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Cat OK After 4 Days in Drain Pipe

Updated: 04/29/2008 - Bud the cat is back home safe and sound after spending more than four days stuck in a drain pipe in his family's yard in Harrisburg.

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UN to Set Up Task Force to Tackle Global Food Crisis

Posted: 04/29/2008 - The United Nations will establish a top-level task force to tackle food shortages and escalating prices that threaten to touch off a "cascade of related crises" around the world, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Tuesday.

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Dell to Cut Jobs in Ireland

Posted: 04/29/2008 - Personal computer maker Dell Inc. announced Tuesday that it will lay off 250 workers in Ireland as part of its global cost-cutting plan, a decision economists said reflected the rising expense of doing business here.

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Tijuana Drug Violence Threatens Hospital

Posted: 04/29/2008 - Soldiers held Tijuana's main hospital in a virtual lockdown Tuesday as doctors treated eight drug traffickers wounded in running shootouts in this border city.

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Expected Supply Growth Lowers Oil Prices

Updated: 04/29/2008 - Oil prices fell more than $3 a barrel Tuesday as the market absorbed data showing demand is falling even as supplies are rising. Meanwhile, gas prices inched higher at the pump, continuing their record-breaking press toward $4 a gallon.

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McCain Offers Tax Credit in Health Care Plan

Updated: 04/29/2008 - Republican John McCain wants to change how people get their health insurance, shifting away from job-based coverage to an open market where people can choose from competing policies.

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Alleged Jimi Hendrix Sex Tape to Be Released

Posted: 04/29/2008 - Vivid Entertainment is releasing a sex tape allegedly starring Jimi Hendrix. The Los Angeles-based adult entertainment company said they obtained the footage of the music legend shot in a hotel room about 40 years ago from a memorabilia collector.

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Obama Rips Rev. Wright

Updated: 04/29/2008 - Democratic candidate further distances himself from controversial minister, says he's outraged by ex-pastor's remarks, "saddened" by "spectacle" of recent appearance and that his views do not accurately reflect the state of the black church.

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Consumer Confidence Drops in April on Inflation, Job Worries

Posted: 04/29/2008 - Soaring gas prices and weaker job prospects made Americans gloomier about the economy in April, sending a widely watched measure of consumer sentiment even lower, a private research group said Tuesday.

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Cox Eyes Online Ad Growth, Buys Startup $300 Million

Posted: 04/29/2008 - The media conglomerate Cox Enterprises is pinning hopes on internet advertising while television and newspaper audiences shrink. So they're planning to spend $300 million to buy a company that helps web sites pool their ad space.

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Yahoo To Outsource Messenger Phone Calls To Jajah

Posted: 04/29/2008 - Startup company Jajah will take over the internet telephone functions of its instant messaging program. The new company will handle billing and customer care and will connect the calls to and from users of Yahoo Messenger. It's a major coup for Jajah, a three-year old company that now boasts 10 million customers.

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Exercise-Heart Study Casts Doubt On 'Fit-But-Fat' Theory

Posted: 04/29/2008 - Challenging the notion that you can be fat and fit, new reasearch finds that being active can lower but not eliminate heart risks that heavy women face. Doctors say weight still matters. Previous research went back and forth on the issue.

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Review: "Ironman" Blockbuster With A Brain

Updated: 04/29/2008 - Good acting, a surprisingly relatable main character and a somewhat "realstic" superhero power make "Ironman" a summer blockbuster. It may even give that spidey-sense movie a run for its money.

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Record Oil Prices Drive Shell 1Q Profits Up 25%

Posted: 04/29/2008 - Royal Dutch Shell PLC's first-quarter profits rose 25 percent, Europe's largest engery company reported Tuesday, on unheard of prices for a barrel of oil.

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CBS Profits Rise 14% in 1Q

Posted: 04/29/2008 - CBS Corp.'s earnings rose 14 percent in the first quarter as a new international TV syndication agreement kicked in for its "CSI" franchise. They also own Simon & Schuster and a large radio broadcasting business said Tuesday it earned $244.3 million in the first three months of the year, up from $213.5 million last year.

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MySpace Unveils New Karaoke Feature

Posted: 04/28/2008 - MySpace Karaoke (ksolo.myspace.com) debuts nearly two years after Fox Interactive, a division of News Corp., which owns MySpace, purchased the karaoke site kSolo.com. The combination of MySpace and kSolo allows users to upload audio recordings of them singing everything from R. Kelly to Richie Valens to their profile page.

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Stimulus Checks Going Out Monday

Posted: 04/28/2008 - The economic stimulus checks are expected to begin hitting bank accounts Monday, a week earlier than anticipated, with the final ones going out before July 11th. Congress and the Bush Administration hope the jolt help Americans beset by high gas and food prices.

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More Than 200 Hurt In Virginia Tornadoes

Posted: 04/28/2008 - Three tornadoes destroyed homes, tossed cars and injured more than 200 people as they carved Monday through central and southeastern Virginia.

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Corn Jumps as Wet Weather Fans Supply Concerns, Oil Rises

Posted: 04/28/2008 - Corn prices jumped Monday as investors bet that more rain in Midwestern states will force farmers to plant less of the crop, tightening supplies and adding to growing food costs for consumers and livestock owners.

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Truckers Protest High Gasoline Prices

Posted: 04/28/2008 - Truck drivers honked horns, waved placards and shouted through bullhorns at the Capitol on Monday to protest rising gas prices they say are hurting their livelihood.

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Spitzer Call Girl Sues 'Girls Gone Wild' for $10 million

Updated: 04/29/2008 - The call girl linked to the downfall of former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer sued the founder of the "Girls Gone Wild" series on Monday for $10 million, claiming he exploited her image and name to advertise the racy videos.

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