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Fed Cut Intrest Rate Another Quarter-Point

Posted: 04/30/2008 - The quarter-point drop announced by the Federal Reserve Wednesday marks the seventh straight drop since September as the central bank tries to quell the sliding economy. Investors believe this may be the final rate cut, unless the economy takes another turn for the worse.

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U.S. Death Toll In Iraq Hits 7-Month High

Posted: 04/30/2008 - The latest attacks around Baghdad pushes the death toll for March to forty seven. At least 4,059 soldiers and Marines have died since the Iraq war began just over five years ago.

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Lesbos Residents Sue Over Word "Lesbian"

Posted: 04/30/2008 - Three residents of the Greek island of Lesbos are taking the gay rights group Homosexual and Lesbian Community of Greece to court, claiming the use of the term Lesbians insults the people of the island. "My sister can't say she is a Lesbian," said one plaintiff.

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Texas Officials Looking at Possible Abuse Among FLDS Boys

Updated: 05/12/2008 - AUSTIN, Texas - Texas officials told legislators Wednesday that they're investigating the possible sexual abuse of some young boys taken from a polygamist sect's ranch, as well as broken bones among other children.

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Spectacular Blaze damages Nightclub at Hollywood and Vine

Updated: 05/12/2008 - LOS ANGELES - Fire tore through a hip nightclub at the storied corner of Hollywood and Vine on Wednesday, covering the landmark-studded neighborhood with smoke and ash. No injuries were reported.

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Players' Bare Bottoms Reveal Prom Invite

Posted: 04/30/2008 - Thirteen members of an Ann Arbor high school have been suspended for an undetermined number of games and have to perform community service after they lined up and revealed the question "Will You Go to the Prom with Me? Yes or No?

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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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