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1.6 Million Jackson Fans Learn Who Won Memorial Tickets

More than 1.6 million fans who registered for tickets to Michael Jackson's memorial service will learn whether they are among the lucky few to win tickets for the Tuesday ceremony.

Officials: Missiles Show N. Korea Skills Improving

North Korea's weekend missile launches show the communist country is improving its capability and accuracy and are a cause for concern, officials said Sunday.

OAS Suspends Honduras After Coup

Ousted President Manuel Zelaya said Saturday that he would return to Honduras to try to retake office following last week's military-backed coup, and the Organization of American States kicked out the Central American nation for refusing to restore h

Palin's Pursuit for 'Higher Calling'

Outgoing Gov. Sarah Palin lays groundwork to take on larger, national role after leaving state government

Secretary General: OAS Fails to Reinstate Zelaya

The secretary general of the Organization of American States says his efforts to return Manuel Zelaya to the presidency in Honduras have failed.

Megachurch Pastor Rick Warren Addresses U.S. Muslims

Evangelical megachurch pastor Rick Warren says America's largest Islamic organization showed courage when it invited him to speak at its annual convention.

Nation's Largest Fireworks Display Explodes Over N.Y. Hudson

After nightfall, more than 22 tons of pyrotechnics — the nation's biggest fireworks display — are set to explode over a mile-and-a-half stretch of the Hudson River, a new vantage point for New York's festivities.

Soldier Who Fought in Pink Boxers Home for 4th of July

The soldier who was photographed fighting the Taliban in his pink boxer shorts said Saturday he was glad to be back home in Texas after his yearlong deployment to Afghanistan — especially for the Fourth of July.

Downturn Dating: Hearts Flutter as Markets Stutter

Economic woes, it seems, unleash something practically primal in many of us who find ourselves without a partner: a hard-wired desire for companionship.