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Wisconsin's Got Next With Curry

Posted: 03/28/2008 - Stephen Curry went off for 70 points - 70 points! - in the first two games of the NCAA tournament. Against two of the stingiest defensive teams in the country, no less.

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Another Freshman on Freshman Showdown

Posted: 03/28/2008 - Everyone knows about the freshman guard who does everything. It's Derrick Rose of Memphis, and the biggest question about his NBA future isn't whether he'll go, but whether he'll have an NCAA championship in tow when he does.

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Monks Put Face on China's Tibet Problem

Posted: 03/28/2008 - China's Tibet problem got a human face this week in images of crying, red-robed monks, giving international concern a new focal point just as Beijing gears up for the arrival of the Olympic torch.

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Bush, Australian PM Hit It Off

Posted: 03/28/2008 - President Bush and visiting Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd called jointly Friday for China's leaders to meet with the Dalai Lama over violent unrest in Tibet.

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Israeli-Palestinian Trade Suffers

Posted: 03/28/2008 - The sun had just begun to rise over the mountains of this Palestinian city as the truck carrying jeans destined for the drawers of Israeli women began the arduous journey to Tel Aviv.

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Tibetans' Comments to Foreign Reporters

Posted: 03/28/2008 - Here are excerpts of comments made by Tibetan monks and prisoners to foreign journalists on a Chinese government-guided trip to the Tibetan city of Lhasa. The statements were translated by Tibetan scholars in the U.S. who listened to audiotapes of the outburst made by AP Television News.

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Man Arraigned in NJ Lover's Slaying

Posted: 03/28/2008 - The married lover of a missing New Jersey woman was ordered held on bail Friday after prosecutors alleged he struck her on the head, stuffed her chopped-up body in a suitcase and dumped it in a pond. Investigators believe Rosario DiGirolamo killed Amy Giordano with a blunt object in her apartment last June, then sawed her body into pieces, prosecutor Tom Meidt said in court.

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Oil Drops As Iraq Supply Fears Ebb

Posted: 03/28/2008 - Oil futures pulled back sharply Friday after fears of a major disruption of Iraqi crude exports dissipated. A stronger dollar also lessened investors' appetite for crude.

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Clear Channel Says Deal May Not Close

Posted: 03/28/2008 - The lenders committed to financing the $19.5 billion private buyout of Clear Channel Communications Inc. didn't show up to a meeting of the company and buyers even after a judge issued an order barring the banks from hindering or undermining the deal, the company said in a filing Friday.

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Speedo to Meet With Schipper Over Suit

Posted: 03/28/2008 - Speedo's new LZR Racer suit has taken the swimming world by storm, helping to set 16 world records since it was unveiled less than two months ago.

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Luxor Residents Clash With Riot Police

Posted: 03/28/2008 - Hundreds of residents of the ancient Egyptian city of Luxor clashed with riot police Friday during a protest against government attempts to move them to make room for an open-air museum free of modern buildings.

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Puerto Rican Governor Pleads Not Guilty

Posted: 03/28/2008 - Gov. Anibal Acevedo Vila pleaded not guilty Friday to corruption charges in an alleged campaign finance scheme and was released on his own recognizance.

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Monks Put Face On China's Tibet Problem

Posted: 03/28/2008 - China's Tibet problem got a human face this week in images of crying, red-robed monks, giving international concern a new focal point just as Beijing gears up for the arrival of the Olympic torch.

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US Attacks Shiite Targets

Posted: 03/28/2008 - U.S. forces stepped deeper Friday into the Iraqi government's fight to cripple Shiite militias, launching airstrikes in the southern city of Basra and firing a Hellfire missile in the main Shiite stronghold in Baghdad.

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Fed Offers $100 Billion More To Banks

Posted: 03/28/2008 - The Federal Reserve announced Friday it will auction another $100 billion in April to cash-strapped banks as it continues to combat the effects of a credit crisis.

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Stocks Dip After Mixed Data

Posted: 03/28/2008 - Wall Street retreated further Friday as the financial health of the consumer came into focus following a report that showed personal spending at its weakest level in 17 months and a profit warning from J.C. Penney Co.

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Consumer Spending Weak in February

Updated: 03/28/2008 - Consumers, jolted by a credit crisis, job cuts and soaring energy costs, turned in the weakest spending performance in 17 months in February, further evidence that the risks of a recession are increasing.

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J.C. Penney Slashes 1Q Profit Forecast

Posted: 03/28/2008 - J.C. Penney Co., the big middle-market department store chain, warned Friday of disappointing first-quarter profits in another sign that consumers are cutting discretionary spending in the face of higher gasoline prices and falling confidence.

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Woman Says TSA Forced Piercings Removal

Posted: 03/28/2008 - A Texas woman who said she was forced to remove a nipple ring with pliers in order to board an airplane called Thursday for an apology by federal security agents and a civil rights investigation.

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NY Lawyer Bounced From Dad's Mob Case

Posted: 03/28/2008 - A defense attorney representing his own father, a reputed gangster, in a high-profile mob prosecution must quit the case, a federal judge ruled.

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Former Ala. Governor Freed From Prison

Posted: 03/28/2008 - Former Alabama Gov. Don Siegelman was released on bond from a federal prison Friday, saying he remains upbeat despite serving nine months for corruption.

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Grandfather Defends Munitions Contractor

Posted: 03/28/2008 - The grandfather of a 22-year-old military contractor accused of illegally providing Chinese-made ammunition to the Afghanistan army defended him Friday as a dedicated businessman and legitimate weapons dealer.

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