WASHINGTON (AP) - A government watchdog says senior Internal Revenue Service officials enjoyed luxury hotel rooms, free drinks and free food at a $4.1 million training conference in 2010, one of many expensive gatherings the agency held over a three-year period.
FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) - Pfc. Bradley Manning put U.S. military secrets into the hands of Osama bin Laden himself, prosecutors said Monday as the Army intelligence analyst went on trial over the biggest leak of classified material in American history.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - While most people take shelter when a tornado approaches, a growing throng heads for the prairies, be they scientists hoping to protect the public from a twister's fury or amateurs armed with little more than a smartphone, a digital camera and a desire to sell 15 seconds of video to the nightly news.
YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) - The search for a teen swept over Nevada Fall in Yosemite National Park is on hold until water levels in the Merced River subside.
To paraphrase one of Paul Newman movie titles, someone up there likes us. The Painted Turtle Camp, one of Newman's medical specialty camps for children with life-threatening and chronic illnesses, was threatened by the Powerhouse Wildfire over the past weekend. The powerful fire, which had been burning in the Angeles National Forest since May 30, changed direction on Saturday afternoon and dramatically increased in size and speed as it raced toward the Lake Hughes community ...
WASHINGTON (AP) - A former blockbuster diabetes pill that was subjected to major safety restrictions in 2010 may be less risky than once thought, according to the latest analysis of the much-debated GlaxoSmithKline drug Avandia.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Two people have been shot and wounded a block away from an elementary school near downtown Los Angeles.
NEW YORK (AP) - Two of the world's largest publishers, Random House Inc. and Penguin Group, expect to complete a planned merger next month.
NEW YORK (AP) - For now, bad news is good for the stock market. Investors judged that the latest weak economic reports will make it more likely that the Federal Reserve will continue to stimulate the economy and support a rally on Wall Street. On Monday, a measure of U.S. manufacturing fell in May to its lowest level since June 2009 as overseas economies slumped and weak business spending reduced new orders to factories. That ...
RENO, Nev. (AP) - Carl Young lived to chase storms. The 45-year-old longtime researcher and conservationist based at Lake Tahoe died in pursuit of tornadoes in the Midwest on Friday when an EF3 twister with winds up to 165 mph turned on him and his colleagues near El Reno, Okla. "His passion was chasing storms. That's what he lived for," said Alan Gertler, vice president of the Desert Research Institute in Reno, where Young was ...
A look at the Powerhouse wildfire in northwestern Los Angeles County: -Size: 46.2 square miles, or 29,584 acres. -Containment: 40 percent. -Damage: 6 houses burned, 9 damaged. -Injuries: 3 firefighters, all minor. -Evacuations: 2,800 residents of about 700 homes. -Firefighting resources: 2,185 personnel; 8 air tankers; 8 helicopters; 93 engines; 7 bulldozers. -Cause: Under investigation; began May 30 near a Los Angeles Aqueduct power plant.
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) - A Bakersfield man missing for four days was found alive after his pickup tumbled 300 feet down a mountainside in Sequoia National Park.
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama will be looking for signs from China's leader at their upcoming meeting that Beijing is ready to address its reported high-tech spying, which the White House sees as a top threat to the U.S. economy and national security.
NEW YORK (AP) - Even as fast-food chains tout their healthy offerings, they're also coming up with fatty new treats to keep customers interested. Case in point: Dunkin' Donuts is adding a doughnut breakfast sandwich to its national menu this week.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Prison officials say one inmate has died and two others are seriously injured after a fight that involved about 40 inmates at a state prison in the San Joaquin Valley.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - NASA is headed back to the moon, this time to explore its thin atmosphere and rough dust.
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) - President Barack Obama and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin shook hands, smiled and made small talk about the scenery on Thursday - a public exchange of pleasantries belying a tense relationship that only seems to be getting worse.
WASHINGTON (AP) - It's a girl!
NEW YORK (AP) - Previews of spring styles officially started Thursday at New York Fashion Week, but the crowd here always likes to get a jump on things, so the stylists, editors, retailers, models and celebrities were drawn to a slew of early events, including the Style Awards at the Lincoln Center tents that serve as a hub for the next eight days.
WASHINGTON (AP) - A Senate panel's deep divide over giving President Barack Obama the authority to use U.S. military force against Syria underscores the commander in chief's challenge in persuading skeptical lawmakers and wary allies to back greater intervention in an intractable civil war.
WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. intelligence agencies did not detect the Syrian regime readying a massive chemical weapons attack in the days ahead of the strike, only piecing together what had happened after the fact, U.S. officials say.