IRVINE, Calif. (AP) - John Galardi, who opened a Wienerschnitzel hot dog stand in Los Angeles in 1961 and expanded it into a chain with more than 300 outlets in 10 U.S. states, has died, his company said Sunday.
DENVER (AP) - Thousands of people are expected to join an unofficial counterculture holiday celebrating marijuana in Colorado and Washington this coming weekend, including out-of staters and even packaged tours. The events and crowds will test the limits of new laws permitting pot use by adults.
PALMDALE (AP) - The Sheriff's Department says a human skull has been found in northern Los Angeles County.
COSTA MESA (AP) - Police say a Costa Mesa man has died in an explosion at his home that's prompted the evacuation of 16 neighbors.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - With a cast of superheroes and villains, "The Avengers" beat out its competitors to become the big winner at the MTV Movie Awards.
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) - Venezuelan opposition candidate Henrique Capriles is refusing to accept the results of Sunday's presidential election and is demanding a recount.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A Los Angeles health organization founded to fight AIDS is moving to take on meningitis after the death of a West Hollywood man.
ANAHEIM (AP) - Three rides at Disneyland, including the famous Space Mountain roller coaster, were temporarily closed over the weekend as the company reviewed its employee safety protocols after citations from state regulators.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - In this city of innumerable tourist attractions, the clanging, hill-conquering cable cars stand out as a top draw.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The MTV Movie Awards are as much about the anticipated movies of the upcoming summer season as they are about the winning films of last year.
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - Fourteen-year-old Guan Tianlang has wrapped up a memorable first Masters by shooting a 3-over 75 in the final round.
BEIJING (AP) - Two more people have died in China from a new strain of bird flu, raising the death toll from the virus to 13, state media reported Sunday.
MIAMI (AP) - Months of increased tension at the Guantanamo Bay prison boiled over into a clash between guards and detainees Saturday as the military closed a communal section of the facility and moved its inmates into single cells.
FRESNO (AP) - A bus carrying visitors from Yosemite National Park crashed on a main highway south of the park, leaving 16 people injured, the California Highway Patrol said Sunday.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) - An extension cord hooked to an electric grill on a porch shorted out and started a house fire that killed five people Saturday morning, a northern Idaho fire official says.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A former FBI director recommended Friday that the Justice Department investigate whether several lawyers plotted to corrupt the settlement program designed to compensate victims of BP's 2010 Gulf oil spill.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - As a gigantic wildfire in and around Yosemite National Park entered its fourth week Saturday, environmental scientists moved in to begin assessing the damage and protecting habitat and waterways before the fall rainy season.
NASA's newest robotic explorer rocketed into space late Friday in an unprecedented moonshot from Virginia that dazzled sky watchers along the East Coast.
The ghastly images reveal rows of the dead, many of them children, wrapped in white burial shrouds, and survivors gasping for air, their bodies twitching, foam oozing from mouths.