ANKARA, Turkey (AP) - Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said Saturday that 49 Turkish hostages who were seized by Islamic militants in Iraq have been freed and safely returned to Turkey.
BLOOMING GROVE, Pa. (AP) - Authorities are hunkering down in the overnight darkness of the wooded northeast Pennsylvania neighborhood where a man suspected of the fatal ambush of a state police trooper lived with his parents.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority is pulling ads for the Fox television show "Red Band Society" from nearly 200 buses amid complaints they are racist and offensive to women.
ANAHEIM (AP) - Anaheim police say a 7-month-old baby has been found unharmed at a home where both her parents died in a suspected murder-suicide.
SAN DIEGO (AP) - The newest Marine recruit in San Diego is 6 months old and has four legs.
SANTA ANA (AP) - Federal officials have approved new wording on a proposed California driver's license for immigrants who are living in the country illegally, ending months of debate over what the card should say.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - California has reinstated tougher penalties for aggravated arson just as authorities charge a Northern California man with setting a fire that has burned nearly 120 square miles of timber in the mountains east of Sacramento.
The E! TV channel says that "Fashion Police" will continue without Joan Rivers.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown has vetoed a pair of bills that would have made diaper changing stations available in both men's and women's restrooms.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - Home day care operators in California must stop smoking in their houses, even after hours when children are gone.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Police say Grammy-nominated R&B singer Keyshia Cole has been arrested on suspicion of battery after an altercation early Friday morning in Los Angeles.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - An actress who was detained by Los Angeles police is refusing to apologize for claiming race played a role in the incident, despite calls from local civil rights leaders.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Former NBA guard Rex Chapman has been arrested for allegedly shoplifting $14,000 worth of merchandise from an Apple store in Scottsdale and then selling the items at a pawn shop.
PLACERVILLE, Calif. (AP) - A massive Northern California wildfire is burning so explosively because of the prolonged drought that firefighters are finding normal amounts of retardant aren't stopping the flames. And so they are dropping record-breaking amounts - more than 203,000 gallons in one day alone.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The driver of a stolen van that hit and badly injured a dog during a wild, televised police chase in Los Angeles has been sentenced to two years in state prison.
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) - A California man has been charged with murder in the 1989 stabbing death of a 35-year-old woman in Orange County after a new cold case team re-examined the killing, officials said Thursday.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Investigators have determined that arson caused a massive fire that reduced an unfinished apartment complex in downtown Los Angeles to a block of charred wood.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Court records show Kris and Bruce Jenner have finalized their divorce, but they won't be officially single until March.
ATLANTA (AP) - Companies across the globe are on high alert to tighten up network security to avoid being the next company brought to its knees by hackers like those that executed the dramatic cyberattack against Sony Pictures Entertainment.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - The circus will stop coming to Oakland in a few years after a tool used by elephant handlers was banned in the city.
BOSTON (AP) - Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev returned to court Thursday for the first time since he was arraigned in July 2013, and he received a shout of encouragement from the mother-in-law of a man who was shot and killed while being questioned by law enforcement after the bombings.
REDONDO BEACH, Calif. (AP) - A driver suspected of being intoxicated hit a group of pedestrians and another car outside a Southern California church as a Christmas service ended, killing three people and injuring several others including five children, police said.
MIAMI (AP) - When Cuban and American leaders announced they would restore diplomatic relations after a standoff lasting more than a half-century, all eyes in the U.S. immediately turned to Miami, where many expected the country's largest population of Cuban exiles to pour angrily into the streets.
NEW YORK (AP) - The unprecedented hack of Sony Pictures which a U.S. official says is linked to North Korea may be the most damaging cyberattack ever inflicted on an American business.
NEW YORK (AP) - It's not such a great day, America - not for fans of Craig Ferguson.
NEW YORK (AP) - Sony Pictures has canceled the Dec. 25 release of "The Interview" after hackers threatened terrorists attacks and the largest multiplex chains in North America pulled the film from its screens.
MOSCOW (AP) - Russian consumers flocked to the stores Wednesday, frantically buying a range of big-ticket items to pre-empt the price rises kicked off by the staggering fall in the value of the ruble in recent days.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Don't want to be confronted with the number of calories in that margarita or craft beer? Then avoid the menu and order at the bar.
BOSTON (AP) - Fourteen owners or employees of a Massachusetts pharmacy were charged Wednesday in connection with a 2012 meningitis outbreak that killed 64 people nationwide and was traced to tainted drug injections.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The United States and Cuba have agreed to establish diplomatic relations and open economic and travel ties, marking the most significant shift in U.S. policy toward the communist island in decades, American officials said Wednesday.