NEW YORK (AP) - Bloody zombies lumbered alongside superheroes, cowboys shared the road with villains and marchers in hazardous-materials garb evoked the Ebola crisis as the Greenwich Village Halloween Parade made its freewheeling way through downtown Manhattan on Friday.
MOUNTAINHOME, Pa. (AP) - Scott Malkowski, a task force commander with the U.S. Marshals Service, spied a figure moving from the woods toward an abandoned airplane hangar in the Pocono Mountains. Looking at his face, his black hat and fleece, and his height and weight, Malkowski was certain he had his man.
FORT KENT, Maine (AP) - A nurse in who treated Ebola patients in Sierra Leone can move about as she pleases after a judge eased state-imposed restrictions on her, handing officials in Maine a defeat in the nation's biggest court case yet over how to balance personal liberty, public safety and fear of Ebola.
STELLENBOSCH, South Africa (AP) - Leading female marathoner Rita Jeptoo of Kenya failed a doping test a few weeks before winning her second consecutive Chicago Marathon, her agent and national federation said Friday.
BEIJING (AP) - China on Saturday successfully recovered an experimental spacecraft that flew around the moon and back in a test run for the country's first unmanned return trip to the lunar surface.
SAN DIEGO (AP) - The Jehovah's Witnesses were ordered to pay $13.5 million to a Southern California man who said he was molested as a child by a church member.
NEW YORK (AP) - For stock investors, there was no shortage of drama in October.
WALNUT CREEK (AP) - Butane gas from a hash-oil operation caused an explosion that left two men critically burned and another missing and forced dozens to evacuate at a San Francisco Bay Area apartment complex, police said.
SANTA ANA (AP) - Three teenage girls trick-or-treating in costume were hit by a vehicle and killed Friday while walking at an intersection.
SAN DIEGO (AP) - A Mexican judge on Friday ordered the immediate release of a jailed U.S. Marine veteran who spent eight months behind bars for crossing the border with loaded guns.
SEATTLE (AP) - One of the teenagers wounded in a Washington state high school shooting has died, raising to four the number of fatalities from the moment when a student opened fire in a cafeteria.
LEBANON, Ohio (AP) - An American who is back home after being detained for nearly six months in North Korea said Friday that he left a Bible in a nightclub hoping it would get into the hands of what he called the country's underground Christian church.
POMONA, Calif. (AP) - Authorities making Halloween probation checks on convicted sex offenders have arrested a man in Pomona after allegedly finding him in bed with a 10-year-old girl.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - A series of graffiti-like paintings on rocks in national parks across the West set off a furor on social media this month, angering people who say they desecrated some of the nation's most famously picturesque landscapes. They've also created a headache for park managers who have the delicate task of cleaning up the sites without causing further damage.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A much-needed, if poorly timed, storm rolled into California, dampening the Giants' World Series championship parade in San Francisco and promising to force candy-seeking ghosts and witches throughout Northern California to cover up with rain jackets in the evening.
NEW YORK (AP) - A fundraising campaign inspired by the popular photo blog Humans of New York has raised more than $1 million to send middle-school students from a high-poverty Brooklyn school on field trips to Harvard.
FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) - With his old team about to play in the Super Bowl, former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez went on trial on murder charges Thursday, watching from the defense table as prosecutors showed the jury security-camera footage from his own home to tie him to the crime.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Boy Scouts of America settled a sex abuse case Thursday involving a 20-year-old California man who was molested by a Scout volunteer in 2007 - a decision that will keep years' worth of "perversion" files detailing sex abuse allegations secret from the public.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Key Republicans heaped praise on attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch Thursday and one senior lawmaker announced his outright endorsement, setting the stage for Lynch's confirmation as the first black woman in the nation's top law enforcement job.
DETROIT (AP) - Chris Mathews' crew showed up this month to demolish one of the thousands of vacant homes destined for demolition as part of Detroit's grand plan to bulldoze its way to prosperity when a call from his office stopped them in their tracks: Someone was living there.
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) - Jordan on Thursday demanded proof from Islamic State militants that a Jordanian pilot they are holding is still alive, despite purported threats by the group to kill the airman at sunset unless an al-Qaida prisoner is freed from death row in Jordan.
MEXICO CITY (AP) - A powerful gas tank truck explosion shattered a maternity and children's hospital in Mexico City on Thursday, killing at least three people and injuring dozens.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Fire officials say one person is dead and at least four people have been injured in a massive, four-alarm fire at a residential building in San Francisco's Mission District.
Sacramento – The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) today released preliminary statistics for implementation of Assembly Bill 60 (AB 60) for the third full week of implementation data.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - "American Sniper" is tops at the box office but don't expect to see former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura lining up at a theater for it.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California health officials on Wednesday declared electronic cigarettes a health threat that should be strictly regulated like tobacco products, joining other states and health advocates across the U.S. in seeking tighter controls as "vaping" grows in popularity.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Bart the cat was hit by a car, buried and seemingly crawled back from the dead.
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) - Prosecutors say a 48-year-old Orange County man suspected of killing his wife and dumping her body has vanished.
BOSTON (AP) - New Englanders savaged by a blizzard packing knee-high snowfall and hurricane-force winds began digging out Wednesday, grudgingly praising forecasters who got grief from New Yorkers and others spared its full fury.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Drug Enforcement Administration abandoned an internal proposal to use surveillance cameras for photographing vehicle license plates near gun shows in the United States to investigate gun-trafficking, the agency's chief said Wednesday.