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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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Sri Lanka turns to less critical donors

Posted: 04/29/2008 - Sri Lanka hailed Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's visit Monday as an important step in cementing closer ties between the two nations.

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Report Faults Many States on Child Abuse Policies

Posted: 04/29/2008 - Many states often fail to release adequate information about fatal and near-fatal child abuse cases, placing confidentiality above disclosure to a degree that thwarts needed reforms, two child advocacy groups say in a new report.

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FLDS Sect Teen Gives Birth While in Custody

Updated: 04/29/2008 - One of hundreds of young polygamist-sect members taken into custody by the state was giving birth Tuesday while child welfare officials and state troopers stood watch outside the maternity ward.

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French Judge Can't Ban Internet Video of Motor Racing Chief

Posted: 04/29/2008 - A judge said Tuesday it was not within his jurisdiction to ban an Internet video of motor racing chief Max Mosley with prostitutes, but he ordered the French recall of newspapers containing photos of the scene.

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Over 3,500 Laid-Off from 4 GM Factories

Updated: 04/29/2008 - The dwindling U.S. auto market and an accelerating shift from trucks to cars has brought grim layoff news to four General Motors Corp. factories.

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Stocks dip with investors wary before Fed's rate decision

Posted: 04/29/2008 - Wall Street pulled back modestly Tuesday as investors, disappointed by a low reading on consumer sentiment, traded with caution ahead of the Federal Reserve's Wednesday decision on interest rates.

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French Envoy in Colombia for Hostages

Posted: 04/29/2008 - France's foreign minister and President Alvaro Uribe on Monday sought to advance efforts to free hostages held by Colombia's leftist rebels.

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Obama Says Opponents Pandering on Gas Tax

Updated: 04/29/2008 - Democrat Barack Obama dismissed his rivals' calls for national gas tax holiday as a political ploy that won't help struggling consumers. Hillary Rodham Clinton said his stance shows he's out of touch with the economic realities faced by ordinary citizens.

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Bush: Farm Bill Won't Help Food Prices

Updated: 04/29/2008 - Members of Congress negotiating a multibillion-dollar farm bill continued to disagree Tuesday over the size of payments to wealthy farmers as President Bush renewed his call to reduce those subsidies.

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