LOS ANGELES (AP) - Scientists on Tuesday prepared to send Curiosity on its first test drive over the billion-year-old rocks of Mars and said a busted wind sensor won't jeopardize its mission of determining whether life could exist there.
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - A school district in California's Central Valley is being sued by two parents and a coalition of groups over its sex education program.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - A former University of Nebraska women's basketball star faked an attack in which she allegedly carved anti-gay slurs into her skin because she felt it would spark change, police said Tuesday.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - A federal appeals court ruled late Tuesday that Texas can cut off funding for Planned Parenthood clinics that provide health services to low-income women before a trial over a new law that bans state money from going to organizations tied to abortion providers.
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - Federal regulators who shut down a Central California slaughterhouse after receiving an animal welfare video were investigating Tuesday whether beef from sick cows reached the human food supply.
ELLICOTT CITY, Md. (AP) - They were seemingly ordinary tweets from two friends hanging out on a railroad bridge in their hometown, enjoying one last summer night together before heading back to college.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Stephon Tull was looking through dusty old boxes in his father's attic in Chattanooga a few months ago when he stumbled onto something startling: an audio reel labeled, "Dr. King interview, Dec. 21, 1960."
NEW YORK (AP) - The news just keeps getting worse at Best Buy each day.
ROSEMEAD, Calif. (AP) - Southern California Edison plans to cut 730 employees at the ailing San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station, a decision that follows two years of analysis that included comparisons to similar nuclear plants, utility officials said Monday.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Some women are upset that the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte is not providing child care.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - Lawmakers had a robust debate about California's tax code and how it alternately punishes and favors certain industries as they took up legislation that would extend a tax credit for the film and television industry.
WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (AP) - Another California city has banned plastic bags at store checkouts.
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - Federal regulators shut down a Central California slaughterhouse Monday after receiving undercover video showing dairy cows - some unable to walk - being repeatedly shocked and shot before being slaughtered.
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - A Fresno man has pleaded guilty to allegations that he conspired to illegally produce California commercial driver's licenses.
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - Insurgents fired rockets into an American base in Afghanistan early Tuesday, damaging the parked plane of the visiting chairman of the U.S. joint chiefs of staff, the U.S. military said. The general was safe in his quarters at the time and later left the country aboard another aircraft.
FONTANA, Calif. (AP) - Rookie IndyCar driver Mikhail Aleshin was hospitalized in serious but stable condition Friday night after a frightening crash in the final practice session for the series season finale.
ATLANTA (AP) - Two candidates officially live with their parents. One rents a room from a contributor. Another won and lost elections in one state, then moved to another in a bid to get back into the U.S. Senate.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Western business connections are complicating efforts to bring economic sanctions against executives and companies closely aligned with Russian President Vladimir Putin's inner circle. A prime example: the Russian Direct Investment Fund, a $10 billion sovereign wealth fund that's escaped sanctions in spite of international efforts to punish Russia for its incursions in Ukraine.
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama's acknowledgement the U.S. still lacks a strategy for defeating the growing extremist threat emanating from Syria reflects a still unformed international coalition.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - California lawmakers have approved a measure that would make the state the first to impose a statewide ban on single-use plastic bags.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Tough new Texas abortion restrictions are on hold after a federal judge found Republican-led efforts to hold abortion clinics to hospital-level operating standards unconstitutional in a ruling that spares more than a dozen clinics from imminent closure.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - State corrections officials on Friday agreed to shift mentally ill inmates into separate specialized housing that will offer them more treatment instead of placing them in the same isolation units as other inmates, a decision that marks a major shift in how the system deals with such prisoners.
An experimental Ebola drug healed all 18 monkeys infected with the deadly virus in a study, boosting hopes that the treatment might help fight the outbreak raging through West Africa - once more of it can be made.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown appealed a court ruling that struck down tenure and other job protections for California's teachers, setting himself apart from leaders in some other states who have fought to end such protections or at least raise the standards for obtaining them.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A 33-year-old slice of cake from Prince Charles and Princess Diana's 1981 wedding has sold at auction for $1,375.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A judge has blocked a marijuana farmers market in Los Angeles and ordered organizers to shut down their business.
SAN RAMON, Mexico (AP) - The lumbering freight train known as "The Beast," a key part of the route for migrants heading north to the United States, rolled to an abrupt, unscheduled stop in the black of midnight.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A woman in her 90s and a man in his 70s died after fire burned a condominium building in Encino, fire officials said Friday.
SAN DIEGO (AP) - The accidental killing of a firing range instructor by a 9-year-old girl learning to shoot an Uzi unleashed a storm of criticism and anger, with much of it aimed at her parents.
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) - Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas blamed Hamas on Friday for needlessly extending fighting with Israel in the Gaza Strip, casting doubt on the future of the Palestinian unity government that the Islamic militant group backs.