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Musharraf retires from post as army chief

Posted: 11/28/2007 - Musharraf has stepped down from his post as military commander, a day before he's to be sworn in as Pakistan's civilian president. At a ceremony in Rawalpindi, he appeared to be blinking back tears as the guard of honor marched by for the last time.

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China warship makes 1st visit to Japan

Posted: 11/28/2007 - The port call by the guided missile destroyer was part of a mutual exchange that will bring a Japanese warship on a visit to China at a later date. It was the first visit ever to Japan by Communist China's People's Liberation Army.

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Brazil soccer stadium where 7 died in collapse will be destroyed

Posted: 11/28/2007 - At least 40 others were injured Sunday night in Salvador in what was the worst accident in Brazilian soccer history. The victims fell about 50 feet through a hole that opened in the concrete stands as fans stormed the field to celebrate a scoreless tie.

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Two American soldiers killed in an explosion north of Baghdad

Posted: 11/28/2007 - They're the first U.S. combat deaths reported in five days. And in Diyala province, northeast of Baghdad, police say a burst of violence has killed at least 11 Iraqis, including seven who died when a suicide bomber attacked a police headquarters.

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Supporters: Climate change makes Great Lakes compact more urgent

Posted: 11/28/2007 - The group says scientific studies show that climate change may worsen the low-water problem in the coming century. And it may intensify water shortages in dry areas such as the desert Southwest, which could try to get hold of Great Lakes water.

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Hard-liners oppose Mideast talks in US

Posted: 11/27/2007 - The government of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has banned protests against the conference. Enforcing the ban, police broke up small protests throughout his West Bank stronghold.

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Aruba lawyers dispute Holloway evidence

Posted: 11/27/2007 - Prosecutors have submitted what they say is new evidence to a judge to justify detaining the three men. The attorneys say the evidence is not significant or new

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Family and friends gather at Miami home of Sean Taylor

Posted: 11/27/2007 - Taylor's father was among the carload of mourners that arrived at the house. Outside a front gate, people have begun leaving flowers. And beside the mailbox, an untouched newspaper lay with news of Taylor's shooting.

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Spilled poultry grease causes crashes

Posted: 11/27/2007 - The Virginia State Police say the smelly grease caused at least four accidents and several spinouts. One person was taken to a hospital with minor injuries. Police Sergeant Joe Bunting describes it as a "glassy film" that made the road slick and left a "really funky" odor.

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Deadly US roadblock shootings in Iraq

Posted: 11/27/2007 - One occurred yesterday in Beiji, about 155 miles north of Baghdad. The military says American troops shot at a vehicle speeding toward a roadblock after firing warning shots.

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Cheney back at work after receiving electrical shock

Posted: 11/27/2007 - Cheney experienced an irregular heartbeat yesterday. He was sedated at George Washington University Hospital last night to allow doctors to administer an electrical impulse to his heart.

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Ivy League professor admits killing wife

Posted: 11/27/2007 - Rafael Robb beat his wife with a chin-up bar just a few weeks before she planned to move out of the house and end their marriage. Robb also tried to cover up the crime by making it look like a burglary.

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Forecast calling for more Santa Ana winds

Posted: 11/27/2007 - The National Weather Service says gusts to 50 miles per hour could begin whipping through canyons tonight and continue through tomorrow.

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Man to be sentenced for 2002 mall bombing plot

Posted: 11/27/2007 - Federal prosecutors say Nuradin Abdi talked with friends about bombing an unspecified mall in the Columbus, Ohio, area in 2002. One of those friends was later convicted of plotting with al-Qaida to destroy the Brooklyn Bridge.

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Ted Kennedy inks deal for memoir

Posted: 11/27/2007 - Financial terms aren't being released, but a publishing official says the deal is comparable to ones given to other politicians recently. Hillary Clinton got eight million dollars for her book, while former British Prime Minister Tony Blair received nine million for his upcoming memoir.

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More rioting in Paris suburbs

Posted: 11/27/2007 - Nearly 80 officers were injured as rampaging youths hurled firebombs and set cars ablaze. Police also say they were shot at. A police union official says officers are facing "genuine urban guerrillas."

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UN panel studies global warming's impact on poor

Posted: 11/27/2007 - A new report commissioned by the U.N. Development program says rich nations need to shell out 86 billion dollars by 2015 to help the poor adapt to global warming. The panel recommends the U.S. foot nearly half that bill.

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Thousands protest peace conference at Gaza rally

Posted: 11/27/2007 - The leader of the Hamas government in Gaza, Ismail Haniyeh, insists the summit is "doomed to failure." Haniyeh says his group will not disarm. Gaza's Hamas rulers have been staging daily demonstrations against the meeting, vowing to reject any decisions that come out of Annapolis.

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Paris lights up Champs-Elysees

Posted: 11/27/2007 - The mayor of Paris says the display is a joint project by General Electric and a French gas company. The lights will stay up longer than usual this year, through mid-January.

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State trial date for Vick to be set at hearing today

Posted: 11/27/2007 - Vick didn't attend this morning's hearing. He's already in jail to begin serving time on a federal dogfighting conspiracy conviction. Vick faces up to five years in prison when he's sentenced in the federal case next month.

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