NEW YORK (AP) - Stephen Colbert says he loves the Roman Catholic Church no matter its human flaws.
CAMP PENDLETON(AP) - Military officials say a small brush fire has broken out on the grounds of the Camp Pendleton Marine base north of San Diego.
SAN DIEGO (AP) - Two Americans killed this week in an attack on a U.S. consulate in Libya were former Navy SEALs from San Diego County who always asked to be on the front lines, according to family, friends and government officials.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Required questioning by 911 operators delays the dispatching of paramedics and the start of life-saving CPR in Los Angeles, a newspaper reported Friday, citing a new study.
TWIN RIVERS, Calif. (AP) - A substitute teacher in Northern California is under investigation following accusations that he was watching pornography at an elementary school.
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) - A small building tucked in the hills of Northern California shines with an unusual green glow from hundreds of glass tubes jutting out from one side toward nearby bushes.
MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif. (AP) - There's a battle brewing over Southern California beach sand.
DEATH VALLEY, Calif. (AP) - California's Death Valley has racked up another extreme accolade - it's now deemed the world's hottest place.
WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. companies restocked their shelves in July at the fastest pace since January while their sales increased. The combination could boost economic growth.
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) - A drifter accused of brazenly raping an elderly woman in broad daylight in New York's Central Park was a person of interest in a 2002 slaying in his home state of West Virginia, but investigators never had enough evidence to charge him, police said Friday.
NEW YORK (AP) - Kodak is postponing indefinitely an auction of its imaging patent portfolios.
SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) - The first sea otter to survive an oil-soaking in California has given birth to a healthy pup.
NEW YORK (AP) - Delivery times climbed quickly as Apple Inc. started taking orders for the iPhone 5 on Friday, suggesting strong demand.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A parked transit bus that had its brakes fail fell from an overpass in downtown Los Angeles but no one was aboard and no one was injured.
MEXICO CITY (AP) - A man believed to be the leader of the Gulf drug cartel, which controls some of the most valuable and violently contested smuggling routes along the U.S. border, was arrested by Mexican marines and presented to the public Thursday morning.
GENEVA (AP) - Secretary of State John Kerry and foreign ministers of other major powers were converging Saturday to lend their weight to the Iran nuclear talks after envoys reported progress in marathon negotiations to curb the Iranian program in return for limited sanctions relief.
MANILA, Philippines (AP) - The death toll from one of the strongest typhoons on record has risen above 5,000 and is likely to climb further, although recovery efforts are beginning to take hold, Philippine officials said Friday.
SAN DIEGO (AP) - The son of one of the world's most-wanted drug lords was arrested at an Arizona border crossing to face drug-trafficking charges in the United States, authorities said Friday.
SAN RAFAEL (AP) - A judge sentenced a man to death Friday in the decades-old killings of four women with matching initials, saying the serial killer has "made this world a worse place."
PINEDALE, Wyo. (AP) - An explosion in a western Wyoming gas field has injured five workers, one of them critically.
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.