NEW YORK (AP) - In every region of America, white and Asian children are far better positioned for success than black, Latino and American Indian children, according to a new report appealing for urgent action to bridge this racial gap.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A former nursing assistant at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center is under investigation after two women said they were sexually assaulted while being treated at the Los Angeles hospital, police said.
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - Jury selection promised to be a challenge for the world's leading smartphone makers as they continued their patent fight in federal court on Tuesday.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Calling Caterpillar Inc., a member of the "corporate profit-shifting club," Sen. Carl Levin accused the manufacturing giant Tuesday of employing an aggressive tax strategy to avoid paying billions of dollars in U.S. taxes.
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) - It may mean little to investigators that the last words air traffic controllers heard from the lost jetliner were "Good night, Malaysian three-seven-zero," rather than "All right, good night." But to Malaysian officials whose credibility has been questioned almost from the beginning, it means a great deal.
BRUSSELS (AP) - Facing their biggest security challenge in years, NATO foreign ministers discussed how to react to Russia's annexation of Crimea and what measures to take reassure the alliance's rattled eastern members in the face of a newly assertive Russia.
WASHINGTON (AP) - In a flood of last-minute sign-ups, hundreds of thousands of Americans rushed to apply for health insurance Monday, but deadline day for President Barack Obama's overhaul brought long, frustrating waits and a new spate of website ills.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Two words - surfboards and Hobie - were all but synonymous in the early 1960s, when teenagers who saw movies such as "Gidget" and "Beach Party" rushed to the shores of Southern California to try a mesmerizing new water sport.
NEW YORK (AP) - A new posthumous album of previously unreleased Michael Jackson music comes out May 13.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg reaped a $3.3 billion gain last year by exercising stock options in the social networking company that he founded in a Harvard dorm room.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Troubled smartphone maker BlackBerry has won an early round in its legal battle against an iPhone keyboard made by a startup co-founded by "American Idol" host Ryan Seacrest.
MUSKEGON, Mich. (AP) - A firefighter put his reptile-handling experience to good use when he rescued a 6-foot-long python from a burning home in western Michigan.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A Boeing 777 that crashed at San Francisco International Airport had inadequate warning systems to alert its crew about problems with air speed, Asiana Airlines said in a filing with regulators released on Monday.
SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) - A proposed federal rule that would make it harder for beer breweries to sell leftover grains as animal feed has brewers' blood boiling.
YOKOHAMA, Japan (AP) - If the world doesn't cut pollution of heat-trapping gases, the already noticeable harms of global warming could spiral "out of control," the head of a United Nations scientific panel warned Monday.
REDDING, Calif. (AP) - Authorities believe a wildfire in Northern California was sparked by the exhaust from a truck driven by a man delivering supplies to an illegal marijuana plot.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Truck drivers at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach agreed Saturday to a cooling-off period following five days of striking that briefly shut the massive ports.
OAKLAND (AP) - Amelia Rose Earhart has completed the round-the-world flight that her namesake never finished nearly eight decades ago.
NEW YORK (AP) - A New York-bound Delta Air Lines flight from Israel declared an emergency and returned to Tel Aviv early Sunday after developing a mechanical problem, vexing passengers already on edge as Palestinian militants launched rocket attacks on the city.
PASADENA (AP) - Authorities say three people have been shot and killed at a home in Pasadena, and a suspect is in custody after shooting at police cars.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Authorities say "Harry Potter" actor Dave Legeno has died from heatstroke in California's Death Valley. He was 50.
SANTA ANA - An Orange County man hooked the catch of a lifetime while on vacation in Alaska.
VENTURA (AP) - State coastal regulators have voted unanimously to issue a cease-and-desist order to a couple who installed fences, gates and signs that blocked access to a popular hiking trail on the Central Coast.
NEW YORK (AP) - The Ramones always seemed too fast. Their songs rushed by, often two minutes or less of pure adrenaline. Their influence outstripped their sales. And now, with the death of drummer Tommy, all four original members of the seminal punk rock band are gone.
ABERDEEN, Scotland (AP) - Phil Mickelson never tires of expressing his affection for Scottish links courses - but he won't be taking away any fond memories of the 18th hole at Royal Aberdeen this week.
Nneka and Chiney Ogwumike's memories of the one time they played basketball against each other at Stanford don't exactly match up.
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ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - Michael Phelps surged to the wall and quickly searched for the scoreboard.
DALLAS (AP) - Efforts to eliminate extra pay for teachers who earn advanced degrees are gaining momentum in a small but growing number of U.S. schools, stirring a national debate about how best to compensate quality educators and angering teachers who say the extra training is valuable.
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) - Israel widened its air assault against the Gaza Strip's Hamas rulers on Saturday, hitting a mosque, Hamas-affiliated charities and an Islamic home for the disabled, as Palestinians said the death toll from the five-day offensive rose to 135.