SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) - Santa Cruz is set to be among the first counties in the state to ban restaurants from using plastic bags for to-go food.
CLEVELAND (AP) - American Greetings Corp. said Wednesday that a group led by its CEO and chief operating officer wants to buy the company and take it private in a deal that values it at about $581 million.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Sales of new homes in the United States dipped slightly in August from July but the median price of homes sold during the month rose by a record amount.
SAN DIEGO (AP) - A sheriff's deputy and a suspected child molester were in critical condition Wednesday and another deputy was in serious condition after a 15-minute shootout in suburban San Diego, authorities said.
ST. LOUIS (AP) - With a string of gold albums, a hit TV series and the signature "Moon River," Andy Williams was a voice of the 1960s, although not the '60s we usually hear about.
Two days after a controversial call cost the Green Bay Packers a win, the NFL and the referees' union are reportedly nearing an end to a lockout that put replacement officials on the field since the start of the season.
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) - Prosecutors say a mother and her adult son have pleaded guilty to abandoning 30 abused dogs in a Southern California park and were sentenced to probation.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - California's struggling economy is taking another hit of bad news: Cable provider Comcast says it is closing its three customer call centers in Northern California and moving the 1,000 jobs they provide to Oregon, Washington and Colorado.
NEW YORK (AP) - Barnes & Noble is rolling out two new versions of its Nook tablet with sleek new hardware and a sharper high-definition screen. The bookseller's move heightens the already intense tablet wars heading into the holiday season.
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - Santa Clara County prosecutors do not plan to pursue criminal charges against a San Jose police officer whose 3-year-old son fatally shot himself with a gun his father had left in a bedroom night stand.
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FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - A 20-year-old Fresno man has been arrested in the death of his friend, a popular high school football player whom police allege was shot during a Russian Roulette-style attack.
LAKESIDE, Calif. (AP) - Two sheriff's deputies were shot Tuesday in suburban San Diego while investigating a case of possible child abuse, and the child-abuse suspect was also shot, authorities said.
HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) - A former Army recruiter was executed Tuesday evening in Texas for participating in the shooting death of a woman he and a buddy met 10 years ago at a Fort Worth bar.
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - Research In Motion CEO Thorsten Heins is promising to restore the BlackBerry phone's stature as a trailblazing device even as many investors fret about its potential demise.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - After backlash from customers, the producer of Maker's Mark bourbon is reversing a decision to cut the amount of alcohol in bottles of its famous whiskey.
CHICAGO (AP) - An 18-year-old Chicago woman was killed just hours after her sister sat on the stage at President Barack Obama's speech about gun violence at an area school.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Republicans and Democrats alike on Sunday predicted President Barack Obama would fail if he pushed forward with his own effort to overhaul the nation's immigration system and urged the administration to hold off while lawmakers work on a bipartisan measure.
BRYAN, Texas (AP) - Two Central Texas firefighters are in serious but stable condition as investigators try to determine what sparked a lodge hall fire that killed two colleagues.
HOUSTON (AP) - Terrence Ross had to settle his nerves at the start of the All-Star dunk contest. By the end, he was calming down a ball boy he needed as a prop for his winning slam.
AMARILLO, Texas (AP) - Stanley Marsh 3, an eccentric millionaire artist best known for his "Cadillac Ranch" art display along an interstate in the Texas Panhandle, has settled lawsuits from 10 teenagers who allege he paid them for sex acts, attorneys announced Saturday.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Bruce Willis remains a die-hard at the box office.
BAGHDAD (AP) - Car bombs tore through shopping areas within minutes of each other in mainly Shiite neighborhoods of the Iraqi capital on Sunday, killing at least 37 people and wounding more than 100.
BRYAN, Texas (AP) - Two Texas fire lieutenants have died of burns after battling a lodge hall fire, a city official said Saturday.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Hyla Merin grew up without a father and for a long time never knew why.
MIAMI (AP) - A byzantine maze of maritime rules and regulations, fragmented oversight and a patchwork quilt of nations that do business with cruise lines make it tough for consumers to assess the health and safety record of the ship they're about to board in what for many is the vacation of a lifetime.
HOUSTON (AP) - Billy Hunter was ousted from his job as executive director of the union in a unanimous vote by NBA players who said Saturday they will "no longer be divided, misled, misinformed."
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) - Passengers of the Carnival Triumph tried to put the memories of their nightmarish cruise behind them Friday, boarding buses and planes for home after five harrowing days aboard a vessel adrift at sea without power or working toilets.
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Clayton Kershaw was selected Saturday as the Los Angeles Dodgers' opening day starter and will become the team's first pitcher to start three straight openers since Derek Lowe from 2005-07.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Dozens of protesters rallied outside Los Angeles police headquarters in support of Christopher Dorner, the ex-LAPD officer and suspected killer of four who died after a shootout and fire this week at a mountain cabin.