WASHINGTON (AP) - The middle class is receiving less of America's total income, declining to its smallest share in decades as median wages stagnate in the economic doldrums and wealth concentrates at the top.
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) - The NASA rover Curiosity made its first test drive Wednesday on ancient soil of Mars.
NEW YORK (AP) - Unlimited wireless data is back. After sliding off the menu of cellphone plans, data plans with no caps are making a comeback at smaller wireless companies trying to compete with AT&T and Verizon.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Americans bought more homes in July than in June, the latest evidence that the housing market is slowly, but steadily, improving.
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - A lawyer for Apple said Tuesday that Samsung was having a "crisis of design" after the launch of the iPhone, and executives with the South Korean company were determined to illegally cash in on the success of the revolutionary device.
PALM SPRINGS, Calif. (AP) - Attacking pit bulls trying to get to a stray kitten hiding in the engine compartment of a Southern California minivan flattened the vehicle's tire and chewed away big chunks of the fender and bumper.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Four more cases of syphilis have been found in an investigation of an outbreak among porn performers, bringing the total to nine, and the discovery of more cases is likely, Los Angeles County's top health official said Tuesday.
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) - A giraffe calf whose birth at the Santa Barbara Zoo surprised staffers who did not know his mother was pregnant has died after a dental procedure.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Scientists on Tuesday prepared to send Curiosity on its first test drive over the billion-year-old rocks of Mars and said a busted wind sensor won't jeopardize its mission of determining whether life could exist there.
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - A school district in California's Central Valley is being sued by two parents and a coalition of groups over its sex education program.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - A former University of Nebraska women's basketball star faked an attack in which she allegedly carved anti-gay slurs into her skin because she felt it would spark change, police said Tuesday.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - A federal appeals court ruled late Tuesday that Texas can cut off funding for Planned Parenthood clinics that provide health services to low-income women before a trial over a new law that bans state money from going to organizations tied to abortion providers.
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - Federal regulators who shut down a Central California slaughterhouse after receiving an animal welfare video were investigating Tuesday whether beef from sick cows reached the human food supply.
ELLICOTT CITY, Md. (AP) - They were seemingly ordinary tweets from two friends hanging out on a railroad bridge in their hometown, enjoying one last summer night together before heading back to college.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Stephon Tull was looking through dusty old boxes in his father's attic in Chattanooga a few months ago when he stumbled onto something startling: an audio reel labeled, "Dr. King interview, Dec. 21, 1960."
A war breaks out between Israel and Hamas. An airliner is shot out of the sky in Ukraine. A Portuguese bank's finances look shaky.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Relatives of an 8-year-old boy who was beaten to death are suing Los Angeles County for failing to remove him from his Palmdale home.
As part of a project that is constructing truck lanes on Interstate 5 between Pico Canyon Road and Lyons Avenue and the Antelope Valley (14) Freeway, Caltrans will implement several freeway closures next week. Closures will begin Monday and continue through Friday, Aug. 1.
Department of Motor Vehicles officials will hold two public hearings, in Los Angeles and in Northern California, to receive the public's comments on proposed regulations related to a new law allowing driver's licenses to be issued to undocumented California residents.
SAN DIEGO (AP) - Stan Lee is missing in action at Comic-Con.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A Roman Catholic priest has been removed from his post in Guam over allegations that he molested two boys four decades ago while serving in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, church officials said Friday.
PHOENIX (AP) - A former WWE champion known as Daniel Bryan chased two burglary suspects he saw exiting his Phoenix home this week and subdued one until officers arrived, investigators said.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A federal grand jury on Friday charged a California state senator with more felonies in addition to the eight counts he already faced in a sweeping organized crime and public corruption case centered in San Francisco's Chinatown.
SANTA ANA (AP) - A California appeals court has ordered a new trial for an Orange County woman who was convicted of killing her baby after giving birth in a restaurant bathroom.
JERUSALEM (AP) - Israel-Hamas fighting looked headed for escalation after U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry failed Friday to broker a weeklong truce as a first step toward a broader deal and Israel's defense minister warned Israel might soon expand its Gaza ground operation "significantly."
BALTIMORE (AP) - Thousands of women whose genitals might have been photographed during gynecological exams can share a $190 million settlement from Johns Hopkins Health System. But they'll have to describe their trauma before seeing any money.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A former Bell city councilwoman has been given two years in state prison and ordered to pay $242,000 in restitution for misappropriating public funds.
KHARKIV, Ukraine (AP) - A small group of Dutch and Australian investigators walked the sprawling, unsecured site where Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 went down as their governments prepared police detachments they hope can help protect the crash area and help bring the last of the victims home.
ORLEANS, Calif. (AP) - Low warm water conditions from the drought are starting to kill salmon in Northern California's Klamath Basin - the site of a massive fish kill in 2002.
PARIS (AP) - French soldiers recovered a black box from the Air Algerie wreckage site in a desolate region of restive northern Mali on Friday, officials said. Terrorism hasn't been ruled out as a cause, although officials say the most likely reason for the catastrophe that killed all 118 people onboard is bad weather.