WASHINGTON - Pluto is finally getting its day in the sun, after being stripped of planetary status by astronomers two years ago.
INDIANAPOLIS - Within an hour of being elected president of the Southern Baptist Convention, the Rev. Johnny Hunt was talking about ''turning the tide,'' acknowledging the reality that a denomination that cares so much about winning souls is losing too many.
LOS ANGELES - Bill Clinton on Tuesday canceled a commencement speech at the University of California, Los Angeles, because of a lingering labor dispute.
RIGBY, Idaho - Call it hedonistic environmentalism. Or maybe just eco-conscious imbibing.
SAN FRANCISCO - Attackers could gain control of water treatment plants, natural gas pipelines and other critical utilities because of a vulnerability in the software that runs some of those facilities, security researchers reported Wednesday.
LONGMIRE, Wash. - A man on a Mount Rainier day hike died Tuesday and his wife and another hiker were awaiting rescue after the group got caught in a blizzard, officials at the national park said.
LONDON - British Prime Minister Gordon Brown on Wednesday narrowly won a vote for tougher terrorism laws, emerging with his grip on power shaky but intact after a tough political battle over balancing national security and civil liberties.
LOS ANGELES - Maybe the NBA finals should book an appointment with one of Southern California's finest plastic surgeons.
WASHINGTON - U.S. airstrikes into Pakistan that may have accidentally killed allied fighters have upset the already fragile relations between Washington and Islamabad over how to stem violence in the lawless border region.
PESHAWAR, Pakistan - U.S.-led forces killed Pakistani troops in an airstrike along the volatile Afghan border that Pakistan's army condemned on Wednesday as ''completely unprovoked and cowardly.''
WASHINGTON - The economy remained ''generally weak'' heading into summer as rising costs for energy and food pounded consumers and forced some companies to push their own prices higher.
WASHINGTON - Almost 4 million people who can't find a job would get at least $3,900 in extra unemployment benefits to help them survive the weak economy under legislation moving through the House on Wednesday. The White House has threatened a veto of the bill.
WASHINGTON - A flood of economic stimulus payments pushed the federal budget deficit to an all-time high of $165.9 billion in May.
WASHINGTON - Republican John McCain accused Democrat Barack Obama on Tuesday of backing measures that would increase both the costs and the taxes paid by small business, and he told a group of owners, ''The federal government shouldn't make your work any harder.''
SAN FRANCISCO - Dairy owner Mark McAfee started selling raw milk in 2000, marketing it to customers who believe it contains beneficial microbes that treat everything from asthma to autism.
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