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.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - One man is dead and another wounded after trying to stop a vandal scrawling graffiti on a Los Angeles church.
MOSCOW (AP) - Russian President Vladimir Putin fired the country's defense minister on Tuesday, two weeks after a criminal probe was opened into alleged fraud in the sell-off of military assets.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - The White House the prize, President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney raced through a final full day of campaigning on Monday through Ohio and other battleground states holding the keys to victory in a tight race. Both promised brighter days ahead for a nation still struggling with a sluggish economy and high joblessness.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The voters at this southeast Washington polling place were all dressed alike: orange jumpsuit, white shoes. And when they finished voting, they went back to their cell block, not back to work.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A reputed gang member pleaded not guilty Monday to four counts of attempted murder for allegedly opening fire outside a Halloween party on the University of Southern California campus.
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - A jury on Monday convicted a former San Jose principal of failing to report suspected sexual abuse of a child by a teacher.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Sex stars are rallying against passage of a ballot measure that would require condoms in pornographic films.
FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) - U.S. Army prosecutors offered the first details of a rare criminal case against ageneral, alleging in a military hearing Monday that he committed sex-related crimes involving four female officers and a civilian.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A former California mayor was sentenced to two years in prison Monday for taking thousands of dollars in bribes from a marijuana dispensary owner seeking permission to stay open.
BAGHDAD (AP) - Iraq's deadlocked parliament failed Sunday to overcome the deep divisions hampering the formation of a new government, making no progress on choosing new leaders who could help hold the nation together and confront the Sunni militant blitz that has overrun much of the country.
MOSCOW (AP) - Russia's foreign ministry said Sunday that a Ukrainian shell hit a Russian border town, killing one person and seriously injuring two others. Ukraine denied firing a shell into Russian territory.
JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) - A rookie police officer responding to an armed robbery call at a 24-hour drugstore was fatally shot early Sunday by a suspect who had snatched a gun from an armed security guard inside, officials said.
VIENNA (AP) - The United States and Germany put a brave face on an escalating espionage dispute, stressing on Sunday the importance of their cooperation to solving several global crises but offering little indication they've fully mended ties.
REDDING, Calif. (AP) - Authorities believe a wildfire in Northern California was sparked by the exhaust from a truck driven by a man delivering supplies to an illegal marijuana plot.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Truck drivers at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach agreed Saturday to a cooling-off period following five days of striking that briefly shut the massive ports.
OAKLAND (AP) - Amelia Rose Earhart has completed the round-the-world flight that her namesake never finished nearly eight decades ago.
NEW YORK (AP) - A New York-bound Delta Air Lines flight from Israel declared an emergency and returned to Tel Aviv early Sunday after developing a mechanical problem, vexing passengers already on edge as Palestinian militants launched rocket attacks on the city.
PASADENA (AP) - Authorities say three people have been shot and killed at a home in Pasadena, and a suspect is in custody after shooting at police cars.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Authorities say "Harry Potter" actor Dave Legeno has died from heatstroke in California's Death Valley. He was 50.
SANTA ANA - An Orange County man hooked the catch of a lifetime while on vacation in Alaska.
VENTURA (AP) - State coastal regulators have voted unanimously to issue a cease-and-desist order to a couple who installed fences, gates and signs that blocked access to a popular hiking trail on the Central Coast.
NEW YORK (AP) - The Ramones always seemed too fast. Their songs rushed by, often two minutes or less of pure adrenaline. Their influence outstripped their sales. And now, with the death of drummer Tommy, all four original members of the seminal punk rock band are gone.
ABERDEEN, Scotland (AP) - Phil Mickelson never tires of expressing his affection for Scottish links courses - but he won't be taking away any fond memories of the 18th hole at Royal Aberdeen this week.
Nneka and Chiney Ogwumike's memories of the one time they played basketball against each other at Stanford don't exactly match up.