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Nissan 4Q Profit Rises; Outlook Poor

Posted: 05/13/2008 - Nissan reported a big jump in fiscal fourth quarter profit Tuesday compared with the previous year. But like other Japanese automakers pinched by a strong yen and soaring oil and material costs, it forecast a tough year ahead.

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Wal-Mart Profit Rises 6.9%, Beats Street View

Posted: 05/13/2008 - Wally World is doing well. Wal-Mart Stores Inc., the world's largest retailer, said Tuesday its profit rose 6.9% in its first quarter on higher sales as lower prices helped boost its results, topping Wall Street's expectations.

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TV viewers still down after strike

Posted: 05/12/2008 - "The strike had a number of impacts," said Alan Wurtzel, NBC Universal research chief, "but as with everything it's never very clear or direct or black and white."

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Texas teen with bullet in head pleads guilty

Posted: 05/12/2008 - A teenager with a bullet lodged in his forehead that police wanted removed in order to prove he tried to kill the owner of a used-car lot pleaded guilty Monday to aggravated assault and other charges.

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Companies agree to $30M settlement in RI club fire

Posted: 05/12/2008 - Several foam manufacturers have agreed to pay $30 million to settle lawsuits brought by survivors and family members of those who died in a 2003 nightclub fire that killed 100 people, according to court papers filed Monday.

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Court will Decide Case of Virgina Man on Death Row

Posted: 05/12/2008 - The Supreme Court on Monday granted a temporary reprieve to a death row inmate in Virginia to consider whether lower courts correctly weighed his claim that his lawyer did a poor job of representing him.

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Obama touts commitment to Israel

Posted: 05/12/2008 - Democratic presidential leader Barack Obama said he regrets the division that has grown between Jews and blacks and he remains committed to ensuring Israel's security.

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Chile probes data theft and posting by hacker

Posted: 05/12/2008 - A prosecutor was appointed Monday to investigate how a computer hacker accessed government data for 6 million Chileans and posted it to the Internet.

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Production of ABC's 'Ugly Betty' moving to NYC

Posted: 05/12/2008 - Ugly Betty" is moving back to New York to take advantage of its - lower rent? The ABC show will leave Los Angeles, returning to the city where the pilot was filmed - and where the story takes place - in part because of a 35 percent tax credit offered by the city and state.

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Family Guy creator gets $100 million year

Posted: 05/12/2008 - Seth MacFarlane was driven to drink. Money trouble was definitely not the cause. The creator of "Family Guy" was sipping from a tumbler of golden-brown liquid backstage at the Ahmanson Theatre, and to hear him tell it, it's better that he was.

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Sex and the City premieres in London

Posted: 05/12/2008 - The "Sex and the City" stars lit up London's Leicester Square for the world premiere of the cinematic sequel to their New York adventures, delighting fans with glamorous - and sometimes quirky - outfits that helped make the show an international hit.

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Polish Holocaust hero dies at age 98

Posted: 05/12/2008 - Irena Sendler - credited with saving some 2,500 Jewish children from the Nazi Holocaust by smuggling them out of the Warsaw Ghetto, some of them in baskets - died Monday, her family said. She was 98.

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Superdelegates put Obama within mathematical reach

Posted: 05/12/2008 - Barack Obama's wave of superdelegate endorsements puts him within reach of the Democratic presidential nomination by the end of the primary season on June 3 - even if he loses half of the remaining six contests.

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Police: Drunk Tuxedo-clad Man Took Mower For Ride

Posted: 05/12/2008 - Police say a tuxedo-clad western New York man was drunk when he took a riding lawn mower out for an early morning spin. Chautauqua County Sheriff Joseph Gerace said deputies got a report of an intoxicated person at a home in Irving around 1 a.m. Monday. When they arrived, Merwin Pierce Jr. was spotted riding away on his mower.

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Networks, AP sue in South Dakota over exit polling

Posted: 05/12/2008 - The three major networks, CNN, Fox News and The Associated Press filed a lawsuit Monday asking a federal judge to strike down a South Dakota law that prevents exit polling within 100 feet of a voting place.

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Congress Eyes Dramatic Expansion of GI Bill

Posted: 05/12/2008 - Congressional Democrats are pushing what could become the most dramatic expansion of college aid for military veterans since World War II, with a bill they hope will buoy them this election season and become an albatross for Republicans.

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Congress Eyes Dramatic Expansion of GI Bill

Posted: 05/12/2008 - Congressional Democrats are pushing what could become the most dramatic expansion of college aid for military veterans since World War II, with a bill they hope will buoy them this election season and become an albatross for Republicans.

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Paul McCartney Granted Divorce Decree

Posted: 05/12/2008 - A judge in London granted a preliminary divorce Monday to former Beatle Paul McCartney and Heather Mills. If no one objects, the divorce will be final in six weeks.

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Wind Energy Gets A Lift In New Report

Posted: 05/12/2008 - Two decades from now Americans could get as much electricity from windmills as from nuclear power plants, according to a government report that lays out a possible plan for wind energy growth.

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