NEW YORK (AP) - When the economy tanks, women have fewer babies. But what happens in the following years, when conditions improve?
FRANKFORD, Del. (AP) - American schools are scrambling to provide services to the large number of children and teenagers who crossed the border alone in recent months.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Sacramento police are searching for a man suspected of tying a bowling ball to a dog and drowning the border collie in the American River.
FERGUSON, Missouri (AP) - Authorities searched Sunday for a suspect in the shooting of a police officer in Ferguson, the St. Louis suburb where there have been angry protests since a white officer fatally shot an unarmed 18-year-old black man last month.
KISO, Japan (AP) - Japanese soldiers managed to bring down eight more bodies by helicopter from the ash-blanketed peak of a still-erupting volcano on Monday, before toxic gases and ash forced them to suspend the recovery effort in the early afternoon.
DENVER (AP) - The entrepreneurs of the young U.S. marijuana industry are taking another step into the mainstream, becoming political donors who use some of their profits to support cannabis-friendly candidates and ballot questions that could bring legal pot to more states.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Federal Communications Commission is considering whether Internet providers should be allowed to cut deals with online services like Netflix, Amazon or YouTube to move their content faster.
HONG KONG (AP) - Hong Kong's police on Monday defended their use of tear gas and other tactics to control protests that have paralyzed the city's financial district, appealing to the thousands gathered to demand more democracy to stop the unprecedented mass act of civil disobedience for the sake of safety and stability.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Fewer Americans signed contracts to buy homes in August, suggesting that real estate sales will remain sluggish over the next few months.
HONG KONG (AP) - Pro-democracy protesters wearing surgical masks and holding up umbrellas to protect against tear gas expanded their rallies throughout Hong Kong on Monday, defying calls to disperse in a major pushback against Beijing's decision to limit democratic reforms in the Asian financial hub.
PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) - A bomb blast killed eight people Sunday in northwestern Pakistan as a U.S. drone strike nearby killed four suspected militants, officials said.
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - Security officials in Afghanistan say militants have carried out two attacks just ahead of the country's presidential inauguration.
WASHINGTON (AP) - How much difference will it make if Republicans win the Senate majority on Nov. 4, joining the GOP-run House against a Democratic White House?
WASHINGTON (AP) - Attorney General Eric Holder was just months into the job when he announced plans to prosecute the accused mastermind of the Sept. 11 attacks and other alleged co-conspirators in a New York courtroom, rather than through the Guantanamo Bay military commission process.
JERUSALEM (AP) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu left Israel on Sunday en route to the United Nations in New York, saying he will refute "all of the lies directed at us" with regard to Israel's recently concluded war with Hamas in the Gaza Strip.
OS ANGELES (AP) - Alicia Keys gave birth to son Genesis Ali Dean early on Saturday morning. It's baby No. 2 for the Grammy-winner and her husband, producer-rapper Swizz Beatz, who are also parents to 4-year-old Egypt Daoud.
LONG BEACH (AP) - The owners of the Orange County Register say they ended publication of the Long Beach Register on Sunday.
Sony says its PlayStation Network is back online after three days of disruptions that began on Christmas.
FRESNO (AP) - Farmers already scrambling to find workers in California - the nation's leading grower of fruits, vegetables and nuts - fear an even greater labor shortage under President Barack Obama's executive action to block some 5 million people from deportation.
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) - Gaza's Hamas rulers prevented a group of children from entering Israel on Sunday for a postwar conciliatory trip meant to foster peace, Hamas and organizers said.
WEST FAIRVIEW, Pa. (AP) - A Pennsylvania town plans to nail their New Year's Eve and bicentennial celebrations by dropping some major hardware to mark the occasion.
SURABAYA, Indonesia (AP) - The search for a missing AirAsia jet carrying 162 people that disappeared more than 24 hours ago on a flight from Indonesia to Singapore resumed with first light Monday.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A pastor's wife says a hearse was stolen from outside a church ahead of funeral services with a casket inside.
HONOLULU (AP) - President Barack Obama says the longest war in American history is coming to a responsible conclusion.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Audiences had their pick of genres during the Christmas weekend, but despite a host of fresh arrivals, splashy holiday fare like "Unbroken" and "Into the Woods" proved no match for "The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies."
LOS OSOS (AP) - A man in his 50s surfing on the Central California coast survived an attack Sunday by a juvenile great white shark, state officials said.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Chris Rock filed for divorce from his wife Malaak Compton-Rock, a statement from his representative confirmed Sunday.
CASTLE HILLS, Texas (AP) - Five people died Sunday after a fire broke out at a senior-living apartment building in the San Antonio suburb of Castle Hills, authorities said.
LONG BEACH (AP) - Federal authorities are investigating a hoax bomb threat made against a JetBlue flight that landed in Long Beach.
ATHENS, Greece (AP) - Italian and Greek military and coast guard rescue crews battled gale-force winds and massive waves Sunday as they struggled to rescue hundreds of people trapped on a burning ferry adrift between Italy and Albania. At least one person died and two were injured.