ZHOLOBOK, Ukraine (AP) - Ukrainian military and separatist representatives exchanged dozens of prisoners under cover of darkness at a remote frontline location Saturday evening, kicking off a process intended to usher in peace to the conflict-ridden east.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Kurt Busch lost his first appeal Saturday to have his NASCAR suspension lifted in time to be reinstated for the season-opening Daytona 500.
SANAA, Yemen (AP) - The Yemeni leader who resigned the presidency last month and fled to the country's south on Saturday said all actions taken since Shiite rebels stormed the capital, Sanaa, last September are illegitimate, hinting that he will seek to reclaim his power and office.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Former Mexican Mafia leader Rene "Boxer" Enriquez has helped law enforcement for years, hasn't been disciplined in a decade and had support for his parole request from federal and state agencies and the corrections system itself.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Labor-management peace is returning to West Coast seaports - and with it, eventually, the free flow of cargo across docks that handle about one-quarter of U.S. international trade.
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - The United States is considering slowing its military exit from Afghanistan by keeping a larger-than-planned troop presence this year and next because the new Afghan government is proving to be a more reliable partner, U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Saturday.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - If former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa wants to be California's next U.S. senator, he's going to have to beat the jinx.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - The man accused of setting off a small explosion last month that rattled nerves because of its proximity to a Colorado NAACP office says he was in a rage over his financial problems and was actually targeting his accountant, according to court documents filed Friday.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Negotiators reached a tentative contract covering West Coast dockworkers on Friday evening, likely ending a protracted labor dispute that snarled international trade at seaports handling about $1 trillion worth of cargo annually.
STEPHENVILLE, Texas (AP) - An ex-Marine charged with shooting "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle and another man was not legally insane, a prosecution expert said, suggesting the man may have gotten some of his ideas from the television show "Seinfeld."
FONTANA, Calif. (AP) - A helicopter being towed behind a truck struck a freeway overpass and crashed into lanes, hitting at least two vehicles in Southern California.
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) - A university student stabbed his sleeping roommate in the throat, slashed his forehead and chased him to continue the attack when the victim broke free in their dormitory on a Northern California campus, prosecutors say.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Former Virginia first lady Maureen McDonnell was sentenced Friday to one year and 1 day in prison for her role in a bribery scheme that destroyed her husband's political career.
LAS VEGAS (AP) - With the suspected gunman in jail, police focused Friday on finding an accomplice in what they have portrayed as the road-rage killing of a Las Vegas mother outside her home.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A bomb squad has detonated a suspicious tube that prompted the temporary shutdown of Interstate 5 in Los Angeles.
PHOENIX (AP) - Marques Haynes' dribbling skills wowed fans in more than 100 countries. He was a showstopper, a player who helped make the Harlem Globetrotters beloved ambassadors of basketball around the world.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California lawmakers are considering new regulations for technology that lets law enforcement intercept cellphone signals.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Authorities revealed Friday that more than one person must have been responsible for the slayings of four people inside a Washington family's mansion last week.
LONDON (AP) - British police say the army has safely removed an unexploded World War II bomb found near London's Wembley Stadium.
Regulators order pipeline testing, other steps after spill
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Prosecutors have charged a man who refused to cooperate with security officers at Los Angeles International Airport and was subdued with a stun gun.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Richard Martinez thinks of his son every day, and with those thoughts come the constant reminder of a young life cut tragically short by a troubled man with a gun.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton received information on her private email server that has now been classified about the deadly attack on U.S. diplomatic facilities in Benghazi.
NEW YORK (AP) - Wal-Mart, the nation's largest food retailer, is urging its thousands of U.S. suppliers to curb the use of antibiotics in farm animals and improve treatment of them.
CALABASAS (AP) - Authorities have arrested an armed woman who had barricaded herself at a Calabasas mobile home park for most of a day and shot at a police robot.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - More than 40 years after the nation's bloodiest prison rebellion, newly released documents contain accounts, some never before seen publicly, from National Guardsmen and a doctor who said they saw injured inmates beaten with clubs and others with wounds indicating they were tortured as state police and guards retook control of Attica.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Safety drills, parent notification systems, and other safety measures in U.S. public schools grew in popularity in the years surrounding the massacre at Connecticut's Sandy Hook Elementary School.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - A federal appeals court delayed sex reassignment surgery for a transgender prison inmate in California on Thursday, hours after a state panel recommended that she be paroled.
ATLANTIC BEACH, S.C. (AP) - Hundreds of thousands of bikers are expected to descend on South Carolina's Myrtle Beach area this Memorial Day weekend - and when they do, they'll be met with beefed-up security.
NEW YORK (AP) - The national president of the Boy Scouts of America, Robert Gates, said Thursday that the organization's longstanding ban on participation by openly gay adults is no longer sustainable, and called for change in order to avert potentially destructive legal battles.