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Too Much, Too Little Sleep Tied To Ill Health In New Study

Posted: 05/08/2008 - People who sleep fewer than six hours a night — or more than nine — are more likely to be obese, according to a new government study that is one of the largest to show a link between irregular sleep and big bellies.

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Chantix Recommended To Quit Smoking Despite Safety Concerns

Posted: 05/08/2008 - The federal government's new advice to doctors for helping smokers quit recommends the drug Chantix, which has recently been linked with depression and suicidal behavior. The new guidelines mention the psychiatric risks but also say the popular Pfizer Inc. drug is the most effective at helping people get off cigarettes.

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UN: Myanmar Blocks UN Emergency Airlift For Cyclone Victims

Posted: 05/08/2008 - Myanmar's isolationist regime blocked United Nations efforts Thursday to airlift food aid to cyclone survivors, U.N. officials said, as the hungry fought for what little food was available and drank coconut milk for lack of clean water.

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Stamp Price Hike Nearing

Posted: 05/07/2008 - Stamps will go up to 42-cents May 12th, but the 41-cent "forever stamps" will be good after that - just buy them now!

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Protests from GOP, moderate Democrats delay war funding vote

Posted: 05/07/2008 - House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., promised to deal with the concerns of some of her more conservative members, who were upset that the war funding bill is carrying new benefit programs - especially a boost in GI education benefits - without paying for them with offsetting cuts to other programs.

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Running back Dominic Rhodes signs deal to return to Colts

Posted: 05/07/2008 - The tandem that helped Indianapolis win its first Super Bowl title has been reunited after Rhodes agreed on a one-year deal to return to the Colts. Rhodes' agent, Mike McCartney confirmed the signing Wednesday in an e-mail to The Associated Press although he did not disclose financial details.

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Conflict over housing crisis threatens rescue package

Posted: 05/07/2008 - "We are committed to a good housing bill that will help folks stay in their house, as opposed to a housing bill that will reward speculators and lenders," Bush said at the White House after meeting with House Republican leaders.

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Bush Faults Democrats on Housing Crisis, Energy and Taxes

Posted: 05/07/2008 - President Bush on Wednesday criticized Democrats in Congress for their approach to dealing with the nation's housing crisis and soaring energy prices and called anew for an extension of expiring tax cuts and government wiretapping authority.

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Hillary Clinton Says She'll Stay in the Presidential Race

Posted: 05/07/2008 - Hillary Rodham Clinton says she will remain in the presidential race "until there's a nominee." The former first lady declined to say whether that meant through the roll call of the states at the Democratic National Convention this summer.

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Myanmar Toll May Hit 100,000: U.S. Diplomat

Updated: 05/07/2008 - Disease outbreaks may push the death total as a result of the cyclone that crashed into Myanmar as high as 100,000, according to one U.S. diplomat. more than 23,000 have already been reported dead with 42,000 more still missing.

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Clinton Loans Herself $6.4 Million

Updated: 05/07/2008 - After winning a nail biter in Indiana and losing North Carolina handily, an aide says that the Democratic hopeful loaned her campaign $6.4 million. She had loaned herself $5 million earlier in the campaign.

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Word of Madonna Films Reaches Village Of David Banda's Father

Posted: 05/07/2008 - Some 100 miles from Malawi's capital, the dusty village of Lipunga has no movie theaters or video players, let alone electricity. But villager Yohane Banda has at least heard that Madonna's new documentary is meant to draw attention to this southern African country's poverty.

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China Warns Dalai Lama Not To Obstruct Beijing Games

Posted: 05/07/2008 - Chinese President Hu Jintao vowed on Wednesday to continue a recently begun dialogue with the Dalai Lama, though he offered veiled accusations the Tibetan spiritual leader is causing more problems than he is solving.

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Penny Prices Pinched by Rising Cost of Metal

Updated: 05/07/2008 - Pennies and nickels cost more to make than they're worth. A House bill to change coins' composition has stalled. Some say eliminating penny would be wise, but say it's politically impossible. The dime, quarter, and dollar coins are still produced for less than their value.

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Russia's New President Names Putin as PM

Posted: 05/07/2008 - Russia's new president Dmitry Medvedev names Putin as prime minister hours after his inauguration. Soft-spoken Medvedev replaced Vladimir Putin today. Putin expected to remain a strong political force in Russia.

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China Urges Precautions Against Deadly VIrus

Posted: 05/07/2008 - China has made it mandatory for health care providers to report all cases of a viral illness that has sickened thousands of young children across the country, as the death toll rose Wednesday to 28.

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Monet Painting Sold For $41 Million at NYC Auction

Posted: 05/07/2008 - Breaking the auction record for the French Impressionist artist, a Claude Monet painting was auctioned Tuesday for more than $41 million, "Le Pont du Chemin de fer a Argenteuil" was sold at Christie's.

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Obama Inches Closer To Presidential Nomination

Posted: 05/07/2008 - On the rebound, Barack Obama left Hillary Rodham Clinton with fast-dwindling chances to deny him the Democratic presidential nomination after beating her in North Carolina and falling just short in an Indiana cliffhanger.

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