|Plug-in Hybrid wins $30 million from US Department of Energy - The selected projects will accelerate the development of PHEVs capable of traveling up to 40 miles without recharging.|
|Lebanon turns deaf ear to Israel - The Lebanese government said Wednesday that its disputes with Israel are governed by U.N. Security Council resolutions that are not subject to political negotiations.|
|Guantanamo Bay prisoners given access to civilian courts - The U.S. Supreme Court justices voted 5-4 that the prisoners held at U.S. naval base in Cuba are entitled to rights under the U.S. Constitution.
|Dope seized to the tune of $17 million - The crew of Key Largo took custody of the alleged Puerto Rican smuggler and initially located and recovered approximately 200 bricks of cocaine from the vessel.|
|Troops in Iraq highlight of Talking with Heroes Internet Special - Bob Calvert, Host of the internationally-heard program, Talking with Heroes, has announced a one-hour Internet special featuring military personnel calling from Iraq this Sunday, June 15, 2008, beginning at 5pm (PST). Don't miss it!
|Olympic torch passes through Shangri-la - Security around the flame was extremely tight Wednesday, with police lining the route and keeping watch from the tops of surrounding buildings.|
|Discovery crew coming home - Crews closed the hatches between the shuttle and the space station Tuesday ahead of Wednesday's undocking.|
|15 National League for Democracy members freed by Burma - Spokesman for military government, Nyan Win, said Tuesday that all 15 were released Monday night.|
|Repression running rampant in Iran - Arrests, detention and judicial harassment are common practice. Human rights advocates say journalists, lawyers, students and trade unionists are particularly targeted.
|Slovenia first stop for Bush before meeting with EU leaders - President Bush plans to ask for European help in Afghanistan and to put more pressure on Iran to give up its nuclear program.
|Ayatollah tells Prime Minister: U.S. military in Iraq is problem - The Iranian reports quote the ayatollah as saying he is certain the Iraqi people will get through these difficult times and that the American dreams for Iraq will not materialize.|
|Salmonella-tainted tomatoes sicken 150 in U.S. - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is expanding its warning to consumers that a salmonellosis outbreak has been linked to consumption of certain raw, red tomatoes.|
|Senator McCain declines face time with Reverend Graham - Doug Wead explores the rocky relationship between McCain and the evangelical community, including his recent decision to denounce Rev. John Hagee.
|South Koreans fearing 'mad cow disease' fight US beef imports - Weeks of street protests opposing a deal to resume U.S. beef imports to South Korea have resulted in one death.|
|Jimmy Carter claims success in mediation efforts - The center said Columbia and Ecuador have agreed to immediately restore relations, without preconditions, at the lower diplomatic level of "charge d'affaires."
|Mad Dad calls for boycott of Barnes and Noble - Dad vows: I am fighting this not only for my son, but for every parent and grandparent who joins me in being angry about Barnes and Noble's irresponsible and, I believe, illegal business practice.|
|Will Chaves soften snitch law? - It requires Venezuelans to act as informants to secret police and community monitoring groups loyal to the president. Anyone who refuses to provide information faces two to six years in prison.|
|Palestinian Authority cannot pay workers, blames Israel - Under an Israeli-Palestinian agreement, Israeli authorities collect taxes on behalf of the Palestinian government in the West Bank. |
|Ukraine racing to save miners - Thirteen miners remain missing in the century-old Karl Marx mine, which is in danger of flooding.|
|Death in Gaza prompts West Bank closure - An Israeli army spokesman said Israeli soldiers opened fire when they saw an armed man planting a bomb near the border with Israel.|