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Merrick Leads at Zurich After 3 Rounds

Posted: 03/30/2008 - John Merrick has taken a one-shot lead after the third round of the rain-delayed Zurich Classic, a round completed on Sunday morning.

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Zimbabwe Opposition Claims Early Lead

Posted: 03/30/2008 - Zimbabwe's main opposition party claimed an early lead in national elections but the government did not release results Sunday and sent riot police into the streets, raising fears of a violent dispute.

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Summit's Big Question: Whither NATO?

Posted: 03/30/2008 - In Afghanistan, it is battling al-Qaida and Taliban. In newly independent Kosovo, it's up against Serbian protesters armed with firebombs and grenades. And behind the scenes, it is helping to quell the violence in Iraq and to track down suspected war criminals in Bosnia.

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NATO Today and Tomorrow

Posted: 03/30/2008 - U.S. is pressuring member states to contribute more troops to battlefield. Some of those states say they want clear battle plan or they'll quit the fight.

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Doctors Wary After Cholesterol Drug Flop

Posted: 03/30/2008 - Full results of a failed trial on Vytorin, a medicine taken by millions of Americans to lower cholesterol, left doctors stunned that the drug did not improve heart disease even though it worked as intended to lower three key risk factors.

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An Unlikely Wine Industry in India

Posted: 03/30/2008 - Bulls lumber down dusty roads, cow-dung patties bake in the sun, and women in bright saris pluck grapes from manicured fields, their bangles jangling with every toss.

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New Snow Tires Protect Drivers, Roadways

Posted: 03/30/2008 - Studded tires work best on snowy and icy roads across the nation's snowbelt, but highway officials wince at the damage they cause when roads are dry. Promoters of a new type of winter tire believe they've solved the problem with some James Bond-style gadgetry.

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Diana Inquest Nears End

Posted: 03/30/2008 - Flashing lights, swarming paparazzi, a mysterious second car at the crash site, and a multi-tentacled conspiracy allegedly directed by the husband of Queen Elizabeth II - jurors have much to sort through in reaching a judgment on the deaths of Princess Diana and her lover Dodi Fayed.

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Obama Says Clinton Should Keep Running

Posted: 03/30/2008 - Barack Obama refused Saturday to go along with other Democrats who are calling for Hillary Rodham Clinton to step away from the race for the Democratic presidential nomination.

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Clinton Rejects Calls to Quit Democratic Race

Updated: 05/12/2008 - Sen. Hillary Clinton on Saturday rejected calls by supporters of rival candidate Barack Obama to quit the Democratic presidential race, and Obama said Clinton should remain in race "as long as she wants."

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Rice Gains 'Concrete Steps' From Israel, Palestinians

Updated: 05/12/2008 - Israel and the Palestinians on Sunday agreed to a series of "concrete steps" aimed at paving the way for a final peace agreement later this year, beginning with an Israeli pledge to remove some 50 roadblocks in the West Bank, U.S. officials said.

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Zimbabwe Opposition Claims Early Victory

Updated: 05/12/2008 - Defying a government order, Zimbabwe's main opposition party released its election results on Sunday, claiming an early victory for their presidential candidate.

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Dalai Lama Shuts Door on Tibet Talks

Updated: 05/12/2008 - Chinese state media accused the Dalai Lama on Sunday of closing the door to talks over Tibet's future, an apparent response to rising international calls for Beijing to negotiate with Tibet's exiled Buddhist leader.

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US: 16 Killed in Basra Airstrikes

Updated: 05/12/2008 - BAGHDAD - A U.S. warplane strafed snipers in the southern city of Basra, killing at least 16 suspected militants after Iraqi troops came under heavy fire, the American military said.

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Zimbabweans Vote, in Test for Mugabe

Updated: 05/12/2008 - HARARE, Zimbabwe - Zimbabweans voted Saturday on whether to keep the ruler blamed by opponents for their country's economic collapse, though President Robert Mugabe's challengers claimed the election was rigged even before the polls opened.

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Shiite Leader Al-Sadr Defies Iraq Gov't

Updated: 05/12/2008 - BAGHDAD - Anti-American Shiite militia leader Muqtada al-Sadr ordered his followers Saturday to defy government orders to surrender their weapons, as U.S. jets struck Shiite extremists near Basra to bolster a faltering Iraqi offensive against gunmen in the city.

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Europe Joins 'Lights Out' for Earth Hour

Updated: 05/12/2008 - DUBLIN, Ireland - From Rome's Colosseum to the Sydney Opera House, floodlit icons of civilization went dark Saturday for Earth Hour, a worldwide campaign to highlight the threat of climate change.

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Clinton, Obama Press for Texas Delegates

Updated: 05/12/2008 - AUSTIN, Texas - Sens. Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama scrambled to secure more Texas delegates Saturday as the state pushed to settle the outcome of the March 4 caucus.

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Deputies: Florida Woman Mauled by Cheetah

Updated: 05/12/2008 - WELLINGTON, Fla. - Authorities say the owner of a Florida wildlife sanctuary has been hospitalized after she was attacked by a cheetah.

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Europe Joins 'Lights Out' for Earth Hour

Posted: 03/29/2008 - From Rome's Colosseum to the Sydney Opera House, floodlit icons of civilization went dark Saturday for Earth Hour, a worldwide campaign to highlight the threat of climate change.

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Richardson Visits Colombia, US Hostages

Updated: 05/12/2008 - SANTA FE, N.M. - Gov. Bill Richardson said three American hostages being held by rebel forces in Colombia appear to be in deteriorating health.

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Turkey Says Its Planes Hit Iraq Targets

Posted: 03/29/2008 - Turkey's military hit Kurdish rebel targets in northern Iraq with artillery and air strikes in a two-day operation that killed at least 15 rebels, the military said Saturday.

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Olympic Beijing Tries to Kick Smoking

Posted: 03/29/2008 - Cui Dalin, China's deputy sports minister, told legislators that the Beijing Olympics would inspire Chinese to live healthier lives.

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Search Resumes for Missing Ill. Mother

Updated: 05/12/2008 - BOLINGBROOK, Ill. - After a winter hiatus, more than 50 volunteers resumed their ground search Saturday for a suburban Chicago mother who went missing last fall.

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Students Hail Teacher's Heroism in Crash

Updated: 05/12/2008 - SPRINGVILLE, Ala. - The driver of a bus carrying 44 children on a field trip passed out at the wheel, and a teacher's quick actions kept the vehicle from careening into oncoming traffic, students said.

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