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How 3 voters made up their minds

Posted: 05/06/2008 - Millie Seifert finally made a choice. She voted for the ghost. In the last week, The Associated Press talked to some respondents to a continuing series of AP-Yahoo News polls to see how they planned to vote in the primaries Tuesday in Indiana and North Carolina.

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In Cuba it's close, but no giant cigar

Posted: 05/06/2008 - Looks like it will be close, but no giant cigar, for Cuba's stogie-rolling king Jose Castelar. The 64-year-old former world-record holder has teamed up with five assistants, using nearly 93 pounds (42 kilograms) of top-quality tobacco to assemble a 98-foot (30-meter) cigar.

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China accuses US of shoddy probe into tainted heparin

Posted: 05/06/2008 - China's drug safety agency accused the United States on Tuesday of blocking Beijing's inquiry into a blood thinner linked to 81 deaths by refusing to provide details on victims and specifics about production.

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In Cuba It's Close, But No Giant Cigar

Posted: 05/06/2008 - Looks like it will be close, but no giant cigar, for Cuba's stogie-rolling king Jose Castelar. The 64-year-old former world-record holder has teamed up with five assistants, using nearly 93 pounds (42 kilograms) of top-quality tobacco to assemble a 98-foot (30-meter) cigar.

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75 students arrested in San Diego State University drug bust

Posted: 05/06/2008 - Dozens of San Diego State University students were arrested and six fraternities were suspended after a sweeping drug investigation found that some fraternity members openly dealt drugs and one even sent a mass text message advertising cocaine, authorities said Tuesday.

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Obama Wins North Carolina

Posted: 05/06/2008 - CBS News projects that Barack Obama will defeat Hillary Rodham Clinton in the North Carolina Democratic primary.

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Owner of Tropicana Casinos Files for Chapter 11 Protection

Posted: 05/06/2008 - The owner of Tropicana casinos in Atlantic City and Las Vegas has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, nearly five months after New Jersey regulators stripped the Tropicana Casino and Resort of its license.

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Clothing, Gestures will be Scrutinized at Olympics

Posted: 05/06/2008 - Waving the Tibet flag or paying tribute to the Dalai Lama during the medals ceremony will be against the rules at the Beijing Olympics, though the penalties for those infractions remain unknown.

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Microsoft, Chasing Apple, Adds TV Shows to Zune Marketplace

Posted: 05/06/2008 - Microsoft Corp. said late Monday it will now sell TV shows, including popular NBC series, on the Zune Marketplace, a move that brings its selection of content for the digital media player a step closer to what Apple Inc.'s iTunes offers for Apple's much more popular iPod.

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Interpol Launches Manhunt for Pedophile Suspect

Posted: 05/06/2008 - Interpol launched a worldwide appeal to the public Tuesday to help identify a man suspected of sexually abusing young boys from Southeast Asia - hoping the rare move will lead to a quick arrest.

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Drew Peterson stopped for speeding on way to pick up friend

Posted: 05/06/2008 - Drew Peterson says he was trying to help a 22-year-old female friend when he was pulled over for speeding in a Chicago suburb. The former Bolingbrook police sergeant suspected in his wife's October disappearance was stopped at 2:30 a.m. Saturday in Naperville. Police let him go with a warning.

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75 Students Arrested in San Diego University Drug Bust

Posted: 05/06/2008 - Dozens of San Diego State University students were arrested after a sweeping drug investigation found that some fraternity members openly dealt drugs and one even sent a mass text message advertising cocaine, authorities said Tuesday.

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Britain tightens visa regulations

Posted: 05/06/2008 - Britain's Home Office tightened visa regulations for skilled workers Tuesday, forcing employers to prove they had no option before hiring a foreigner.

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Collapse Yahoo talks leaves advertisers with less leverage

Posted: 05/06/2008 - The collapse of Microsoft Corp.'s pursuit of Yahoo Inc. is leaving advertisers pining for other ways to reach mass audiences on the Web and to counteract Google Inc.'s dominance of the online ad market.

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Clinton, Obama Could Both Win, Polls Say

Posted: 05/06/2008 - Hoping the proposal to suspend the gas tax will resonate with working class voters in Indiana and North Carolina, the Clinton campaign launched a last-minute ad in those states Monday that sharply attacks rival Barack Obama for not supporting the measure.

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Wal-Mart Expands Low-Priced Drug Program

Posted: 05/06/2008 - Wal-Mart Stores announced Monday it would expand its discounted prescription drug program to offer 90-day supplies for $10 and add several women's medications at a discount. It also said it would lower the price of more than 1,000 over-the-counter drugs.

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Fresh Off Quiet Spell, Britney Spears Expected in LA Court

Updated: 05/06/2008 - Britney Watch: Exactly three months have passed since Britney Spears left a psychiatric ward and promptly stirred up a paparazzi car chase, a scene that looked like the beginning of even more erratic behavior for the troubled pop star.

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U.S. Military: 3,500 US Troops Set To Leave Iraq

Posted: 05/06/2008 - About 3,500 American soldiers are scheduled to leave Iraq in the coming weeks, the U.S. military announced, part of a plan to reduce the number of troops who were part of last year's "surge" by 20,000.

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Interpol Launches Search For Pedophile Suspect

Posted: 05/06/2008 - Hoping the rare move will lead to a quick arrest, Interpol launched a worldwide appeal to the public Tuesday to help identify a man suspected of sexually abusing young boys from Southeast Asia.

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