SANFORD, Fla. (AP) - Jurors in the George Zimmerman trial are heading into their weekend with a lot of courtroom drama and conflicting testimony to digest.
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) - Some of country music's biggest stars, including Garth Brooks, Toby Keith and many others with ties to Oklahoma, played a sold-out show Saturday at the University of Oklahoma to raise money for the victims of the recent tornadoes that strafed the state.
DOVER, N.H. (AP) - Thirty months after she was shot through the head, former Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords sits in a New Hampshire restaurant facing parents of children killed in the nation's latest school shooting.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Aviation safety experts say the crash Saturday of an Asiana Airlines Boeing 777 in San Francisco is only the second major accident for the twin-engine, wide-bodied jet in the 18 years the model has been in service
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The California Highway Patrol says a small plane landed next to Interstate 405, just short of the airport in Long Beach, and the pilot walked away with minor injuries.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - A Northern California priest has pleaded no contest to molesting a young girl and admitted to engaging in "substantial sexual contact" with her.
OXNARD, Calif. (AP) - Federal officials say the pilot and passenger of a small plane were killed last month when they crashed shortly after takeoff from Oxnard Airport.
BOSTON (AP) - Police in Brazil have seized passports belonging to a woman and her 6-year-old daughter, stranding them in South America for about a month amid an international custody dispute with the child's father.
ATASCADERO, Calif. (AP) - A California woman is suing grocery chain Albertsons for denying her doctor's orders to avoid heavy lifting after her premature baby died.
ROME (AP) - A fugitive Italian mobster, who allegedly arranged major shipments of South American cocaine to Europe each month and was one of the world's most powerful drug brokers, has been captured in a Colombian shopping mall, authorities said Saturday.
REDLANDS, Calif. (AP) - Southern California school district officials were slow to tell police that a teacher was suspected of sexually abusing a student, who allegedly gave birth to the 16-year-old boy's child last month.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - The Sacramento Food Bank once was one of those standard food distribution centers where bags of processed foods, carbohydrate-laden government commodities and day-old breads and sweets were bagged and handed to people who stood in line for hours to get it.
PRESCOTT, Ariz. (AP) - An erratic wildfire driven by ferocious and shifting winds curled around the location of a team of Arizona Hotshot firefighters, cutting off their access to a safety zone and creating a death trap that quickly consumed them, two fire officials have confirmed based on a map of how the tragedy unfolded compiled by The Associated Press.
WASHINGTON (AP) - A solar-powered aircraft lifted off from a suburban Washington airport before dawn Saturday, embarking on the final leg of a history-making cross-country flight.
SIMI VALLEY (AP) - For many people gathered to watch July Fourth fireworks at a park here, it took time to realize the wild chain of explosions weren't just part of the show.
MARRIOTTSVILLE, Md. (AP) - The Maryland mall gunman appeared obsessed with mass murder and may have fixated on the 1999 Columbine High School shooting, dressing like one of the shooters and timing his attack so that it occurred about the same time of day as the Colorado massacre, police said Wednesday.
SAN DIEGO (AP) - A research firm says Southern California homes sales posted a fifth straight annual decline in February as tight inventories kept buyers on the sidelines.
NEW YORK (AP) - An explosion on Wednesday leveled two New York City apartment buildings, killing two people, injuring 17 others and sending smoke billowing above the skyline.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - California is trying to do something unusual in this age of rapidly evolving technology - get ahead of a big new development before it goes public.
PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) - Oscar Pistorius' defense lawyer on Wednesday tried to cast doubt on the competence of a South African police forensic expert who testified at the athlete's murder trial, where a toilet door and a cricket bat from Pistorius' home were introduced in the courtroom for a partial reenactment of events on the night that Pistorius killed his girlfriend.
WASHINGTON (AP) - A marathon Senate investigation into allegations of CIA torture during the Bush-era war on terror is veering toward partisan political territory and possibly the federal courts after unusually pointed accusations against the spy agency, including potential criminal wrongdoing.
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) - Malaysia defended its handling of the hunt for the missing Boeing 777 on Wednesday but acknowledged it is still unsure which direction the plane was headed when it disappeared, highlighting the massive task facing an international search now in its fifth day.
FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) - A military judge on Tuesday dismissed the jury in the midst of an Army general's court martial on sexual assault charges to give prosecutors and defense lawyers time to hammer out a plea deal in the closely watched case.
BEIRUT (AP) - The number of Syrian children affected by the civil war in their homeland has doubled in the past year to at least 5.5 million - more than half the country's children - with devastating effects on the health, education and psychological well-being of an entire generation, the United Nations children's agency said Thursday.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - For much of the past three decades, pit bulls have been widely regarded as America's most dangerous dog - the favorite breed of thugs, drug dealers and dog-fighting rings, with a fearsome reputation for unprovoked, sometimes deadly attacks.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Nearly 870,000 Californians have signed up for an insurance policy through the state's health care exchange, as the state intensifies efforts to boost participation ahead of the March 31 enrollment deadline.
NEW YORK (AP) - Keith Richards is writing a children's book. He really is.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Would Parmesan by any other name be as tasty atop your pasta? A ripening trade battle might put that to the test.
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) - The Malaysian military has radar data showing the missing Boeing 777 jetliner changed course and made it to the Malacca Strait, hundreds of kilometers (miles) from the last position recorded by civilian authorities, according to a senior military official.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The head of the Senate Intelligence Committee said Tuesday the CIA improperly searched a stand-alone computer network established for Congress in its investigation of allegations of CIA abuse in a Bush-era detention and interrogation program. She said the CIA's own inspector general has referred the matter to the Justice Department.