PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - The Atlantic puffin population is at risk in the United States, and there are signs the seabirds are in distress in other parts of the world.
WASHINGTON (AP) - A lawmaker who helped negotiate a bipartisan bill to overhaul immigration predicted on Sunday that comprehensive legislation would overwhelmingly pass the Senate by July 4 while House Republicans cautioned that they would write their own version, one piece at a time.
SAN MATEO, Calif. (AP) - Invisalign, a San Jose company, uses 3-D printing to make each mouthful of customized, transparent braces. Mackenzies Chocolates, a confectioner in Santa Cruz, uses a 3-D printer to pump out chocolate molds. And earlier this year, Cornell University researchers used a 3-D printer, along with injections of a special collagen gel, to create a human-shaped ear.
MOSCOW (AP) - The head of a U.S. congressional delegation said Sunday that its meetings in Russia showed there was "nothing specific" that could have helped prevent the Boston Marathon bombings, but that the two countries need to work more closely on joint security threats.
EL RENO, Okla. (AP) - Three veteran storm chasers were among the 10 people killed Friday night when a violent tornado barreled into the Oklahoma City metro area.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - At the height of the financial crisis, bargain hunters would gather each week on county courthouse steps to bid on foreclosed properties throughout Northern and Central California. The inventory lists were long, especially in hard-hit areas such as Sacramento and Stockton. But the auctions were generally short affairs - often because real estate speculators were illegally fixing the bidding process.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Alcoholic beverages soon could have nutritional labels like those on food packaging, but only if the producers want to put them there.
KINGSTON, N.H. (AP) - More than 100 family and friends gathered at a church in a small New Hampshire town Saturday to remember the woman whose son massacred 20 first-graders and six educators in a Connecticut elementary school last year.
HOUSTON (AP) - Four firefighters searching for people they thought might be trapped in a blazing Houston motel and restaurant Friday were killed when the part of the structure collapsed and ensnared them, authorities said.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Evangelical Lutheran Church of America elected its first openly gay bishop to a six-year term on Friday at an annual assembly in Southern California, officials said.
MACKINAC ISLAND, Mich. (AP) - Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn said Saturday that separating the Great Lakes and Mississippi River systems is the "ultimate solution" to prevent voracious Asian carp from overrunning the lakes, a potential step toward resolving a longstanding regional feud.
DANA POINT, Calif. (AP) - Rain or shine, a 14-year-old Southern California girl has gone surfing every day for two years in her pursuit of becoming a world champion surfer - and she plans to keep on going.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - State lawmakers have wrapped up the first half of this year's legislative session by advancing hundreds of bills addressing a wide range of issues, including gun violence, environmental protection, oil drilling and even whether prison inmates should have access to condoms.
JEMEZ SPRINGS, N.M. (AP) - Fire crews in New Mexico on Saturday fought two growing wild blazes that have scorched thousands of acres, spurred evacuation calls for dozens of homes and poured smoke into the touristy state capital.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Rain and cooler temperatures mean the wildfire season in Oregon, Idaho, Washington and Montana will start later than initially predicted, officials with the National Interagency Fire Center said Saturday.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - California's state parks director abruptly announced his retirement Wednesday, just 19 months after he took control of a department that had been rocked by years of fiscal mismanagement.