Updated: 12/30/2008 - Training begins next week for a group of Kansas natives who will march in the inauguration parade in Washington.
Updated: 12/30/2008 - Resurfacing concerns over the world economy sent crude prices lower Tuesday, eclipsing fears that the conflict between Israel and Hamas could inflame tensions in the oil-rich Middle East.
Updated: 12/30/2008 - A teen convicted in the "Jena Six" beating case shot himself in the chest and was taken to the hospital Monday, days after his arrest on a shoplifting charge, police said.
Updated: 12/30/2008 - Consumer confidence hit an all-time low in December, dropping unexpectedly in the face of layoffs and deteriorating markets for housing, stocks and other investments.
Updated: 12/30/2008 - Investors nearing the end of a brutal 2008 made some modest bets Tuesday, sending stocks higher after taking some comfort in the government's decision to provide $5 billion to General Motors Corp.'s troubled financing arm.
Updated: 12/30/2008 - The lawsuit now includes allegations that the military doesn't take such complaints seriously enough and that soldiers try to convert Muslims in Iraq and Afghanistan to Christianity.
Updated: 12/30/2008 - SAN ANTONIO (AP) -- Chase Daniel threw a 7-yard touchdown pass to Jeremy Maclin in overtime and Missouri rallied to beat Northwestern 30-23 in the Alamo Bowl on Monday night.
Updated: 12/30/2008 - LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Four years after a stroke, Dick Clark is relishing the prospect of another New Year's Eve celebration, determined to appear for his 36th year in Times Square. And he's hardly surprised by the current state of the music industry he helped build - he predicted this, after all.
Updated: 12/30/2008 - MIAMI (AP) -- Attorney David Kubiliun is a typical South Floridian: He lives in a suburb, works in downtown Miami and spends several hours a week sitting in maddening traffic on Interstate 95.
Updated: 12/30/2008 - TOKYO (AP) -- To get around the city, Yutaka Makino hops on his skateboard or rides commuter trains. Does he dream of the day when he has his own car? Not a chance.
Updated: 12/30/2008 - WASHINGTON (AP) -- Buoyed by more recruiters, bigger bonuses and an elite reputation, the Marine Corps has grown by nearly 27,000 members in a little more than two years - half the time that military officials believed it would take.
Updated: 12/30/2008 - NEW YORK (AP) -- A closely watched index shows home prices dropped by the sharpest annual rate on record in October.
Updated: 12/30/2008 - COVINA, Calif. (AP) -- The man who killed nine people at his former in-law's Christmas party while dressed as Santa Claus had plotted the attack several months ago and his hit list was longer than first thought.
Updated: 12/30/2008 - BEIJING (AP) -- The companies whose tainted milk products sickened nearly 300,000 children and were blamed in the deaths of six will likely pay 1.1 billion yuan ($160 million) in compensation to victims' families, a state-run newspaper said Tuesday.
Updated: 12/30/2008 - PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) -- Pakistan closed the main route used to ferry supplies to U.S. and allied troops in Afghanistan on Tuesday after launching a fresh offensive against militants in the area.
Updated: 12/30/2008 - GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- Palestinian militants, armed with deadlier missiles than ever before, kept up rocket assaults on Israeli border communities on Tuesday, despite relentless Israeli air attacks against Gaza's Hamas rulers and unwelcome word from Egypt that it would not bail them out.
Updated: 12/30/2008 - Spokane residents were trying to dig out Tuesday after a month of record-breaking snow collapsed roofs and clogged streets.
Updated: 12/30/2008 - Yellowstone National Park was jostled by a host of small earthquakes for a third straight day Monday, and scientists watched closely to see whether the more than 250 tremors were a sign of something bigger to come.
Updated: 12/30/2008 - Federal prosecutors are asking a court to allow lawmakers investigating Gov. Rod Blagojevich to hear tapes of four potentially incriminating phone calls the governor had with a lobbyist.
Updated: 12/30/2008 - The daughter of former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin has given birth to a son, a magazine reported Monday.
Updated: 12/30/2008 - Israeli aircraft kept up a relentless string of attacks on Hamas-ruled Gaza on Tuesday, smashing a government complex, security installations and the home of a top militant commander as thousands of Israeli ground troops, backed by tanks and artillery, massed along the border and waited for a signal to attack.
Updated: 01/28/2009 - A Washburn Rural Middle School student who has started a community effort to help one of his seriously ill classmates, finally met the family he's helping out. Drake Herrman was introduced to his classmate Jessica Seidel's father, David, and little brother, Jordan on Monday.
Updated: 12/29/2008 - NIS Jugopetrol oil refinery in Pancevo, Serbia, Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2008. Russia and Serbia on Wednesday … HOUSTON – Crude prices rose above $40 a barrel Monday as Israel and Palestinian militants exchanged rocket fire and the death toll mounted in the oil-rich region.
Updated: 12/29/2008 - The Treasury Department said Monday that it will provide $5 billion to GMAC Financial Services LLC, the ailing financing arm of General Motors Corp., from the $700 billion bank rescue program.