News for Monday, July 14, 2008


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Knox and Vivienne make 8 for Jolie-Pitt family

NICE, France - Brad Pitt was emotional but calm, Angelina Jolie laughed and chatted. The world's most famous celebrity couple were joined in emotion during the birth of their twins - a boy and a girl - and all 'are doing marvelously well,' the doctor who delivered the babies in a seaside hospital on the French Riviera said Sunday.

Woman with 5 dead spouses obsessed by cash

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Jeff Carstensen was spooked when he learned his grandmother planned to buy him a $100,000 life insurance policy - and name herself the beneficiary.

All-Stars fight for attention in New York

NEW YORK - Baseball is saying goodbye to Yankee Stadium during the All-Star break, a time when the sport's best gather and fans focus on one ballpark. New York general manager Brian Cashman hopes it isn't a final farewell.

US spells out Fannie-Freddie backstop plan

WASHINGTON - Scrambling to bolster eroding investor confidence, the Federal Reserve and the Treasury Department announced steps to brace slumping mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

Miss Venezuela takes 2008 Miss Universe crown Miss USA falls down for 2nd straight year

NHA TRANG, Vietnam - Miss Venezuela was crowned Miss Universe 2008 on Monday in a contest marked by the spectacle of Miss USA falling down during the evening gown competition for the second year in a row.