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Corn Jumps as Wet Weather Fans Supply Concerns, Oil Rises

Posted: 04/28/2008 - Corn prices jumped Monday as investors bet that more rain in Midwestern states will force farmers to plant less of the crop, tightening supplies and adding to growing food costs for consumers and livestock owners.

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Truckers Protest High Gasoline Prices

Posted: 04/28/2008 - Truck drivers honked horns, waved placards and shouted through bullhorns at the Capitol on Monday to protest rising gas prices they say are hurting their livelihood.

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Spitzer Call Girl Sues 'Girls Gone Wild' for $10 million

Updated: 04/29/2008 - The call girl linked to the downfall of former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer sued the founder of the "Girls Gone Wild" series on Monday for $10 million, claiming he exploited her image and name to advertise the racy videos.

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Baxter Springs Man Pleads to Blackmail

Posted: 04/28/2008 - A Baxter Springs man told a judge Monday he blackmailed Cherokee County Attorney Michael L. Goodrich by threatening to expose that the prosecutor was extorting money from an adult club in Galena.

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Mississippi River Flood Dooms Promising Year for Farmers

Posted: 04/28/2008 - The muddy Mississippi is at levels not seen in more than three decades, putting hundreds of thousands of acres of farmland under water. It's impossible to gauge overall agricultural losses at this point, federal and state officials say, but most agree the cost will be expensive and the damage extensive.

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Pa. Man Charged with Pushing Friend Into Coal Mine

Posted: 04/28/2008 - A man who called 911 after his friend survived a 500-foot fall at a strip mine was charged Monday with pushing him over the edge. While Nathan Bowman recovered from broken bones and other injuries in a hospital, Richard D. George was sent to Schuylkill County Prison in lieu of $10,000 bail.

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Spears reprises guest role on CBS' 'Mother'

Posted: 04/28/2008 - Britney Spears, who proved she's worth a cool million viewers to "How I Met Your Mother," is paying another visit to the CBS sitcom. Spears will reprise her role as bubbly secretary Abby in the May 12 episode, CBS said Monday.

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At least 200 injured as severe storms hit Virginia

Posted: 04/28/2008 - RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Authorities say at least 200 injured as severe storms cut through central and southeastern Virginia. Suffolk city spokeswoman Dana Woodson says two apparent tornadoes passed through the city Monday afternoon.

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Supreme Court Says States Can Demand Photo ID For Voting

Updated: 04/28/2008 - States can require voters to produce photo identification, the Supreme Court ruled Monday, upholding a Republican-inspired law that Democrats say will keep some poor, older and minority voters from casting ballots.

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Forgotten Georgia County Now in Spotlight Over Water Rights

Posted: 04/28/2008 - Residents of Dade County have spent much of their history feeling ignored by the rest the state. For decades people had to cut through Alabama or Tennessee to get to the county in the northwest corner of Georgia, and some residents still get key services from out of state. It even got left off the state quarter.

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Spain ends warning against sunflower oil

Posted: 04/28/2008 - Spain's Health Ministry has ended a warning against using sunflower oil, saying a contaminated batch has been removed from outlets.

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