Iraq resumes oil exports
CEYHAN OIL TERMINAL, Turkey —
Iraq returned to the world oil market Sunday, exporting its first crude oil since the U.S.-led invasion in a crucial step that will bring in revenue vital to rebuilding the country.
Luster's journal found
VENTURA, Calif. —
Cosmetics heir and former fugitive Andrew Luster left behind a notebook in Mexico in which he apparently seeks to justify the assaults that led to his rape conviction, according to a published report.
Oil pipeline explodes west of Baghdad
BAGHDAD, Iraq —
An oil pipeline exploded and caught fire west of Baghdad on Saturday, the U.S. military said, and flames were seen reaching high into the sky. The cause of the explosion near the town of Hit, about 95 miles west of Baghdad, was being investigated, U.S. Military spokeswoman 1st Lt. Mary Pervez said. There were no U.S. casualties, she said.
Iran: We'll work with U.N.
TEHRAN, Iran —
Iran will cooperate more with the U.N. nuclear watchdog, the country's atomic chief said Saturday, but he suggested Tehran will ignore one agency request by maintaining plans to enrich uranium — a key step in making atomic bombs.
Boat capsizes off Tunisia coast
TUNIS, Tunisia —
Navy and private boats searched Saturday for nearly 200 Africans still missing after a boat carrying them to a hoped-for new life in Europe capsized a day earlier, killing at least 12.
Sally Ride enters Astronaut HOF
CAPE CANAVERAL —
Sally Ride, America's first woman in space, was inducted into the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame on Saturday, almost 20 years to the day that she rocketed into history.
Second serial rapist roaming Miami
Police have matched DNA tests on three rape victims, confirming that a second serial rapist is roaming the Miami area, officials said.
Potter books fly off shelves
NEW YORK —
Like magic, crazed Potter fans appeared at bookstores and malls — thousands upon thousands ready to plunk down $29.99 for the latest (and longest) installment of the boy wizard's adventures after a three-year wait
Ikea's 'Lamp' ad takes top Cannes prize
CANNES, France —
Ikea's wild and crazy Swedish guy upset a slew of high-powered automotive contenders to enable the U.S. to take home the title of world's best TV commercial for the fourth straight year here at the "Olympics of Advertising" on Saturday.
Wildfire grows in Arizona
SUMMERHAVEN, Ariz. —
Firefighters expect that it will take two to three more weeks to contain a wildfire on Mount Lemmon, outside Tucson in southern Arizona, said Larry Humphrey, commander of the team battling the blaze. The fire has destroyed more than 250 homes.