COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - The man accused of setting off a small explosion last month that rattled nerves because of its proximity to a Colorado NAACP office says he was in a rage over his financial problems and was actually targeting his accountant, according to court documents filed Friday.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Negotiators reached a tentative contract covering West Coast dockworkers on Friday evening, likely ending a protracted labor dispute that snarled international trade at seaports handling about $1 trillion worth of cargo annually.
STEPHENVILLE, Texas (AP) - An ex-Marine charged with shooting "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle and another man was not legally insane, a prosecution expert said, suggesting the man may have gotten some of his ideas from the television show "Seinfeld."
FONTANA, Calif. (AP) - A helicopter being towed behind a truck struck a freeway overpass and crashed into lanes, hitting at least two vehicles in Southern California.
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) - A university student stabbed his sleeping roommate in the throat, slashed his forehead and chased him to continue the attack when the victim broke free in their dormitory on a Northern California campus, prosecutors say.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Former Virginia first lady Maureen McDonnell was sentenced Friday to one year and 1 day in prison for her role in a bribery scheme that destroyed her husband's political career.
LAS VEGAS (AP) - With the suspected gunman in jail, police focused Friday on finding an accomplice in what they have portrayed as the road-rage killing of a Las Vegas mother outside her home.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A bomb squad has detonated a suspicious tube that prompted the temporary shutdown of Interstate 5 in Los Angeles.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A snapshot of stadium proposals in the Los Angeles area that could become home for an NFL team.
WASHINGTON (AP) - It takes a lot of geometry and physics to get a race car to go 200 laps at speeds that can top 200 mph.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Oakland Raiders and San Diego Chargers are planning a shared stadium in the Los Angeles area if both teams fail to get new stadium deals in their current hometowns, the teams said in a joint statement, adding another layer of complexity to a possible NFL return to the region.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Former rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight was taken by ambulance Thursday from a Los Angeles courthouse for an undisclosed medical issue.
HAVANA (AP) - A year after he took office, President Ronald Reagan placed Cuba on a list of state sponsors of terror for backing leftist guerrilla groups in Central and South America.
NEW YORK (AP) - American Express violated U.S. antitrust laws by barring merchants from asking customers to use one credit card over another, a federal judge ruled Thursday.
BOSTON (AP) - A lawyer for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv) has urged a federal appeals court to move his trial out of Massachusetts, citing "saturation publicity" and the high number of people in the state affected by the 2013 attack.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - More than 40 years after the nation's bloodiest prison rebellion, newly released documents contain accounts, some never before seen publicly, from National Guardsmen and a doctor who said they saw injured inmates beaten with clubs and others with wounds indicating they were tortured as state police and guards retook control of Attica.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Safety drills, parent notification systems, and other safety measures in U.S. public schools grew in popularity in the years surrounding the massacre at Connecticut's Sandy Hook Elementary School.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - A federal appeals court delayed sex reassignment surgery for a transgender prison inmate in California on Thursday, hours after a state panel recommended that she be paroled.
ATLANTIC BEACH, S.C. (AP) - Hundreds of thousands of bikers are expected to descend on South Carolina's Myrtle Beach area this Memorial Day weekend - and when they do, they'll be met with beefed-up security.
NEW YORK (AP) - The national president of the Boy Scouts of America, Robert Gates, said Thursday that the organization's longstanding ban on participation by openly gay adults is no longer sustainable, and called for change in order to avert potentially destructive legal battles.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A man paralyzed by gunshot more than a decade ago can shake hands, drink beer and play "rock, paper, scissors" by controlling a robotic arm with his thoughts, researchers reported.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - A SpaceX Dragon capsule left the International Space Station on Thursday and returned to Earth.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Investigators believe a suspect in the mysterious slayings of a wealthy Washington family and their housekeeper is in the Brooklyn area of New York City, police said Thursday.
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is reaffirming his support for Tunisia's transition to democracy, saying he intends to designate Tunisia as a major non-NATO ally of the United States.
CANNES, France (AP) - For most of the year, room 331 of the Martinez Hotel is just your run-of-the mill luxury five star hotel suite.
NEW YORK (AP) - The national president of the Boy Scouts, Robert Gates, says the organization's longstanding ban on participation by openly gay adults is no longer sustainable and is urging change in order to avert potentially destructive legal battles.
NEW YORK (AP) - McDonald's CEO Steve Easterbrook said Thursday he was "incredibly proud" of a recent decision to bump pay for some workers, even as hundreds of protesters outside called on the company to do more ahead of its annual shareholder meeting.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - Ahmed Zayat, owner of Triple Crown hopeful American Pharoah, asked a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit that accuses him of owing $1.65 million to a man who says he fronted Zayat money for gambling bets placed at offshore casinos.
GOLETA, Calif. (AP) - More than 7,700 gallons of oil has been raked, skimmed and vacuumed from a spill that stretched across 9 miles of California coast, just a fraction of the sticky, stinking goo that escaped from a broken pipeline, officials said.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California farmers who hold rights to water that date back as far as the Gold Rush are bracing for their first state-ordered conservation in decades, as a record drought prompts some of the deepest cuts yet in the country's most productive agricultural state.