BEIJING (AP) - Rescuers with shovels and sniffer dogs combed through collapsed hillsides Tuesday as the death toll rose to 89 from a strong earthquake in a farming region of northwest China.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A former California assemblyman and probation official who concocted an identity theft scheme to avoid paying his debts was sentenced Monday to a day in jail and a year of home confinement.
In Louisiana, the wife of a former soldier is scaling back on Facebook posts and considering unfriending old acquaintances, worried an innocuous joke or long-lost associate might one day land her in a government probe. In California, a college student encrypts chats and emails, saying he's not planning anything sinister but shouldn't have to sweat snoopers. And in Canada, a lawyer is rethinking the data products he uses to ensure his clients' privacy.
SAN DIEGO (AP) - Mayor Bob Filner's former communications director filed a sexual harassment lawsuit on Monday against the leader of the nation's eighth-largest city, alleging he asked her to work without panties, demanded kisses and dragged her around in a headlock while whispering sexual advances.
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. (AP) - One person has been killed and another injured in a small plane crash at South Lake Tahoe, Calif.
NEW YORK (AP) - The FAA says the front landing gear of a plane arriving at New York's LaGuardia Airport collapsed shortly after the plane touched down on the runway.
NOGALES, Ariz. (AP) - U.S. authorities have detained eight activists who asked to be allowed to re-enter the United States from Mexico on humanitarian grounds in a protest against American immigration policies.
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - A Brazilian official says the mob scene witnessed as Pope Francis arrived in Rio de Janeiro took place because his driver made a wrong turn.
WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. sales of previously occupied homes slipped in June to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.08 million but remain near a 3½-year high.
DALLAS (AP) - Six Flags Entertainment Corp. is using "both internal and external experts" to investigate the roller coaster accident that killed a woman at its Dallas-area amusement park, the company's president said Monday.
LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) - Authorities say a Long Beach woman is in custody after she threatened her husband while holding a hatchet.
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama on Saturday will commemorate the 60th anniversary of the suspension of the 1950-1953 Korean War.
NEW YORK (AP) - Dennis Farina, a onetime Chicago cop who as a popular character actor played a TV cop on "Law & Order" during his wide-ranging career, has died.
WASHINGTON (AP) - House Republicans Monday proposed slashing cuts to environmental programs and funding for the Smithsonian Institution and the arts as they unveiled the latest legislation to implement the second year of budget cuts required under so-called sequestration.
LONDON (AP) - It's a boy!
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - Farmers from across the nation gathered in Washington this month for what has become an annual trek to seek action on the most important matters in American agriculture, such as immigration reform and water regulations.
DARRINGTON, Wash. (AP) - As crews using heavy equipment, dogs and their bare hands searched in heavy rain for more victims from a deadly Washington landslide, authorities said Saturday that the number of people believed missing had dropped substantially.
Robert Downey Jr. turned inspirational speaker at the Kids' Choice Awards, Pharrell set another fashion trend, David Blaine lost his head during a slime-induced illusion, One Direction and Jennifer Lawrence cleaned up, and the green goo bath finally caught up with Mark Wahlberg - thanks to some unlikely slimers.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A moderate earthquake that rattled a swath of Southern California forced several dozen people in one community out of their homes after firefighters discovered foundation problems that made the buildings unsafe to enter, authorities said Saturday.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A magnitude-4.1 aftershock has rattled parts of Southern California where a moderate quake occurred the day before.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Inspired by a former president, Shirley Jones can't wait to jump into her birthday plans.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The FBI began investigating a prominent California politician three years ago when ex-convict-turned-community-activist Raymond "Shrimp Boy" Chow introduced the politician's fundraiser to an associate, an East Coast Mafia figure, according to a federal complaint.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - After a 10-year-old California girl traveled to the Vatican to plead with Pope Francis for help as her father faced deportation, the man was released Friday on bond from immigration detention.
CHULA VISTA, Calif. (AP) - The Chula Vista school district not only measures the academic progress of Marina Beltran's second-grader, it also measures her son's body fat.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - The California Senate voted Friday to suspend three lawmakers caught up in separate criminal cases after the latest one to be hauled into court refused to step down, the most serious house-cleaning action the chamber has taken in more than a century.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Federal regulators say a Southern California nuclear power plant violated rules by failing to get approval before eliminating 39 emergency-response jobs after the plant closed last year.
PALM SPRINGS, Calif. (AP) - Palm Springs is singing "Goodbye, Norma Jean."
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A portion of a parking garage being built to house buses in downtown Los Angeles collapsed on Friday, just minutes after nearly 200 construction workers were alerted that something was wrong and fled to safety, officials said.
DETROIT (AP) - Attorney General Eric Holder on Friday extended federal recognition to the marriages of about 300 same-sex couples that took place in Michigan before a federal appeals court put those unions on hold.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Aid to cash-strapped Ukraine and sanctions on Russia remain on track in the U.S. Congress, but it will take a few days longer before the legislation gets to President Barack Obama.