LOS ANGELES (AP) - Amy Pascal will step down as co-chairman of Sony Pictures Entertainment and head of the film studio, nearly three months after a massive hack hit the company and revealed embarrassing emails.
FREDERICK, Md. (AP) - More than a dozen police academy cadets searched a high school athletic field Thursday, eyes trained on the frozen ground for signs of a getaway path possibly used by suspects who shot and wounded two students outside a gymnasium where two basketball games were in progress.
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) - Regulators in California, the country's third-largest oil-producing state, have authorized oil companies to inject production fluids and waste into what are now federally protected aquifers more than 2,500 times, risking contamination of underground water supplies that could be used for drinking water or irrigation, state records show.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Officials have released a 911 call from a witness who saw former rap mogul "Suge" Knight strike two men with his truck, killing one and leading to a murder charge.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Two people died Thursday in an apparent murder-suicide on the University of South Carolina's campus, a shooting state law enforcement authorities called "very isolated."
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) - Jordanian warplanes bombed Islamic State targets on Thursday, state TV said, after the country's king vowed to wage a "harsh" war against the militants who control large areas of neighboring Syria and Iraq.
VATICAN CITY (AP) - Pope Francis has made a confession of sorts, telling a 16-year-old girl that he doesn't have a clue about how to work a computer.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Hackers broke into a health insurance database storing information for about 80 million people in an attack bound to stoke fears many Americans have about the privacy of their most sensitive information.
LONDON (AP) - Former glam rock singer Gary Glitter has been found guilty of a string of sex abuse offenses against three young girls that took place in the 1970s and '80s.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California lawmakers are proposing legislation that would require parents to vaccinate all school children unless a child's health is in danger, joining only two other states with such stringent restrictions.
NEW YORK (AP) - The deadly crash of a TransAsia plane into a river in Taiwan is again focusing the world's attention on the safety challenges facing fast-growing Asian airlines.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration says it won't return the U.S. naval base at Guantanamo Bay as part of efforts to improve relations with Cuba.
VALHALLA, N.Y. (AP) - National Transportation Safety Board officials investigating a deadly commuter train crash hope to have answers soon to how fast the train was going, whether its brakes were applied and whether its horn was sounded as it approached a crossing where it slammed into an SUV.
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) - Rescuers used a crane to hoist the fuselage of a wrecked TransAsia Airways plane from a shallow river in Taiwan's capital late Wednesday as they searched into the night for 17 people missing in a crash that killed at least 26 others.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Thanks to a rainy December, California's drought-suffering residents met Gov. Jerry Brown's call to slash water consumption by 20 percent for the first time last month, using 22 percent less water than in December 2013.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - A tornado grazed Oklahoma City and its suburbs Wednesday, threatening rush-hour drivers and prompting schools to hold children in safe rooms until the danger passed.
CIENEGA SPRINGS, Ariz. (AP) - A man snorkeling in the Colorado River near the Arizona and California border was terrified - and later embarrassed - when he came across two fake skeletons sitting in lawn chairs about 40 feet underwater.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Significant amounts of natural gas on federal lands are being wasted, costing taxpayers tens of millions of dollars each year and adding to harmful greenhouse gas emissions, a congressional investigation has found.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California water regulators adopted sweeping, unprecedented restrictions on how people, governments and businesses can use water amid the state's ongoing drought, hoping to push reluctant residents to deeper conservation.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Five paintings missing since World War II are being returned to collections in Germany at the behest of the heirs of their American acquirers.
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - Four Afghan men were sentenced Wednesday to death by hanging over the filmed mob killing in downtown Kabul of a young woman falsely accused of burning the Quran, a case that horrified the country and showed the dangers women face in the conservative society.
NEW YORK (AP) - Harris Faulkner's hobby may sound like a patriotic put-on, but the Fox News Channel anchor insists it's legit.
RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif. (AP) - After five public hearings, the Rancho Cordova City Council has approved a plan to erect a digital billboard along Highway 50 that will bring $1.4 million to the city.
BOSTON (AP) - Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's lawyers called a Russian historian and a psychiatrist to the stand Tuesday in a bid to save the Boston Marathon bomber from the death penalty by portraying him as the product of a dysfunctional family from a turbulent corner of the world.
PACIFICA, Calif. (AP) - A beached humpback whale was discovered south of San Francisco, marking the second dead whale to wash ashore in less than three weeks.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - An Assembly committee has rejected making California one of more than a dozen states that allow police to conduct roadside testing for marijuana and other drugs.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Who would win if Captain America fought Luke Skywalker? Why Disney, of course, which stands to bring in astronomical amounts of money this year from two big installments of two of the most popular film franchises ever.
HOPE, Ark. (AP) - The other man from Hope is running for president again.
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama on Tuesday nominated a respected, combat-hardened commander as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff to lead the military during a time of transition.
LONDON (AP) - It's a name that immediately evokes British royal history: Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana.