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Shock Absorbers May Fix Rocket Shaking

Posted: 04/03/2008 - To fix a potentially fatal shaking problem on its snazzy new moon rocket, NASA is considering something that works for mud-stained pickup trucks: heavy-duty shock absorbers.

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Alleged Ricin Victim's Cousin Indicted

Posted: 04/03/2008 - The cousin of a man who may have been sickened by the deadly toxin ricin has been accused of failing to report that the substance was being illegally produced.

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Hunter Homers As Angels' Top Twins 5-4

Posted: 04/03/2008 - Torii Hunter gave Twins fans something to remember him by. In the final game of an emotional return to the Metrodome, Hunter homered leading off the seventh inning to back a strong start from Ervin Santana and help the Los Angeles Angels beat Minnesota 5-4 on Thursday.

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Neglect, Abuse Seen in 90,000 Infants

Posted: 04/03/2008 - About 1 in 50 infants in the U.S. have been neglected or abused, according to the first national study of the problem in that age group. Nearly a third of the victims were one week old or younger when the maltreatment was reported, government researchers said Thursday. The study focused on children younger than 1.

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Murder Suspect Dies in Croatia Shootout

Posted: 04/03/2008 - A retired Croatian army general suspected in a grisly quadruple murder died Thursday during a shootout with police that also killed one officer, police said.

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MySpace, Record Cos. Launch New Service

Posted: 04/03/2008 - MySpace, which has lured millions of big acts and garage bands alike to build profiles on the popular social networking hub to attract fans, said Thursday it will turn those pages into portals for selling music, merchandise and more.

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MySpace To Launch Online Music Company

Posted: 04/03/2008 - News Corp.'s MySpace said Thursday it will launch a new online music venture designed to turn the social networking site's trove of musician profile pages into portals for selling everything from music downloads to concert tickets and band merchandising.

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Man Donates Kidney to Best Friend

Posted: 04/03/2008 - Man donates kidney to his best friend. Mickeal A. Moore donated his kidney to Stephen Gottschalk of Hillsboro, Mo. Gottschalk says he has given him a new lease on his life.

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European Ship Docks at Space Station

Posted: 04/03/2008 - A new European cargo ship flew up to the international space station and docked Thursday, successfully delivering food, water and clothes in its orbital debut.

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Older Corneas May Be Good For Transplant

Posted: 04/03/2008 - Older corneas seem to transplant as well as younger ones, says a major new study that promises to expand the age of cornea donation to 75.

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Carter Hints at Support for Obama

Posted: 04/03/2008 - Former President Carter wouldn't quite say it, but he left little doubt this week about who he'd like to see in the White House next year. Speaking to local reporters Wednesday on a trip to Nigeria, the former Democratic president noted that Barack Obama had won his home state of Georgia and his hometown of Plains.

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Investment Firms Tap Fed for Billions

Posted: 04/03/2008 - Big Wall Street investment companies are stepping up their borrowing a bit from the Federal Reserve's unprecedented emergency lending program.

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Australian Rescues Wife From Crocodile

Posted: 04/03/2008 - A man rescued his wife from the jaws of a crocodile in remote northern Australia by jumping on its back, police said Thursday.

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Woman Bites Dog Who Attacked Her Dog

Posted: 04/03/2008 - Amy Rice feared for her dog's life when a pit bull jumped over a fence into her yard and attacked her pooch. So she took matters into her own mouth.

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Celine Dion Concert in Beijing Canceled

Posted: 04/03/2008 - Celine Dion canceled her concert in Beijing due to difficulty securing an appropriate venue, not because she was worried about sandstorms, her Web site said.

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Bush Wins NATO Backing on Missile Shield

Posted: 04/03/2008 - NATO allies gave President Bush strong support Thursday for a missile defense system in Europe and urged Moscow to drop its angry opposition to the program. The unanimous decision strengthened Bush's hand for weekend talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

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Man Steals Guitar by Placing It in Pants

Posted: 04/03/2008 - Police are searching for a man accused of shoving an electric guitar in his pants and walking out of a store in Lewiston, Maine.

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DNA Tests May Solve Mystery of Anastasia

Posted: 04/03/2008 - Answers to the mystery of what befell the heirs of the last czar of Russia nearly a century ago may rest behind locked laboratory doors in Moscow and New England.

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Census Stumbles Over Hi-Tech Counters

Posted: 04/03/2008 - Stumbling over its multibillion-dollar plans for a high-tech census, the government says it will go back to counting the nation's 300 million people the old-fashioned way - with paper and pencil.

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Stocks Higher After Bernanke Testimony

Posted: 04/03/2008 - Stocks managed to notch a modest gain Thursday, with Wall Street cautious ahead of Friday's jobs report but hopeful that the global financial system is on the mend.

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Iraq to Expand Crackdown

Posted: 04/03/2008 - Iraq's prime minister pledged Thursday to expand his crackdown on Shiite militias to Baghdad, despite a mixed performance so far against militants in the southern city of Basra.

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