AP – Americans love their cars, and so apparently does Uncle Sam. He’s got 642,233 of them. Operating those vehicles maintenance, leases and fuel cost taxpayers a whopping $3.4 billion last year, according to General Services Administration data obtained and analyzed by The Associated Press.
AP – Britney Spears’ father will retain control of the pop singer’s finances and personal affairs through the end of the year. Los Angeles Superior Court Commissioner Reva Goetz extended James Spears’ conservatorship over his daughter Thursday morning until the end of 2008.
Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama seized on a record oil company profit to argue that rival John McCain offers only tax breaks for Big Oil and “short-term gimmicks” to consumers struggling with soaring gasoline prices.