Can Michael Phelps live up to his icon status?

Michael Phelps might be the best swimmer ever. But he’ll catch flak if he can’t catch Mark Spitz. Michael Rosenberg says that’s sad.

Ohio inmate says he’s too fat for execution

A death row inmate scheduled for execution says he’s too fat to be put to death, claiming executioners would have trouble finding his veins and that his weight could diminish the effectiveness of one of the lethal injection drugs.

Officials: Anthrax suspect obsessed with sorority (AP)

A hazardous materials unit worker is hosed down on Capitol Hill in this Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2001 file photo where worked continued inspecting buildings and offices for anthrax contamination. A top U.S. biodefense researcher, Bruce E. Ivins, 62,  apparently committed suicide just as the Justice Department was about to file criminal charges against him in the anthrax mailings that traumatized the nation in the weeks following the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, the Los Angeles Times reported in their Friday Aug. 1, 2008 editions. (AP Photo/Ron Thomas, FILE)AP – The top suspect in the 2001 anthrax attacks was obsessed with a sorority that sat less than 100 yards away from a New Jersey mailbox where the toxin-laced letters were sent, authorities said Monday.

Obama backs limited drilling, tapping oil reserve (AP)

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., speaks Monday, Aug. 4, 2008, in Lansing, Mich. (AP Photo/Al Goldis)AP – Barack Obama put forward a broad energy plan Monday designed to end U.S. reliance on imported oil within 10 years and shore up his standing amid a tightening White House race and high-anxiety over gas prices.