WASHINGTON (AP) - The Internal Revenue Service's screening of groups seeking tax-exempt status was broader and lasted longer than has been previously disclosed, the new head of the agency acknowledged Monday. Terms including "Israel," ''Progressive" and "Occupy" were used by agency workers to help pick groups for closer examination, according to an internal IRS document obtained by The Associated Press.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Historic immigration legislation cleared a key Senate hurdle with votes to spare on Monday, pointing the way to near-certain passage within days for $38 billion worth of new security measures along the border with Mexico and an unprecedented chance at citizenship for millions living in the country illegally.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Police say a male victim was killed and a female victim critically injured after they were shot while sitting at a San Francisco bus stop in the middle of the day.
LANCASTER, Calif. (AP) - A woman found dead in Lancaster has been identified, and authorities are trying to locate her boyfriend, who they say is "person of interest" in the case.
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) - Authorities have released surveillance photos of a female bank robbery suspect, dubbed the Chubby Cheeks Bandit, who held up a Chase branch in Santa Ana.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A 21-year-old Los Angeles man has been charged in the violent attack on a transgender woman in Hollywood last month.
ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) - Authorities arrested a man after he allegedly tried to abduct a 6-year-old girl from a Southern California park.
SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (AP) - A small plane crashed into an unoccupied, parked Fed Ex truck Monday, shortly after taking off from San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport.
MALIBU, Calif. (AP) - Former Chicago Bulls star Scottie Pippen was involved in a fight outside of a well-known sushi eatery in Malibu over the weekend that landed one man in the hospital, authorities said.
WASHINGTON (AP) - A Twitter photo and phone tip from a resident helped animal keepers track down a red panda in a Washington neighborhood Monday after it went missing from the Smithsonian's National Zoo.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A newly renovated terminal at Los Angeles International Airport will make it tough to remember there's a plane to catch.
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi has disappointed some of her liberal base with her defense of the Obama administration's classified surveillance of U.S. residents' phone and Internet records.
CORONADO, Calif. (AP) - A wanted man who held off police by standing in the ocean off San Diego County for seven hours has finally been arrested.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - Two space station astronauts took care of a little outside maintenance Monday.
SANFORD, Fla. (AP) - A prosecutor told jurors in opening statements Monday that George Zimmerman fatally shot Trayvon Martin "because he wanted to," not because he had to, while the neighborhood watch volunteer's attorney said the deadly shooting of the teen was carried out in self-defense.
JOHANNESBURG (AP) - What next for South Africa?
Jay Z easily led Grammy Award nominations announced Friday with nine, but left-of-center rappers Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and Kendrick Lamar were among a group of new stars who took many of the major nominations.
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - Four homeless people have died of hypothermia in the San Francisco Bay Area since last week, authorities said, highlighting the danger to people without shelter as the region is gripped by freezing temperatures.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Doctors at a Northern California hospital say a couple has given birth to a rare set of naturally conceived identical triplets.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Bill Porter, the door-to-door salesman in Portland, Ore., who was portrayed by William H. Macy in an Emmy-winning TV movie, has died at 81.
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) - Citrus grower Fred LoBue breathed a sigh of relief on Friday after two sleepless nights monitoring the icy temperatures in his family's Central Valley orange groves.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. job market is proving sturdier than many had thought.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A suburban Nashville couple got more than they expected in their to-go order in a McDonald's drive-thru: A bag of cold cash.