SEYNE-LES-ALPES, France (AP) - Just over a week after a Germanwings plane crashed into the French Alps, investigators have finished retrieving human remains from the crash site and are now trying to match them with DNA profiles from the 150 people killed - an arduous task that could leave families waiting for months.
NEW YORK (AP) - You may know the characters in "A.D. The Bible Continues" - but if the actors are less familiar, the creators of the upcoming series aren't complaining: They say they cast a wide, international net to find a group of diverse actors to tell the story.
NEW YORK (AP) - The Boy Scouts' New York chapter said Thursday that it has hired the nation's first openly gay Eagle Scout as a summer camp leader, a direct and public challenge to the national scouting organization's ban on openly gay adult members.
HAVANA (AP) - The popular online home-rental service Airbnb is allowing American travelers to book lodging in Cuba starting Thursday in the most significant U.S. business expansion on the island since the declaration of detente between the two countries late last year.
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) - The United States, Iran and five other world powers say they've reached an understanding that will direct them toward achieving a comprehensive nuclear agreement within three months.
NEW YORK (AP) - A pay bump for workers at some McDonald's restaurants isn't likely to ease the pressures the chain is facing over labor issues.
TUSTIN, Calif. (AP) - Gary Whitlock watched water run down to the sidewalk as gardeners hosed down a bed of marigolds outside an Orange County office building and questioned if California's latest attempt to curb water use would be any more successful than previous ones in the drought-stricken state.
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) - Al-Shabab gunmen stormed a university in northeastern Kenya at dawn Thursday, killing more than 70 people in the group's bloodiest attack in the East African country, officials said. Four of the gunmen were killed by security forces.
ARTESIA, Calif. (AP) - The Rev. Robert H. Schuller, the Southern California televangelist and author who beamed his upbeat messages on faith and redemption to millions from his landmark Crystal Cathedral only to see his empire crumble in his waning years, has died. He was 88.
HAVANA (AP) - The popular online home-rental service Airbnb will allow American travelers to book lodging in Cuba starting Thursday in the most significant U.S. business expansion on the island since the declaration of detente between the two countries late last year.
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.
LANCASTER, Calif. (AP) - A Southern California man who said God told him to kill his elderly mother has been sentenced to 15 years to life in state prison.
RENO, Nevada (AP) - Health officials say a California woman has died after being infected with a brain-eating bacteria.
ANKENY, Iowa (AP) - Roman Catholic leaders in the early voting state of Iowa implored candidates for president Thursday to take up Pope Francis' call for "profound political courage" by focusing their campaigns as much on improving the environment and income inequality as they have on opposing gay marriage and abortion in past elections.
PALO ALTO, Calif. (AP) - Electric car maker Tesla's second-quarter deliveries surged 52 percent to set a company record exceeding 11,000 vehicles.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - BP and five Gulf states announced a record $18.7 billion settlement Thursday that resolves years of legal fighting over the environmental and economic damage done by the energy giant's oil spill in 2010.
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) - For Bill Clinton, the timing of President Barack Obama's announcement this week of plans to resume diplomatic relations with Cuba must seem auspicious. It was 20 years ago this month that Clinton pulled off a similar diplomatic and political success, normalizing relations with Vietnam.
WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. employers added jobs at a solid pace in June, and the unemployment rate fell to 5.3 percent, a seven-year low. But wages failed to budge, and other barometers of the job market painted a mixed picture.
MARYVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A car on a CSX train carrying a flammable and toxic substance derailed and caught fire in eastern Tennessee, prompting the evacuation of thousands of people within a 2-mile radius.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - More than a million people visit Alcatraz Island every year to see the shuttered prison sitting in the San Francisco Bay, made famous by Clint Eastwood in the movie about the great escape of three prisoners in the early 1960s.
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) - A dolphin leaped onto a boat in Southern California, crashing into a woman and breaking both her ankles.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Lawyers for a Christian ministry building a Noah's ark theme park said Wednesday that Kentucky officials violated First Amendment religious protections when they denied the project a tax incentive worth millions.
WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. (AP) - In its infancy, The Greenbrier Classic was friendly to first-time winners and re-energized the careers of veterans who had been stuck in a rut.
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.