WASHINGTON (AP) - The Pentagon is preparing top-to-bottom changes, including a push to limit the growth of military pay, as it adjusts to steep budget cuts and the winding down of war in Afghanistan, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Tuesday.
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) - A mortar round slammed into a Damascus building that houses the Vatican's embassy on Tuesday, eyewitnesses and a spokesman said, the latest in a string of attacks that have hit foreign diplomatic missions in the Syrian capital.
PARAMUS, N.J. (AP) - Multiple shots were fired inside a northern New Jersey mall shortly before closing time, and the search was on early Tuesday for the suspected shooter, a Bergen County official said. There was no report of fatalities or injuries.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Space is vast, but it may not be so lonely after all: A study finds the Milky Way is teeming with billions of planets that are about the size of Earth, orbit stars just like our sun, and exist in the Goldilocks zone - not too hot and not too cold for life.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A Southern California insurance broker who overcharged Tom Hanks and his wife, Rita Wilson, hundreds of thousands of dollars has been sentenced to more than two years in federal prison.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The parents of a Northern California teen fatally shot by a sheriff's deputy alleged that their son was gunned down too quickly and without legal justification in a lawsuit filed Monday in federal court.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A Transportation Security Administration officer who was wounded in a gunman's deadly attack at Los Angeles International Airport is speaking out for the first time.
PERRIS, Calif. (AP) - When Vernon Maynard's friends asked him what he wished he had done in his 100 years of life, the Southern California man said he had always wanted to jump from a plane with a parachute.
The hours are brutal, and so are the expectations of millions who sit in judgment of what you do on Sunday afternoon.
HEMET (AP) - Police say a Southern California woman can throw a mean ax - and she used one to chase a burglar from her house.
PHOENIX (AP) - Apple Inc. says it will open a manufacturing plant in the Phoenix suburb of Mesa that will eventually employ 700 workers.
SAN DIEGO (AP) - Officials at the University of California, San Diego announced Monday that philanthropist T. Denny Sanford has committed $100 million to the creation of the Sanford Stem Cell Clinical Center.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court on Monday declined for now to jump back into the long-running legal fight over abortion, but a flood of new state restrictions has increased the chances that the issue soon will be back before the justices.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The health care overhaul might get a Hollywood rewrite.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Officials say a high school teacher wounded at Los Angeles International Airport has been upgraded to good condition.
RIVERSIDE (AP) - Riverside police are looking for a couple who stole 500 gallons of gasoline by sucking it from an underground tank through a pump concealed in a horse trailer.
ROWLAND HEIGHTS (AP) - Los Angeles County authorities have rescued a woman they say was held for ransom for two days without any food or water.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Sending heavier vehicles and, eventually, humans to Mars requires first testing new technologies to see if they actually work.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown has reversed a parole board and denied the release of a former Charles Manson follower who has served more than 43 years in prison.
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - A man who ran an unlikely campaign for governor of California earlier this year has been arrested on suspicion of shooting his neighbor in the stomach and killing a horse, officials said Friday.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Deposed Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling asked an appellate court on Friday to block the $2 billion sale of the team to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer.
WASHINGTON (AP) - This week's death of former White House press secretary James Brady, who survived a gunshot wound to the head in a 1981 assassination attempt on President Ronald Reagan, has been ruled a homicide by a medical examiner, District of Columbia police said Friday.
A federal judge has ruled that the NCAA can't stop college football and basketball players from selling the rights to their names and likenesses, opening the way to athletes getting payouts once their college careers are over.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - A mild summer across much of the nation's heartland has provided optimum growing conditions for the nation's corn and soybean crops. Pair that with high-yield seeds and other new farming technologies, and the U.S. is looking at busting records come harvest time.
HONOLULU (AP) - As the first tropical storm to hit Hawaii in 22 years passed by the islands, some coffee farmers on the Big Island began navigating flooded roads to assess damage to their crops Friday while tourists wandered the beaches of Oahu and surfers took to the waves despite driving rain and wind.
DOVER, Del. (AP) - A California man said Friday he was shocked to learn that his wife's cremated remains had been found inside a decrepit former funeral home, 35 years after she and more than 900 others died in a suicide-murder in Jonestown, Guyana.
NEW YORK (AP) - Manjula Stokes has twice sworn off television, once throwing a set off her deck in a fit over an ex-husband's sports obsession. Now she's a devotee of programs like "Downton Abbey," ''Mad Men," ''Survivor" and "Masters of Sex."
DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) - At least three civilians were killed and 10 others were wounded in overnight shelling of the main rebel stronghold in eastern Ukraine, a day after a leadership reshuffle appeared to signal Moscow's attempt to further distance itself from the pro-Russian insurgency.
LONDON (AP) - The World Health Organization urged nations worldwide Friday to donate money and resources to stop the spread of Ebola as it declared the outbreak in West Africa to be an international public health emergency.
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - While the flames still raced through California's Sierra Nevada last year, investigators zeroed in on a deer hunter they had rescued by helicopter an hour after the first report of the wildfire that would become the mountain range's largest in its recorded history.