THE VILLAGES, Fla. (AP) - Paul Ryan, a champion of changing Medicare, spoke as a passionate defender Saturday, promising seniors that he and Mitt Romney would save it, and he introduced his mother to voters to drive home the point that the health program "was there for our family" and "we have to keep that guarantee."
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - As hundreds of residents in Washington and California were allowed to return to homes once threatened by major wildfires, some people were told to evacuate as encroaching blazes neared Idaho towns.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown has told California lawmakers that he intends to call a special legislative session on health care reform at the end of the year.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Ready, set, fire.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A medical marijuana trade group is suing Los Angeles to stop the city from implementing a ban on prescription pot dispensaries.
RANCHITA, Calif. (AP) - Hundreds of people who were ordered to leave their rural homes because of San Diego County wildfires are being allowed to return, and firefighters have nearly surrounded the biggest of the blazes.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Fast-moving thunderstorms dumped heavy rain that triggered flash floods and mud flows in rural areas of the San Bernardino Mountains.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The FBI has arrested four Southern California men accused in a scheme to use stolen credit card numbers to fraudulently purchase fuel at gas stations.
SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) - The jobs-and-economy election suddenly seems all about Medicare - for now, at least.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The four-star general who headed U.S. Africa Command used military vehicles to shuttle his wife on shopping trips and to a spa and billed the government for a refueling stop overnight in Bermuda, where the couple stayed in a $750 suite, a Defense Department investigation has found.
HANCOCK COUNTY, Miss. (AP) - When a sport utility vehicle ran off a rural stretch of interstate and slammed into pine trees in Mississippi, nearly two dozen people rushed to help two sisters who were trapped inside the burning vehicle.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Just a month after Forbes Magazine recognized the Hispanic television market as "the next media jackpot," some are complaining that Hispanic media aren't getting a fair share of attention from the political realm.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Attorneys for Pizza Hut and The Home Depot are denying that a pair of ads improperly used music by The Black Keys.
After remaining below 7 percent for the past three months, unemployment rates in Santa Clarita rose half a percent in July compared to June numbers, according to figures released Friday.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - One of the nation's top credit rating agencies said Friday that it expects more municipal bankruptcies and bond defaults in California, the nation's largest issuer of municipal bonds.
RED BLUFF, Calif. (AP) - Federal investigators could not corroborate on Saturday a driver's claim that a FedEx tractor-trailer was already on fire when it careened across a freeway median, sideswiped her car and slammed into a bus carrying high school students, killing 10 people in a fiery wreck.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The world's top finance officials expressed confidence Saturday that the global economy finally has turned the corner to stronger growth. This time, they may be right.
BOSTON (AP) - Boston officials have announced improved public safety measures for the final two miles of the Boston Marathon on April 21, a year after two explosions near the finish line killed three people and wounded more than 260 others.
HONOLULU (AP) - U.S. officials say there is no threat of a tsunami to the coasts of California, Oregon, Washington, Hawaii or Alaska after a magnitude-7.6 earthquake struck in the Pacific Ocean near the Solomon Islands.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Don't feel bad for Conan O'Brien. Again.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Democratic Rep. Ami Bera has been making a habit lately of bucking his own president and voting with the Republican majority in the House as it moves to amend or overturn parts of the national health care law.
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) - With streets still littered in glass and garbage cans overflowing with red cups and bottles, University of California, Santa Barbara students were trying to shake off a lingering hangover from an annual spring party morphed into a raucous and violent blowout.
Outkast reunited onstage after a near decadelong hiatus with a jam-packed set at the Coachella music festival, their first of many performances planned this year.
WASHINGTON (AP) - A federal appeals court on Friday upheld a regulatory safety finding against SeaWorld in the drowning of a trainer who was pulled under by a killer whale at the theme park.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Geologists in Ohio have for the first time linked earthquakes in a geologic formation deep under the Appalachians to hydraulic fracturing, leading the state to issue new permit conditions Friday in certain areas that are among the nation's strictest.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The stock market's laws of gravity are ravaging its highest fliers.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Safety standards to make large buses easier for passengers to escape after a crash have not been implemented 15 years after accident investigators called for new rules.
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Hillary Rodham Clinton ducked a thrown shoe, expressed surprise, cracked a couple of jokes that drew applause and continued her keynote speech on stage in front of a Las Vegas convention audience.
LONDON (AP) - Two new studies describe the latest achievements in growing body parts in a lab and transplanting them into people, this time with nostrils and vaginas.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - A scathing report by the U.S. Justice Department released Thursday revealed a troubling pattern of excessive force by the Albuquerque Police Department and recommended that New Mexico's largest city become the latest municipality to adopt reforms aimed at cleaning up its police force.