Ex-'American Idol' Contestant Killed in Hit and Run

Authorities say a 25-year-old former contestant on "American Idol" has been struck and killed by a car in a Jersey shore town.

Iran's Opposition Asks to Mourn Iconic Victim

Iran's opposition leader asked authorities Sunday for permission to hold a memorial service for victims of last month's post-election unrest, including a young woman whose death was caught on video and became a symbol for protesters.

Cuba's Revolution Day Brings Sobering Celebration

Cuba's economy has been hammered by the global credit crisis, U.S. relations have not improved much under President Barack Obama and economic reforms that were supposed to ease life on the island have been slow to come.

Israel Wants 'Understanding' With U.S.

Netanyahu says he will try to work out policy disagreements in meetings with American envoy

North Korea Warns of 'Unimaginably Deadly Blows' to U.S.

North Korea's defense chief vowed Sunday to deal "unimaginably deadly blows" to the United States and South Korea if they attack the communist nation amid a tense standoff over Pyongyang's nuclear ambitions.

In Texas, Drought Means Conserving Every Last Drop

The nation's most drought-stricken state is deep-frying under relentless 100-degree days and waterways are drying up, especially in the hardest-hit area covering about 350 miles across south-central Texas.

Dead Whale Gets Stuck in Cruise Ship Bow

A cruise ship arrived at the Port of Vancouver with a dead whale lodged in its bow.

4 Suspects Detained in Mexico in U.S. Border Agent's Death

Mexican police announced the arrests Saturday of four men suspected of involvement in the killing of a U.S. Border Patrol agent as American investigators searched hospitals for gunmen who were possibly wounded.

U.S. Eyes Private Guards for Afghan Bases

Military officials reportedly considering private contractor to provide around-the-clock security at Afghan bases

Harvard Prof: It's Time to 'Move on' From My Arrest

Black Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr. says he's ready to move on from his arrest by a white police officer, hoping to use the encounter to improve fairness in the criminal justice system and saying "in the end, this is not about me at all."