WASHINGTON (AP) - A resurgence in U.S. hiring accelerated in November and put 2014 on track to be the healthiest year for job growth since 1999.
FOUNTAIN CITY, Wis. (AP) - Federal and state regulators have launched separate investigations into the death of a Winona State University gymnast who died while working at a restaurant in western Wisconsin.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - One report has been derided by critics of Gov. Chris Christie as a whitewash; his defenders see the other as a partisan smear-job against the governor.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - California's Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant could be hit with a federal violation because its emergency plan failed for eight years to include instructions required for boats and ships within 10 miles of the seaside reactors.
TORONTO (AP) - On the anniversary of Nelson Mandela's death, basketball Hall of Famer Magic Johnson said the late South African leader's message of peace could help heal the "distrust and disconnect" that has led to days of protests across the United States.
NEW YORK (AP) - The year's brightest newcomer, Sam Smith; the most nominated female in Grammy history, Beyonce; and mega-producer Pharrell led the Grammy Award nominations announced Friday, with six nominations apiece.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Police have shot and wounded a suspect on a busy evening at the famed intersection of Hollywood and Highland.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles police detectives were meeting Friday with a woman who is a possible victim of sexual assault by comedian Bill Cosby, a department spokeswoman said.
NEW YORK (AP) - Can a company that didn't exist five years ago, an upstart with a knack for angering regulators with the power to close down its business, really be worth $40 billion?
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - NASA's newest space vehicle, Orion, accomplished its first test flight with precision and pizazz Friday, shooting more than 3,600 miles out from Earth for a hyperfast, hot return not seen since the Apollo moon shots.
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Facing dwindling water supplies, Western states are struggling to capture every drop with dam and diversion projects that some think could erode regional cooperation crucial to managing the scarce resource.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Ashton Carter has left an extensive paper trail from his many years in Washington that suggests a sometimes hard-nosed view of policy puzzles like North Korea and Russia and a hint at the "candid advice" he may give President Barack Obama as his next defense secretary.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - NASA's new Orion spacecraft made a "bull's-eye" splashdown in the Pacific on Friday following a dramatic test flight that took it to a zenith of 3,604 miles and ushered in a new era of human exploration aiming for Mars.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A mountain lion living in a Los Angeles wilderness park appears to have recovered from mange and exposure to rat poison earlier this year.
CHICAGO (AP) - Though it may sound like one, this is no joke: Two miniature horses trotted into a hospital.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Harrison Ford crash-landed his vintage plane Thursday after losing engine power, suffering serious but not life-threatening injuries as he used his extensive piloting experience to skillfully bring down the plane on a golf course and avoid nearby homes.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - A man accused of posing as an actor from the "Twilight" movies to entice girls in Iowa has pleaded guilty to federal possession of child pornography charges.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Harrison Ford crash-landed his vintage airplane at a Los Angeles golf course Thursday, an official said. He suffered moderate injuries and was taken to a hospital.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Zully Broussard thought she was going to help one person by donating a kidney.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The mysterious dwarf planet Ceres is ready for its close-up.
KURAKHOVE, Ukraine (AP) - Tears welled up in Vera Pavliy's eyes as she stood outside the bank, looking as if she had just gotten lost. The 76-year-old was stuck behind the battle lines in the east Ukraine town of Kurakhove with no money and no way to get home.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A two-term Republican assemblyman who has sought to broaden the appeal of the party with Hispanics launched an uphill campaign Thursday to become the next U.S. senator from California, a state that hasn't elected a GOP senator since the 1980s.
BOSTON (AP) - A man who became a symbol of the Boston Marathon bombing when he was wheeled away, ashen-faced, his legs severely injured, testified Thursday that he locked eyes with one of the bombers shortly before the explosives went off.
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - A knife attack Thursday that injured the U.S. ambassador to South Korea is the latest act of political violence in a deeply divided country where some protesters portray their causes as matters of life and death.
SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) - Student protesters are blocking all entrances to the University of California, Santa Cruz, campus as part of an ongoing demonstration against tuition hikes and police violence.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Mistakes and miscommunication by three governments on three continents over nearly 20 years led to a homeless man known as "Africa" being on Los Angeles' Skid Row, where he was shot by police after authorities say he became combative and appeared to reach for an officer's weapon.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Smog-covered mountains, gritty sidewalks, smelly fumes from traffic-choked freeways. The Los Angeles area was a tough place to breathe several decades ago. Now a study shows how much that has changed, especially for the region's youngest residents.
WASHINGTON (AP) - A House committee investigating the Benghazi, Libya, attacks was expected as early as Wednesday to subpoena the emails of Hillary Rodham Clinton, who used a private account exclusively for official business when she was secretary of state - and also used a computer email server now traced back to her family's New York home.
NEW YORK (AP) - Entertainment industry executive David Geffen has donated $100 million to New York's Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts.
BOSTON (AP) - The question, for all practical purposes, is no longer whether Dzhokhar Tsarnaev took part in the Boston Marathon bombing. It's whether he deserves to die for it.