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Reality Show Maker Arrested in Florida

Updated: 05/12/2008 - Police charged an aspiring reality show director with blocking four women — half of a cast billed as ordinary girls hoping to become "princesses" — from leaving the central Florida house where the show was being shot.

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Council Silences Embattled Detroit Mayor

Updated: 05/12/2008 - The City Council rebuffed embattled Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick's attempts to propose a budget on Monday, the latest sign of increasingly frosty relations between the mayor and city leaders.

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Retail Sales Up a Bit, Led By Gas Costs

Updated: 05/12/2008 - Consumers, beset by a credit crunch, rising energy and food costs and a prolonged housing slump, boosted spending only slightly in March with the gain reflecting soaring gasoline costs rather than any real strength in demand.

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Blockbuster Offers to Buy Circuit City

Updated: 05/12/2008 - Blockbuster Inc. said Monday it has offered to pay more than $1 billion for struggling Circuit City Stores Inc., but the nation's second biggest consumer electronics chain questioned whether the movie-rental company can finance the deal.

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Oy! Eating Champ Downs 35 Dozen Oysters

Updated: 05/12/2008 - Patrick "Deep Dish" Bertoletti looked down at the litter of empty oyster shells in front of him and savored the sweet taste of victory. For Crazy Legs Conti, the bitter taste of defeat could be washed away only by beer.

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At Least 4 Dead in Kenya Gang Protests

Posted: 04/14/2008 - The upheaval started before dawn and killed at least four people as members of the outlawed Mungiki gang protested the death of their imprisoned leader's wife

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US Military to Free AP Photographer

Updated: 05/12/2008 - The U.S. military says it will release Associated Press photographer Bilal Hussein after more than two years in custody.

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Lonely Planet Stands By Books' Accuracy

Updated: 05/12/2008 - Lonely Planet said Monday it stands by the accuracy of its travel guides following news reports that one of its authors claimed he plagiarized and invented sections of the books.

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11 Policemen Killed in Afghanistan

Posted: 04/14/2008 - The midnight attack at a small police outpost 15 miles north of Kandahar — the Taliban's former stronghold — was the latest assault against the vulnerable police force.

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Users Fight to Save Windows XP

Posted: 04/14/2008 - Fans of the six-year-old operating system set to be pulled off store shelves in June have papered the Internet with blog posts, cartoons and petitions recently.

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Blockbuster Offers to Buy Circuit City

Posted: 04/14/2008 - Blockbuster Chief Executive James Keyes said combining the companies would create a chain that could sell portable devices and entertainment for them, much like Apple Inc.'s stores.

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British Journalist Rescued in Basra

Posted: 04/14/2008 - The dramatic rescue came on a day that saw 15 people killed, mostly Kurdish troops, and 15 wounded in two bombings in northern Iraq.

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Carter Wants US Talks With Hamas

Posted: 04/14/2008 - Carter angered Israelis with his plans to meet in Syria this week with the leader of the Islamist group

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Bush Scolds Congress on Colombia Trade

Posted: 04/14/2008 - Bush sent the agreement to Capitol Hill earlier this month, but the House, led by Democrats, decided to eliminate a rule forcing a vote on the deal within 60 legislative days.

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Obama Questions Clinton On Trade

Posted: 04/14/2008 - Barack Obama on Monday questioned rival Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton's opposition to free trade agreements

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Mortgage Payments Worry Many

Posted: 04/14/2008 - In an ominous snapshot of how the sagging real estate market and sour economy are intersecting, the Associated Press-AOL Money & Finance poll also found that 60 percent said they definitely won't a buy a home in the next two years.

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