Manager: Paula Abdul Most Likely Not Returning to Idol

The American Idol judge's manager says he hasn't received a proposed contract even though auditions begin Aug. 6.

Protesters Gather Outside Islamic Conference Near Chicago

Protesters gathered outside a Chicago-area hotel Sunday as an Islamic extremist group reportedly linked to Al Qaeda held a conference in an attempt to step up Western recruitment efforts.

Football Player Falls 35 Feet From Busch Gardens Ride

The park issued a statement saying that after sending a gondola out of the station, the employee thought the door might be unlocked and held onto the door to check it.

1969: Woodstock Rocks America

Woodstock became the defining event of the free love 1960s hippie counterculture | PHOTOS |

'Child Bride': Evangelist Controlled All Aspects of Life

Leaving Tony Alamo's home without permission was unthinkable, the girl says.

Pope Shows Great Agility With Cast-Encased Right Arm

A beaming Pope Benedict XVI raised his cast-encased right arm to bless thousands of faithful Sunday during his first public appearance since surgery to set a wrist fractured in a fall.

World's Population of 100-Year-Old Could Be 6 Million

The number of centenarians already has jumped from an estimated few thousand in 1950 to more than 340,000 worldwide today, with the highest concentrations in the U.S. and Japan, according to the latest Census Bureau figures.

Israel Rejects U.S. Call to Halt Jerusalem Project

Israel on Sunday rejected a U.S. demand to suspend a planned housing project in east Jerusalem, threatening to further complicate an unusually tense standoff with its strongest ally over settlement construction.

Stimulus Mystery Money

Obama says cash will help 'those hardest hit by crisis,' but a analysis finds otherwise