<p>LOS ANGELES (AP) - A wealthy restaurateur charged with attempted murder of his girlfriend's unborn child lost a bid to have his $4 million bail reduced Thursday after prosecutors revealed new details of what they say were repeated efforts to give her labor-inducing drugs.
<p>America's Cup champion Oracle Racing will be sidelined from testing its 72-foot catamaran until early next year because of severe wing sail damage sustained when the yacht capsized Tuesday on San Francisco Bay.
<p>FULLERTON, Calif. (AP) - A homeless, mentally ill man who died after a confrontation with Fullerton police had nearly 100 run-ins with officers in the years before his death, according to documents obtained by a newspaper.
<p>SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A streaking fireball lit up California skies and stunned stargazers Wednesday night, and professional observers say more meteors are on the way.
<p>SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Google is dangling a low-priced laptop computer in front of consumers as rivals Microsoft and Apple prepare to release their latest gadgets.
<p>FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - An Army appeals court ruled Thursday that the Fort Hood shooting suspect can have his beard forcibly shaved off before his murder trial.
<p>BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) - Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky asked a judge on Thursday to overturn his child sexual abuse convictions and grant him a new trial, claiming his lawyers lacked sufficient time to prepare and the statute of limitations for some charges had expired.
<p>NEW YORK (AP) - A new Gallup survey, touted as the largest of its kind, estimates that 3.4 percent of American adults identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender.
<p>NEW YORK (AP) - President Barack Obama on Thursday rejected criticism that his administration has offered a confused response to the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Libya, an accusation made repeatedly by Republican challenger Mitt Romney in their campaign for the White House. Of any breakdown that might have led to the killing of four Americans, Obama declared: "We're going to fix it."
<p>WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Here in a county that knows a thing or two about Election Day meltdowns, both parties are fretting over what might go seriously wrong before, during or just after the Nov. 6 presidential election.
<p>NEW YORK (AP) - Google plummeted almost $80 per share, more than 10 percent, and trading in the stock was halted two and a half hours Thursday after a disappointing earnings report was published ahead of schedule and surprised investors.
<p>PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Again and again, decade after decade, an array of authorities - police chiefs, prosecutors, pastors and local Boy Scout leaders among them - quietly shielded scoutmasters and others accused of molesting children, a newly opened trove of confidential papers shows.
<div> <p>WASHINGTON (AP) - Weekly applications for <span style="color: red;">U.S</span>. <span style="color: red;">unemployment</span> benefits jumped 46,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 388,000, the highest in four months. The increase marks a rebound from the previous week's sharp drop. Both swings were largely due to technical factors. </div>
<p>It's the latest snapshot of the growing burden of student debt and it's another discouraging one: Two-thirds of the national college class of 2011 finished school with loan debt, and those who borrowed walked off the graduation stage owing on average $26,600 - up about 5 percent from the class before.
<p>NEW YORK (AP) - After vowing not to get involved in this year's presidential election, Bruce Springsteen is supporting Barack Obama again, saying he believes Obama is the best person to lead America.
<p>SAN DIEGO (AP) - San Diego County public health officials say a high school student has died from a suspected bacterial meningitis infection.
<p>LOS ANGELES (AP) - Officers in the nation's largest probation department are being bombarded with alerts from GPS ankle monitors which may mask real alarms of danger.
<p>COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - A small earthquake shook South Carolina and Georgia late Friday, shaking homes and rattling residents hundreds of miles away.
<p>OGDEN, Utah (AP) - A jury Friday found a Utah man guilty of child abuse homicide in the death of a teenage baby sitter who prosecutors say died after the man gave her a lethal dose of drugs during a night of sex that also included the man's wife.
<p>MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Brandi Craig awoke before dawn Friday to a desperate scene as firefighters smashed their way into a duplex that was engulfed in flames across the street in her north Minneapolis neighborhood while tenants, including a family with seven young children, shouted for help.
<p>LOS ANGELES (AP) - Simon Cowell is a proud new father.
<div> <p>JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - A Florida man has been convicted of three counts of attempted second-degree murder after an argument over loud music outside of a convenience store. </div>
<p>SACRAMENTO (AP) - California health officials say that 243 people in the state have died from the flu this season, and authorities are investigating an additional 41 deaths this year as possibly flu-related.
<p>In a former colonial mansion in Jamaica, politicians huddle to discuss trying to ease marijuana laws in the land of the late reggae musician and cannabis evangelist Bob Marley. In Morocco, one of the world's top producers of the concentrated pot known as hashish, two leading political parties want to legalize its cultivation, at least for medical and industrial use.
<div> <p>LOS ANGELES (AP) - Crews are set to pour concrete to lay the foundation for the tallest building to be built west of the Mississippi - and they're hoping it's one for the history books. </div>
<div> <p>SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - As California struggles to cope with its historic drought, Gov. Jerry Brown is facing increasing pressure to tackle longstanding problems in the state's water storage and delivery systems at a time when the politics of the issue have never been more tangled. </div>
<div> <p>LOS ANGELES (AP) - A state senator has introduced a bill that would allow people living in the country illegally to buy health insurance through the state. </div>
<p>PALM SPRINGS (AP) - President Barack Obama drew a link between climate change and California's drought, and said the U.S. must do a better job of figuring out how to make sure everyone's water needs are satisfied.
<p>LOS ANGELES (AP) - "Jamzilla" has begun. But whether the freeway closure becomes a monster worthy of its name remains to be seen.
<div> <p>SOCHI, Russia (AP) - T.J. Oshie scored four times in the shootout and got the winner in the eighth round, leading the United States past Russia 3-2 Saturday in the thrilling revival of a classic Olympic hockey rivalry. </div>