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7 Tribes Seeking Federal Recognition

Updated: 06/03/2009 - Seven Indian tribes in North Carolina and Virginia are again asking Congress to grant them federal recognition.

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2 Teachers, 8 police Killed in Algerian Ambush

Updated: 06/03/2009 - Al-Qaida-linked militants killed two teachers and eight police escorts as they brought copies of tests back from an examination center near the Algerian capital, a local official and Algerian media said Wednesday.

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15 Afghan Security Guards Killed in Attacks

Updated: 06/03/2009 - Israel does not intend to bomb Iran, Israel's foreign minister said Wednesday, stepping back from suggestions it might attack a foe it says is bent on developing nuclear weapons.

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15 Afghan security guards killed in attacks

Updated: 06/03/2009 - A suicide attack and a roadside bomb killed 15 Afghan security guards, part of a spate of violence that left 35 people around Afghanistan dead, including a British soldier, officials said Wednesday.

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Bin Laden threatens Americans in new tape

Updated: 06/03/2009 - Osama bin Laden threatened Americans in a new audio tape Wednesday, saying President Barack Obama inflamed hatred toward the U.S. by ordering Pakistan to crack down on militants in Swat Valley and block Islamic law there.

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Gov't posts sensitive list of US nuclear sites

Updated: 06/03/2009 - The government accidentally posted on the Internet a list of government and civilian nuclear facilities and their activities in the United States, but U.S. officials said Wednesday the posting included no information that compromised national security.

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Maine topless coffee shop gutted by overnight fire

Updated: 06/03/2009 - A topless coffee shop that created controversy went up in flames early Wednesday, just hours after the owner talked with local officials about making the business more like a strip club.

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Appeals Court To Hear Appeal Of Chrysler Sale

Updated: 06/03/2009 - A federal appeals court late Tuesday halted Chrysler's sale of the bulk of its assets to Italy's Fiat pending an appeal by a trio of Indiana state pension and construction funds.

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Religion news in brief

Updated: 06/03/2009 - A Vatican official is lamenting that many faithful don't confess their sins, and says some confuse a psychologist's couch for a confessional booth.

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US looks for Saudi help in Afghanistan, Pakistan

Updated: 06/03/2009 - The United States, grappling with how to counter the spread of Taliban militants on both sides of the Afghanistan-Pakistan border, is turning to Saudi Arabia for help. But so far the kingdom seems wary of diving into the thorny conflict.

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Malaysian Leader Slams US for Guantanamo

Updated: 06/03/2009 - Malaysia's prime minister praised President Barack Obama on Wednesday for moving to shut down the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay but urged him to speed up the process of relocating the inmates.

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Obama Praises Saudi King As He opens a Dialogue with Muslim World

Updated: 06/03/2009 - RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) -- President Barack Obama began his latest bid to open a dialogue with the Muslim world on Wednesday by seeking the counsel of King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia, home to Islam's two holiest sites in Mecca and Medina.

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ISM: US Service Economy Shrinks More Slowly in May

Updated: 06/03/2009 - The U.S. service sector shrank last month at the slowest pace since late last year and orders to U.S. factory orders rose in April, but the improvements were incremental and economists say a real recovery will be long and slow.

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Kansas Students Gather For Boys' State

Updated: 06/03/2009 - About 470 high school juniors from every corner of Kansas are learning state government firsthand this week. They are gathered at Kansas State University for the 72nd American Legion Boys' State.

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Oil Slips Below $68 Ahead of New US Stocks Data

Updated: 06/03/2009 - Oil prices slipped below $68 a barrel Wednesday, as investors booked gains on a recent rally, but remained near seven-month highs on expectations that new data will show greater demand in the United States, the largest market for crude.

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