ATLANTA (AP) - A judge in Atlanta on Friday dismissed an emergency request by R&B singer Usher's ex-wife seeking temporary custody of their two children.
BANNING, Calif. (AP) - California truly is the Golden State this summer - golden brown - and that has fire officials worried heading into the peak of the wildfire season.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Postal Service said Friday that it trimmed its losses to $740 million over the last three months by consolidating processing facilities, cutting hours for workers and post offices and reducing workers' compensation costs.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Three San Francisco Bay Area families have sued Boeing over the deadly crash of Asiana Airlines Flight 214, alleging that coach passengers suffered more serious injuries than business class travelers because of different seatbelt configurations.
SAN DIEGO (AP) - A car belonging to the suspect in the disappearance of a teenage girl in California has been found in Idaho, authorities said on Friday.
ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) - Residents of a Southern California home are wondering how a stranger wound up dead in the bottom of their backyard pool.
CABAZON, Calif. (AP) - Susana Medrano stood in her front yard, mesmerized by the orange and red flames creeping along the wind-swept mountain ridge behind her home, and struggled to leave.
FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) - Attorneys being forced to advise the soldier accused in the 2009 Fort Hood shooting rampage were allowed to leave his trial on Friday so they could prepare an appeal arguing that the Army psychiatrist was angling for a death sentence.
Karen Black, the prolific actress who appeared in more than 100 movies and was featured in such counterculture favorites as "Easy Rider," ''Five Easy Pieces" and "Nashville," has died in Los Angeles.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Google believes it has the perfect accessory for the next phase of technology, the mind-boggling and appearance-shifting category already being described as "wearable computing."
SOUTH MIAMI, Fla. (AP) - A South Florida man who authorities say fatally shot his wife - and apparently then posted a photo of her body on Facebook - was charged with first-degree murder Thursday night after turning himself in.
WRIGHTWOOD, Calif. (AP) - U.S. Forest Service officials say a wildfire near Wrightwood in the San Gabriel Mountains is burning 45 acres and several mountain communities are being evacuated ahead of flames.
BEAUMONT, Calif. (AP) - A rapidly spreading wildfire chewed through a rugged Southern California mountain range on Thursday, destroying at least 10 homes, threatening more than 500 other residences and forcing some 1,500 people to flee.
BOSTON (AP) - Two college friends of suspected Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev were indicted Thursday for allegedly trying to thwart investigators by throwing away fireworks and other items they found in Tsarnaev's dorm room the day before his capture.
VENTURA, Calif. (AP) - Police found the body of a missing California man in a freezer in his girlfriend's storage unit, authorities said Thursday.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - California's greenhouse gas reduction law already has shaken up the state's industrial sector, costing it more than $1.5 billion in pollution permit fees.
CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) - The average U.S. price of a gallon of gasoline has jumped 10 cents over the past two weeks.
NEW YORK (AP) - The shirtless warriors of the "300" sequel "Rise of an Empire" ravaged the post-Oscars box-office weekend with a domestic debut of $45.1 million but an even bigger international haul of $87.8 million.
SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) - Amane Gobena ran two marathons in two months, and after winning the second in Los Angeles, she'll now have enough money for that dream home.
PARIS (AP) - Interpol knew about stolen passports that two passengers used to board an ill-fated Malaysia Airlines flight bound for China, but no country checked the police agency's vast database on stolen documents beforehand, it said Sunday. Interpol said it hopes authorities will "learn from the tragedy."
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) - Vietnamese authorities searching waters for the missing Boeing 777 jetliner spotted an object Sunday that they suspected was one of the plane's doors, as international intelligence agencies joined the investigation into two passengers who boarded the aircraft with stolen passports.
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) - Russian President Vladimir Putin on Sunday defended the separatist drive in the disputed Crimean Peninsula as in keeping with international law, but Ukraine's prime minister vowed not to relinquish "a single centimeter" of his country's territory.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - A stage at a Southern California high school collapsed during a performance, sending 25 students to the hospital with mainly minor injuries, authorities said.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - A pregnant South Carolina woman pointed to the ocean, locked the doors and rolled up the windows, telling her three children she was "trying to take them to a better place" as she drove her minivan into the surf, authorities said.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California counties are confounding the state's court-ordered efforts to sharply reduce its inmate population by sending state prisons far more convicts than anticipated, including a record number of people with second felony convictions.
FAIR OAKS, Ind. (AP) - Pigs cluster around a food stall like Black Friday shoppers waiting for the store to open. One pushes impatiently against the locked door with her snout, waiting for the sow inside to finish eating so she can take her turn.
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) - Malaysia intelligence agencies are investigating how up to four passengers with suspect identities were able to board the missing Boeing 777 jet, the government said, as planes and ships from across Asia resumed the hunt Sunday for the plane.
SEVASTOPOL, Ukraine (AP) - Dozens of military trucks transporting heavily armed soldiers rumbled over Crimea's rutted roads Saturday as Russia reinforced its armed presence on the disputed peninsula in the Black Sea. Moscow's foreign minister ruled out any dialogue with Ukraine's new authorities, whom he dismissed as the puppets of extremists.
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) - A veteran Los Angeles police officer was killed and his rookie partner was critically injured Friday when their patrol car collided with a big rig on a residential street. The truck driver also was injured.
FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) - An Army captain at the center of a sexual assault case that has scandalized the U.S. military testified Friday that a general twice forced her to perform oral sex on him during their three-year, illicit affair.