MOSCOW (AP) - A Russian rocket soared into the cosmos Thursday carrying the Sochi Olympic torch and three astronauts to the International Space Station ahead of the first-ever spacewalk for the symbol of peace.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Connie Francis, Alan Alda and Joe Mantegna are joining forces to help raise money for veterans suffering the wounds of war.
CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. (AP) - Anna Schnatzmeyer's face is taut with concentration as she slowly maneuvers the Riverine assault boat away from the dock, using the complex controls to try and inch the 34-foot craft straight back without sliding sideways.
MANILA, Philippines (AP) - Thousands of people evacuated villages in the central Philippines on Thursday before one of the year's strongest typhoons strikes the region, including a province devastated by an earthquake last month.
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) - The Atlantic Club Casino Hotel filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Thursday, the second Atlantic City casino to do so this year.
DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan (AP) - The Pakistani Taliban chose the ruthless commander who planned the attack on teenage activist Malala Yousafzai as the militant group's new leader Thursday, and it ruled out holding peace talks with the government.
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) - Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat ingested lethal radioactive polonium before his death nine years ago and had high levels of it in his body that could not have been accidental, Swiss scientists confirmed Thursday.
WASHINGTON (AP) - As partisanship renders Washington largely dysfunctional, voters in two states signaled this week that they want consensus-building even when there's divided government.
1. GOP LAWMAKERS CLAMOR FOR SEBELIUS TO QUIT
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Paleontologists on Wednesday unveiled a new dinosaur discovered four years ago in southern Utah that proves giant tyrant dinosaurs like the Tyrannosaurus rex were around 10 million years earlier than previously believed.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Donald DeVault wonders what kind of memories his Triumph motorcycle helped make in the 46 years since it was stolen, and he's looking forward to making more of his own when it's returned.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco's sheriff apologized for his department's slow and incomplete search for a missing San Francisco woman whose body was found in a San Francisco General Hospital stairwell.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Scientists studying the terrifying meteor that exploded without warning over a Russian city last winter say the threat of space rocks smashing into Earth is bigger than they thought.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Obama administration officials are facing mounting questions about whether they cut corners on security testing while rushing to meet a self-imposed deadline to launch online health insurance markets.
CINCINNATI (AP) - The University of Cincinnati and NASA agreed Wednesday to partner on space science research in a program honoring the first man to walk on the moon.
ATLANTA (AP) - The second American aid worker recently diagnosed with Ebola in west Africa was en route to Atlanta on Tuesday after a customs and refueling stop in Maine.
DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) - Ukrainian troops took control of a checkpoint Tuesday on the western edge of the main rebel stronghold of Donetsk as the government makes further gradual advances to quash pro-Russian separatist forces in the east.
MOUNT BALDY, Calif. (AP) - They came with shovels, hands and heart to dig out their neighbors in the aftermath of deadly Southern California flooding.
NEW YORK (AP) - To Scrabble fanatics, big gifts sometimes come in small packages.
Two American aid workers infected with Ebola are getting an experimental drug so novel it has never been tested for safety in humans and was only identified as a potential treatment earlier this year, thanks to a longstanding research program by the U.S. government and the military.
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) - Orange County prosecutors can seek the death penalty for a man who admitted killing eight people at a hair salon, but they can't use evidence improperly gleaned from a jailhouse informant in the case, a judge ruled Monday.
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) - Attorneys representing the family of former California football player Ted Agu are planning to file a wrongful death lawsuit against the Regents of the University of California.
NEW YORK (AP) - The Labor Department says the professional networking service LinkedIn has agreed to pay nearly $6 million in unpaid wages and damages to 359 current and former employees.
NEW YORK (AP) - Travelers, prepare to pay more for your flight.
VENTURA, Calif. (AP) - Authorities say 26-year-old man was shot by police after allegedly driving recklessly and injuring an officer outside the Ventura County Fair.
MOUNT BALDY, Calif. (AP) - Crews cleared roads in an area where some 2,500 had been stranded after thunderstorms caused mountain mudslides in Southern California, while authorities estimated that between 6 and 8 homes were badly damaged and likely uninhabitable.
ATLANTA (AP) - Missionary Nancy Writebol, one of two known Americans stricken with Ebola, wasn't looking to abandon her overseas work. But Jeremy Writebol believes his 59-year-old mother can yield a greater good from her impending return to the United States amid West Africa's worst-ever outbreak of the often-deadly virus.
WASHINGTON (AP) - James Brady, the White House press secretary gravely wounded during the 1981 assassination attempt on President Ronald Reagan, died Monday, his family announced. Brady was 73.
BALTIMORE (AP) - Sitting on the deck at his beloved Meadowbrook, Michael Phelps glances toward the pool where he was once afraid to put his face in the water.
ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP) - Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy claims the April confrontation between the federal government and his armed supporters was part of an age-old spiritual battle between good and evil.