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Happy Mother's Day: Woman pregnant with 18th child

Posted: 05/09/2008 - It's a happy Mother's Day for an Arkansas woman - she's pregnant with her 18th child. Michelle Duggar, 41, is due on New Year's Day, and the latest addition will join seven sisters and 10 brothers. There are two sets of twins.

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Records show Sharpton owes overdue taxes, other penalties

Posted: 05/09/2008 - Big corporations give him money. Presidential candidates seek his endorsement. He has influential friends in Congress and the governor's mansion. The Rev. Al Sharpton has emerged over the past decade as perhaps the nation's most prominent civil rights leader, a status that was demonstrated again this week when he led protests against police brutality that briefly shut down six of Manhattan's major bridges and tunnels.

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GM Buys Its Detroit Headquarters for $626 million

Posted: 05/09/2008 - General Motors Corp. said Thursday that the shaky real estate market convinced the automaker that it was a good time to buy its previously leased headquarters in downtown Detroit's towering Renaissance Center for $626 million.

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Rocket hits BBC bureau in Baghdad

Posted: 05/09/2008 - Shiite militants launched rockets toward the fortified Green Zone on Friday, taking advantage of a sandstorm that gave cover from attacks by U.S. aircraft. Some rockets fell short, including one that damaged the British Broadcasting Corp. bureau.

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U.S.: Iraq's Al Qaeda Boss Still On Loose

Posted: 05/09/2008 - The U.S. military said Friday that the leader of al Qaeda in Iraq had been not been captured, despite a claim by the Iraqi government.

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Spain Files Suit To Claim Sunken Treasure

Posted: 05/09/2008 - Spain laid formal claim Thursday to a shipwreck that yielded an estimated $500 million in treasure, saying it has proof the vessel is Spanish and demanding that a Florida deep-sea exploration firm that recovered the booty give it all back.

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Mary J. Blige starts foundation to help women with careers

Posted: 05/09/2008 - The queen of hip-hop soul is establishing a foundation to help women develop careers and gain self-confidence. Mary J. Blige and Steve Stoute, who founded a youth-oriented brand consulting firm, say they're setting up the Foundation for the Advancement of Women Now.

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Deadly Tornado Strikes Southeast

Posted: 05/09/2008 - Authorities began combing through the wreckage Friday caused by a reported tornado that killed one person and injured three others in central North Carolina.

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Better Dirt Key To Solving Food Crisis

Posted: 05/09/2008 - Science has provided the souped-up seeds to feed the world, through biotechnology and old-fashioned crossbreeding. Now the problem is the dirt they are planted in.

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Great Ape Turns 55 At Dallas Zoo

Posted: 05/09/2008 - A gorilla recognized as the world's oldest in captivity celebrated her 55th birthday by munching down a four-layer frozen fruit cake and banana leaf wrapped treats.

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In Oregon, Clinton hits Obama while he targets McCain

Posted: 05/09/2008 - Campaigning a few miles from each other Friday, Barack Obama trained his eye on November and the GOP, while Hillary Rodham Clinton battled for her political life, trying to hang on a few more weeks or even days in hopes of denying him the Democratic presidential nomination.

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Blackwater unlikely to face charges in Iraq shooting

Posted: 05/09/2008 - Blackwater Worldwide, the security contractor blamed by an angry Iraqi government for the shooting deaths of 17 civilians, is not expected to face criminal charges - all but ensuring the company will keep its multimillion-dollar contract to protect U.S. diplomats.

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"Best Santa Ever" A Pedophile?

Posted: 05/09/2008 - A rare international alert seeking a man shown in dozens of raw child porn images quickly led to the arrest of a small-time actor, who painted faces at children's parties and performed as "the best Santa Claus anyone has ever seen."

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Katrina Victim Wins Powerball Prize

Posted: 05/09/2008 - A construction company owner who lost two homes in Hurricane Katrina claimed a $97 million Powerball prize, a jackpot won off a ticket he bought at a convenience store where he stopped to buy his wife a gallon of milk.

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Packaged Pythons Cause Scare At German Post Office

Posted: 05/09/2008 - A trio of packaged pythons has caused a scare at a German post office. Police in Darmstadt say the snakes were stuffed into a parcel that was handed in for mailing to eastern Germany. It contained two tiger pythons and an albino tiger python of more than 3 feet in length.

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Gas jumps above $3.67, oil passes $126 on Venezuela concerns

Updated: 05/09/2008 - Oil rose above $126 a barrel for the first time Friday, bringing its advance this week to nearly $10, as investors questioned whether a possible confrontation between the U.S. and Venezuela could cut exports from the OPEC member.

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Oil Prices Surge Ahead Of Driving Season

Posted: 05/09/2008 - Oil rose above $126 a barrel for the first time Friday, bringing its advance this week to nearly $10, as investors questioned whether a possible confrontation between the U.S. and Venezuela could cut exports from the OPEC member. Meanwhile, on the eve of the U.S. driving season, gas prices rose above an average $3.67 a gallon at the pump, following oil's recent path higher.

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