NEW YORK (AP) - The Standard & Poor's 500 index closed above 1,500 on Friday for the first time since the start of the Great Recession in 2007, lifted by strong earnings from Procter & Gamble and Starbucks.
NEW YORK (AP) - A wayward dolphin has been making a splash in a polluted New York City canal.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - A Florida appellate court on Friday set aside two of the four convictions Casey Anthony faced for lying to detectives during the investigation into her missing 2-year-old daughter.
AMHERST, N.H. (AP) - A photo marked "not to be published" that shows a teenage Diana Spencer before she became Princess of Wales has been sold by a New Hampshire auction house for more than $18,000.
GENEVA (AP) - Tina Turner is on her way to becoming a Swiss citizen. The American rock diva has lived in the Zurich suburb of Kuesnacht since the mid-1990s. The local Zuerichsee-Zeitung newspaper said on its website the local council announced its decision to grant the 73-year-old Turner citizenship in an official notice published in Friday's edition. The decision still requires formal approval from cantonal (state) and federal authorities.
SAN DIEGO (AP) - During her time in Iraq, Alma Felix would see her fellow female soldiers leave the Army installations where she worked at a desk job and head into combat with their male counterparts. But many returned home feeling that few knew of their contributions.
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama announced Friday he would longtime foreign policy adviser and popular West Wing staffer Denis McDonough to lead his staff.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Authorities say a series of crashes on a rainy Hollywood freeway involved 16 cars and injured eight people, one critically.
COLONIE, N.Y. (AP) - Authorities say a New York man who left his 1-year-old son in his car for eight hours in frigid weather only realized his mistake after a call from his wife.
COVINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Jurors were ordered to try again after telling a judge Thursday they couldn't reach a verdict on a defamation lawsuit filed by a former Cincinnati Bengals cheerleader against a gossip website that posted lewd comments about her.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Legislation that would make Rhode Island the 10th state to allow gays and lesbians to marry faces an uncertain future despite being overwhelmingly approved by the state House. It could be weeks or even months before the Senate takes up the bill that would make Rhode Island the last state in New England to recognize same-sex marriage, but supporters still celebrated the House vote Thursday night. Ken Fish, a gay man ...
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - In a slow, dispassionate monotone, an FBI agent on Thursday read selections from an Oregon terrorism suspect's contributions to a jihadi magazine as prosecutors attempted to establish Mohamed Mohamud's mindset in the year before his arrest.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Netflix's rollercoaster ride on Wall Street surged to new heights Thursday.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A half dozen former officials of a scandal-ridden Southern California city heard a prosecutor paint them as thieves Thursday. But their lawyers told jurors in their trial that they were tireless workers for the good of the community of Bell.
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - A once-huge lead down to a few points, Shabazz Muhammad popped in a 3-pointer on the wing, then turned a steal into a pair of free throws that gave UCLA a nice cushion.
HELENA, Mont. (AP) - A newlywed wife with doubts about her 8-day-old marriage confessed she pushed her husband face-first off a cliff in Glacier National Park, then lied about his death and told authorities he had driven off with friends, court documents said.
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) - Longtime favorite Thomas Bach was elected president of the International Olympic Committee on Tuesday, keeping the powerful sports body in European hands.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Pushing military might and raising hopes it won't be needed, President Barack Obama threw his support Tuesday behind a plan for U.N. Security Council talks aimed at securing Syria's chemical weapons stockpiles, even as he continued to advance the fallback idea of U.S. airstrikes against Bashar Assad's regime.
REDDING, Calif. (AP) - A wind-whipped, fast-moving wildfire in Northern California's Shasta County damaged 30 buildings, many of them homes, and threatened another 350 structures, fire officials said Tuesday.
LAKE MARY, Fla. (AP) - The 911 call seemed frantic: George Zimmerman's sobbing estranged wife said he was threatening her and her father with a gun and she feared for her life. Please come.
NEW YORK (AP) - Former "Jersey Shore" cast member Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino realized he had an addiction problem on a trip to Australia in February 2012.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - He said he would eat a bug to get you to buy a car. He promised that he would even stand upon his head until his ears were turning red if you would just, "Go see Cal."
PARIS (AP) - The world's largest solar-powered boat has docked on the banks of the Seine River, its final port of call after a three-month voyage across the Atlantic Ocean to study how the Gulf Stream and climate change could influence each other.
1. OBAMA: NO ONE DISPUTES CHEMICAL ARMS USE IN SYRIA
AMSTERDAM (AP) - A painting that sat for six decades in a Norwegian industrialist's attic after he was told it was a fake Van Gogh was pronounced the real thing Monday, making it the first full-size canvas by the tortured Dutch artist to be discovered since 1928.
JOHANNESBURG (AP) - Richard Van As, a South African carpenter, lost four fingers from his right hand to a circular saw two years ago.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Apple is expected to unveil its latest take on the iPhone Tuesday during an annual ritual that will probably cast a spotlight on the gadget maker's drive to regain market share and its sluggish pace of innovation.