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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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Key Sadrist Official Slain

Posted: 04/11/2008 - Gunmen assassinated a top aide of anti-American leader Muqtada al-Sadr on Friday, sharpening a Shiite power struggle that has already triggered fighting between the cleric's followers and the U.S.-backed Iraqi government.

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Digital Shift Affects Cable

Posted: 04/11/2008 - For months, TV viewers have been told by government, by industry and by the media that if they already subscribe to cable, there's no need to worry about the coming transition to digital broadcasting.

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Car Pins Man on NYC Courthouse Steps

Posted: 04/11/2008 - A car smashed into the steps of a court building Friday, pinning a man who had to be freed by emergency workers.

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Woman, 90, Disrupts Bingo at McDonald's

Updated: 05/12/2008 - A 90-year-old woman accidentally backed into a McDonald's restaurant, disrupting a bingo game and sending a couple to the hospital with minor injuries.

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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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Pope a No-Show at White House Dinner

Posted: 04/11/2008 - Guess who's not coming to dinner? Pope Benedict XVI - he's not attending a White House dinner in his honor on Wednesday.

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Corn Falls on Improved Weather

Posted: 04/11/2008 - Corn prices fell sharply Friday as forecasts for dry weather in the U.S. corn belt eased concerns that farmers will have to delay their spring planting.

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Bush Pays Taxes Too

Posted: 04/11/2008 - WASHINGTON (AP) -- The federal tax bill for President Bush and his wife: $221,635. That's how much the Bushes owed on their adjusted gross income of $923,807 for the year 2007, according to a joint return released Friday.

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American Cuts More Flights; Fliers Fume

Updated: 05/12/2008 - American Airlines grounded hundreds more flights Friday as the inspection-related mess frustrated passengers and hurt an industry already bleeding cash thanks to high fuel costs.

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Protests Meet Olympic Torch in Argentina

Updated: 05/12/2008 - Argentine runners relayed the Olympic torch past fenced-off protesters on Friday, as hundreds of China supporters in red windbreakers tried to reverse weeks of bad publicity for the host of the Summer Games.

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Prince William Earns His Wings

Posted: 04/11/2008 - 3rd In Line To British Monarchy Now "Flying Officer Wales" After Air Force Rush Course

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