WASHINGTON (AP) - Pakistan has told U.S. military officials that it plans to launch combat operations against Taliban militants soon in a tribal area near the Afghan border that also serves as a haven for leaders of the al-Qaida-affiliated Haqqani network, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said Monday.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Robert Pattinson has decided to come back - to the spotlight, that is.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Structural engineers on Monday deemed the site of a Chevron refinery fire in the San Francisco Bay area hazardous for human entry after looking at the failed pipe that leaked and sent a towering plume of black smoke into the sky.
SAN DIEGO (AP) - Lightning strikes in tinder dry areas of San Diego County have caused fires that have burned 1,000 acres.
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) - The family of a gunman killed in a shootout near the Texas A&M campus that also left two other people dead Monday afternoon say they are "distraught by the havoc that he has caused."
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - The Assembly on Monday approved a bill that would help middle class Californians cope with soaring college costs by closing a corporate tax loophole and using the expected windfall to reduce tuition.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Paul Ryan traveled a perilous route to political stardom. While other lawmakers nervously whistled past trillion-dollar deficits, fearing to cut popular programs, he waded in with a machete and a smile.
NEW YORK (AP) - FedEx will soon begin offering buyouts to U.S. employees in an effort to cut costs in the face of a weakening global economy.
MOUNTAIN VIEW, California (AP) - Google is cutting about 4,000 jobs at its Motorola Mobility cellphone business and will close or consolidate about one-third of its 90 locations.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The University of California is weighing in on the U.S. Supreme Court case over the use of affirmative action in college admissions. UC leaders on Monday filed a "friend of the court" brief to the Supreme Court, which is expected to consider a challenge to the University of Texas' use of race in undergraduate admissions. UC's president and 10 chancellors argue it's necessary to consider race to ensure racial diversity ...
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - A group supporting Mitt Romney is spending more than $10 million on a new television advertisement criticizing President Barack Obama's handling of the economy.
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) - A gunman and a law enforcement officer were among three people killed Monday in a shooting near the Texas A&M University campus, police said.
DENVER (AP) - Lawmakers are visiting the area of a May wildfire southwest of Denver that killed three people and damaged two dozen houses. The lawmakers will also hear from residents in Conifer Monday evening after their tour. A five-member commission created by the Legislature this year is reviewing the events surrounding the wildfire that grew out of a prescribed burn on state forest land. It flared a few days after it appeared to ...
BERLIN (AP) - A kangaroo is on the lam in Germany after breaking out of a wildlife park, with a fox and a wild boar his suspected accomplices. Michael Hoffmann, assistant head of the Hochwildschutzpark Hunsrueck west of Frankfurt, said Monday the male kangaroo was one of three that escaped overnight Saturday with the inadvertent help of the menagerie that lives in the area woods. Hoffmann says the kangaroos got out of their enclosure ...
NEW YORK (AP) - Helen Gurley Brown, the editor who made Cosmopolitan magazine into a single girl's handbook of sex and glamour, has died. She was 90.
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - North Korea on Saturday freed an 85-year-old U.S. veteran of the Korean War after a weekslong detention, ending the saga of Merrill Newman's attempt to visit the North as a tourist six decades after he oversaw a group of South Korean wartime guerrillas still loathed by Pyongyang.
JOHANNESBURG (AP) - What next for South Africa?
Jay Z easily led Grammy Award nominations announced Friday with nine, but left-of-center rappers Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and Kendrick Lamar were among a group of new stars who took many of the major nominations.
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - Four homeless people have died of hypothermia in the San Francisco Bay Area since last week, authorities said, highlighting the danger to people without shelter as the region is gripped by freezing temperatures.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Doctors at a Northern California hospital say a couple has given birth to a rare set of naturally conceived identical triplets.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Bill Porter, the door-to-door salesman in Portland, Ore., who was portrayed by William H. Macy in an Emmy-winning TV movie, has died at 81.
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) - Citrus grower Fred LoBue breathed a sigh of relief on Friday after two sleepless nights monitoring the icy temperatures in his family's Central Valley orange groves.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. job market is proving sturdier than many had thought.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A suburban Nashville couple got more than they expected in their to-go order in a McDonald's drive-thru: A bag of cold cash.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - The state parks department has a new warehouse for its collection of historical artifacts, and the building will soon be open to the public.
In nearly seven decades spent fighting for freedom and equality, Nelson Mandela inspired and challenged the world to stand up for others. As word of Mandela's death spread Thursday, current and former presidents, athletes and entertainers, and people around the world spoke out about the life and legacy of the former South African leader.
KUNA, Idaho (AP) - A dump truck collided with a school bus Thursday at a rural southwestern Idaho intersection, killing an 11-year-old boy and injuring four other children.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A lawyer for Amanda Bynes says the actress has left an inpatient mental health treatment facility and is back with her parents.
BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) - Serious news has bumped fictional anchorman Ron Burgundy off "SportsCenter."
NEW YORK (AP) - Tramps like us, baby we were born to bid.