LONDON (AP) - Great for most of the Olympics, just good enough for gold. The U.S. men's basketball team defended its title by fighting off another huge challenge from Spain, pulling away in the final minutes for a 107-100 victory Sunday that gave the Americans their second straight gold medal. And just like 2008, they had to work for this one. LeBron James capped off one of basketball's most brilliant individual years with a monster ...
LONDON (AP) - Usain Bolt made himself a living legend - just ask him. Michael Phelps swam a last lap into history. A man ran on carbon blades. Two track stars and a long jumper produced perhaps the greatest night in British sports history.
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - An Afghan police officer killed at least 10 of his fellow officers on Saturday, a day after six U.S. service members were gunned down by their Afghan partners in summer violence that has both international and Afghan forces questioning who is friend or foe.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - A 67-year-old Virginia man out-spelled four of his cousins to capture first place at this year's AARP National Spelling Bee.
NEW YORK (AP) - Transportation Security Administration officers at Boston's Logan International Airport are alleging that a program intended to help flag possible terrorists based on passengers' mannerisms has led to rampant racial profiling, a newspaper reported Saturday.
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) - After a spectacular landing on Mars, the rover Curiosity wasted no time embracing its inner shutterbug, delighting scientists with vistas of Gale Crater complete with sand dunes, mountain views and even haze.
AURORA, Colo. (AP) - First lady Michelle Obama has met with some of the victims wounded during last months' massacre at an Aurora, Colo., movie theater and the medical staff that treated them.
NEW YORK (AP) - Police have shot and killed a man in Midtown Manhattan just blocks from Times Square.
LONDON (AP) - Given the depths of his anguish, you might have thought Wu Jingbiao had lost a loved one. Heaving with shame, the double world champion weightlifter wept like a child in the arms of the TV reporter interviewing him.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Albert Freeman Jr., the veteran actor who played Elijah Muhammad in Spike Lee's epic film, "Malcolm X," has died. He was 78.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Minutes after a shooting near the Oakland Airport this year, the gunman was on the loose. And police Sgt. Chris Bolton quickly fired off a flurry of text alerts to thousands of nearby residents through a social media tool for law enforcement agencies.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Temperatures soared into triple digits across the western United States on Saturday as a continuing heat wave strained energy supplies and sent thousands to beaches, lakes and shopping malls in search of cooler climes.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - An appellate court has overturned a settlement that allowed the Los Angeles Unified School District to bypass seniority when laying off teachers at 45 of the district's lowest performing schools.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Mexican authorities have arrested a fugitive wanted in Riverside County in connection with the 1998 stabbing death of his nine-month pregnant ex-girlfriend and the attempted killing of her mother. The FBI said Friday that 37-year-old Jose Moreno Castillo was arrested by Mexican law enforcement near Guadalajara on Tuesday. He is charged with two counts of murder for the deaths of Inez Gonzalez and her unborn daughter, and attempted murder ...
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - A 43-year-old Hayward woman has died after getting hit by a California Highway Patrol motorcycle. Officials say the woman was hit as she ran across a street in West Oakland around 10 p.m. Friday. CHP spokeswoman Sgt. Diana McDermott said she did not know if the woman was in crosswalk at the time she was hit. The woman was taken to a hospital, where she was declared dead on ...
WASHINGTON (AP) - The slowly recovering U.S. job market has helped women rebound faster than men: They've now regained all the jobs they lost to the Great Recession. Men are still 2.1 million jobs short. And the gender gap is expected to persist until the job market is much healthier. To understand why, consider the kinds of jobs that are, and aren't, being added. Lower-wage industries, like retail, education, restaurants and hotels, have been hiring ...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Ray Dolby, audio pioneer, American inventor and founder of Dolby Laboratories, has died at the age of 80. The company said Thursday that Dolby died in his home at San Francisco. He had been living with Alzheimer's disease for several years and was diagnosed with acute leukemia this summer. Dolby founded his namesake company in 1965 and grew it into an industry leader of audio technology. His work in noise reduction ...
SEASIDE PARK, N.J. (AP) — A massive fire raging for hours burned several blocks of boardwalk and businesses Thursday in a New Jersey shore town that was still rebuilding from damage caused by Superstorm Sandy. More than three hours after the fire started in the vicinity of an ice cream shop, television footage showed flames still leaping into the sky and thick black smoke covering a stretch of the coastline. The fire was spreading into ...
REDDING (AP) - Crews assessing the damage from a wildfire in Northern California have now determined that 68 homes were destroyed, up from the earlier tally of 37, a fire official said on Thursday.
LYONS, Colo. (AP) - Heavy rains and scarring from recent wildfires sent walls of water crashing down mountainsides early Thursday in Colorado, cutting off mountain towns, forcing the University of Colorado to cancel classes, and leaving at least three people dead.
NEW YORK (AP) - Christina Aguilera says that although she went to Rwanda to help others, she ended up helping herself.
LONDON (AP) - There will be no more perilous military helicopter missions for Prince William in the rugged mountainous terrain of northern Wales.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - California will continue to outpace the nation in job growth over the next few years, narrowing an unemployment rate gap in a slow but uneven economic recovery that will leave unskilled workers behind, according to the UCLA Anderson Forecast released Thursday.
GENEVA (AP) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and his team open two days of meetings with their Russian counterparts on Thursday, hoping to emerge with the outlines of a plan for the complex task of safely securing and destroying vast stockpiles of Syrian chemical weapons in the midst of a brutal and unpredictable conflict.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Having health insurance used to hinge on where you worked and what your medical history said. Soon that won't matter, with open-access markets for subsidized coverage coming Oct. 1 under President Barack Obama's overhaul.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Wind energy facilities have killed at least 67 golden and bald eagles in the last five years, but the figure could be much higher, according to a new scientific study by government biologists.