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Who Says China Needs Mental Health Care

Posted: 06/20/2008 - China faces growing demand for mental health care in the aftermath of last month's devastating earthquake, which killed at least 70,000 people and left millions homeless. Medical services initially focused on treating injuries and preventing disease outbreaks after the May 12 earthquake.

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Toilet Paper Wedding Dress Wins National Contest

Posted: 06/20/2008 - Tourists gaped at six stunning wedding dresses displayed at Ripley's Believe It or Not! in New York's Times Square. The fashionable white frocks were fashioned entirely of toilet paper.

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Virginia Man Sheds 80 Pounds Eating at McDonald's

Updated: 06/20/2008 - A man lost about 80 pounds in six months by eating nearly every meal at McDonald's. He did not eat any Big Macs, french fries or chocolate shakes. Mostly salads, wraps and apple dippers without the caramel sauce.

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Bloomberg Defends Obama Before Jewish Audience

Posted: 06/20/2008 - New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg is urging Jewish voters to denounce the online whisper campaign that for months has pushed the false rumor that Democrat Barack Obama is secretly a Muslim.

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Va. Man Sheds 80 pounds Eating at McDonald's

Posted: 06/20/2008 - Eating mainly salads, wraps, and apple dippers from the fast-food giant, and bypassing all the Big Macs and shakes, man gets back under two hundred pounds

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U.S. Ambassador Slams Zimbabwe's Ruler

Posted: 06/20/2008 - Diplomat tells CBS News Robert Mugabe's regime is illegitimate and guilty of massive bloodshed as Zimbabwe's leader tries to hold onto power heading into next week's runoff election.

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House to Debate New Surveillance Law

Posted: 06/20/2008 - New update to the 1978 Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act would effectively protect the telecommunication companies from civil lawsuits while establishing steps for determining its overall legality.

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China Fuel Price Hike May Not Sap Demand

Posted: 06/20/2008 - The jump in China's state-controlled fuel prices will inevitably squeeze consumers at both filling stations and grocery stores. But analysts say the hike is unlikely to make an immediate or huge dent in the country's hunger for oil.

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High Gasoline Prices Changing Lawn-Mowing Habits

Posted: 06/20/2008 - Sales of manual — or push reel — mowers with the cartwheeling blades are on the rise this year. Officials attribute the surge to increased environmental concerns because of emissions from gas-powered mowers, the faltering economy that makes the generally less expensive push reels more attractive, and $4-a-gallon gasoline.

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US Stocks Head for Lower Open; Bank Woes Continue

Posted: 06/20/2008 - U.S. stocks headed for a lower open Friday as investors digested a slew of bad news about the beleaguered financial services industry and awaited this weekend's meeting in Saudi Arabia on oil production.

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Oil Prices Rise Above $132 in Asia

Posted: 06/20/2008 - Oil prices rose Friday after dropping sharply in the previous session on concerns that an increase in Chinese fuel prices would dampen oil demand in the booming Asian nation.

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Thousands Of Thai Protestors Clash WIth Police

Posted: 06/20/2008 - Several thousand protesters pushed through a heavy police cordon around Thailand's seat of government Friday, vowing to peacefully besiege the compound until the prime minister resigns.

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Suicide Bomber Ambushes Military Convoy, Killing 6

Posted: 06/20/2008 - A suicide bomber attacked a military convoy as it drove through a town in southern Afghanistan Friday, killing five civilians and one soldier from the U.S.-led coalition.

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John Edwards, Sam Nunn on VP List

Posted: 06/19/2008 - Michigan Congresswoman Carolyn Kilpatrick offers some insight on who Barack Obama's leaning to in his search for a running mate.

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Sandbagging in Iowa, Extreme Heat in California

Posted: 06/19/2008 - Forecasters are predicting near-record crests for the Mississippi River from Quincy, IL to Winfield, MO, thought levee breaches upstream have eased pressure on levees. Meantime, cooling centers are open in Los Angeles County, CA. Palm Springs hit a high of 116.

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'My Little Pony' gets star treatment for charity

Posted: 06/19/2008 - LeAnn Rimes is putting her own stamp on My Little Pony. The singer is among celebrities and artists who've agreed to design some new versions of My Little Pony, the plastic toy that has captivated girls since the 1980s.

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Coroner: Man should face trial in dive death

Posted: 06/19/2008 - An Australian coroner ruled Friday that an American man should face a murder trial in the death of his wife, who drowned while on a reef dive during their honeymoon in 2003.

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House Approves War Funds, Unemployment Benefits, Flood Relief

Posted: 06/19/2008 - House passes bill including $162 billion to fund U.S. operations in Iraq and Afghanistan into next year. It also contains $2.7 billion in flood relief for the Midwest. The legislation now heads to the Senate.

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McCain tours flood-damaged southeastern Iowa

Posted: 06/19/2008 - Sen. John McCain toured flood-damaged southeastern Iowa on Thursday, walking past half-submerged buildings, washed-out roads and thousands of sandbags filled hurriedly in a vain attempt to hold back the waters.

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More weapons caches turning up in Iraq

Posted: 06/19/2008 - Weapons caches are turning up with increasing frequency in public places in Iraq - from a bakery to a fish farm - as recent security gains embolden more civilians to come forward with tips, U.S. and Iraqi military officials say.

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Rice presses the UN to act on Zimbabwe violence

Posted: 06/19/2008 - Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice pressed the U.N. Thursday to take stronger action against rising violence in Zimbabwe, and warned that President Robert Mugabe's regime doesn't appear capable of holding an impartial election.

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