RENO, Nev. (AP) - More than 200 biologists, ecologists and other scientists are urging Congress to defeat legislation they say would destroy critical wildlife habitat by setting aside U.S. environmental laws to speed logging of burned trees at Yosemite National Park and other national forests and wilderness areas across the West.
BELL, Calif. (AP) - Former Bell City Manager Robert Rizzo will be able to keep his retirement account and pension despite pleading no contest to corruption charges associated with granting himself a huge salary and generous benefits.
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - A year ago federal officials trucked 116 spawning salmon to the upper San Joaquin River in Central California and invited media to watch them swim free for the first time since a dam cut off the river's flow a half century ago.
NEW YORK (AP) - Local gasoline prices are swinging up and down ever more drastically, a result of a national fuel system that is operating with a shrinking margin for error.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A man toting a semi-automatic rifle, some 150 rounds of ammunition and a grudge against TSA workers shot his way past a security checkpoint at Los Angeles International Airport in a deadly rampage that sent hundreds of travelers fleeing in terror.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - More than 1,500 flights have been affected by the shooting at Los Angeles International Airport.
BOSTON (AP) - The Boston Red Sox are parading from the Green Monster to the Charles River on Saturday to celebrate a most improbable journey.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - A federal judge on Friday cleared the way for horse slaughterhouses to resume operating in the U.S. as early as next week.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - If it had been a foul ball or broken bat that struck John Coomer in the eye as he watched a Kansas City Royals game, the courts likely wouldn't force the team to pay for his surgeries and suffering.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Members of a Bay Area Rapid Transit labor union that went out on strike twice in recent months overwhelmingly ratified a contract agreement that officials said will increase pay and lead to improved safety conditions.
HARLINGEN, Texas (AP) - In a Texas abortion clinic, about a dozen women waited Friday to see the doctor, already aware that they would not be able to end their pregnancies there.
DETROIT (AP) - A Michigan man claims he tipped federal investigators to the location of Osama bin Laden's compound in Pakistan eight years before his killing and has hired attorneys to help him collect the $25 million reward.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A suspected gunman was in custody following a shooting at Los Angeles airport that killed a TSA officer and wounded two others. This is what AP reporters on the scene Friday are learning about the events unfolding:
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - A car fire in the tunnel that links Oakland to other east San Francisco Bay area communities has sent motorists streaming out of their cars on foot and eight people to the hospital to be treated for minor smoke inhalation.
PENNSVILLE, N.J. (AP) - A New Jersey police chief says the Los Angeles airport shooting suspect had apparently made references to suicide.
ISLAMABAD (AP) - Taliban fighters attacked several Pakistani military posts along the Afghan border Saturday, sparking an hourslong gun battle that included Pakistan launching airstrikes into Afghanistan, authorities said. Pakistan said soldiers killed 16 militants, while Afghan officials said the airstrikes killed five civilians.
A $40 million settlement has been completed that will pay college football and basketball players dating to 2003 for the use of their likenesses in NCAA-branded videogames.
VERO BEACH, Fla. (AP) - The American man who launched a suicide bombing against Syrian government troops grew up in Central Florida and attended several colleges in the state before dropping out and moving abroad.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - California voters are alarmed by a string of corruption scandals in Sacramento, but most feel any wrongdoing is not widespread, a poll indicated Saturday.
DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) - Hall of Fame golfer Phil Mickelson confirms that FBI agents investigating insider trading approached him after a round at the Memorial tournament. He says he is cooperating and has done nothing wrong.
Nearly 300 schoolgirls abducted in Nigeria. A pregnant Pakistani woman stoned to death by her family for marrying the man she loved. Widespread rape in many war zones. And in California, a murderous rampage by a disturbed young man who had depicted sorority members as a prime target.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The only American soldier held prisoner in Afghanistan has been freed by the Taliban in exchange for the release of five Afghan detainees from the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, Obama administration officials said Saturday.
WASHINGTON (AP) - As governors, businesses and environmentalists brace for new limits on power plant pollution, President Barack Obama is casting his unprecedented effort to curb greenhouse gases as essential to protect the health and wellbeing of children.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A man who accosted Brad Pitt on a red carpet pleaded no contest to battery Friday and was ordered to stay away from the actor and Hollywood red carpet events.
PORT ORCHARD, Wash. (AP) - A Washington state judge on Friday granted a daughter of ailing radio personality Casey Kasem regular visits after she raised concerns about his well-being.