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UN chief warns world must urgently increase food production

Posted: 04/21/2008 - The U.N. chief warned Sunday that the world must urgently increase food production to ease skyrocketing prices and pledged to set up a task force on a crisis threatening to destabilize developing nations.

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Landslide hits town by Three Gorges Dam in China

Posted: 04/21/2008 - Chinese authorities evacuated about 200 people living near the Three Gorges Dam in central China because of a landslide, state media and local officials said Monday.

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US military deaths in Iraq at 4,039

Updated: 05/12/2008 - As of Sunday, April 20, 2008, at least 4,039 members of the U.S. military have died since the beginning of the Iraq war in March 2003, according to an Associated Press count. The figure includes eight military civilians. At least 3,295 died as a result of hostile action, according to the military's numbers.

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Video Surfaces of Man Stuck in Elevator For 41 Hours

Updated: 05/12/2008 - A time-lapse video of a man trapped in an elevator for 41 hours has become something of an Internet sensation after surveillance camera footage emerged after nearly a decade.

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The Oldest Americans Are Also The Happiest, Research Finds

Updated: 05/12/2008 - It turns out the golden years really are golden. Eye-opening new research finds the happiest Americans are the oldest, and older adults are more socially active than the stereotype of the lonely senior suggests. The two go hand-in-hand: Being social can help keep away the blues.

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Obama Says McCain Would Be Better Than Bush

Updated: 05/12/2008 - Democrat Barack Obama, who often argues that John McCain is the same as President Bush, said Sunday that the Republican presidential candidate would be better for the country than Bush has been.

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OPEC Chief: Oil Prices Would Go Higher Regardless of Supply

Updated: 05/12/2008 - OPEC Secretary-General Abdullah el al-Badri said Sunday oil prices would likely go higher and that the group was ready to raise production if the price pressure was due to a shortage of supply — something he doubted.

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McCain: Cutting Taxes More Important Than Balanced Budget

Updated: 05/12/2008 - Republican John McCain said Sunday that cutting taxes and stimulating the economy are more important than balancing the budget, and accused both Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama of supporting tax hikes that would worsen the impact of a recession.

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Benedict Praises US Church as Visit Ends

Updated: 05/12/2008 - Pope Benedict XVI celebrated Mass and American Catholicism in storied Yankee Stadium on Sunday, telling his massive U.S. flock to use its freedoms wisely as he closed out his first papal trip to the United States.

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'Forbidden Kingdom' Fights to Top of Box Office With $20.9M

Updated: 05/12/2008 - A martial arts dream team — Jackie Chan and Jet Li — won the weekend as their movie matchup "The Forbidden Kingdom" debuted at No. 1 with $20.9 million in ticket sales, according to studio estimates Sunday.

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Body May Be That of Missing Wichita Woman

Posted: 04/20/2008 - The 12-day search for a Wichita woman who disappeared from her home earlier this month apparently ended this weekend when a body was found near her home.

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Jaguar Land Rover CEO Polites dies at 60 after illness

Posted: 04/20/2008 - Jaguar and Land Rover's Chief Executive Geoff Polites, who is credited with steering the storied British luxury brands through the ongoing sale process to India's Tata Motors Ltd., has died. He was 60.

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Moms And Young Children From Texas Ranch To Be Parted

Posted: 04/20/2008 - Adult mothers who have been allowed to stay with their young children since they were taken from a polygamous sect will be separated from them after DNA sampling is completed next week, a child welfare official said Saturday.

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