BEIRUT (AP) - Lebanon's prime minister linked the massive car bomb that tore through Beirut to the civil war in neighboring Syria on Saturday, the latest signal that the crisis is enflaming an already tense region.
DELRAY BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Heading into the campaign's final weeks, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is upping his criticism of President Barack Obama's plans for a second term, accusing the Democrat of failing to tell Americans what he would do with four more years. The Obama campaign is aggressively disputing the notion, claiming it's Romney who hasn't provided specific details to voters.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - A website with files showing the Boy Scouts of America's cover-up of decades of sexual abuse is generating interest from people wanting to know who the alleged abusers are and whether people who molested them as Scouts are in the files.
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) - Texas A&M University's campus was shut down for about five hours Friday after an emailed bomb threat prompted an evacuation of more than 50,000 people and a building-by-building search.
DIAMOND BAR, Calif. (AP) - Three big-rig trucks and a car crashed on a Southern California freeway Friday, killing one person and injuring three, two of them critically.
CHICAGO (AP) - When it comes to the birds and the bees, some parents may want to have that talk with their boys a little sooner than they expected.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Lance Armstrong said he has been through a "difficult couple of weeks" and urged supporters of his cancer-fighting charity to stand behind its mission.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - A second Port of Oakland official has been suspended in connection with a $4,500 strip club expense.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - An 82-year-old woman whose rap sheet goes back more than 50 years has been sentenced in Los Angeles to six years in state prison.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The jurisdiction of a Native American tribal court was challenged Friday by the developer of a popular glass bridge over the Grand Canyon who has been locked in a multi-million dollar contract dispute with an Arizona-based tribe.
OJAI, Calif. (AP) - A woman played dead and escaped with minor injuries when a bear attacked her as she walked her dogs in Ventura County.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Freezing human eggs can be successful in treating infertility - but guidelines issued Friday still urge caution for women hoping to pause a ticking biological clock.
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) - Prosecutors say the body of a woman found in a San Diego County trash receptacle has been identified as the wife of a real estate investor charged with her murder.
AVENAL, Calif. (AP) - California prison officials will start using new cellphone blocking technology at a Central Valley prison next week, the first step to rolling it out system-wide.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - A good-government group asked California's campaign finance watchdog Friday to investigate the donors behind an $11 million political contribution from a nonprofit based in Arizona, as Gov. Jerry Brown called on its donors to "show their faces."
SIMFEROPOL, Ukraine (AP) - Lawmakers in Crimea declared their intention Thursday to split from Ukraine and join Russia instead, and scheduled a referendum in 10 days for voters to decide the fate of the disputed peninsula.
CONROE, Texas (AP) - A Texas man accused of dousing a boy with gasoline and setting him on fire when he was a teenager can be tried as an adult for murder after the victim died from his burns nearly 13 years later, a judge ruled Thursday.
WASHINGTON (AP) - In a long-expected, election-year skirmish, House Republicans are moving to block President Barack Obama's plan to limit carbon pollution from new power plants.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - A U.S. Army general accused of sexually assaulting a junior officer will admit guilt on three lesser charges but maintains his innocence on allegations that he forced her to perform oral sex, his lawyer said Wednesday night.
NEW YORK (AP) - So far, 2014 is looking like the year of the big deal.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Essay optional. No penalties for wrong answers. The SAT college entrance exam is undergoing sweeping revisions.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Russian President Vladimir Putin is a tough but thin-skinned leader who is squandering his country's potential, former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Wednesday, a day after she likened his actions on the Crimean peninsula of Ukraine to those of Adolf Hitler in the 1930s.
NEW YORK (AP) - Target Corp.'s executive ranks have suffered their first casualty since hackers stole credit card numbers and other personal data of millions of the retailer's shoppers last year.
VATICAN CITY (AP) - Pope Francis is coming under increasing criticism that he simply doesn't get it on sex abuse.
SAN JOSE (AP) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is making a swing through the Silicon Valley where he met with high-tech leaders and signed a pro-business agreement with Gov. Jerry Brown.
PARIS (AP) - Pro-Russian citizens in Ukraine's Crimea region must be willing to replace armed forces with international observers if the new government allows a vote for more autonomy, Ukraine's foreign minister said Wednesday ahead of a possible meeting with Moscow's top diplomat.
NEW YORK (AP) - A prosecutor at the New York trial of Osama bin Laden's son-in-law says he used the "murderous power of his words" to rally others against America after the Sept. 11 attacks.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration took steps Wednesday to support the defenses of U.S. allies in Europe in response to Russia's takeover of Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula.
LONDON (AP) - Just try sugar-coating this: The World Health Organization says your daily sugar intake should be just 5 percent of your total calories - half of what the agency previously recommended, according to new draft guidelines published Wednesday.
Authorities say unemployment and drug addiction have spurred an increase in the destructive practice of cutting off the knobby growths at the base of ancient redwood trees to make decorative pieces like lacey-grained coffee tables and wall clocks.