CHICAGO (AP) - Mexican drug cartels whose operatives once rarely ventured beyond the U.S. border are dispatching some of their most trusted agents to live and work deep inside the United States - an emboldened presence that experts believe is meant to tighten their grip on the world's most lucrative narcotics market and maximize profits.
CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) - Prosecutors on Monday said they will seek the death penalty against the man accused in last year's movie theater attack that killed 12, wounded 70 and spurred new gun control laws in Colorado.
NEW YORK (AP) - Beginning work a few years ago on her latest book, an anthology of poems for young people, Caroline Kennedy found herself looking through one of her mother's scrapbooks. She burst into laughter, she says, as she came across a poem that her brother John, as a youngster, had picked out and copied as a gift to their poetry-loving mom.
NEW DELHI (AP) - A lawyer for healthcare activists says India's Supreme Court has rejected drug maker Novartis AG's right to patent a new version of a lifesaving cancer drug.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A transient with a long criminal record is being sought in the kidnapping of a 10-year-old girl who was snatched from her San Fernando Valley home before dawn last week and abandoned hours later in front of a hospital.
GRANADA HILLS (AP) - The California Highway Patrol says a fiery crash involving a big-rig and several cars has killed two people and snarled traffic on a Los Angeles freeway.
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - After weeks of war-like rhetoric, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un gathered legislators Monday for an annual spring parliamentary session taking place one day after top party officials adopted a statement declaring building nuclear weapons and the economy the nation's top priorities.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - California's largest teachers union is backing a measure that would make it easier to discipline and fire teachers accused of misconduct after successfully fighting a similar proposal last year.
GALAX, Va. (AP) - Nearly 100 vehicles crashed Sunday along a mountainous, foggy stretch of interstate near the Virginia-North Carolina border, killing three people and injuring 25 others.
BERLIN (AP) - An entire troupe of performing fleas has fallen victim to the freezing temperatures currently gripping Germany.
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - Four people were hurt Sunday when a driver crashed his vehicle into a Wal-Mart in California and assaulted people in the store, police said.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - After a nine-month delay, "G.I. Joe: Retaliation" deployed to the top spot at the box office.
MALIBU, Calif. (AP) - Malibu's celebrity haven of Broad Beach is struggling to survive as nature chews away at the shoreline and a $20 million effort to replace sand appears to be stuck in the mud.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Authorities say an accident involving a sheriff's patrol car in downtown Los Angeles has injured seven people, four seriously.
Five members of a Southern California family were killed in southern Nevada when their van was rear-ended by an 18-year-old driver who was later arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence, authorities said.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - In a move that could give gay marriage its first foothold in the South, Virginia's attorney general said Thursday he concluded the state's ban on same-sex unions is unconstitutional and he will join the fight against it.
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Police in Miami Beach say pop singer Justin Bieber has been charged with resisting arrest without violence in addition to drag racing and DUI. Police also say the singer told authorities he had consumed alcohol, smoked marijuana and taken prescription drugs.
MONTREUX, Switzerland (AP) - Furiously divided from the start, representatives of Syrian President Bashar Assad and the rebellion against him threatened Wednesday to collapse a peace conference intended to lead them out of civil war.
HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) - A Mexican national was executed Wednesday night in Texas for killing a Houston police officer, despite pleas and diplomatic pressure from the Mexican government and the U.S. State Department to halt the punishment.
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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) - The NFL and personnel at MetLife Stadium had a Super Bowl pop quiz on snow removal less than two weeks before the title game between the Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks.
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) - House Speaker John Boehner says he'll support an emergency drought-relief bill to help farmers through what's certain to be a devastating year.
HOUSTON (AP) - They quibble, joke and share knowing looks, finishing each other's thoughts and making snide comments - like many sisters. But a recent heated argument was unlike any other they've had, and it ended in a most surprising way.
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) - Classes at Purdue University were interrupted by the sounds of gunfire, fire alarms and screams when a student entered a basement classroom and fatally shot a fellow senior engineering student whom a former teacher described as "phenomenal."
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama shone a light Wednesday on a college sexual assault epidemic that is often shrouded in secrecy, with victims fearing stigma, police poorly trained to investigate and universities reluctant to disclose the violence.
NEW YORK (AP) - Northeasterners scraped and shoveled Wednesday after a snowstorm grounded flights, shuttered schools and buried roads with a surprising amount of snow, leaving biting cold in its wake. The atmosphere was particularly frosty in New York, where some residents complained that plowing was spotty and schools were open while children elsewhere in the region stayed home.
Cloudy skies have made Southern California look a bit wintry but thermometers continue to insist it's summer.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - In just a few years, Gov. Jerry Brown has helped turn California's budget deficits into surpluses, persuaded Californians to raise taxes and quieted the complaints of many political opponents.
FRESNO (AP) - House Speaker John Boehner is scheduled to visit the Central Valley of California on Wednesday, joining three Republican colleagues to propose emergency legislation aimed at drought relief, a congressional aide said Tuesday.
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