LOS ANGELES (AP) - A man has been fatally shot and three people wounded after gunfire erupted during an argument between two groups in south Los Angeles.
EL CAJON, Calif. (AP) - Flashing blue lights in the rearview mirror usually means a traffic ticket. But motorists in an east San Diego suburb were surprised when police gave them $20 bills instead.
LAS VEGAS (AP) - It's easy to miss Bruce Rickerd during the "Mystere" show at Treasure Island especially when there's a man balancing upside-down on the foot of another, or a giant inflatable snail emerging from the massive moving stage or the gasp-inducing drops from acrobats above.
WASHINGTON (AP) - If Hillary Rodham Clinton seeks the White House again, her message on the economy could be an important barometer as she courts fellow Democrats.
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) - Ukraine's suspension of transport connections with the Russia-annexed Crimean Peninsula is expected to be only a temporary measure, a Ukrainian security official said Saturday.
HAVANA (AP) - A half-century after Washington severed relations with Cuba, the United States' seven-story mission looms over Havana's seaside Malecon boulevard as the largest diplomatic outpost in the country.
The killings of two unarmed blacks by white police officers in Missouri and New York this summer touched off protests and a national debate over police conduct that intensified after grand juries refused to indict the officers.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A high school basketball tournament on the Northern California coast has become the latest flashpoint in the ongoing protests over police killings of unarmed black men after a school was disinvited because of concerns its players would wear T-shirts printed with the words "I Can't Breathe" during warmups.
McALESTER, Okla. (AP) - Oklahoma's last execution went so badly that the state tried to cancel it before it was over. With the inmate writhing while the lethal drugs seeped into his body, his executioners drew the viewing gallery curtains, concealing what the warden later described as "a bloody mess."
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A state court determined Friday that a Los Angeles Police Department policy that makes it easier for unlicensed drivers to keep their cars instead of having them impounded after police stops is lawful and can remain in place.
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - North Korea blamed its recent Internet outage on the United States on Saturday and hurled racially charged insults at President Barack Obama over the hacking row involving the movie "The Interview."
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A police officer shot a woman in the leg early Friday at a Hollywood parking structure after she fought with another woman and pointed a gun at the officer, authorities said.
DENVER (AP) - Colorado emerged as the state with the second-highest percentage of regular marijuana users as it began legalizing the drug, according to a new national study.
NEW YORK (AP) - Hundreds of officers outside the church where a funeral was held for a policeman killed along with his partner in an ambush shooting turned their backs on the mayor as he spoke during Saturday's service.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - California's historic drought prompted the Legislature into action in 2014, leading lawmakers to regulate groundwater for the first time and override homeowners associations that fine members for replacing lawns with more drought-tolerant landscaping.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A California woman and her boyfriend say kidnappers entered their house in the middle of the night this week, abducted the woman and held her for ransom before releasing her two days later. Police are skeptical.
CALABASAS, Calif. (AP) - For a couple of days this week, a Southern California hilltop was alive with the sound of - mystery.
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) - Negotiations over Iran's nuclear program picked up pace on Saturday with the French and German foreign ministers joining U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry in talks with Tehran's top diplomat ahead of an end-of-March deadline for a preliminary deal.
LONG BEACH (AP) - A 47-year-old woman and a friend were charged Friday with kidnapping, murder and attempted murder in an alleged plot to steal babies that investigators say was an effort by the woman to convince her married boyfriend that she had given birth to his twins.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation Friday that speeds up $1 billion in water infrastructure spending amid the worst drought in a generation, although much of the plan was drawn with future dry years in mind.
DETROIT (AP) - A brother and sister whose bodies were found in a deep freezer in their Detroit home had been beaten to death, autopsies determined Friday, painting a more complete picture of the horrors that unfolded inside the home for years but that apparently went unnoticed by the outside world.
NEW YORK (AP) - A tough week on the stock market ended quietly Friday.
LEICESTER, England (AP) - A maligned monarch found under a parking lot was buried in pomp Thursday, as Britain embraced comeback King Richard III, a long-reviled ruler who is experiencing a remarkable posthumous renaissance.
ROME (AP) - Italy's highest court overturned the murder conviction against Amanda Knox and her ex-boyfriend Friday, bringing to a definitive end the high-profile case that captivated people on both sides of the Atlantic.
NEW YORK (AP) - Someone may have improperly tapped a gas line before an explosion that leveled three apartment buildings and injured nearly two dozen people, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Friday as firefighters soaked the still-smoldering buildings and police searched for at least two missing people.
LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) - A 47-year-old woman and a friend were charged Friday with kidnapping, murder and attempted murder in an alleged plot to steal babies that investigators say was an effort by the woman to convince her married boyfriend that she had given birth to his twins.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Apple CEO Tim Cook is joining a long list of magnates promising to give away most of the wealth that they amass during their careers.
SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) - A 22-year-old college student whose disappearance had police scouring Southern California for weeks says she was overwhelmed with personal problems when she decided to just walk away.
ROME (AP) - Lawyers for Amanda Knox's ex-boyfriend urged Italy's top criminal court Friday to overturn the pair's murder conviction for the 2007 slaying of Knox's roommate, saying in a final appeal there were errors of "colossal proportions" in the guilty verdicts.
MONTABAUR, Germany (AP) - Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz appears to have hidden evidence of an illness from his employers, including having been excused by a doctor from work on Tuesday, the day authorities say he crashed a passenger plane into a mountain, prosecutors said.