$131M Paid to Send Soccer Star Ronaldo to Real Madrid

Manchester United accepted a world-record transfer offer for Cristiano Ronaldo from Real Madrid, clearing the World Player of the Year to negotiate personal terms with the Spanish club.

'Everybody Hates Chris' Actor Johnny Palermo Dead at 27

Television actor Johnny Palermo, who appeared in more than 30 shows during his career, died June 8 in a fatal car accident, according to the Hollywood reporter.

Dad Accused of Killing Family Allegedly Sent Threats

Vulgar statements spray-painted throughout his house — including on the children's beds — matched the handwriting of the man accused of strangling his family, according to testimony.

Demonstrators Hit the Streets Ahead of Iranian Election

Tensions flared in Tehran Wednesday night as thousands of protesters marched to the state television center, enraged by the discovery that President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was being given more airtime than his opponents.

New Jobless Claims Drop

URGENT: Number of newly laid-off Americans filing for jobless benefits falls for third time in 4 weeks to 601K

Cop Runs Over Woman Sunbathing on Florida Beach

A rookie police officer was suspended for seven days for running over a woman sunbathing on a north Florida beach.

Australian Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Guam

An Airbus 330 carrying 203 people made an emergency landing in Guam on Thursday after an electrical problem sparked a small fire in the cockpit, airline officials said. It's the same type of plane that crashed last week.

WHO Declares First Pandemic in 41 Years

The World Health Organization declared a swine flu pandemic Thursday — the first global flu epidemic in 41 years — as infections in the United States, Europe, Australia, South America and elsewhere climbed to nearly 30,000 cases.