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Maher and Shandling honor George Carlin at service

Posted: 06/30/2008 - He was the comedian who actually said the seven words you can never say on television, but close friends and family members remembered George Carlin as a man who, when he was off stage, had only a kind word for everyone he met.

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'Wall-E' rakes in $63.1 million with No. 1 debut

Posted: 06/30/2008 - The robot love tale "Wall-E" rolled over the competition on its debut weekend, hauling in $63.1 million as it held the Angelina Jolie thriller "Wanted" to a second-place opening.

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Swedes e-mail lawmakers, protest eavesdropping law

Posted: 06/30/2008 - Swedes have bombarded lawmakers with more than 1 million e-mails protesting the country's new eavesdropping law, adding to the growing public outcry over the measure, an official said Monday.

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Oil prices end down after topping $143 a barrel

Posted: 06/30/2008 - The price of crude oil hit yet another record on the last day of a tumultuous first half, spurting past $143 a barrel before ending lower on demand fears and a resilient dollar.

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Inmate takes 2 hostage at Maine prison

Posted: 06/30/2008 - The governor's office says two people have been taken hostage by a prisoner with a knife at the Maine State Prison in Warren.

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Treasurys little changed as Wall Street ends flat

Posted: 06/30/2008 - Treasury prices ended a turbulent first half of 2008 close to where they started the year, as investors hesitated to make any big moves ahead of more readings later this week on the shaky U.S. economy.

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Smithfield to sell joint venture to Campofrio

Posted: 06/30/2008 - Pork producer Smithfield Foods Inc. said Monday it will sell Groupe Smithfield Holdings SL, its main European subsidiary to Campofrio Alimentacion SA, the largest processed meats company in Spain.

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Man accused of driving police car into river

Posted: 06/30/2008 - Jefferson Parish sheriff's deputies say a 22-year-old man stole a deputy's car and took it for a joyride on the Mississippi River levee before driving it into the river. Sheriff Newell Normand says the suspectwas apprehended while swimming in the water.

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Japanese Man Drives Car into City Hall

Posted: 06/30/2008 - A man angered by a western Japanese city's welfare policy rammed a car loaded with gas canisters and kerosene into city hall Monday, injuring two workers, police said.

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Engine problems force emergency landing at O'Hare

Posted: 06/30/2008 - A commercial jet that had just taken off from Chicago had to dump its fuel over Lake Michigan and return to O'Hare International Airport for an emergency landing after one of its engines malfunctioned.

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Yahoo takes its defense against Icahn to investors

Posted: 06/30/2008 - Yahoo Inc. began pressing a case to major shareholders Monday that its board and management deserve a chance to prove they made the right move when they rejected a $47.5 billion takeover offer from Microsoft Corp.

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Stocks end difficult first half with quiet session

Posted: 06/30/2008 - Wall Street ended a grueling first half quietly Monday, closing mixed as investors again based their trades on what has become the dominant force in the market: the price of oil.

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Bush administration delaying Medicare fee cut

Posted: 06/30/2008 - The Bush administration said Monday it will delay paying doctors for treating Medicare patients in early July to give Congress more time to block a scheduled 10.6 percent fee cut.

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Sarkozy Denounces French Shooting Spree

Posted: 06/30/2008 - French President Nicolas Sarkozy called Monday for "consequences" after 17 people were shot and wounded during a weekend military demonstration in which real bullets were used instead of blanks.

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Gay Revelers Celebrate Pride, Marriage Rights

Posted: 06/30/2008 - A lesbian motorcycle group dressed in bridal veils, wedding gowns and leather lent a matrimonial touch to San Francisco's gay pride parade Sunday as revelers celebrated their newfound freedom to marry.

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