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Economy Only Grows By Half-Point

Posted: 04/30/2008 - Economy weakens as Americans and businesses, beset by credit and housing problems, hunker down. The slight growth means that the economy doesn't fit the standard definition of a recession.

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"Hostile" Iran Sparks U.S. Attack Plan

Posted: 04/30/2008 - Pentagon sends a second aircraft carrier to the Persian Gulf citing concerns about Iran's growing nuclear capabilities, alleged harassment of U.S. ships in the region and support of Iraqi insurgents.

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Another Celebrity Is Finished On "Dancing With The Stars"

Posted: 04/30/2008 - Thirty-four year old Shannon Elizabeth can now go lick her wounds over harsh comments from the judges. The actress was eliminated Tuesday from the dance-off show. After it all, Elizabeth says she's learned a lot.

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White House Cautions Against Restricting Aid To Iraq

Posted: 04/30/2008 - White house officials warn that not giving aid to Iraq could only prolong the war. This week officials privately warned lawmakers not to go to far in their restrictions. The Iraq war is now entering its sixth year.

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Coldstone Helps Fiesta Queen Candidate

Posted: 04/29/2008 - Coldstone Creamery participated in a fundraiser for candidate Monica Delagarza Tuesday. She is a candidate for "Fiesta Queen" during the Our Lady of Guadalupe Fiesta this summer.

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New CEO Named at 3Com in wake of failed buyout

Posted: 04/29/2008 - Edgar Masri was removed as chief executive of data network equipment maker 3Com Inc. on Tuesday and immediately replaced by Robert Mao, a fluent Mandarin speaker who will be based in China, which the Massachusetts-based company sees as its biggest market.

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Roadside Bomb Kills Soldier in Iraq

Posted: 04/29/2008 - Militia fighters ambush a U.S. convoy in Sadr City. One vehicle was hit by two roadside bombs, killing one soldier and injuring six more.

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Uma Thurman's parents testify at stalking trial

Posted: 04/29/2008 - The former mental patient accused of stalking Uma Thurman appeared at her front door repeatedly at odd hours, and he left her a frightening letter, according to testimony Tuesday by two of the actress' employees.

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Mexican government wants talks with rebels

Posted: 04/29/2008 - Mexico's government said Tuesday that it will accept talks with a leftist rebel group linked to a series of oil pipeline blasts last year, as long as the group refrains from any new attacks.

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CBS Profits Rise 14 Percent on Boost from Syndication

Posted: 04/29/2008 - CBS Corp. reported a 14 percent increase in first-quarter earnings Tuesday as higher syndication sales from "CSI" made up for not having the Super Bowl broadcast this year. Its shares rose nearly 3 percent.

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Democrats Say Politics at Work in Toxic Chemical Decisions

Posted: 04/29/2008 - Democratic senators accused the Bush administration Tuesday of injecting politics into the Environmental Protection Agency's assessment of health risks from toxic chemicals, citing a congressional investigation that concluded the assessments are being undermined by secrecy and White House involvement.

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Katie Couric's Ratings Still Sinking

Posted: 04/29/2008 - The "CBS Evening News" audience has taken a noticeable dip ever since the latest round of speculation over Katie Couric's job. The broadcast averaged 5.34 million viewers last week, breaking a record low for CBS News' flagship show that had been set the week before, according to Nielsen Media Research.

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Inflatable Pig Lost after Roger Waters' Coachella Set

Posted: 04/29/2008 - Have you seen this pig? It's huge, inflatable, features the word "Obama" and it has lost its way in the California desert. Organizers for the Coachella music festival announced that the gigantic blowup swine, released into the night sky during Roger Waters' headlining set Sunday, was still out there - and they want it back.

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More Text Messages Revealed in Detroit Mayor Sex Scandal

Posted: 04/29/2008 - A series of often explicit text messages from Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick's former chief of staff appear to show she had a long-term romantic relationship with the mayor and that he played a role in the firing of a police officer who sued the city.

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'CSI' Co-Star Gary Dourdan Arrested for Drugs

Posted: 04/29/2008 - CSI" co-star Gary Dourdan was arrested Monday for possession of narcotics and dangerous drugs, police said. The 41-year-old actor was found asleep in his car by the Palm Springs Police Department, authorities said.

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Teen In Bomb Plot Wanted To "Kill Jesus"

Posted: 04/29/2008 - Federal authorities say a South Carolina teen accused of plotting to blow up his high school told police that he wanted to die, go to heaven and kill Jesus.

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Researchers Create Health, Happiness Index

Posted: 04/29/2008 - Staying healthy and happy is a struggle for about half of Americans, according to a massive survey that attempts to measure the nation's general welfare, much like the Dow Jones Industrial Average portrays the health of the stock market.

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Wisconsin Man Starts Web Site Devoted To Roadkill

Posted: 04/29/2008 - Richard Sanders hadn't given much thought to roadkill until a buddy came across a very large bear on the roadside near Hudson. The animal was bigger than any trophy bear the friends had bagged over the years, and they thought it deserved a better fate than rotting by the road.

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Father Accused In Stabbing Got Wrong Teen?

Posted: 04/29/2008 - A father who's charged with stabbing a boy he believed was a witness to a sexual assault on his daughter - may have attacked the wrong person.

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Bush Prods Congress On Gas Prices

Posted: 04/29/2008 - President Bush on Tuesday accused the Democratic-led Congress of blocking his proposals to deal with rising gas prices and dragging its feet on measures to address the sagging economy. He said he was "open to any ideas," including a proposal backed by presidential contenders John McCain and Hillary Clinton to suspend gas and diesel taxes this summer

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