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Former Khmer Rouge Appeals Detention

Posted: 07/03/2008 - Cambodia's genocide tribunal heard an emotional plea Thursday from the former Khmer Rouge foreign minister, who asked to be moved from pretrial confinement in its jail because of ill health.

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Obama Says Iraq Trip Could Refine His Policy

Posted: 07/03/2008 - Democrat Barack Obama struggled Thursday to explain how his upcoming trip to Iraq might refine, but not basically alter, his promise to quickly remove U.S. combat troops from the war.

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Iraqi PM to Parade Progress on Trip

Posted: 07/03/2008 - BAGHDAD - Iraq's prime minister plans trips to Europe and the Persian Gulf this month, apparently hoping improved security at home will pay dividends in greater international support — including from a country that did not back the U.S. invasion.

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Judge Tosses Wiretapping Lawsuit by Islamic Group

Posted: 07/03/2008 - A federal judge on Wednesday tossed out a lawsuit by an Islamic organization that accused the Bush administration of illegally wiretapping its telephones without warrants.

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Colombian Hostages say Life Grew More Dire

Posted: 07/03/2008 - BOGOTA, Colombia - A meal was rice and beans. Bed was the ground under a patched plastic tarp. They bathed in rivers, and when they weren't chained by the neck to trees, they were forced on long marches to new hideouts under the jungle canopy.

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Some Psych Patients Wait Days in Hospital ERs

Posted: 07/03/2008 - NEW YORK - When staffers at a Brooklyn hospital spotted a middle-aged woman lying face-down on a waiting room floor last month, it hardly seemed like cause for alarm.

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Stricker Looking to Rebound at Congressional

Posted: 07/03/2008 - Steve Stricker burned a lot of fuel on his way back to the top, a journey so amazing that he became the first player in PGA Tour history to repeat as comeback player of the year.

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Death Penalty Possible in Vermont Sex-Kidnap Case

Posted: 07/03/2008 - BURLINGTON, Vt. - Federal prosecutors have filed kidnapping charges that carry the death penalty against a Vermont man whose 12-year-old niece was found dead near his home.

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Locals Indifferent to Brangelina

Posted: 07/03/2008 - NICE, France - Partially eclipsed by the glitterati of Cannes and the royal glare of Monaco, Nice is a place where even the brightest stars — like Brangelina — are greeted by little more than indifference.

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Freed Hostage Ingrid Betancourt Embraces Children

Posted: 07/03/2008 - BOGOTA, Colombia - Former presidential candidate Ingrid Betancourt embraced her children for the first time in six years Thursday, saying the thought of them helped her stay alive until a daring rescue plucked her and 14 other hostages from the jungle.

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Routine Airline Maneuver Possible Safety Hazard

Posted: 07/03/2008 - "Go-Arounds," where an incoming plane pulls up at the last minute and circles around the airport, can be risky, as one flight recently discovered when executing the maneuver and found a smaller plane headed right for it.

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Vt. Girl Taken for Sex Ring, Affidavit Claims

Updated: 07/03/2008 - Police say girl's uncle will be charged in federal court with kidnapping, stepfather accused of destroying evidence in case. Affidavit: Girl's uncle wanted to initiate her into child sex ring

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Big Sur Evacuates as Massive Wildfire Spreads

Posted: 07/03/2008 - The Big Sur fire has now closed more than 31 miles of Highway 1 after jumping a fire line in Los Padres National Forest. So far, firefighters have contained only three percent of the flames.

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Employers Cut Jobs for Sixth Straight Month

Posted: 07/03/2008 - More than sixty thousand jobs were lost last month with the worst losses coming from the construction, manufacturing, financial sectors.

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Home Sweet Home For 3 U.S. Hostages

Posted: 07/03/2008 - The three Americans were rescued along with 12 others from Colombian rebels had been held since 2003 when their plane was shot down over the rebel-held jungle.

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Employers Cut Jobs for 6th Straight Month

Posted: 07/03/2008 - The latest snapshot of business conditions, released by the Labor Department on Thursday, showed continued caution on the part of employers who are chafing under high energy prices and are uncertain about how long the economy will be stuck in a sluggish mode, reflecting fallout from housing, credit and financial troubles.

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Stars Bring Poker Faces to Las Vegas for Charity

Posted: 07/03/2008 - Celebrities turned out Wednesday in Las Vegas to donate to Darfur charities — and to show their fellow stars just who the real card sharks were. They were all part of a charity Texas Hold 'em tournament.

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US Stocks Head for Mixed Open Ahead of Jobs Data

Posted: 07/03/2008 - Stocks headed for a mixed open Thursday ahead of the government's report on June employment that could offer insights into how well the economy is likely to fare in the coming months. The price of oil neared $146 for the first time, adding pressure to the stock market.

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Report: Baseball Star Alex Rodriguez, Wife Split

Posted: 07/03/2008 - Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez and his wife have split less than three months after the birth of the couple's second daughter, according to a report in the New York Daily News.

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Oil Prices near $146 per Barrel

Posted: 07/03/2008 - Oil prices neared $146 a barrel Thursday for the first time ever on reports of declining U.S. stockpiles and the threat of conflict with Iran.

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