MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - An American Eagle pilot was suspended after failing a blood-alcohol test as he prepared to fly on Friday from Minneapolis to New York City, authorities said.
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) - Nghiem Ngoc Thuy has been slinging coffees to thirsty Vietnamese for 20 years in her colonial-style villa with peeling shutters, and she and her customers aren't too worried that the imminent arrival of U.S. giant Starbucks will alter their time-tested coffee traditions.
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) - A group of neighborhood associations and residents in Pasadena has filed a lawsuit attempting to block city plans to offer the Rose Bowl as a temporary home to an NFL team that moves to Southern California while a permanent stadium is finished.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Los Angeles city attorney's office says a talent scout has been convicted of sexually abusing a 16-year-old girl who was attending his acting and modeling school.
SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) - An escaped inmate who held a Santa Cruz preschool teacher at gunpoint and attacked a deputy faces life in prison after being convicted of 39 charges including attempted murder and kidnapping.
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - Fresno County authorities say a 10-year-old boy has died of injuries he sustained after being shot with a pellet gun.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Kobe Bryant is no longer a holdout. He's on Twitter. With five words - "The antisocial has become social" - the Los Angeles Lakers guard sent the first tweet from his account Friday. About 270,000 people followed his verified account, (at)kobebryant, within a few hours. Bryant tiptoed into the Twitterverse last week when he briefly took over Nike basketball's account, when he sent out things like a photo of him hanging ...
SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) - Los Angeles County prosecutors have charged six people in the theft of $3.2 million worth of paintings, wine, jewelry and a Porsche from a Santa Monica home.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Travelers to and from San Francisco may see extra delays this year as San Francisco International Airport temporarily shuts down a few runways over the coming months.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A woman suspected of making and appearing in child porn photos a decade ago that have circulated widely in the years since was arrested hours after authorities released images of her taken from those shots, federal officials announced Friday.
NEW YORK (AP) - The Standard & Poor's 500 closed at its highest level in five years Friday after a report showed that hiring held up in December, giving stocks an early lift.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Oscar won't be the only chiseled man in the spotlight at the 85th Academy Awards.
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) - Al Pacino says he decided not to meet famed record producer Phil Spector before portraying him in an HBO movie - only to find he already had.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - An appellate court ruling overturning a rape conviction because the victim wasn't married prompted anger Friday from women's groups and a state legislator who plans to introduce a bill that would close the legal loophole.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Former Louisiana Gov. Edwin Edwards will star on a new cable TV show alongside the woman he married after his release from federal prison on a corruption conviction.
NEW YORK (AP) - Christina Aguilera recently debuted her slimmed-down body, but the singer says she doesn't work out like crazy.
BAGHDAD (AP) - Iranian-backed Shiite militias are threatening to retaliate against American interests inside Iraq if the United States goes ahead with strikes against the Tehran-allied government in neighboring Syria, according to Iraqi security officials and militants themselves.
RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) - A fiery explosion caused by a possible gas leak leveled one Southern California home, damaged two others and shook the neighborhood before dawn Friday, jolting awake residents but causing no apparent injuries.
BEIRUT (AP) - The Syrian government sent reinforcements, including tanks and armored personnel carriers, to a predominantly Christian village north of Damascus where rebels have battled regime troops this week, a monitoring group said Friday.
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) - In the final day of campaigning to host the 2020 Olympics, Madrid promoted its bid Friday as one based on a "responsible budget" that can become the model for future games.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. economy is producing jobs at a still-subpar pace - a trend the Federal Reserve will weigh in deciding this month whether to slow its bond buying and, if so, by how much.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The National Security Agency, working with the British government, has secretly been unraveling encryption technology that billions of Internet users rely upon to keep their electronic messages and confidential data safe from prying eyes, according to published reports Thursday based on internal U.S. government documents.