Updated: 07/05/2009 - Iraqis are skeptical that much will change after last week's pullback of U.S. combat troops from Baghdad and other cities, a sentiment not shared by their government.
Updated: 07/05/2009 - Heavy shelling between Somali rebels and government forces near the presidential palace killed at least 12 people on Sunday, witnesses said, and the prime minister looked for help from more African Union peacekeepers.
Updated: 07/05/2009 - Honduras braced for confrontation Sunday as ousted President Manuel Zelaya insisted he was coming home to reclaim his post, urging his supporters to mass at the airport for a showdown with the interim government in power since the army sent him into exile a week ago.
Updated: 07/05/2009 - As of Saturday, July 4, 2009, at least 4,322 members of the U.S. military had died in the Iraq war since it began in March 2003, according to an Associated Press count.
Updated: 07/05/2009 - A submarine scouring the Indian Ocean on Sunday picked up the signal beacons of the two black boxes of a Yemenia Airways flight that crashed off the Comoros Islands, the French aviation agency said.
Updated: 07/05/2009 - Suspected Muslim guerrillas detonated a bomb near a Roman Catholic cathedral in the southern Philippines on Sunday, killing at least five people and wounding 46.
Updated: 07/05/2009 - President Barack Obama said strengthening human rights and the rule of law in Russia should be a part of the much-heralded "reset" in U.S.-Russian relations, according to an interview with an embattled Russian opposition newspaper.
Updated: 07/05/2009 - A teenage girl shot while helping her father in their family's small furniture and appliance store died Saturday, becoming the fifth victim of a suspected serial killer terrorizing a small South Carolina community, authorities said.
Updated: 07/05/2009 - Officials say a third worker has died from injuries suffered when a truckload of fireworks exploded on a dock at a remote North Carolina island.
Updated: 07/05/2009 - NBC executives changed their minds Sunday and decided to join other networks that will televise Michael Jackson's memorial service live this week.
Updated: 07/05/2009 - Emergency officials say two monorail trains crashed in the Magic Kingdom section of Walt Disney World, killing one train's operator.
Updated: 07/05/2009 - The ballistic missiles that North Korea test-fired this weekend were likely capable of striking key government and military facilities in South Korea, a defense official said Sunday, amid growing concerns over Pyongyang's firepower.
Updated: 07/05/2009 - Fireworks lit the night sky above New York with a kaleidoscope of colors shooting 1,000 feet into the air on an Independence Day that began with the Statue of Liberty's crown opening to the public for the first time since Sept. 11, 2001.
Updated: 07/05/2009 - Walt Disney World officials say a monorail crashed in the Magic Kingdom section of the Florida theme park, killing an employee. Train service has been shut down.
Updated: 07/05/2009 - Financial regulations proposed by the president would result in leaner and simpler institutions that don't carry the weight of the system on their marble columns.
Updated: 07/05/2009 - The more than 1.6 million fans who registered for tickets to Michael Jackson's memorial service will finally get word Sunday on whether they will be among the lucky few to get tickets for the ceremony.
Updated: 07/05/2009 - The United States Park Police said Barry, a current D.C. Council member, was arrested Saturday in Washington after a woman flagged down an officer and complained that Barry was stalking her.
Updated: 07/05/2009 - After staying out of the public eye for most of Saturday, a day after abruptly announcing she would soon give up her job as governor, Palin indicated on a social networking site that she would take on a larger, national role, citing a "higher calling" to unite the country along conservative lines.
Updated: 07/05/2009 - Presidents Barack Obama and Dmitry Medvedev end a seven-year hiatus in U.S.-Russian summitry on Monday, with both men declaring their determination to further cut nuclear arsenals and repair a badly damaged relationship.
Updated: 07/05/2009 - Nowatzke has to set up a 1,000-pound cart and more than a half-dozen coolers, containers and condiments. He also brings out a 65-pound shaved ice machine.
Updated: 07/05/2009 - Dale Collins' career as a Kansas weatherman has changed dramatically since he began 40 years ago.
Updated: 07/04/2009 - Officials say one person has been killed in a lightning strike at a Fourth of July gathering in central Florida and 18 others were taken to hospitals.
Updated: 07/04/2009 - In remarks to military families visiting the White House for Fourth of July festivities, President Obama said ``there will be difficult days ahead.'' He added that the United States will ``remain a strong partner to the Iraqi people on behalf of their security and prosperity.''
Updated: 07/04/2009 - Remembering and thanking veterans was on the minds of many this Fourth of July.