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Dinosaur discovered with wide, vacuum cleaner-shaped mouth

Posted: 11/15/2007 - Discoverer Paul Sereno named the elephant-sized animal Nigersaurus taqueti, an acknowledgment of the African country Niger and a French paleontologist, Philippe Taquet. It was found in the Sahara Desert.

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Bishops say votes can impact Catholics' salvation

Posted: 11/15/2007 - At their fall meeting in Baltimore, the Roman Catholic leaders said the church also opposes same-sex marriage, euthanasia and embryonic stem cell research. And they say the church is aware of the importance of issues like war, immigration and poverty.

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Two deaths now reported in quake

Posted: 11/15/2007 - It shook Chile's capital of Santiago, nearly 800 miles from the center, and was felt on the other side of South America some 1,400 miles to the east.

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House passes anti-war bill

Posted: 11/15/2007 - The legislation would require President Bush to start bringing troops home in coming weeks with a goal of ending combat by December 2008. It passed 218-203.

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Hamas cracks down on the press in Gaza

Posted: 11/15/2007 - Gaza's Interior Ministry says journalists who don't hold official Hamas-issued press cards won't be allowed to work in Gaza. News organizations have resisted getting the Hamas cards. They say it requires adhering to restrictions, including a vague ban on stories that "cause harm to national unity."

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Charges uncertain in Blackwater inquiry

Posted: 11/15/2007 - It's not clear whether the Justice Department will ever be able to bring criminal charges. The guards involved in the shooting were initially given limited immunity by State Department in exchange for their statements about what happened.

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Gap addresses child labor abuses

Posted: 11/15/2007 - The child labor concerns surfaced last month after the Observer newspaper in London reported children as young as 10 had been sold by their families to an Indian sweatshop.

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Aviation industry to be grilled on holiday preparations

Posted: 11/15/2007 - A house panel hears from airline and airport executives on how they've prepared for the holiday rush which begins tomorrow. Domestic air carriers expect planes to be 90 percent full the rest of the month.

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Crab seasons begins despite oil spill, as cleanup continues

Posted: 11/15/2007 - Local fisherman had wanted an all-out fishing ban. Despite their request to suspend all commercial and sport fishing for at least two and a-half weeks, California is closing only San Francisco Bay and three miles of coastline on the Pacific.

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San Francisco to issue city ID cards

Posted: 11/15/2007 - San Francisco's ID program is patterned after one in New Haven, Connecticut, and is designed to help people get access to services and feel safe dealing with police. New York and Miami are considering plans, but San Francisco is the largest city to have ID for illegal immigrants.

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Environmentalists seek more protection for loggerhead turtles

Posted: 11/15/2007 - In requesting the official designation from the Interior Department, environmentalists maintain that tens of thousands of the turtles are killed annually by commercial fishing and because of coastal development.

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Bhutto to remain under detention for at least 1 more day

Posted: 11/15/2007 - Bhutto said yesterday she was working to forge a partnership with the man overthrown as prime minister in a 1999 coup by current President Pervez Musharraf. Bhutto has also demanded that Musharraf -- a key U.S. ally -- step down.

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Oil price surge puts focus on long-term supplies

Posted: 11/15/2007 - Rapid growth in China, India and other emerging economies has been fed by oil, but rising demand for fossil fuels may finally be pushing the limits of supply to the brink.

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Diamond brings more than 16 million dollars

Posted: 11/15/2007 - The winning bid came from Georges Marciano, the founder of the Guess clothing company. It fell just short of the all-time auction record for a stone or piece of jewelry.

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