VATICAN CITY (AP) - The preliminaries over, Catholic cardinals are ready to get down to the real business of choosing a pope. And even without a front-runner, there are indications they will go into the conclave Tuesday with a good idea of their top picks.
Los Angeles wants to host its third Summer Olympics. The U.S. Olympic Committee has received a letter from the host of the 1932 and 1984 Games, with Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa putting America's second biggest city in the running to host the 2024 Games. The USOC is deciding whether to bid for the 2024 Games and recently sent a letter to 35 of America's largest cities to gauge interest. In the letter, Villaraigosa says Los Angeles ...
PHOENIX (AP) - Republican Sen. John McCain of Arizona says it's possible some of the more than 2,000 illegal immigrants recently released by the Homeland Security Department because of budget cuts had been convicted of serious crimes.
The Anaheim Ducks re-signed captain Ryan Getzlaf to an eight-year, $66 million contract on Friday, keeping the playmaking center with his only NHL team through the 2020-21 season.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - A proposal in the Utah legislature that would tax electronic cigarettes at the same rate as regular cigarettes has put the state at the forefront of a national movement to regulate the increasingly popular devices.
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard signed a bill Friday allowing the state's school districts to arm teachers and other personnel with guns.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - There comes a time during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race when fatigue can turn Alaska's frozen landscape into an unlikely habitat for an elephant that really isn't there.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Kelly Osbourne says she had a seizure and doctors are trying to figure out why.
Los Angeles wants to host its third Summer Olympics. The U.S. Olympic Committee has received a letter from the host of the 1932 and 1984 Games, with Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa putting America's second biggest city in the running to host the 2024 Games. The USOC is deciding whether to bid for the 2024 Games and recently sent a letter to 35 of America's largest cities to gauge interest. In the letter, Villaraigosa says Los ...
POMONA, Calif. (AP) - Cal Poly Pomona officials say a student who lives off-campus may have become infected with tuberculosis, and anyone who had close contact with him should get tested.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A late-season wintry blast rumbled through Southern California on Friday, unleashing snow, rain, hail and lightning bolts as the sun played hide-and-seek in an alternately gray and bright blue sky.
DENVER (AP) - The judge in the deadly Colorado theater shootings has denied a request by defense lawyers to declare a state law on the insanity plea unconstitutional.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - After coming in $400 million over budget following last year's busy fire season, the Forest Service is altering its approach and may let more fires burn instead of attacking every one.
NEW YORK (AP) - They partied like it was 1999 - the audience and the musicians - at a Prince tribute concert at Carnegie Hall.
DUNLAP, Calif. (AP) - The investigation into a lion attack that killed a 24-year-old woman who loved big cats is focusing on a cage door that the 550-pound animal managed to escape through to reach the volunteer intern, officials say.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Authorities say three people were killed and four injured after the minivan they were traveling in turned over on a Los Angeles freeway connector.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - The weekly meetings of Mouthing Off!, a group for students at Mills College in Oakland, Calif., who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender, always start the same way. Members take turns going around the room saying their names and the personal pronouns they want others to use when referring to them - she, he or something else.
GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) - Scottish police say eight people are now confirmed dead following the crash of a police helicopter into a crowded Glasgow pub.
LOS ALAMOS, N.M. (AP) - Tucked away in one of northern New Mexico's pristine mountain canyons is an old log cabin that was the birthplace not of a famous person, but a top-secret mission that forever changed the world.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration is aggressively pursuing lawsuits over minority voting rights in Texas and North Carolina, but the Justice Department has not moved on evidence that the latest round of redistricting in Los Angeles County unfairly reduces the influence of Latino voters.
CERRITOS (AP) - A Southern California school district has settled a lawsuit that challenged how board members were elected.
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - The top U.S. commander in Afghanistan apologized to President Hamid Karzai for a drone strike that killed a child and NATO promised an investigation Friday as rising tensions threatened efforts to persuade the Afghan leader to sign a long-delayed security agreement.
STOCKHOLM (AP) - A comet that gained an earthly following because of its bright tail visible from space was initially declared dead after essentially grazing the sun. Now, there is a silver of hope that Comet ISON may have survived.
VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) - EU leaders Friday revived Cold War rhetoric Friday, accusing Russia of bullying Ukraine into ditching a landmark deal so the former Soviet republic would stay locked in Moscow's orbit.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - Holly Maniatty creates music - for the deaf.
MEXICO CITY (AP) - Mexican drug cartels looking to diversify their businesses long ago moved into oil theft, pirated goods, extortion and kidnapping, consuming an ever larger swath of the country's economy. This month, federal officials confirmed the cartels have even entered the country's lucrative mining industry, exporting iron ore to Chinese mills.
BEIJING (AP) - China launched two fighter planes Friday to investigate flights by a dozen U.S. and Japanese reconnaissance and military planes in its new maritime air defense zone over the East China Sea, state media said.
WASHINGTON, Ill. (AP) - A dog and his owner have been reunited after the animal was found under a pile of rubble more than a week after a tornado ripped through a central Illinois city.
BANGKOK (AP) - Protesters in Thailand stormed into the national army headquarters on Friday, breaking into their latest high-profile target in a bid to topple Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra.
BEIJING (AP) - China said it sent warplanes into its newly declared maritime air defense zone days after the U.S., South Korea and Japan all sent flights through the airspace in defiance of rules Beijing says it has imposed in the East China Sea.