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US Company to Help Expand Iraqi Refinery

Posted: 03/19/2008 - Iraq's Oil Ministry has signed a contract with the Colorado Industrial Construction Services Co. to help expand a refinery in Najaf, south of Baghdad, an official said Wednesday.

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'Speak English' Signs OK at Philly Shop

Posted: 03/19/2008 - The owner of a famous cheesesteak shop did not discriminate when he posted signs asking customers to speak English, a city panel ruled Wednesday.

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15 Hit by SUV at Chicago-Area Auction

Posted: 03/19/2008 - An out-of-control sport utility vehicle plowed into crowds at a suburban Chicago auto auction Wednesday, injuring 15 people. Five were critically hurt.

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Prison for NY Man in Racial Shooting

Posted: 03/19/2008 - A black father was sentenced to two to four years in prison Wednesday for fatally shooting an intoxicated white teenager during a racially charged confrontation with two carloads of young people at the end of his driveway.

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Lewinsky and the First Lady

Posted: 03/19/2008 - Hillary Rodham Clinton was in the White House on at least seven days when her husband had sexual encounters with Monica Lewinsky, according to the first lady's calendars released Wednesday.

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Delta Jet Makes Emergency Landing in SC

Posted: 03/19/2008 - A Delta Air Lines plane carrying 259 passengers has landed safely in South Carolina after the pilot smelled smoke in the cockpit.

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Bin Laden Slams EU Over Prophet Cartoons

Posted: 03/19/2008 - Osama bin Laden warned Europeans of a "severe" reaction to come, condemning the publication of drawings insulting to the Prophet Muhammad in a new audio message posted late Wednesday.

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McCain Backs Israeli Reprisals in Gaza

Posted: 03/19/2008 - Touring a war-battered town, Sen. John McCain said Wednesday he understands Israel's tough response to Palestinian rocket fire, adding that there is no point in negotiating with the Gaza Strip's Islamic Hamas regime.

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Texas Man Gets 60 Years for 10th DWI

Posted: 03/19/2008 - A Texas man has been sentenced to 60 years in prison for his 10th conviction of driving while intoxicated since 1979.

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Murder Conviction Overturned

Posted: 03/19/2008 - By a 7-2 vote, the justices said state prosecutor Jim Williams improperly excluded blacks from the jury that convicted Allen Snyder of killing his estranged wife's companion.

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Israel Suffers Worst Drought in Decade

Posted: 03/19/2008 - Water Authority spokesman Uri Schor said Israel must start pumping more ground water from aquifers that are already depleted.

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Academic Titles Spell Trouble in Germany

Posted: 03/19/2008 - A law dictates that anyone with a doctorate from a foreign university must get the Education Ministry's approval to use the title.

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More Regulation of Investment Banks Eyed

Posted: 03/19/2008 - The chairman of the House Financial Services Committee said Wednesday he will push for stricter federal regulation of investment banks, including making them hold reserves similar to those required of commercial banks.

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Bush Offers Military Help to Kosovo

Posted: 03/19/2008 - President Bush on Wednesday authorized military assistance to Kosovo, which declared its independence from Serbia last month.

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First Lady Clinton and the Intern Crisis

Posted: 03/19/2008 - Hillary Rodham Clinton was home in the White House on a half dozen days when her husband had sexual encounters there with intern Monica Lewinsky, according to Sen. Clinton's schedule, released Wednesday among 11,000 pages of papers from her years as first lady.

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