanks, troops and aircraft into the Palestinian territory.
Posted: 04/09/2008 - A decision by a four-judge panel said Hussein's case falls under a new amnesty law. It ordered Iraqi courts to "cease legal proceedings" and ruled that Hussein should be "immediately" released
Posted: 04/09/2008 - The top U.S. military commander in Iraq said Wednesday that he is unlikely to call for another troop buildup in Iraq, even if security deteriorates after the extra American soldiers return home this summer.
Posted: 04/09/2008 - As China grapples with protests in Tibet, it also faces unrest on its Central Asian frontier.
Posted: 04/09/2008 - It was the second time in as many months that Tibetan monks have interrupted media tours led by Chinese authorities.
Posted: 04/09/2008 - The voting for a new assembly is intended to usher in sweeping changes for this long-troubled Himalayan country, and will likely mean the end of a centuries-old royal dynasty.
Posted: 04/09/2008 - A building near Karachi's courts was set ablaze, and five charred bodies were found inside, said police officer Syed Sulaiman. Two people died of gunshot wounds, including a paramedic whose ambulance came under fire while trying to help the injured.
Posted: 04/09/2008 - The robbers fired at security guards accompanying two currency exchange workers who were carrying a bag of cash at Kuala Lumpur International Airport Wednesday, the Bernama news agency said.
Posted: 04/09/2008 - A citizen of both France and Colombia, Betancourt was campaigning for Colombia's presidency when she was kidnapped in 2002.
Posted: 04/09/2008 - The longer waits - projected at three or four years for many new applicants
Updated: 04/09/2008 - Capt. John Cota was apparently diagnosed with alcoholism and developed pancreatitis as a result of his drinking, according to testimony at a National Transportation Safety Board hearing.
Posted: 04/09/2008 - All 200 residents from two connected buildings were evacuated by early afternoon, police and fire officials said.
Posted: 04/09/2008 - Two hours north of New York City, a mile-long stream and a marsh the size of a football field have mysteriously formed along a country road.
Posted: 04/09/2008 - Police on Tuesday arrested a man accused of opening fire at a child's birthday party, killing a woman and her 5-year-old granddaughter.
Posted: 04/09/2008 - A 2-year-old girl died after being beaten with a video game controller by her mother's boyfriend, police said Tuesday. Darisabel Baez's mother overheard the beating Sunday but did nothing until she realized the girl was unconscious, police said.
Updated: 04/09/2008 - Working in secret, federal archaeologists have dug up the remains of dozens of soldiers and children near a Civil War-era fort after an informant tipped them off about widespread grave-looting.
Updated: 04/09/2008 - The 11-year-old Cleveland boy who steered a runaway school bus to safety said Wednesday he took the wheel because the bus was rolling toward a semi.
Updated: 04/09/2008 - The Olympic torch's round-the-world trip is the longest in Olympic history, and is meant to highlight China's rising economic and political power.
- D.C. subway agency drops promotional ad after Catholic objection to "misdressed" Pontiff.
Posted: 04/09/2008 - Bloodshed marked the five-year anniversary of the fall of Baghdad