ECHO LAKE, Calif. (AP) - California Gov. Jerry Brown ordered officials Wednesday to impose statewide mandatory water restrictions for the first time in history as surveyors found the lowest snow level in the Sierra Nevada snowpack in 65 years of record-keeping.
NEW YORK (AP) - McDonald's says it's raising pay for workers at its company-owned U.S. restaurants, making it the latest employer to sweeten worker incentives in an improving economy.
KANKAKEE, Ill. (AP) - Authorities say they've found a 15-year-old girl who they had thought to be in the company of convicted murderer who escaped from jail.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A court filing by Andrew Getty, the oil heir found dead in Los Angeles, says he had a serious health problem.
ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) - Nigerians celebrated Muhammadu Buhari's electrifying victory in presidential elections Wednesday but sobering challenges confront their next leader, from an Islamic uprising to widespread poverty and graft.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Cancer-fighting pink pineapples, heart-healthy purple tomatoes and less fatty vegetable oils may someday be on grocery shelves alongside more traditional products.
SEYNE-LES-ALPES, France (AP) - Lufthansa's chief executive said Wednesday it will take "a long, long time" to understand what led to a deadly crash in the French Alps last week - but refused to say exactly what the airline knew about the mental health of the co-pilot suspected of deliberately destroying the plane.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Indiana Gov. Mike Pence said Tuesday that he wants legislation on his desk by the end of the week to clarify that the state's new religious-freedom law does not allow discrimination against gays and lesbians.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Google is releasing its cheapest Chromebook laptops yet, two versions priced at $149 aimed at undercutting Microsoft's Windows franchise and gaining ground in even more classrooms.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Sarah Dieffenbacher is on a debt strike. She's refusing to make payments on the more than $100,000 in federal and private loans she says she owes for studies at a for-profit college that she now considers so worthless she doesn't include it on her resume.
FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) - Police say two cross-dressing men who crashed into a guarded entrance to the National Security Agency in a stolen car met the vehicle's owner in Baltimore before heading to a hotel to "party."
FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) - A prisoner being treated at a northern Virginia hospital wrestled with a guard and took her gun before escaping in a hospital gown and fleeing in a carjacked vehicle, prompting a hospital lockdown and a massive search, police said.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown, Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom and other top elected officials in California acknowledge using personal email accounts to conduct government business, and it's not clear if their private exchanges are retained as public records or subject to disclosure.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A University of California, Berkeley soccer player who disappeared after a weekend party was killed by a car as he ran across a Los Angeles freeway, police said Monday.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The wife and adult children of Robin Williams agreed Monday to meet outside court to try to resolve their dispute over a tuxedo he was married in, photographs taken on his 60th birthday and other items belonging to the late actor.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - They boost their teams from the sidelines and promote them by appearing in calendars and at fan events, but some sports cheerleaders say they are still not considered team employees and are paid what amounts to less than minimum wage.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Want to take a picture inside the White House Blue Room? Well, it's now OK to pull out your cellphone or camera and press "shoot."
VIENNA (AP) - The U.N. nuclear agency says Iran is broadly meeting its commitments under a preliminary nuclear deal that set up the current talks in Austria on a final agreement.
MEDAN, Indonesia (AP) - Indonesia's air force promised Wednesday to investigate whether the aging transport plane that crashed into a city neighborhood, killing 141 people, was violating rules by carrying non-military passengers who paid for their flights. A local military commander said the search for bodies has ended.
TUAL, Indonesia (AP) - All he did was ask to go home.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court will consider limiting the power of government employee unions to collect fees from non-members in a case that labor officials say could threaten membership and further weaken union clout.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner are splitting after 10 years of marriage.
WENATCHEE, Wash. (AP) - Surveying the smoldering ruins of his upscale home in this central Washington city, Vern Smith pointed to what had been his garage.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Jeb Bush is releasing a third of a century of his personal income tax returns, a record disclosure for presidential candidates.
NEW YORK (AP) - Apple violated antitrust laws by colluding with publishers to raise electronic book prices when it entered a market in 2010 that had been dominated by Amazon.com, a divided federal appeals court panel said Tuesday.
LIVINGSTON, N.J. (AP) - New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie prepared Tuesday to launch his 2016 campaign for president, telling his most loyal supporters that he's ready to begin what he called a "noble" effort to "lead our country and to change the world."
WASHINGTON (AP) - Brazil pledged Tuesday to restore millions of acres of forests and expand renewable energy use, as the United States and Brazil worked to build momentum toward a budding global climate treaty.
MEDAN, Indonesia (AP) - An Indonesian air force transport plane carrying military personnel and their families plowed into a residential neighborhood in the country's third-largest city of Medan shortly after takeoff on Tuesday, killing more than 70.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California lawmakers on Monday sent the governor a contentious bill that would impose one of the strictest school vaccination laws in the country in reaction to a recent measles outbreak at Disneyland.
PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (AP) - Two convicted murderers who eluded a massive manhunt for three weeks planned to drive to Mexico after escaping prison but ended up walking toward Canada when their ride backed out - finally splitting up in their final days of freedom, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Monday.