SACRAMENTO (AP) - California is projected to face a shortage of as many as 17,000 doctors within two years, a problem that is especially acute in rural areas and minority communities.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Getting face time with the family doctor could soon become even harder.
HAILEY, Idaho (AP) - The tearful mother of the only known U.S. prisoner of war said Saturday she's feeling "very optimistic" about his eventual release after his Taliban captors offered last week to exchange him for prisoners at Guantanamo Bay.
INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) - Doinghardtimeagain finished 2½ lengths ahead of Iotapa to win the $150,000 Hollywood Oaks feature race at Betfair Hollywood Park on Saturday.
REDONDO BEACH, Calif. (AP) - Redondo Beach police say they believe a man who was shot and died of multiple gunshot wounds was the specific target of a homicide.
CHICO, Calif. (AP) - The three people whose bodies were found inside a burning car about 90 miles north of Sacramento have been identified as two teenagers and the mother of one of the boys.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - More than one-quarter of the homeless people counted in San Francisco this year identified themselves as gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender, a proportion that surprised veteran advocates for the homeless.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Salvadoran community is celebrating the groundbreaking of a plaza in Los Angeles honoring a Catholic archbishop beloved for his advocacy for the poor.
ONTARIO, Calif. (AP) - Police say a driver intentionally rammed his car into his passenger's girlfriend, her sister and her mother after an argument in Ontario.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A commercial salvage company is preparing to tow a minivan out of San Francisco Bay that went into the water with its woman driver inside.
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) - A plane carrying a wing walker crashed Saturday at an air show and exploded into flames, killing the pilot and stunt walker instantly, authorities said.
SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) - Residents of a San Bernardino County town are raising funds to give a proper burial to a man found wrapped in trash bags and buried in his own backyard.
DEL REY, Calif. (AP) - Farmer David Mas Masumoto knows his small peach orchard can't compete with the giant agribusinesses that dominate the nation's produce aisles.
SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (AP) - San Luis Obispo County sheriff's say the search will continue for a 21-year-old who went missing Thursday while swimming off a rugged section of coastline.
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) - At least three people were killed by floodwaters that devastated much of southern Alberta, leading authorities to evacuate the western Canadian city of Calgary's entire downtown. Inside the city's hockey arena, the waters reached as high as the 10th row.
NEW YORK (AP) - Christina Aguilera recently debuted her slimmed-down body, but the singer says she doesn't work out like crazy.
BAGHDAD (AP) - Iranian-backed Shiite militias are threatening to retaliate against American interests inside Iraq if the United States goes ahead with strikes against the Tehran-allied government in neighboring Syria, according to Iraqi security officials and militants themselves.
RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) - A fiery explosion caused by a possible gas leak leveled one Southern California home, damaged two others and shook the neighborhood before dawn Friday, jolting awake residents but causing no apparent injuries.
BEIRUT (AP) - The Syrian government sent reinforcements, including tanks and armored personnel carriers, to a predominantly Christian village north of Damascus where rebels have battled regime troops this week, a monitoring group said Friday.
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) - In the final day of campaigning to host the 2020 Olympics, Madrid promoted its bid Friday as one based on a "responsible budget" that can become the model for future games.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. economy is producing jobs at a still-subpar pace - a trend the Federal Reserve will weigh in deciding this month whether to slow its bond buying and, if so, by how much.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The National Security Agency, working with the British government, has secretly been unraveling encryption technology that billions of Internet users rely upon to keep their electronic messages and confidential data safe from prying eyes, according to published reports Thursday based on internal U.S. government documents.