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Council Approves Salmon Fishing Ban

Posted: 04/11/2008 - SEATAC, Wash. (AP) -- West Coast fisheries managers voted Thursday to cancel all commercial salmon fishing off the California and Oregon coasts this year.

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Police: NY Man Tries Bogus Bill For Bail

Updated: 05/12/2008 - Police say it was no surprise a bogus $50 bill got a Long Island man arrested: He was trying to use it to pay his bail on a traffic charge. The transaction compounded Cyheam Forney's legal problems and landed him in jail.

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US Diplomat Mends Fences With Argentina

Updated: 05/12/2008 - The top U.S. diplomat for Latin America signaled a thaw in relations with Argentina on Thursday after meeting with President Cristina Fernandez.

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Cyanide Document Found at Texas Compound

Updated: 05/12/2008 - Authorities searching the compound of a polygamist sect in West Texas found a "cyanide poisoning document" among the dozens of items it seized during a weeklong search.

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Dangerous Animal Virus on US Mainland?

Posted: 04/11/2008 - The government's research into highly contagious foot-and-mouth disease likely will move from a remote island to the U.S. mainland near livestock herds, raising concerns about the risks of a catastrophic outbreak.

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Newsday Pulitzer-Winner Greene Dies

Updated: 05/12/2008 - Investigative journalist Robert W. Greene, who led reporters from across the country in an effort to uncover corruption in Arizona and who twice helped Newsday win the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service, died Thursday. He was 78.

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Murdered Pregnant Women: The Racial Divide

Updated: 05/12/2008 - When Laci Peterson became the symbol of maternal homicide in the mass media and in the law books (the Violence Against Unborn Children Act is also known as the Laci and Connor's Law), it put a white face on the horrendous crime of maternal homicide. In reality, that face is actually young, and often, black.

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Many Cities Struggling to Fill Potholes

Posted: 04/11/2008 - All winter long, snow- and ice-covered streets repeatedly froze and thawed, opening up scores of cracks in the pavement. The cracks turned into potholes, and the potholes turned into gaping craters.

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Dalai Lama Talks Compassion, Not Tibet

Posted: 04/11/2008 - In his first public appearance since arriving for a five-day conference on compassion, the Dalai Lama made no mention of the situation in Tibet, instead welcoming what he said was a new scientific interest in human emotion.

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Gas Prices Set Record, Oil Moves Higher

Posted: 04/11/2008 - Gas and diesel pump prices jumped to yet another record Friday, piling on the costs for motorists as well as consumers reliant on trucks, trains and ships that deliver goods to market.

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Navy Ship Encounters Iranian Boat

Posted: 04/11/2008 - A U.S. Navy ship encountered a small Iranian high-speed boat in the central Persian Gulf and warned it away by firing a flare, the Pentagon said Friday.

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Vanilla Ice Released From Florida Jail

Updated: 05/12/2008 - Vanilla Ice was released from jail Friday following his arrest on a charge of simple battery for allegedly pushing his wife.

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France: Hostages Held Off Somalia Freed

Posted: 04/11/2008 - Helicopter-borne French troops swooped in on Somali pirates Friday after they freed 30 hostages from a yacht, seizing six of the hijackers and recovering sacks of money - apparently ransom paid by the ship's owners.

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Pakistan Kite Festival Lost to Violence

Posted: 04/11/2008 - A festival that draws thousands to Pakistan's cultural capital to usher in spring by flying colorful kites has fallen victim to the country's violence and political turmoil.

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Fannie Working on Mortgage Plan

Posted: 04/11/2008 - Fannie Mae will allow more struggling homeowners to sell their homes for less than they owe on their mortgages as part of a plan the mortgage finance company has in the works.

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Stocks Fall as GE Results Disappoint

Updated: 05/12/2008 - Wall Street is finishing sharply lower as investors retreat following a disappointing first-quarter report from General Electric Co.

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