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Air Force Colonel Gets Prison Time, Discharge

Posted: 06/26/2008 - An Air Force colonel was sentenced to nine years in prison Thursday and kicked out of the military for assaulting a woman, misusing his government travel card and other crimes at Sheppard Air Force Base.

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Judge Voids Conviction for Iranian in Goggles Case

Posted: 06/26/2008 - A federal judge threw out the conviction and sentence Thursday for an Iranian woman who had pleaded guilty in a scheme to illegally obtain U.S.-made military night vision goggles for Iran.

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Gas Prices Fuel Drop in Car Owner Satisfaction

Posted: 06/26/2008 - Drivers of new cars were less satisfied with their vehicles this year for the first time in at least five years due mainly to rising fuel prices, according to an annual survey released Thursday.

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Foam Company Offers R.I. Fire Plaintiffs $6.3M

Posted: 06/26/2008 - A company that sold flammable foam blamed for fueling a Rhode Island nightclub fire that killed 100 people has agreed to pay $6.3 million to settle lawsuits from survivors and victims' relatives.

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What to Do With All the Sandbags?

Posted: 06/26/2008 - When Mayor Jo Anne Smiley looks down Washington Street at the soggy fortress of sandbags protecting her town, she knows it's a view she will have to get used to.

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Midwestern Downpours Keep Residents Out of Homes

Posted: 06/26/2008 - Strong Midwestern downpours may force residents to wait even longer to return to homes they evacuated because of fears of flooding, emergency management officials said Thursday.

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NY Millionaire Gets Prison for Enslaving Workers

Posted: 06/26/2008 - A millionaire who inflicted years of abuse on two Indonesian housekeepers held as virtual slaves in her Long Island mansion was sentenced Thursday to 11 years in prison.

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O.J.: Anybody Else Wouldn't Be Going to Court

Posted: 06/26/2008 - O.J. Simpson says an ambitious Nevada prosecutor is pressing a kidnapping and armed robbery case against him that he says even the alleged victims don't want to pursue.

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Man Guilty of 11 Murders in SoCal Rail Disaster

Posted: 06/26/2008 - A man who claimed he was attempting suicide when he triggered a 2005 rail disaster was convicted Thursday of 11 counts of first-degree murder and could face the death penalty.

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Outward Bound: Missing Adventure Group Found Safe

Posted: 06/26/2008 - Nine teenagers and two adults who were reported missing in a rugged area of the Sierra Nevada mountain range hiked to safety Wednesday, hours after rescue teams launched a search.

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Dow Plunges to Lowest Levels in Two Years

Updated: 06/26/2008 - The Dow Jones Industrial Average tumbles over 350 points, or over 3 percent, Thursday after a day of troubling signs from automakers , financial companies, and high-tech industries, while oil passes $140/barrel

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Rural Deputy Pay Low Despite Big Duties, Dangers

Posted: 06/26/2008 - Grundy County sheriff's deputy Shane Tate, a father of five, was making $10.50 an hour when he was gunned down in the line of duty. Deputies are the law in most unincorporated areas across the country, escorting prisoners, acting as courtroom bailiffs, riding patrol and investigating crime. Yet those in rural counties typically make a fraction of what state troopers and city police officers earn, often with no health insurance or other benefits.

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California Forest Fire Moving Closer to Big Sur

Posted: 06/26/2008 - Hundreds of firefighters worked Thursday to protect the scenic community of Big Sur from a lightning-sparked wildfire that inched closer to historic structures after burning 16 homes and threatening another 500 houses.

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US advisory panel OK's 2 new combination vaccines

Posted: 06/26/2008 - A federal advisory panel on Thursday endorsed two new combination vaccines designed to reduce the number of needle sticks that young children must endure to get the recommended immunizations.

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British Man Gets Life in Deaths of Wife, Baby

Posted: 06/26/2008 - A British man convicted of shooting to death his 9-month-old baby and wife as they cuddled together in bed showed no reaction Thursday as he was sentenced to two life prison terms without parole.

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Zimbabwe's Mugabe: Open to Talks With Opposition

Posted: 06/26/2008 - President Robert Mugabe on Thursday said he is open to talks with the opposition, which is boycotting Friday's runoff because its leader says state-sponsored violence has made it impossible to take part.

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Bombings Kill Dozens, 3 US Marines in Iraq Attacks

Posted: 06/26/2008 - A suicide bomber attacked a meeting of pro-government Sunni sheiks west of Baghdad on Thursday, killing at least 23 people, including three U.S. Marines. At least 18 more people died in a car bombing in the northern city of Mosul.

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Stocks Tumble As More Bad Economic News Piles Up

Posted: 06/26/2008 - Stocks plunged Thursday as Wall Street contended with a barrage of bad news: another surge in oil prices and warnings of trouble in the key financial, automotive and high-tech industries

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Bush Lifts Trade Sanctions Against North Korea

Posted: 06/26/2008 - President Bush on Thursday lifted trade sanctions against North Korea and moved to remove it from the U.S. terrorism blacklist, a remarkable turnaround in policy toward the communist regime he once branded as part of an "axis of evil."

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Supreme Court Says Americans Have Right to Guns

Posted: 06/26/2008 - Americans can keep guns at home for self-defense, the Supreme Court ruled Thursday in the justices' first-ever pronouncement on the meaning of gun rights under the Second Amendment.

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Internet Organization Paves Way For 100's of Domains

Posted: 06/26/2008 - The Internet's key oversight agency relaxed rules Thursday to permit the introduction of hundreds, perhaps thousands, of new Internet domain names to join ".com," making the first sweeping changes in the network's 25-year-old addressing system.

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