TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Gov. Chris Christie on Thursday apologized for highway lane closures apparently ordered by his aides as political retribution, said he had "no knowledge or involvement" in what happened and sought to assure New Jerseyans the actions are not typical of the way his administration does business.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Some of the nation's largest food companies have cut calories in their products by more than 6.4 trillion, according to a new study.
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is expected to tighten restrictions on U.S. spying on foreign leaders and also is considering changes in National Security Agency access to Americans' phone records, according to people familiar with a White House review of the nation's surveillance programs.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles risks becoming a city in decline as it struggles with poverty, poor schooling, traffic jams and a crisis of leadership, a citizens' panel warned Wednesday.
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OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - A 13-year-old California girl who was declared brain dead after suffering complications from sleep apnea surgery has been given the feeding and breathing tubes that her family had been trying to obtain for weeks.
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) - The caretaker at a California group home for developmentally disabled adults that burned to the ground tried to beat back the flames Wednesday with a blanket before dragging two residents outside but failing to rescue two others as the fire spread, authorities said.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Northerners thawing out from a bitter freeze may get rewarded with shimmering northern lights the next couple days.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - A pilot who made a safe emergency landing on a major Anchorage street said he lost power, waited for a break in traffic, then descended onto the snowy median.
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) - Jurors were set to return Wednesday for a second day of closing arguments in the trial of two former police officers charged in the death of a Southern California homeless man who died after a routine patrol call escalated into a violent confrontation that was caught on surveillance video.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The commander whose decision to overturn a sexual assault conviction forced major changes in military law said Wednesday he is retiring, blaming public second-guessing of his actions as a distraction for the Air Force.
PALMDALE (AP) - Three men were arrested and more than a dozen weapons were seized after deputies discovered an underground bunker, a shooting range, and white supremacist paraphernalia in Littlerock.
PHOENIX (AP) - In the three years since she was severely injured in a mass shooting at a political event, Gabrielle Giffords made an impressive recovery, learned to walk again and founded a national political organization. On Wednesday, while others will hold bell-ringing and flag-raising ceremonies, she will mark the anniversary by skydiving.
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CHICAGO (AP) - It's even too cold for Chicago's resident polar bear.
MADRID (AP) - In a development that raises a host of ethical issues, Spain announced it had obtained a scarce U.S.-made experimental Ebola drug to treat a Spanish missionary priest infected with the killer virus.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - A federal judge has extended a months-long moratorium on executions in Ohio into next year as questions mount about the effectiveness of a new, two-drug combination being used to carry out the death penalty.
EDGARTOWN, Mass. (AP) - President Barack Obama on Monday directed $10 million in emergency Pentagon spending to help France fight terrorists in northwest Africa.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The United States' top disease detective calls Ebola a "painful, dreadful, merciless virus."
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Marlene Pinnock said she thought she was going to die as a California Highway Patrol officer straddled her, repeatedly punching her head, on the side of a Los Angeles freeway.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" sliced off $65 million at the weekend box office.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Tyler Posey of "Teen Wolf" and Sarah Hyland of "Modern Family" are hosting Sunday night's 2014 Teen Choice awards, with musical groups Magic and Rixton performing.
ISTANBUL (AP) - An unofficial vote count showed Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan won the country's first ever direct presidential election in the first round Sunday, ensuring he will remain at the country's helm for at least another five years.
BAGHDAD (AP) - A senior Kurdish military official says his forces have retaken two towns from the Sunni militants that have seized large parts of northern Iraq.
WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (AP) - Tony Stewart pulled out of the NASCAR race at Watkins Glen Sunday, 12 hours after the three-time champion struck and killed a sprint car driver who had climbed from his car and was on the darkened dirt track trying to confront Stewart during a race in upstate New York.
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - A locally built Iranian passenger plane crashed shortly after takeoff in Tehran on Sunday, killing 39 people and reviving questions about the safety of a cash-strapped aviation sector left hobbled by international sanctions.
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) - Authorities say the 18-year-old black man who was shot and killed by police in suburban St. Louis was unarmed.
CAIRO (AP) - Egypt has called on Israel and Palestinian factions to observe a 72-hour cease-fire beginning within hours, and to resume talks on a more comprehensive Gaza agreement.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Organizers of the biggest comic-book convention in the nation sued their counterparts in Salt Lake City over the event's name, saying it confuses fans into thinking the two are affiliated.
VALLEJO, Calif. (AP) - Four firefighters and three drivers are hospitalized after a chain-reaction crash involving a ladder truck in the Northern California city of Vallejo.