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Oil Drops Below $68

Updated: 06/08/2009 - Oil prices dropped below $68 Monday as a rally that has roughly doubled the price of crude in four months lost some steam in the face of economic reality.

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Wall Street Futures Point To Lower Open

Updated: 06/08/2009 - Wall Street was set for a lower open Monday following declines in Europe and as investors look to take a pause in a three-month rally. Stock futures fell.

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N. Korea Convicts 2 U.S. Journalists

Updated: 06/07/2009 - North Korea's state news agency says the country's top court has convicted two U.S. journalists and sentenced them to 12 years in labor prison.

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10 Aliens Killed In Ariz. SUV Rollover

Updated: 06/07/2009 - Ten undocumented immigrants "stacked like wood" in the back of a sports utility vehicle crammed with at least 22 people were killed when the driver lost control and rolled over on a remote southern Arizona highway, authorities said Sunday.

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Bear Cub Spotted With Head Stuck In Feeder

Updated: 06/07/2009 - GRANTSBURG, Wis. (AP) -- It was no honey pot like in "Winnie the Pooh" but a bear cub in Wisconsin was spotted with a bird feeder stuck on its head.

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James Franco Pulls Out Of UCLA Commencement Speech

Updated: 06/07/2009 - LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Actor James Franco says he has dropped a plan to give a commencement speech at the University of California, Los Angeles, a move that may have been prompted by pressure from students.

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African Music Star Who Ignited Controversy In NY

Updated: 06/07/2009 - NEW YORK (AP) -- An African music star who ignited worldwide controversy among fellow Muslims with one of his albums was in the city Saturday to perform at an arts festival aimed at spreading a deeper understanding of Islam.

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15 More Bodies Found In Atlantic Air France Crash

Updated: 06/07/2009 - RECIFE, Brazil (AP) -- Search ships methodically worked through a "sea of debris" from a doomed Air France jet Sunday, recovering 15 more bodies near the spot where the Airbus A330 is believed to have gone down a week ago.

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Conservatives Score Wins In EU Parliament Voting

Updated: 06/07/2009 - BRUSSELS (AP) -- Conservatives scored victories in some of Europe's largest economies Sunday as voters punished left-leaning parties in European parliament elections in France, Germany and other nations.

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Iraqis Detain US Contractors

Updated: 06/07/2009 - BAGHDAD (AP) -- Five U.S. contractors have been detained in the investigation of the slaying of another American in Baghdad's Green Zone, officials said Sunday, in what may become the first case of U.S. citizens facing Iraqi justice under a security agreement that took effect this year.

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Chrysler Dealers Scramble To Unload Vehicles

Updated: 06/07/2009 - The last days of selling Dodge, Jeep and Chrysler vehicles have been filled with quick sales at deep discounts, along with sad goodbyes from longtime customers and feelings of dismay and anger toward the automaker they worked with for years.

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Heart Shockers Hold Annual Picnic

Updated: 06/07/2009 - A Topeka group that calls themselves the Heart Shockers held their annual picnic Sunday at Marilyn and Charlie Wooster's barn.

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Palin Back On The Road

Updated: 06/07/2009 - Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin is using her public profile to draw attention to the needs of those with autism and other developmental disabilities in the New York metropolitan area.

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Boston Globe Asks For Concessions

Updated: 06/07/2009 - The newspaper's parent company, the New York Times Co., said in April it needed $20 million in annual concessions from Globe unions — half of that from the Boston Newspaper Guild — to avoid shutting down the 137-year-old newspaper.

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California Considers Social Contract Re-Write

Updated: 06/07/2009 - With empty pockets and maxed-out credit, California is debating whether it can continue honoring all parts of its social contract with the state's most vulnerable residents.

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Skydiver Survives After Misjudging Jump

Updated: 06/07/2009 - Officials say a skydiver who fell too fast and was knocked unconscious when she hit the ground in western New York has been treated at a hospital.

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Iraqi Authorities Detain U.S. Contractors

Updated: 06/07/2009 - Iraqi authorities have detained five U.S. contractors in connection with the death of another American contractor in Baghdad, officials said Sunday, in what could be the first case of Americans facing local justice under a joint security pact that took effect this year.

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Alternative Medicine Goes Mainstream

Updated: 06/07/2009 - Alternative medicine has become mainstream. It is finding wider acceptance by doctors, insurers and hospitals like the shock trauma center at the University of Maryland Medical Center. Consumer spending on it in some cases rivals that of traditional health care.

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