LOS ANGELES (AP) - A suspected motorcycle gang member has pleaded not guilty to gunning down a Pomona police officer.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Parent company Freedom Communications is laying off about 100 employees at the Orange County Register and the Riverside Press-Enterprise, the papers' new publisher told staffers Wednesday.
NEW YORK (AP) - A grand jury cleared a white police officer Wednesday in the videotaped chokehold death of an unarmed black man stopped for selling loose, untaxed cigarettes, triggering protests in the streets by hundreds of New Yorkers who likened the case to the deadly police shooting in Ferguson, Missouri.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Target Australia is removing "Grand Theft Auto V" from store shelves after more than 40,000 people who say it encourages players to murder women for entertainment signed an online petition asking the retailer to stop selling the mature video game.
NEW YORK (AP) - Thousands are celebrating in the heart of Manhattan as they await the lighting of the 85-foot-tall Christmas tree in Rockefeller Center.
NEW YORK (AP) - Lisa Hanock-Jasie turns into coffee fiend during the holidays, mainly because she loves the peppermint lattes.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Rolling Stones collaborator and Faces keyboardist Ian McLagan has died.
NEW YORK (AP) - A batch of good news on the economy Wednesday pushed the stock market to new highs.
NEW YORK (AP) - A white New York City police officer was cleared Wednesday in the chokehold death of an unarmed black man stopped on suspicion of selling loose, untaxed cigarettes - a case that sparked outrage and drew comparisons to the deadly police shooting in Ferguson, Missouri.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A second day of much-needed rain fell across drought-stricken California on Wednesday, but the storm so far had produced few of the problems such as flooding and mudslides that threatened areas left barren by wildfires.
California wildlife officials on Wednesday banned coyote hunting contests that have sparked a culture clash by offering cash and other prizes to marksmen who killed the most animals.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court is weighing how much employers must do to accommodate pregnant workers under a federal law aimed at combating discrimination against pregnant women.
WASHINGTON (AP) - A defiant Takata Corp. told a U.S. safety agency that its demand for a nationwide air bag recall isn't supported by evidence, and the government doesn't have authority to tell a parts maker to do a recall.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The National Transportation Safety Board is sending investigators to the scene of a crash between two Tennessee school buses that killed two small children and a teacher's aide.
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.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - U.S. immigration authorities said Wednesday they were forced by Supreme Court precedent to release a foreigner later shot to death by police on Los Angeles' Skid Row after he served prison time for bank robbery because no country would take him.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Justice Department won't prosecute former a Ferguson, Missouri, police officer in the shooting death of an unarmed black 18-year-old, but in a scathing report released Wednesday faulted the city and its law enforcement for racial bias.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court was sharply divided Wednesday in the latest challenge to President Barack Obama's health overhaul, this time over the tax subsidies that make insurance affordable for millions of Americans.
BOSTON (AP) - Dzhokhar Tsarnaev went on trial for his life Wednesday in the Boston Marathon bombing with his own lawyer bluntly telling the jury he committed the crime. But she argued that he had fallen under the influence of his older brother.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - California received a double dose of bad drought news on Tuesday, with state officials saying the snowpack in the Sierra Nevada is far below normal and that residents again aren't coming close to meeting Gov. Jerry Brown's call for a 20 percent cut in water use.
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.