SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Already locked in its third dry year, an ongoing drought could complicate California's battle against global warming and make it more expensive, officials said.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Secretary of State John Kerry is heading back to the Middle East as the Obama administration attempts to bolster regional efforts to reach a ceasefire and sharpens its criticism of Hamas in its conflict with Israel.
WINTHROP, Wash. (AP) - Cooler temperatures and lighter winds are forecast to descend on a wildfire-stricken Washington state, helping firefighters battle flames that have been growing unfettered for a week and have covered hundreds of square miles.
OXNARD, Calif. (AP) - Officials say a gas explosion at an Oxnard bakery has left one person injured.
RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. (AP) - Police say a car going the wrong way on the 210 Freeway crashed into another vehicle in Rancho Cucamonga, killing three people and seriously injuring two others.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The nation's yearlong deliberation over immigration has taken a head-snapping detour.
TOREZ, Ukraine (AP) - Rebels in eastern Ukraine took control Sunday of the bodies recovered from downed Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, and U.S. and European leaders demanded that Russian President Vladimir Putin make sure rebels give international investigators full access to the crash site.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A nonprofit group is taking a novel approach to helping the homeless in San Francisco with a new bus that allows them to take a shower.
RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) - Elijah Watson knows he wants to go to college. He also knows that it will be difficult to leave home on the Navajo reservation if he does.
NEW YORK (AP) - In a city piled high with ambitious architecture, a seven-floor structure off the beaten path boasts a distinction of its own: It's billed as the first multistory, modular-built apartment building to open in the nation's apartment capital.
JERUSALEM (AP) - Escalating their ground offensive, Israeli troops backed by tanks and warplanes battled Hamas militants in a crowded neighborhood of Gaza City early Sunday. The fighting, including heavy Israeli tank fire, killed scores of Palestinians, forced thousands to flee and damaged or destroyed dozens of homes.
TOREZ, Ukraine (AP) - Rebels in eastern Ukraine took control Sunday of the bodies recovered from downed Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, and the U.S. and European leaders demanded that Russian President Vladimir Putin make sure rebels give international investigators full access to the crash site.
NEW YORK (AP) - Few actors could register disbelief, exasperation or annoyance with more comic subtlety.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Texas Gov. Rick Perry is visiting Iowa for the fourth time in eight months, hoping for a second chance to win over Republican voters who delivered him a stinging caucus loss when he ran for president two years ago.
HRABOVE, Ukraine (AP) - International monitors moved gingerly Saturday through fields reeking of the decomposing corpses that fell from a Malaysian airliner shot down over rebel-held eastern Ukraine, trying to secure the sprawling site in hopes that a credible investigation can be conducted.
CALABASAS (AP) - A motorcycle reportedly featured in "Easy Rider" has been sold for what auctioneers say was $1.35 million.
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) - Authorities investigating the disappearance of a University of Virginia student are searching a rural area where human remains were discovered.
KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) - Nepalese officials closed a section of a popular Himalayan trekking route Sunday after rescuers, overwhelmed with last week's snowstorms that killed at least 38 people, had to save new hikers who set out after the blizzards on the same deadly trails.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Revised guidance for health care workers treating Ebola patients will include using protective gear "with no skin showing," a top federal health official said Sunday.
OLONGAPO, Philippines (AP) - Inside a funeral parlor, a Filipino mother sits and weeps next to a coffin containing the body of her daughter and demands answers. On a hulking American assault ship moored at a nearby port sits a man who might have them - a U.S. Marine authorities suspect in the brutal slaying at a cheap hotel more than a week ago.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Nashville songwriter and Hall of Famer Paul Craft has died in Tennessee at the age of 76.
KEENE, N.H. (AP) - Disturbances continued early Sunday near Keene State College after an annual pumpkin festival a day earlier erupted into mayhem and led to arrests, injuries and police in riot gear using tear gas.
GALVESTON, Texas (AP) - The Coast Guard says it has retrieved a blood sample from a Dallas health care worker who is aboard a cruise ship and being monitored for signs of Ebola.
A picture from my sister who's visiting Vermont
SCV Education Foundation's Read With Me! volunteers and SCVEF board members came together to gratefully accept a check from Whole Foods Market Valencia Community Giving Day.
Halloween is just around the corner, and most families are excited and eager to participate in the long-standing tradition of children dressing in costumes and walking door-to-door throughout the community to get treats.
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - A South Korean man involved in planning an outdoor pop concert where 16 people were killed after falling through a ventilation grate was found dead Saturday in an apparent suicide, officials said, as doctors treated eight others facing life-threatening injuries from the disaster.
A sudden plunge in mortgage rates this week raised an urgent question for millions of Americans:
VATICAN CITY (AP) - Catholic bishops scrapped their landmark welcome to gays Saturday, showing deep divisions at the end of a two-week meeting sought by Pope Francis to chart a more merciful approach to ministering to Catholic families.
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) - The U.N.'s World Food Program on Saturday delivered emergency food rations to 265,000 people, many of them quarantined in Sierra Leone, to help fight the spread of Ebola.