WASHINGTON (AP) - Rising prices and unemployment were heavy on the minds of voters Tuesday even as a glimmer of optimism peeked through, with 4 in 10 saying the nation's economy is getting better.
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) - A former martial arts instructor is facing up to 255 years in a California prison for molesting 11 students.
NEW YORK (AP) - Weather experts had good news for beleaguered northeast coastal residents Tuesday: A new storm that threatened to complicate Hurricane Sandy cleanup efforts on Wednesday now looks like it will be weaker than expected.
HALF MOON BAY, Calif. (AP) - A controversial cross honoring war dead that was stolen from its Mojave Desert perch two years ago has been discovered hundreds of miles away in the San Francisco Bay area.
NEW YORK (AP) - Major stock-market indexes climbed Tuesday as investors waited for the finish of a closely fought U.S. presidential election.
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) - Fire officials say a blaze has broken out in the hills above the tony community of Montecito, near Santa Barbara.
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - Authorities say two more people have died after being shot at a California chicken processing plant, bringing the death toll to three.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - A severely autistic Southern California teenager was left inside a school bus alone for nearly seven hours.
SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) - San Bernardino may be forced to disband its Police Department while the Southern California city makes its way through bankruptcy proceedings.
SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (AP) - California Coastal Commission staff members have opposed an offshore earthquake survey near the Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant, saying it could disturb and even kill marine animals.
CLEVELAND (AP) - Campaign 2012 packed frantic suspense to the finish Tuesday, with Vice President Joe Biden flying unannounced up next to Republican Mitt Romney in battleground Ohio even as voters across the country were deciding who would win the White House.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - A troubled economy, record political spending and a surge in registered voters mark the election Tuesday that also comes with California at a crossroads.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New Yorkers forced from their homes because of Superstorm Sandy will be able to voteby affidavit ballot at any polling site in the state, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Monday.
BEIRUT (AP) - Gunmen killed the brother of Syria's parliament speaker in a hail of bullets as he drove to work in Damascus on Tuesday, the state news agency said, as the international envoy for Syria warned the country could become another Somalia.
WASHINGTON (AP) - A measure of U.S. home prices jumped 5 percent in September compared with a year ago, the largest year-over-year increase since July 2006. The gain reported by CoreLogic offered more evidence of a sustainable housing recovery.
SEATTLE (AP) - Washington state has tentatively chosen a Massachusetts-based firm led by a University of California, Los Angeles, professor to be its official marijuana consultant.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Corey Perry is following Ryan Getzlaf's lead yet again, sticking the Anaheim Ducks for the long term.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A longtime Northern California politician pleaded guilty Monday to a dozen charges that he used campaign donations and taxpayer funds to fuel what he described as a gambling addiction.