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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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Obama wins N.C. primary, Clinton leads in Indiana

Updated: 05/06/2008 - Barack Obama swept to victory in the North Carolina primary Tuesday night and declared he was closing in on the Democratic presidential nomination. Hillary Rodham Clinton clung to a narrow Indiana lead, struggling to halt her rival's march into history.

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Man with Warrants Leads Topeka Police on Chase

Posted: 05/06/2008 - Topeka police say the gang unit was working in the area of 19th and Illinois around eight when they saw a person in a vehicle they believed was wanted on warrants. They tried to pull him over after a couple blocks, he got out of the car and ran off.

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In `Glory Days,' 4 best friends deal with trying to grow up

Posted: 05/06/2008 - "Glory Days" is an eager pop-rock musical examining past, present and future - as seen through the eyes of four best friends, a quartet of guys who have returned home after their first year of college.

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How 3 voters made up their minds

Posted: 05/06/2008 - Millie Seifert finally made a choice. She voted for the ghost. In the last week, The Associated Press talked to some respondents to a continuing series of AP-Yahoo News polls to see how they planned to vote in the primaries Tuesday in Indiana and North Carolina.

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In Cuba it's close, but no giant cigar

Posted: 05/06/2008 - Looks like it will be close, but no giant cigar, for Cuba's stogie-rolling king Jose Castelar. The 64-year-old former world-record holder has teamed up with five assistants, using nearly 93 pounds (42 kilograms) of top-quality tobacco to assemble a 98-foot (30-meter) cigar.

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China accuses US of shoddy probe into tainted heparin

Posted: 05/06/2008 - China's drug safety agency accused the United States on Tuesday of blocking Beijing's inquiry into a blood thinner linked to 81 deaths by refusing to provide details on victims and specifics about production.

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In Cuba It's Close, But No Giant Cigar

Posted: 05/06/2008 - Looks like it will be close, but no giant cigar, for Cuba's stogie-rolling king Jose Castelar. The 64-year-old former world-record holder has teamed up with five assistants, using nearly 93 pounds (42 kilograms) of top-quality tobacco to assemble a 98-foot (30-meter) cigar.

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75 students arrested in San Diego State University drug bust

Posted: 05/06/2008 - Dozens of San Diego State University students were arrested and six fraternities were suspended after a sweeping drug investigation found that some fraternity members openly dealt drugs and one even sent a mass text message advertising cocaine, authorities said Tuesday.

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Obama Wins North Carolina

Posted: 05/06/2008 - CBS News projects that Barack Obama will defeat Hillary Rodham Clinton in the North Carolina Democratic primary.

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Owner of Tropicana Casinos Files for Chapter 11 Protection

Posted: 05/06/2008 - The owner of Tropicana casinos in Atlantic City and Las Vegas has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, nearly five months after New Jersey regulators stripped the Tropicana Casino and Resort of its license.

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Clothing, Gestures will be Scrutinized at Olympics

Posted: 05/06/2008 - Waving the Tibet flag or paying tribute to the Dalai Lama during the medals ceremony will be against the rules at the Beijing Olympics, though the penalties for those infractions remain unknown.

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Microsoft, Chasing Apple, Adds TV Shows to Zune Marketplace

Posted: 05/06/2008 - Microsoft Corp. said late Monday it will now sell TV shows, including popular NBC series, on the Zune Marketplace, a move that brings its selection of content for the digital media player a step closer to what Apple Inc.'s iTunes offers for Apple's much more popular iPod.

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Interpol Launches Manhunt for Pedophile Suspect

Posted: 05/06/2008 - Interpol launched a worldwide appeal to the public Tuesday to help identify a man suspected of sexually abusing young boys from Southeast Asia - hoping the rare move will lead to a quick arrest.

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Drew Peterson stopped for speeding on way to pick up friend

Posted: 05/06/2008 - Drew Peterson says he was trying to help a 22-year-old female friend when he was pulled over for speeding in a Chicago suburb. The former Bolingbrook police sergeant suspected in his wife's October disappearance was stopped at 2:30 a.m. Saturday in Naperville. Police let him go with a warning.

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