Video Gives Clues to Sotomayor Ruling

Nominee hints at reasons that may be behind decision to vote against firefighters in reverse-discrimination case

South Korea Braces for 3rd Nuclear Test by North

South Korea was bracing for a possible third nuclear test by North Korea, which a U.S. official said was likely despite looming U.N. sanctions on the communist state for its previous test in May.

Pakistani General's Home Attacked Amid Offensive

Gunmen opened fire Friday at the home of the army commander heading the military offensive against Taliban militants in Pakistan's northwest, sparking a gunbattle just hours after a homcide attack at a police checkpoint, officials said.

Lakers Take 3-1 Lead Over Magic With OT Win

The Los Angeles Lakers took a 3-1 lead the NBA finals Thursday, rallying to beat the Orlando Magic 99-91 in overtime to move within one win of a 15th championship.

Chavez Threatens to Shutdown Critical TV Channel

President Hugo Chavez threatened to close down an opposition-sided news network, saying the defiant Globovision channel's days on the airwaves will be numbered if its directors don't stand down.

End of an Era as Analog TV Broadcasts Sign Off

TV stations in the U.S. plan to cut their analog signals Friday, ending a more than 80-year era for the over-the-air technology that changed America's landscape, and reshaped and defined its culture.

Porn Industry Hit With 16 Confirmed HIV Cases

Los Angeles County health officials say there have been 16 previously unpublicized confirmed cases of HIV in adult film industry performers since 2004 when an outbreak shut down porn production for a month.

Rivals in Iran Presidential Election Both Claim Victory

Hard-line incumbent Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was heading for a surprise landslide in Iran's presidential election. But his pro-reform rival countered that he was the clear victor and accused authorities of fraud.