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Darryl Strawberry is Writing `Straw' Memoir

Updated: 05/12/2008 - NEW YORK - Former baseball slugger Darryl Strawberry, whose achievements on the field often were overshadowed by his struggles with cancer and substance abuse, is writing a memoir, "Straw," that will come out in 2009, publisher Ecco announced Wednesday.

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US Troop Deaths Push Monthly Toll to 7-month High in Iraq

Updated: 05/12/2008 - BAGHDAD - The killings of five U.S. soldiers in separate attacks in Baghdad pushed the American death toll for April up to 49, making it the deadliest month since September. One soldier died when his vehicle was struck by a roadside bomb. The second died of wounds sustained when he was attacked by small-arms fire, the military said Wednesday. Both incidents occurred Tuesday in northwestern Baghdad.

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Obama Seeking to Divorce Himself from Former Pastor

Posted: 04/30/2008 - Barack Obama angrily denounced his former pastor for "divisive and destructive" remarks on race, seeking to divorce himself from the incendiary speaker and a fury that threatens to engulf his front-running Democratic presidential campaign.

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License Plate with Cross Likely Will Not Move Forward

Posted: 04/30/2008 - A license plate that would have become the first in the nation to prominently feature a religious symbol is unlikely to be on the road any time soon after state lawmakers did not include it in a bill Tuesday.

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Newspaper Carrier Finds Woman Pinned by Husband's Dead Body

Posted: 04/30/2008 - Newspaper carrier Bruce Pitts knew the elderly couple only by the prayers the wife made for him while he was working at night and in bad weather, but he felt something was wrong when the papers piled up outside their home. Bruce went back to the house where he found 84-year -old Blanche Roberts pinned beneath the body of her 77-year-old husband Fred, who apparently had died last Wednesday evening of a heart attack after mowing the lawn.

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Report: McKellen to reprise Gandalf role

Posted: 04/30/2008 - Empire magazine's Web site quoted McKellen as saying that director Guillermo del Toro told him he would again be playing the white-haired wizard.

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Fed Cut Intrest Rate Another Quarter-Point

Posted: 04/30/2008 - The quarter-point drop announced by the Federal Reserve Wednesday marks the seventh straight drop since September as the central bank tries to quell the sliding economy. Investors believe this may be the final rate cut, unless the economy takes another turn for the worse.

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U.S. Death Toll In Iraq Hits 7-Month High

Posted: 04/30/2008 - The latest attacks around Baghdad pushes the death toll for March to forty seven. At least 4,059 soldiers and Marines have died since the Iraq war began just over five years ago.

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Lesbos Residents Sue Over Word "Lesbian"

Posted: 04/30/2008 - Three residents of the Greek island of Lesbos are taking the gay rights group Homosexual and Lesbian Community of Greece to court, claiming the use of the term Lesbians insults the people of the island. "My sister can't say she is a Lesbian," said one plaintiff.

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