MOSCOW (AP) - A Russian rocket soared into the cosmos Thursday carrying the Sochi Olympic torch and three astronauts to the International Space Station ahead of the first-ever spacewalk for the symbol of peace.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Connie Francis, Alan Alda and Joe Mantegna are joining forces to help raise money for veterans suffering the wounds of war.
CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. (AP) - Anna Schnatzmeyer's face is taut with concentration as she slowly maneuvers the Riverine assault boat away from the dock, using the complex controls to try and inch the 34-foot craft straight back without sliding sideways.
MANILA, Philippines (AP) - Thousands of people evacuated villages in the central Philippines on Thursday before one of the year's strongest typhoons strikes the region, including a province devastated by an earthquake last month.
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) - The Atlantic Club Casino Hotel filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Thursday, the second Atlantic City casino to do so this year.
DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan (AP) - The Pakistani Taliban chose the ruthless commander who planned the attack on teenage activist Malala Yousafzai as the militant group's new leader Thursday, and it ruled out holding peace talks with the government.
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) - Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat ingested lethal radioactive polonium before his death nine years ago and had high levels of it in his body that could not have been accidental, Swiss scientists confirmed Thursday.
WASHINGTON (AP) - As partisanship renders Washington largely dysfunctional, voters in two states signaled this week that they want consensus-building even when there's divided government.
1. GOP LAWMAKERS CLAMOR FOR SEBELIUS TO QUIT
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Paleontologists on Wednesday unveiled a new dinosaur discovered four years ago in southern Utah that proves giant tyrant dinosaurs like the Tyrannosaurus rex were around 10 million years earlier than previously believed.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Donald DeVault wonders what kind of memories his Triumph motorcycle helped make in the 46 years since it was stolen, and he's looking forward to making more of his own when it's returned.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco's sheriff apologized for his department's slow and incomplete search for a missing San Francisco woman whose body was found in a San Francisco General Hospital stairwell.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Scientists studying the terrifying meteor that exploded without warning over a Russian city last winter say the threat of space rocks smashing into Earth is bigger than they thought.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Obama administration officials are facing mounting questions about whether they cut corners on security testing while rushing to meet a self-imposed deadline to launch online health insurance markets.
CINCINNATI (AP) - The University of Cincinnati and NASA agreed Wednesday to partner on space science research in a program honoring the first man to walk on the moon.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - A teenager charged with stabbing a fellow high school student to death on the day of their junior prom is being held in a hospital under psychiatric evaluation and will likely remain there for two weeks, one of his attorneys said Saturday.
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - A prosecutor investigating the South Korean ferry sinking that left 302 people dead or missing says all 15 crew members involved in the ship's navigation are now in custody.
BUENA PARK, Calif. (AP) - An SUV driven by an elderly motorist plowed into a group of people waiting to enter an Orange County ice cream parlor Friday evening, killing a 73-year-old woman and injuring six others, authorities said.
DURHAM, Ore. (AP) - After months of trying to get its problem-plagued online health exchange to work, Oregon on Friday officially gave up on the state portal and decided to switch to the federal website - the first state in the nation to do so.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown issued a second executive order on Friday to deal with California's drought, taking additional steps to help fight wildfires and assist cities and farmers.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - A 16-year-old girl was stabbed to death inside a Connecticut high school Friday, and police were investigating whether a boy attacked her after she turned down an invitation to be his prom date.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Pop legend Paul McCartney is set to return to Candlestick Park to offer a swan song to the San Francisco 49ers' former stadium.
ORLAND, Calif. (AP) - The drivers of a FedEx truck and bus that collided in a fiery accident earlier this month both started their work days in Sacramento.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A late-season Pacific storm brought rain and snow to California on Friday, though it was not expected to make much of a dent in the state's ongoing drought.
LAS VEGAS (AP) - A Nevada rancher who became a conservative folk hero for standing up to the government in a fight over grazing rights lost some of his staunch defenders after wondering aloud whether blacks might have had it better under slavery.
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - FIFA is concerned about recent violence in Brazil less than two months before it hosts the World Cup but remains confident the country will stage "the biggest party on Earth," FIFA marketing director Thierry Weil said Thursday.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Eleven middle school students and their driver were injured when a school bus jumped a curb Thursday and rammed into trees in Southern California, authorities said.