Updated: 06/30/2009 - Americans — whose hope for the economy had been rising since March — are starting to lose faith, pushing down a widely watched barometer of sentiment in June.
Updated: 06/30/2009 - Michael Jackson fans who purchased tickets for his final concerts will receive a full refund or, if they chose, a commemorative ticket, the concert promoter said Tuesday.
Updated: 06/30/2009 - A hearing is under way in upstate New York for an Army National Guard officer who publicly announced he was gay to protest the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy.
Updated: 06/30/2009 - The Jackson family is determined to move on in order to protect Michael Jackson's legacy and make sure his three children are well, family friend Al Sharpton said Tuesday.
Updated: 06/30/2009 - China postponed a plan to require personal computer makers to supply Internet-filtering software today, retreating in the face of protests by Washington and Chinese Web surfers just hours before it was due to take effect.
Updated: 06/30/2009 - A Yemeni aviation official says a young boy who was plucked alive from the Indian Ocean after a passenger jet crashed was found floating 10 miles (15 kilometers) out to sea.
Updated: 06/30/2009 - Supporters of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad celebrated Tuesday after Iran's highest electoral authority proclaimed the validity of its disputed election, paving the way for the incumbent to begin a second term despite claims of fraud.
Updated: 06/30/2009 - Jefferson County authorities say a man drowned in Perry Lake while trying to help his fiance's toddler, who was struggling in the water.
Updated: 06/30/2009 - Four U.S. soldiers were killed in combat shortly before the American military completed a withdrawal from Iraq's cities, and the prime minister assured Iraqis that government forces taking control of urban areas on Tuesday were more than capable of protecting the country.
Updated: 06/30/2009 - At the BET Awards over the weekend, Michael Jackson's father, Joe Jackson, was back in front of the cameras. Wearing a black fedora and oversized sunglasses, he spoke proudly of his son, paid tribute to "a superstar" and promoted his own new record label.
Updated: 06/30/2009 - President Barack Obama says his new Consumer Financial Protection Agency will protect Americans from unscrupulous practices and make financial products easier to understand.
Updated: 06/30/2009 - Honduras' ousted president, bolstered by international support, said he will return home this week to regain control. The man who replaced him said Tuesday that Manuel Zelaya could be met with an arrest warrant.
Updated: 06/30/2009 - Stocks are holding steady in early trading as investors look to seal the market's best quarterly performance in more than a decade.
Updated: 06/30/2009 - In taking a case involving the National Football League's exclusive licensing deal for sports merchandise, the Supreme Court could go beyond caps and give leagues more leeway in areas such as team relocation, legal scholars said Monday.
Updated: 06/30/2009 - A key housing index shows a clear trend that home price declines are moderating. The Standard & Poor's/Case-Shiller index released Tuesday showed home prices in 20 major cities tumbled by 18.1% from April 2008.
Updated: 06/30/2009 - Federal authorities are pressing a probe of 10 associates of Bernard Madoff despite a sentence that means the mastermind of one of the biggest financial frauds in history will spend the rest of his days behind bars, The Associated Press has learned.
Updated: 06/30/2009 - Oil prices rose to near $72 a barrel Tuesday after briefly jumping above $73 as a weakening U.S. dollar and attacks on oil installations in Nigeria helped push prices to eight-month highs.
Updated: 06/30/2009 - A train derailed and set off an explosion and fire in the middle of a small Italian town, killing at least 12 people - many as they slept in their homes - and injuring at least 50, officials said Tuesday.
Updated: 06/30/2009 - Four U.S. soldiers were killed in combat on the eve of the withdrawal of American troops from Baghdad and other Iraq cities, the U.S. military said, as Iraqi forces on Tuesday assumed control for security in urban areas.
Updated: 06/30/2009 - A Kansas developer charged with one federal count of conspiracy to commit bank fraud is due back in court Tuesday for an expected change of plea.
Updated: 06/30/2009 - Kansas officials may get an indication Tuesday of how revenues are shaping up as the 2009 fiscal year comes to a close.
Updated: 06/30/2009 - The son of a former Wyandotte County Sheriff has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for rape and aggravated indecent liberties with minors.
Updated: 06/30/2009 - A former Kansan and his 17-year-old son are on a special quest this summer- trying to fish all 50 states in 50 days.
Updated: 06/30/2009 - Kansas State Treasurer Dennis McKinney's office is providing free on-line tools to help Kansans get back on their feet through the use of a money management resource called Tomorrow’s Money.