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La. River Levees Under Heightened Watch

Posted: 04/06/2008 - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has increased its surveillance of Louisiana's Mississippi River levees as the swollen river continues to rise.

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Egyptian Workers Riot Over Rising Prices

Posted: 04/06/2008 - Thousands of demonstrators angry about rising prices and stagnant salaries torched buildings, looted shops and hurled bricks at police who responded with tear gas Sunday in a northern industrial town as Egyptians staged a nationwide strike.

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Bush Aides Put Upbeat Spin on Summit

Posted: 04/06/2008 - White House officials waged an extraordinary campaign during an 11-hour Air Force One flight to put a positive spin on the outcome of Sunday's summit talks between President Bush and Russian President Vladimir Putin.

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Deadline for Austrian Hostages Passes

Posted: 04/06/2008 - The latest deadline set by an al-Qaida affiliate for authorities to release jailed militants in return for two Austrian tourists kidnapped in North Africa expired Sunday with no word on the fate of the hostages.

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March in Paris for Colombian Hostage

Posted: 04/06/2008 - The president of Argentina, France's new first lady and the French foreign minister joined several thousands marchers who rallied Sunday in Paris to demand freedom for kidnapped Colombian politician Ingrid Betancourt.

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Penn Out As Clinton Senior Strategist

Posted: 04/06/2008 - Mark Penn, the pollster and senior strategist for Hillary Rodham Clinton's presidential bid, left the campaign Sunday after it was disclosed he met with representatives of the Colombian government to help promote a free trade agreement Clinton opposes.

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Pope Will Find Diverse Church In US

Posted: 04/06/2008 - In his visit this month to the United States, Pope Benedict XVI will find an American flock wrestling with what it means to be Roman Catholic.

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Rescuer: Victim Fell From Helicopter

Posted: 04/06/2008 - A crewman who died at the site of a sinking fishing boat in the Bering Sea fell from a rescue basket being pulled into a helicopter, a rescuer has testified.

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Cops Peacefully Enter Polygamist Temple

Posted: 04/06/2008 - Law enforcement agents entered an enormous temple on the grounds of a polygamist compound, but by Sunday morning they still had not found a 16-year-old girl whose initial report of abuse led to the raid.

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Film Legend Charlton Heston Dead At 84

Posted: 04/06/2008 - Charlton Heston, the Oscar winner who portrayed Moses and other heroic figures on film in the '50s and '60s and later championed conservative values as head of the National Rifle Association, has died. He was 84.

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US, Russia Disagree On Missile Defense

Posted: 04/06/2008 - President Bush and Russian President Vladimir Putin failed to overcome sharp differences over a U.S. missile defense system, closing their seven-year relationship Sunday still far apart on an issue that has separated them from the beginning.

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Police Storm a Temple at Polygamist Ranch

Updated: 05/12/2008 - Authorities stormed the temple of a Texas ranch that's home to a rogue Mormon sect Saturday, as part of a search for victims of physical and sexual abuse, police said.

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London Protests Disrupt Olympic Torch Relay

Updated: 05/12/2008 - Protesters attempted to douse the Olympic torch with a fire extinguisher on Sunday as its arrival in London triggered angry demonstrations over China's human rights record and recent unrest in Tibet ahead of this year's Summer Games in Beijing.

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Iran Rejects Nuclear Incentives

Posted: 04/05/2008 - Iran rejected recent European overtures to halt its uranium enrichment program in return for incentives and vowed Saturday to continue to expand its nuclear program.

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156-Step Burger Wins Goldberg Prize

Posted: 04/05/2008 - A team of Purdue University students concocted a 156-step recipe to prepare a hamburger to win Saturday's annual national Rube Goldberg Machine Contest.

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AAA Wants Mosley to Resign

Posted: 04/05/2008 - The American Automobile Association wants FIA president Max Mosley to resign following a sex scandal.

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Saudi Orders Prison, Lashes for Canadian

Posted: 04/05/2008 - A Saudi Arabian court convicted a 17-year-old Canadian for involvement in the murder of a classmate and sentenced him on Saturday to a year in prison and 200 lashes, his father and lawyer said.

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UConn Posied to Face Surging Stanford

Posted: 04/05/2008 - With five NCAA titles and nine Final Four appearances on his resume, Connecticut's Geno Auriemma knows a thing or two about peaking at the right time.

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James Bond Finds 'Solace' a Bit Chile

Posted: 04/05/2008 - After getting the bad end of his own ax in a fight, a bloodied villain limps alone in a stark desert. Mathieu Amalric stumbles to the red, rocky ground. "CUT!" rings loudly from the set of the 22nd James Bond film.

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Selanne Leads Ducks Past Kings, 4-3

Posted: 04/05/2008 - Teemu Selanne scored two goals, including the game-winner with 13:32 to play, and the Anaheim Ducks beat the Los Angeles Kings 4-3 Saturday.

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Rebel's Death Hinders Betancourt Rescue

Posted: 04/05/2008 - A French-led mission to free hostage Ingrid Betancourt in Colombia may fail because officials cannot find any rebels to talk to about her release. The insurgents are in hiding, their main contact with the outside world is dead and Interpol has an arrest notice out for a top guerrilla leader.

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Clinton Ramps Up Call to Count Fla, Mich

Posted: 04/05/2008 - Both the Michigan and Florida primaries were essentially nullified after they were moved into January in violation of national Democratic party rules.

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Russia Has First Post-Soviet Baby Boom

Posted: 04/05/2008 - Following the collapse of the Soviet Union, Russia's population plummeted, and until recently was shrinking at the rate of about 750,000 people a year.

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