MIAMI (AP) - By bus and car, commercial flight and charter, U.S.-based Venezuelans are traveling en masse to New Orleans in the coming days, spending hundreds of dollars and in some cases more than a day of their time to cast a vote in their country's presidential election.
TOKYO (AP) - A weakening tropical storm was speeding out of Japan on Monday after bringing gale-strength winds to Tokyo and injuring dozens of people, causing blackouts and paralyzing traffic to the south and west of the capital.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown on Sunday announced signing a bill that could one day bring the release of some criminals who were sentenced as juveniles to life in prison.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Anyone puzzled by the most recent U.S. economic data has reason for feeling so: The numbers sketch a sometimes contradictory picture of the economy.
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) - Several thousand people poured into the streets of Haiti's capital on Sunday to protest the government of President Michel Martelly.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Adam Sandler's monster mash-up "Hotel Transylvania" has brought the weekend box office back to life after a late-summer slump.
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) - Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has weighed in on the U.S. presidential race, saying he prefers President Barack Obama.
BANNING, Calif. (AP) - A wildfire that has charred 300 acres of dry brush in a remote area of Riverside County has injured a firefighter and destroyed a shed and several vehicles.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The demolition of a bridge that forced the weekend closure of one of the nation's busiest freeways is on schedule, while many Los Angeles drivers heeded warnings to steer clear of the area, and officials expect to reopen the lanes as planned Monday morning.
DESERT HOT SPRINGS, Calif. (AP) - A woman's body has been found in a shallow grave in the Southern California desert and a man has been arrested on suspicion of killing her.
TORONTO (AP) - The last Western detainee held at the U.S. military prison in Guantanamo Bay returned to Canada Saturday after a decade in custody following his capture in Afghanistan at age 15 after being wounded in a firefight with U.S. soldiers, officials said.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Nobel Peace Laureate and Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi was in San Francisco, where she received an honorary doctorate from the University of San Francisco during her landmark visit to the U.S.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Arnold Schwarzenegger says his wife, Maria Shriver, was told to "snap out of it" by her mother for her attempts to persuade him against running for California governor in 2003, a conversation that ultimately opened the door to his successful candidacy.
NEW YORK (AP) - Neil Young, John Legend, Black Keys, and others wowed thousands who turned out Saturday night for a free concert in Central Park to call attention to poverty worldwide.
WEST BRANCH, Mich. (AP) - A mid-Michigan community cheered on a 16-year-old sophomore - the victim of an apparent prank by classmates - as she took her place with other members of her high school's homecoming court.
WASHINGTON (AP) - A Senate panel's deep divide over giving President Barack Obama the authority to use U.S. military force against Syria underscores the commander in chief's challenge in persuading skeptical lawmakers and wary allies to back greater intervention in an intractable civil war.
WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. intelligence agencies did not detect the Syrian regime readying a massive chemical weapons attack in the days ahead of the strike, only piecing together what had happened after the fact, U.S. officials say.
YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) - There was no evidence of an illegal marijuana grow near the spot where a raging wildfire started near Yosemite National Park, a federal forestry official said Wednesday.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - "American Idol" is betting that a judges' remix with Jennifer Lopez, Harry Connick Jr. and Keith Urban will fare better with viewers than bickering divas Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj did last season.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - Democratic state senators are criticizing a plan by Gov. Jerry Brown to rent thousands of private prison and county jail cells to meet a federal court order to greatly reduce California's prison population.
NEW YORK (AP) - McDonald's Corp. says a revamped version of its Dollar Menu that includes items priced at $5 could be launched nationally this year.
WASHINGTON (AP) - It's the No. 1 question about President Barack Obama's health care law: Will consumers be able to afford the coverage?
WASHINGTON (AP) - High school students could start their days later and get more sleep if the nation's top education official gets his way.
WASHINGTON (AP) - In an impassioned appeal for support both at home and abroad, President Barack Obama said Wednesday the credibility of the international community and Congress is on the line in the debate over how to respond to the alleged use of chemical weapons in Syria. As Obama made his case overseas during a visit to Sweden, his appeal for military intervention ran into trouble on Capitol Hill.
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WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama gained ground Tuesday in his drive for congressional backing of a military strike against Syria, winning critical support from House Speaker John Boehner while key Senate Democrats and Republicans agreed to back a no-combat-troops-on-the-ground action in retaliation for a chemical weapons attack.