TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Former pro wrestler Hulk Hogan sued a disc jockey, the DJ's ex-wife and a gossip website Monday, several months after a sex tape involving Hogan and the woman was posted online.
WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - The failed solar power company Solyndra LLC is asking a Delaware bankruptcy judge to confirm its proposed reorganization plan over objections from government attorneys.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A bank executive who says he was beaten by a pair of Los Angeles police officers during a bizarre incident sought help from police in a neighboring city two days earlier because he had taken bath salts.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Rumpled, sleepy and bemused, a professor in California awoke Monday to the news that he had won the highest honor in economics - the Nobel Memorial Prize.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to take up an appeal from Arizona over its requirement that people prove they are American citizens before registering to vote.
BIRMINGHAM, England (AP) - A teenage Pakistani activist shot in the head by the Taliban arrived in Britain on Monday to receive specialized medical care and protection from follow-up attacks threatened by the militants.
BEIRUT (AP) - Syrian President Bashar Assad ordered on Monday immediate repairs to a historic mosque in the city of Aleppo, a move likely aimed at containing Muslim outrage after fierce fighting between rebels and regime forces set parts of the mosque on fire over the weekend.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Americans stepped up their spending at retail businesses in September, reflecting higher consumer confidence. The increase was driven by another strong month of auto sales and the release of the iPhone5.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Union picketing has brought a temporary halt to second-season production of the NBC reality show "Fashion Star."
BEIJING (AP) - China's inflation eased further in September, giving the government more room to stimulate the country's slowing economy.
ATLANTA (AP) - Scattered across the carefully landscaped main campus of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are the staff on the front lines fighting a rare outbreak of fungal meningitis: A scientist in a white lab coat peers through a microscope at fungi on a glass slide. In another room, another researcher uses what looks like a long, pointed eye dropper to suck up DNA samples that will be tested for the suspect fungus.
CHICAGO (AP) - Shots that protect against cervical cancer do not make girls promiscuous, according to the first study to compare medical records for vaccinated and unvaccinated girls.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A man caught walking into the underwater rail tube between San Francisco and the East Bay has been taken into custody, and Bay Area Rapid Transit service across the tube has been restored.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Buyers of tablets that run Microsoft's newest operating system, Windows 8, are in for a pleasant musical surprise: they'll be able to handpick from a selection of millions of songs and stream them for free as long as they put up with an audio ad every 15 minutes.
BEIRUT (AP) - The Syrian regime was accused Sunday of dropping cluster bombs - indiscriminate scattershot munitions banned by most nations - in a new sign of desperation and disregard for its own people.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Internal records show that false fire alarms, balky elevators, a troublesome closed-circuit camera system and other problems plagued Los Angeles International Airport's international terminal in the months following a major upgrade.
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WASHINGTON (AP) - For President Barack Obama, a public spat between his trusted ally at the CIA and a loyal Democratic senator has put into sharp focus his complicated role in managing the post-Sept. 11 anti-terror programs he inherited from George W. Bush.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Los Angeles Times dismissed an investigative reporter Friday after discovering he had an inappropriate relationship with someone who was a source for a front-page story that the newspaper says contained an error.
BURLINGAME, Calif. (AP) - California Republicans are gathering in the San Francisco Bay Area this weekend to plot the future of the party in a state where their registration and influence have been sliding.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Thousands of Los Angeles International Airport workers had no idea what to do when a gunman opened fire last year in a terminal because they were inadequately trained to deal with an emergency, according to a union report.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - The agency overseeing California's high-speed rail project has won permission from a separate state board to begin eminent domain proceedings against eight properties in Fresno that are needed to build the line's initial segment.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A Southern California water district is considering a personalized pricing plan that would allow customers who use a little water to pay less and those who use a lot to pay more.
BRENTWOOD, Calif. (AP) - Prosecutors are considering criminal charges against a middle-school boy who police say forced a girl into sexual acts by threatening her with explicit photos of her on his cellphone.
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - A state appellate court has ruled that California water officials cannot go onto private property for soil testing and other studies related to construction of two massive tunnels that would siphon water from the Sacramento River.
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) - Broken promises of help from the West. A tragic history of Russian invasion that goes back centuries. A painful awareness that conflicts in this volatile region are contagious. These are the factors that make nations across Eastern Europe watch events in Ukraine - and tremble.
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) - The pilots of the missing Malaysia Airlines passenger jet were a middle-aged family man passionate enough about flying to build his own simulator and a 27-year-old contemplating marriage who had just graduated to the cockpit of the Boeing 777.
PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) - Police photographs of a bare-chested Oscar Pistorius standing in his garage on blood-stained prosthetic legs and wearing shorts covered in blood, taken shortly after the athlete fatally shot his girlfriend, were shown to the court at his murder trial Friday.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Secretary of State John Kerry is warning Russia that it will face an immediate, "very serious series" of steps from the United States and Europe if it annexes Ukraine's strategic Crimea region.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Failings exposed last spring at a U.S. nuclear missile base, reflecting what one officer called "rot" in the ranks, were worse than originally reported, according to Air Force documents obtained by The Associated Press.