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Pentagon Proceeding Cautiously on Potential Aid Drop

Updated: 05/12/2008 - WASHINGTON - Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Thursday the U.S. military was stepping up preparations for a relief mission in Myanmar, but he said he couldn't imagine air dropping aid without permission from the closed regime.

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Country Music Superstar Eddy Arnold Dies At 89

Posted: 05/08/2008 - Eddy Arnold, whose mellow baritone on songs like "Make the World Go Away" made him one of the most successful country singers in history, died Thursday morning, days short of his 90th birthday.

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al Qaeda in Iraq Leader Reportedly Arrested

Posted: 05/08/2008 - Iraqi army claims Abu Ayyub al-Masri, the leader of al Qaeda in Iraq was arrested by police in Mosul Thursday. U.S. Officials have not yet confirmed his arrest

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Consumer Borrowing Unexpectedly Surges in March

Posted: 05/08/2008 - Consumer borrowing rose in March at the fastest pace in four months, more than double the increase of the previous month, in what was seen as a sign of rising economic stress

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Kung Fu Film 'The Forbidden Kingdom' a Hit in China

Posted: 05/08/2008 - Jackie Chan and Jet Li's first movie together is a hit in China. The movie is about an American teenager who's magically transported to ancient China, where he teams with a drunken fighter (Chan) and a monk (Li) to help free a mythical monkey king.

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Hezbollah Claims Lebanese Gov't Declares Open War

Updated: 05/08/2008 - Gunfire erupts on the streets of Beirut after the Lebanese government declares Hezbollah's telecommunication network illegal, an act the group says amounts to an declaration of war.

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Air Pollution In Wyoming Community Rivals Big Cities

Posted: 05/08/2008 - There isn't anything metropolitan about this tiny unincorporated town in southwest Wyoming, where a few single-family homes and a volunteer fire station stand against a skyline of snowcapped mountains.

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Calling All Carbs: Dietician Hired To Arrest Officer Obesity

Posted: 05/08/2008 - Rana Parker tells pudgy police they have the right to remain chubby, but it can and will be used against them on the streets of Los Angeles. The dietitian lays down the law for recruits, veterans and top brass, letting them know that eating right can help them do a better job and could even save their lives.

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Jobless Claims Post Sharp Decline

Posted: 05/08/2008 - Newly laid off workers seeking unemployment benefits dropped much more than expected last week. The Labor Department reports that applications for unemployment benefits fell to 365,000, a decline of 18,000 from the previous week. Economists had been looking for a much smaller decrease of around 5,000.

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Myanmar Allows U.N. Aid But Snubs U.S.

Updated: 05/08/2008 - U.S. considers air-dropping food and supplies to victims of last weekend's cyclone, but Gates says he will wait for the government's approval. France advocates forcefully intervening.

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McCain Jokes About Rivals With Comedian Jon Stewart

Posted: 05/08/2008 - Of the Democratic presidential candidates, would Republican John McCain rather take on Barack Obama or Hillary Rodham Clinton? "You know, Ron Paul is still in the race," McCain joked Wednesday during a taping of Comedy Central's "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart."

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Oil Prices Steady in Asian Trading after Record Near $124

Posted: 05/08/2008 - Oil prices held steady Thursday in Asia after jumping to a record near $124 a barrel as investors captivated by the market's upward momentum seemed to ignore figures showing an increase in U.S. crude and gasoline supplies.

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Toyota Reports 28% Drop in Fiscal 4th Quarter Profit

Posted: 05/08/2008 - Toyota's profit for the January-March quarter dropped 28% from the previous year as a strengthening yen and lagging North American sales chipped away at the Japanese automaker's earnings.

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