DETROIT (AP) - Elmore Leonard, the beloved crime novelist whose acclaimed best-sellers and the movies made from them chronicled the violent deaths of many a thug and conman, has died. He was 87.
LONDON (AP) - The British government defended the detention of a journalist's partner for nine hours at Heathrow Airport, saying Tuesday that it was right to stop anyone suspected of possessing "highly sensitive stolen information that would help terrorism."
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California prison officials with the backing of a federal health care receiver are seeking court permission to force-feed inmates who have been participating in a hunger strike that is entering its seventh week.
FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) - Army Pfc. Bradley Manning should spend 60 years in prison because he betrayed the U.S. by giving classified material to WikiLeaks, a prosecutor said Monday.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A Southern California man has been charged with murder for the fatal stabbing of two homeless men whose bodies were discovered near a Glendora car wash last week.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Dick Van Dyke is uninjured after his Jaguar caught fire while he was driving on a Los Angeles freeway.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - The agency in charge of California's high-speed rail project has signed a nearly $1 billion contract to start work on the first 30 miles of track in the Central Valley, just as a judge's order is casting doubt on the project's future.
SAN DIEGO (AP) - A man who died in a shootout with FBI agents after kidnapping a 16-year-old girl and killing her mother and brother named a member of the victims' family as his life insurance beneficiary, a spokesman for the man's family said Monday.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - A B-1B bomber crashed in a remote area of southeastern Montana on Monday, but its four crew members survived after ejecting from the South Dakota-based aircraft, Air Force officials said.
BOSTON (AP) - A man who helped produce a documentary that questions the official cause of the 1996 crash of TWA Flight 800 has filed federal lawsuits seeking more information from the military.
MEXICO CITY (AP) - As Mexican children trooped back to school on Monday, they had already learned one lesson: You can't believe everything you read in your textbook.
REDWOOD CITY, Calif. (AP) - The California Highway Patrol on Monday said a limousine fire that killed five nurses trapped in the back was sparked by a mechanical problem.
DETROIT (AP) - Protesters gathered outside federal court in Detroit on Monday as creditors began filing objections to the beleaguered city's request for bankruptcy protection, the largest municipal filing in U.S. history and one aimed at digging the Motor City out of billions of dollars in debt.
SAN DIEGO (AP) - The time Mayor Bob Filner took off to attend therapy hasn't helped alleviate the mounting troubles awaiting him at City Hall. Things have only gotten worse for the leader of the nation's eighth-largest city.
PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) - Witnesses heard a woman screaming before gunshots fired by Oscar Pistorius killed his girlfriend early on Valentine's Day, South African prosecutors said Monday, contradicting the Paralympic champion's version of events as he was indicted for premeditated murder.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A key witness who failed to show up in a burglary case involving Nicolas Cage's ex-girlfriend because he vanished while walking his dog was found Friday, police said.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - A North Carolina newspaper deliveryman picked up a teddy bear on a rural road, only to have authorities tell him later a bomb had been stuffed inside.
RENO, Nev. (AP) - Federal land managers intend to reissue a right of way for a 678-mile mile natural gas pipeline from Wyoming to Oregon now that government scientists have completed a second environmental review they say corrects deficiencies in the first one struck down by a U.S. appeals court.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Long-simmering ideological objections to teaching evolution in Texas boiled over at a late-night meeting, as the Board of Education extended preliminary approval of new science textbooks but held up one biology tome because of alleged factual errors.
DALLAS (AP) - The nation solemnly marked the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy's assassination Friday with subdued remembrances at Kennedy's grave and the infamous site in downtown Dallas where the young, glamorous president was gunned down in an open-top limousine.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Rules against making cellphone calls during airline flights are "outdated," and it's time to change them, federal regulators said Thursday, drawing immediate howls of protest from flight attendants, airline officials and others.
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - Moments after touching down, the pilot of a cargo-hauling jumbo jet seemed confused in his exchanges with air traffic controllers who had guided his Boeing 747 toward a Kansas Air Force base.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Sylvia Browne once said she was just 3 when she discovered she could look into the future and know what was coming.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - The estranged wife of George Zimmerman said Thursday she thinks her husband has unraveled since he was acquitted in the fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin.
CLARK AIR BASE, Philippines (AP) - The U.S. Marines' newest and in some quarters most controversial transport airplane is showing the world what it's got - for the sake of the victims of Typhoon Haiyan, and perhaps its own future.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Fans outraged that a sequel to a beloved holiday film is in the works are no longer out in the cold.
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - The pilot of a Boeing 747 jumbo jet mistakenly landed at a small Kansas airport not far from the Air Force base where it was supposed to deliver parts for the company's new 787 Dreamliner.
WARSAW, Poland (AP) - Activists have walked out of U.N. climate talks the day before they end, saying two weeks of negotiations have brought no results
NEW YORK (AP) - Nine - that's how many red carpets the stars of "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" have walked at premieres around the globe to promote it.
PARIS (AP) - The wine world's best-known party is beginning - the ritual uncorking of Beaujolais Nouveau every November. That's both a curse and a blessing for the famed French region and its lesser-known yet finer wines.