LOS ANGELES (AP) - Leo Branton Jr., a lawyer who helped successfully defend radical Angela Davis in a sensational 1972 murder case, has died. He was 91.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles police have arrested an auto theft suspect after a wild pursuit.
NEW YORK (AP) - Research firm IDC said more smartphones than "dumb" phones are being made this year, a milestone in a shift that's putting computing power and Internet access in millions of hands worldwide.
SNYDER, Texas (AP) - Remains found in a remote West Texas location last month are those of a 13-year-old middle school cheerleader missing since December 2010, authorities announced Friday.
BOSTON (AP) - Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhohkar Tsarnaev was moved from a hospital to a federal prison medical center while FBI agents searched for evidence Friday in a landfill near the college he was attending.
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) - A boat captain and his first mate swam through dangerous waters for nearly a day before they were rescued after a sinking that was also survived by their two U.S. passengers, authorities in St. Lucia said on Friday.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - In an effort to find a treatment for autism, scientists at the University of California, Los Angeles, are leading a $9 million experiment that aims to evaluate the effectiveness of drugs within weeks rather than years.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Furloughed air traffic controllers will soon be heading back to work, ending a week of coast-to-coast flight delays that left thousands of travelers frustrated and furious.
NEW YORK (AP) - A 5-foot-tall piece of landing gear believed to be from one of the planes destroyed in the Sept. 11 attacks has been discovered wedged between a mosque site and another building near the World Trade Center.
CRESCENT CITY, Calif. (AP) - Federal officials say a fishing boat that washed ashore in Northern California is the first debris to reach the state that's been confirmed as having come from the Japanese tsunami.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - When it comes to country music, George Jones was The Voice.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Americans shrugged off higher taxes to lift the U.S. economy at the start of the year. Government spending fell, though, and the impact of the tax increases along with federal budget cuts could slow growth later this year.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A national task force that investigates arsons at worship facilities is investigating a fire that has gutted a South Los Angeles church.
BOSTON (AP) - The surviving Boston Marathon bombings suspect has been released from a civilian hospital and transferred to a federal medical detention center in central Massachusetts.
SAVAR, Bangladesh (AP) - With time running out to save workers still trapped in a collapsed garment factory building, rescuers dug through mangled metal and concrete Friday, finding more corpses that pushed the death toll past 300.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - More than 107,000 Californians have enrolled for coverage through Nov. 30 under the state's health insurance exchange, according to figures released Wednesday by the federal Health and Human Services Department.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Steve McQueen's historic saga "12 Years a Slave" topped the nominations list for the 20th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards Wednesday, cementing it as a solid Academy Awards prospect with four nominations.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Citing a potential threat to public health, the Food and Drug Administration is taking steps toward phasing out the use of some antibiotics in animals processed for meat.
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) - Opposition protesters in Ukraine have rejected President Viktor Yanukovych's offer of talks, saying they will not sit down with him until he fires his government and releases all arrested demonstrators.
NEW YORK (AP) - Time magazine selected Pope Francis as its Person of the Year on Wednesday, saying the Catholic Church's new leader has changed the perception of the 2,000-year-old institution in an extraordinary way in a short time.
PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) - World leaders and thousands of South Africans on Wednesday filed past the flag-draped casket containing the body of Nelson Mandela, having a final look at the anti-apartheid icon in the amphitheater where he was sworn in 19 years earlier as the country's first black president.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Asiana Airlines captain who crashed a Boeing 777 at San Francisco International Airport in July told investigators he was "very concerned" about attempting a visual approach because the runway's automatic landing aids were out of service due to construction, according to an investigative report released Wednesday.
NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) - Despite a year of setbacks, the parents of children lost in the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre insist they won't lose the fight to reduce gun violence.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Shedding gridlock, key members of Congress reached a modest budget agreement Tuesday to restore about $63 billion in automatic spending cuts from programs ranging from parks to the Pentagon and eliminate the threat of another partial government shutdown early next year.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - The parents of a Marine sergeant who died while stationed in Greece say that they discovered weeks after his funeral that his body had been sent home without a heart - and that the Department of Defense later gave them somebody else's heart in its place.