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Reports: Jimmy Fallon to Succeed Conan on 'Late Night'

Posted: 04/25/2008 - Former SNL'er 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. On Thursday, published reports said Fallon has signed, or soon will sign, a deal with NBC.

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Goodyear Swings to Profit in 1Q, Revenue Rises

Posted: 04/25/2008 - Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. swung to a profit in the first quarter by focusing on higher-priced tires and international markets. The results from the biggest U.S.-based tiremaker beat Wall Street expectations and its shares rose nearly 3 percent in premarket trading.

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Hold on to your Couch: Tom Cruise Returning to "Oprah"

Posted: 04/25/2008 - Oprah might want to nail down her furniture. Tom Cruise is scheduled to return to "The Oprah Winfrey Show," nearly three years after a couch-jumping appearance that spawned countless YouTube parodies and late-night jokes.

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Wesley Snipes Sentenced in Tax Case

Posted: 04/24/2008 - The famous film actor gets the max in a Florida courtroom, after a judge says the "Blade" star showed "contempt over a period of time" for the nation's tax laws.

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Poll: Half Now Say Presidential Campaign too Negative

Posted: 04/24/2008 - The Democrats' seemingly unending battle to pick a nominee for the White House is taking a toll on the public, with growing numbers saying this year's presidential campaign is too negative and has lasted too long.

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Contractors Will Be Required to Disclose Tax Debt

Posted: 04/24/2008 - A new federal rule will require government contractors to disclose whether they owe federal taxes or have violated federal criminal tax laws following congressional investigations that found companies owing millions of dollars were still getting government contracts.

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Jennifer Lopez to Star in a TLC Reality Series

Posted: 04/24/2008 - Jennifer Lopez is no stranger to reality television: She's made cameos on Fox's "American Idol" and MTV's "DanceLife," which she produced, about six aspiring dancers struggling to make it. Lopez has signed on to star in an unscripted series for TLC following the stylish actress-singer-dancer-businesswoman as she juggles her career with mommy duty.

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Megan Fox Tops FHM's Sexiest Women List

Posted: 04/24/2008 - Megan Fox is the sexiest woman in the world - at least according to FHM magazine. The "Transformers" co-star tops FHM's annual 100 Sexiest Women in the World poll of FHM readers. The 21-year-old model-actress beat out the likes of Angelina Jolie (No. 12), Rihanna (No. 14), Kim Kardashian (No. 17), Paris Hilton (No. 77) and last year's champion, Jessica Alba (No. 3).

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Raven' Star Orlando Brown Re-Rmerges After Going Missing

Posted: 04/24/2008 - Orlando Brown, a star of Disney Channel's "That's So Raven," has been found a day after his publicist reported him missing. The 20-year-old actor and aspiring musician disappeared Tuesday morning without word. He re-emerged Wednesday and issued a lengthy statement.

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Mailer's Longtime Mistress Sells Papers to Harvard

Posted: 04/24/2008 - An actress and writer who said she was Norman Mailer's former longtime mistress has sold papers that include lengthy accounts of their sex life and hand-edited drafts of her writing to Harvard University, Mailer's alma mater.

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NKorea says Progress Made in Nuclear Talks with US

Posted: 04/24/2008 - North Korea expressed optimism Thursday over talks this week with a U.S. delegation on its nuclear program, raising hopes of breaking the impasse that has deadlocked arms negotiations.

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Yoko Ono Sues in NY Over Song in Movie Challenging Evolution

Posted: 04/24/2008 - Yoko Ono is suing the producers of a movie that challenges the concept of Darwinian evolution, saying they used the song "Imagine" without her permission and led the blogosphere to accuse her of "selling out."

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Pakistan Protests Afghan Border Skirmish

Posted: 04/24/2008 - The foreign ministry says Pakistan has protested to NATO and Afghan authorities over a skirmish that killed at least nine people. In a pre-dawn battle Wednesday, militants attacked an Afghan border post across from Pakistan's Bajur tribal area. During the melee, Pakistani and Afghan troops also traded fire.

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German Lawmakers Easily Pass European Union treaty

Posted: 04/24/2008 - German lawmakers Thursday overwhelmingly approved a new European Union treaty - a document Chancellor Angela Merkel described as providing a "new foundation" for the bloc. The lower house of parliament voted 515-58 to approve the so-called Lisbon Treaty, easily clearing the necessary two-thirds majority

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Flooded Tunnel Rescue

Posted: 04/24/2008 - Excess water in a tunnel in Kansas City, Kansas caused a boat to capsize leaving four construction workers trapped. According to the Kansas City Star, all four were treated for hypothermia at the scene and released.

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Nintendo's Profit Surges on Strong Sales of Wii, DS

Posted: 04/24/2008 - Nintendo Co.'s net profit surged 47.7 percent to a record high, powered by strong sales of software and accessories for its popular Wii video game console and brisk sales of its DS handheld devices.

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Starbucks Expects 2Q Earnings Below Analysts' View

Posted: 04/24/2008 - Starbucks Corp. warned Wednesday that its second-quarter earnings would fall short of analysts' expectations due to the weak U.S. economy and the cost of its turnaround plan.

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Japan: No Ban on US Beef

Posted: 04/24/2008 - Japan will not impose a blanket ban on U.S. beef imports, despite the discovery of a spinal column in a meat shipment from an American processing plant, a government spokesman said Thursday.

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The Nation's Weather

Posted: 04/24/2008 - Widespread areas of heavy rain were forecast Thursday from the Lower Mississippi Valley through the Upper Midwest. Powerful thunderstorms were likely across a region extending from eastern Texas through western Missouri.

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Paris Hilton Talks about Public Search for New Best Friend

Posted: 04/24/2008 - Paris Hilton, the 27-year-old, is using the Internet to cast potential friends for her new reality show, "Paris Hilton's My New BFF." The MTV series, which begins production next month, will follow 20 contestants as they live together and vie for the chance to be Hilton's permanent plus-o

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