NEW YORK (AP) - The Standard & Poor's 500 index closed above 1,500 on Friday for the first time since the start of the Great Recession in 2007, lifted by strong earnings from Procter & Gamble and Starbucks.
NEW YORK (AP) - A wayward dolphin has been making a splash in a polluted New York City canal.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - A Florida appellate court on Friday set aside two of the four convictions Casey Anthony faced for lying to detectives during the investigation into her missing 2-year-old daughter.
AMHERST, N.H. (AP) - A photo marked "not to be published" that shows a teenage Diana Spencer before she became Princess of Wales has been sold by a New Hampshire auction house for more than $18,000.
GENEVA (AP) - Tina Turner is on her way to becoming a Swiss citizen.
SAN DIEGO (AP) - During her time in Iraq, Alma Felix would see her fellow female soldiers leave the Army installations where she worked at a desk job and head into combat with their male counterparts. But many returned home feeling that few knew of their contributions.
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama announced Friday he would longtime foreign policy adviser and popular West Wing staffer Denis McDonough to lead his staff.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Authorities say a series of crashes on a rainy Hollywood freeway involved 16 cars and injured eight people, one critically.
COLONIE, N.Y. (AP) - Authorities say a New York man who left his 1-year-old son in his car for eight hours in frigid weather only realized his mistake after a call from his wife.
COVINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Jurors were ordered to try again after telling a judge Thursday they couldn't reach a verdict on a defamation lawsuit filed by a former Cincinnati Bengals cheerleader against a gossip website that posted lewd comments about her.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Legislation that would make Rhode Island the 10th state to allow gays and lesbians to marry faces an uncertain future despite being overwhelmingly approved by the state House.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - In a slow, dispassionate monotone, an FBI agent on Thursday read selections from an Oregon terrorism suspect's contributions to a jihadi magazine as prosecutors attempted to establish Mohamed Mohamud's mindset in the year before his arrest.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Netflix's rollercoaster ride on Wall Street surged to new heights Thursday.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A half dozen former officials of a scandal-ridden Southern California city heard a prosecutor paint them as thieves Thursday. But their lawyers told jurors in their trial that they were tireless workers for the good of the community of Bell.
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - A once-huge lead down to a few points, Shabazz Muhammad popped in a 3-pointer on the wing, then turned a steal into a pair of free throws that gave UCLA a nice cushion.
TORONTO (AP) - Embattled Toronto Mayor Rob Ford laughed off Jimmy Kimmel's suggestion that he get help for his drinking problem and was reported to be upset about his appearance on the late-night TV talk show.
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) - In a somber show of U.S. support for Ukraine's new leadership, Secretary of State John Kerry walked the streets Tuesday where nearly 100 anti-government protesters were gunned down by police last month, and promised beseeching crowds that American aid is on the way.
NEW YORK (AP) - The harsh winter has been rough for some businesses, but for a lucky few, the frigid weather means more cold, hard cash.
BIG BEAR LAKE (AP) - Only one boat on Big Bear Lake has a liquor license, and it's underwater. The pirate ship tour boat sank under the weekend's barrage of rain, snow and high wind in Southern California.
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) - Russia called for a national unity deal in Ukraine even as it tightened its stranglehold over Crimea, a bold combination of diplomacy and escalating military pressure. The U.S. and European Union floundered for solutions - while global markets panicked over the prospect of violent upheaval in the heart of Europe.
NEW YORK (AP) - An estimated 43 million people watched the Academy Awards, the most-watched audience for the show in a decade and most popular entertainment event on television since the "Friends" finale in 2004.
LAGUNA BEACH (AP) - A Southern California ocean rescue took a dramatic turn over the weekend when three lifeguards who were attempting to save three people also had to be plucked from high surf by boat.
NEW YORK (AP) - Ellen DeGeneres' celeb-studded selfie from the most-watched Oscars telecast in a decade was a landmark social media moment at a time online conversation is boosting television viewership and vice versa.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Don't get Dallas and Mitch Seavey wrong. They love each other, even though they might not say it in so many words. But they're also fierce competitors, more than happy to pass each other on the nearly 1,000 mile Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race to be the first to reach Nome.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court appeared likely Monday to say that states can't rely on intelligence test scores alone in borderline cases to determine that a death row inmate is mentally able and thus eligible to be executed.
LONDON (AP) - A Swedish doctor says four women who received transplanted wombs have had embryos transferred into them in an attempt to get pregnant.
NEW YORK (AP) - Jason Collins has been warmly received in his historic return to the NBA.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Winter kept its icy hold on much of the country Monday, with snow falling and temperatures dropping as schools and offices closed and people from the South and Mid-Atlantic to Northeast reluctantly waited out another storm indoors.
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) - Russia pressed hard Monday for Ukrainian politicians to return to the Feb. 21 agreement that promised a new unity government - with fugitive President Viktor Yanukovych back in power - would rule until an early election no later than December.
NEW YORK (AP) - Amy Adams wore a strapless, dark blue Gucci couture gown and Hollywood's "it" fashion darling of the year, Lupita Nyong'o, showed up for the Oscars in a goddess look of ice-blue silk Sunday night.