SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The State of California and a group of private investors accused each other at a trial Tuesday of breaking an agreement over a $2.3 billion plan to sell 11 state properties and have the state lease them back.
CORCORAN, Calif. (AP) - A man awaiting execution for the rape and murder of an 11-year-old girl has died of natural causes.
CHICAGO (AP) - Chicago's minimum-wage workers will earn $13 an hour by 2019 under a plan the City Council approved overwhelmingly on Tuesday. Pushed by Mayor Rahm Emanuel, the change makes the nation's third-largest city the latest to raise its rate. Still, opponents worry about the impact on business.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Heavy rain from a powerful Pacific storm swept through California on Tuesday, and residents in some wildfire-scarred communities scrambled to evacuate as authorities warned of mudflows from unstable hillsides.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Labor strife on the West Coast waterfront isn't going to steal Christmas.
WASHINGTON (AP) - A senior Republican senator says President Barack Obama has chosen Ashton Carter as his nominee for defense secretary.
NEW YORK (AP) - "Losing your shadow: What is THAT about?" muses Allison Williams. "As a kid you just accept it. But as an adult, I've spent a lot of time thinking about what it means."
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) - Islamic extremists killed 36 non-Muslim quarry workers in northern Kenya early Tuesday, prompting Kenya's president to announce a security shakeup Tuesday, firing his Interior Minister and accepting the resignation of the national police chief.
WASHINGTON (AP) - A House committee chairman says President Barack Obama's move to protect millions of immigrants from deportation will encourage more illegal immigration and undermines the Constitution and democratic process.
DENVER (AP) - It was an unlikely alliance that authorities said involved a group of pacifist Mexican Mennonites accused of growing tons of marijuana and working with a notoriously vicious Mexican cartel to ship it across the U.S. border.
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) - Police say a West Virginia man suspected in four killings in separate shootings has been found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama said Monday he wants to ensure the U.S. isn't building a "militarized culture" within police departments, while maintaining federal programs that provide the type of military-style equipment that were used to dispel racially charged protests in Ferguson, Missouri.
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) - A manhunt was underway for a gunman suspected in three separate shootings Monday that left four dead in north-central West Virginia, including a woman who filed a domestic violence complaint against the man sought by police.
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) - Between the avocado and grapefruit displays, Adolfo Briceno approaches customers in the bustling Hispanic supermarket to ask whether they have health insurance.
BOSTON (AP) - New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick and team owner Robert Kraft are listed as possible witnesses by prosecutors in the upcoming murder trial of former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez.
NEW YORK (AP) - The U.S. has so much crude that it is running out of places to put it, and that could drive oil and gasoline prices even lower in the coming months.
GENEVA (AP) - Top automakers are vowing not to give up on weak-selling electric vehicles - even as they unveil an array of powerful luxury cars with conventional engines aimed at a growing global market.
NEW YORK (AP) - Certain that they are right, struggling to find ways to get their message across, public health officials are exasperated by their inability to persuade more U.S. parents to vaccinate their children.
PUCON, Chile (AP) - One of South America's most active volcanoes erupted early Tuesday in southern Chile, spewing heavy smoke into the air as lava surged down its slopes, prompting authorities to evacuate thousands of people.
FRESNO (AP) - Water districts that serve 25 million Californians and vast farmland can expect to receive a fraction of the supplies sought from the state during the fourth year of the drought, officials announced Monday.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Nebraska's same-sex marriage ban was thrown into question Monday alongside those in three other upper Midwestern states that are set for a hearing together before a federal appeals court.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Police fatally shot a homeless man on Skid Row during a "brutal" videotaped struggle in which a rookie officer cried out that the man had hold of his gun before three other officers opened fire, the Los Angeles police chief said Monday.
NEWBURGH, Ind. (AP) - It has topped more than 100 inches of snow this season, but Boston is just short of surpassing its 20-year-old snowfall record - for now.
NEW YORK (AP) - Tom Brokaw is sharing the news about his battle with cancer,
NEW YORK (AP) - The last time the Nasdaq was this high, Bill Clinton was president, your Internet was probably still dial-up, Microsoft dominated the tech world and the iPod, iPhone and iPad didn't exist.
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) - Google will soon be offering cellular network plans in a bid to bridge the gap between the realms of Internet services and mobile device software it dominates.
CHICAGO (AP) - Parents have increasingly pressured doctors to delay vaccines for young children, making their kids and others vulnerable to preventable diseases, a study suggests.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A winter storm brought pounding rain, lightning, snow and hail Southern California on Sunday, bringing worries of serious flooding in some of the hardest-hit areas that didn't appear to materialize.
BOSTON (AP) - After cold and snow that set February records, southern New England is entering March with another round that could push Boston over its 20-year-old snowfall record.
MOSCOW (AP) - Carrying flowers, portraits and signs that said "I am not afraid," more than 20,000 people somberly marched Sunday in Moscow to mourn opposition politician Boris Nemtsov, whose slaying on the streets of the capital has shaken Russia's beleaguered opposition.