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Brazil Air Force Halts Search for Priest

Posted: 04/25/2008 - Brazil's air force on Thursday suspended its search for a Roman Catholic priest who vanished after sailing into the air under a cluster of colorful balloons. The cleric's family chartered a private plane to continue the hunt.

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Reports: Fallon to succeed Conan on 'Late Night'

Posted: 04/25/2008 - Jimmy Fallon appears to be inching closer to Conan O'Brien's "Late Night" chair. For months, Fallon has been widely considered the top choice to succeed O'Brien when he steps down next year.

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Gunman upset over condo fees killed by SWAT team in Fla.

Posted: 04/25/2008 - Patrick Dellisanti, 57, barged into the complex's clubhouse shortly after 3 p.m. Thursday and demanded to speak with an association employee. He told two women he was upset over the fees, waved a revolver in the air and shot at the ground, said Broward County sheriff's spokesman Jim Leljedal.

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Narwhals more at risk to Arctic warming than polar bears

Posted: 04/25/2008 - The narwhal, a whale with a long spiral tusk that inspired the myth of the unicorn, edged out the polar bear for the ranking of most potentially vulnerable in a climate change risk analysis of Arctic marine mammals.

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Dealers see SUV glut as drivers trade in gas guzzlers

Posted: 04/25/2008 - Hoyos' mom purchased a Mazda 5, a smaller crossover vehicle with plenty of interior room but better gas economy - up to 28 miles per gallon as opposed to about 20 for the Mitsubishi.

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Oil prices up on word US ship fired on boats in Persian Gulf

Posted: 04/25/2008 - Oil prices rose sharply Friday on news that a ship under contract to the U.S. Defense Department fired warning shots at two boats in the Persian Gulf. Retail gas prices as expected rose further into record territory, nearing $3.60 a gallon.

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Penguin's Wetsuit Puts Him Back in the Swim of Things

Posted: 04/25/2008 - What's black and white and warm all over? A penguin in a wetsuit, naturally. Sounds like a joke, but it's quite serious for biologists at the California Academy of Sciences, who had a wetsuit created for an African penguin to help him get back in the swim of things.

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Bush Says Rebates Going Out Monday Will Boost Economy

Posted: 04/25/2008 - President Bush said tax rebates will start going out Monday, earlier than previously announced, and should help Americans cope with rising gasoline and food prices, as well as aid a slumping economy.

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3 NYPD Detectives Cleared in Wedding-Day Shooting

Updated: 04/25/2008 - Three detectives were acquitted Friday in the 50-shot killing of an unarmed groom-to-be on his wedding day, a case that put the NYPD at the center of another dispute involving allegations of excessive firepower.

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Mom's diet may play role in whether baby is boy or girl

Posted: 04/25/2008 - Snips and snails and puppydog tails ... and cereal and bananas? That could be what little boys are made of, according to surprising new research suggesting that what a woman eats before pregnancy influences the gender of her baby.

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FDA takes closer look at Lasik complaints

Posted: 04/25/2008 - In fury and despair, people harmed by Lasik eye surgery told of severe eye pain, blurred vision and even a son's suicide, as the government began considering if the public needs more warning about the risks of the hugely popular operations.

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Obama presses on gas prices, Clinton hits on debates

Posted: 04/25/2008 - Democrat Barack Obama on Friday blamed high gasoline prices on Washington and a political establishment that he says hasn't stood up to oil companies, his two rivals for the presidency included.

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Bush says rebates going out Monday should help economy

Posted: 04/25/2008 - President Bush said tax rebates will start going out Monday, earlier than previously announced, and should help Americans cope with rising gasoline and food prices, as well as aid a slumping economy.

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Lachey to host `High School Musical' reality show

Posted: 04/25/2008 - The 34-year-old singer has signed on to host the upcoming ABC reality show "High School Musical: Summer Session," inspired by the Disney Channel phenomenon costarring Zac Efron, Ashley Tisdale and Vanessa Hudgens, ABC said this week.

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Sky News: Amy Winehouse is arrested on suspicion of assault

Posted: 04/25/2008 - British singer Amy Winehouse was arrested on suspicion of assault Friday following reports that she scuffled with two men during a night out in a trendy north London neighborhood, Sky News television reported.

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Militant kills 2 Israeli guards at West Bank divide

Posted: 04/25/2008 - Israel says the moderate Palestinian leadership with whom it hopes to strike a peace deal by year's end is failing to ensure the calm necessary for any Israeli withdrawal from the West Bank.

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Iraqi journalist killed near Basra, radio station says

Posted: 04/25/2008 - Jassim al-Batat, 38, was killed by gunmen in a speeding car as he left his house in the town of Qurna in his own car, said Adnan al-Asadi, the head of the local al-Nakhil radio station based in the southern city of Basra. Qurna is 55 miles north of Basra.

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Bush says rebates going out Monday should help economy

Posted: 04/25/2008 - Democrats said they were glad the rebate checks were about to go out, but suggested that multinational oil companies were not among the businesses the stimulus package was originally designed to help.

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America Movil shares plunge, weighing down Mexican market

Posted: 04/25/2008 - After the company, controlled by Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim, reported Thursday that its first-quarter profit fell to $1.3 billion, its stock fell 12 percent early Friday and dragged down Mexico's stock market index.

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Ship Hired By U.S. Military Fires Warning Shots In Gulf

Posted: 04/25/2008 - According to American defense officials, the Westward Venture cargo ship chartered by the U.S. Defense Department was traveling in international waters when two unidentified small boats approached on Thursday.

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