CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) - Attorneys for the suspect in the Colorado movie theater shootings said Thursday that their client is mentally ill and that they need more time to assess the nature of his illness. James Holmes' lawyers made the disclosure at a court hearing in Centennial, Colo., where news media organizations were asking a judge to unseal documents in the case. Holmes had the same dazed demeanor that he has had in previous ...
WASHINGTON (AP) - The nearly bankrupt U.S. Postal Service on Thursday reported a quarterly loss of $5.2 billion and warned it will miss another payment due to the U.S. Treasury, just one week after its first-ever default on a payment for future retiree health benefits. From April to June, losses were $2.1 billion more than during the same period last year. The mail agency said it is being hurt significantly by mounting costs for ...
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Californians sweltering in a lengthening heat wave were urged Thursday to voluntarily reduce power consumption, including air conditioning, through the weekend to maintain electrical reserves and avoid the possibility of involuntary outages.
SONORA, Calif. (AP) - More than 200 firefighters are battling a grass and woodland fire in the central Sierra foothills that has already destroyed two homes. State fire officials say the small but fast-moving fire has also burned an outbuilding, a pickup, three recreational vehicles and two cars since it began in a subdivision about five miles east of the Tuolumne County city of Sonora on Tuesday. Fire crews were able to save dozens ...
MIAMI (AP) - George Zimmerman will seek to have second-degree murder charges dismissed under Florida's "stand your ground" law in the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, his attorney said Thursday. The hearing, which likely won't take place for several months, will amount to a mini-trial involving much of the evidence collected by prosecutors as well as expert testimony from both sides. Although the posting did not say so, legal experts say it's likely ...
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Authorities say 16 people have been injured after two vehicles collided with a city bus on the west side of Los Angeles. <p style="color: #333333; font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; ...
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Forecasters say there's no relief in sight and Southern California's heat wave is expected to continue through this week, with temperatures peaking Thursday and Friday.
BELLFLOWER, Calif. (AP) - Prosecutors say a man accused of calling for a gun and referencing the Colorado theater massacre at a "The Dark Knight Rises" screening in Norwalk two days after the deadly shooting has pleaded no contest to misdemeanor charges.
HONOLULU (AP) - A federal judge ruled Wednesday against two Hawaii women who want to get married instead of enter into a civil union, handing a victory to opponents of gay marriage in a state that's been at the forefront of the issue.
NEW YORK (AP) - A 17-year-old boy who says he has "abnormally fast thumbs" has been named the fastest texter in America for the second year in a row.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - More U.S. homes started on the foreclosure path in July, as lenders tackled a backlog of mortgages gone unpaid even as they pulled back on home repossessions.
DANANG, Vietnam (AP) - Fifty years after American planes first sprayed Vietnam's thick jungles with Agent Orange to destroy enemy cover, the United States began for the first time cleaning up dioxin left from the chemical defoliant.
DENVER (AP) - President Barack Obama says Republicans who want to repeal his health care overhaul want to take the country back to policies more suited to the 1950s than to the 21st century.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The U.S. Forest Service has directed supervisors on federal forest lands to temporarily abandon its policy of letting small fires keep burning in isolated areas, with rampant forest fires in the country's western half putting a strain on firefighting resources and concerns over the possibility of more fires in drought-stricken areas.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A Louisiana charter school is changing a policy that kicked pregnant students out of class and required them to be home-schooled, the school's board chairman said Wednesday.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - For nearly a year, as many as 15 girls ganged up on 12-year-old Rebecca Ann Sedwick and picked on her, authorities say, bombarding her with online messages such as "You should die" and "Why don't you go kill yourself."
SANTA ANA (AP) - To get the driver's licenses they've long sought, immigrants living in California illegally will have to do something many have long resisted: publicly identify themselves.
SEASIDE PARK, N.J. (AP) - President Barack Obama says his administration will continue to support New Jersey in its efforts to recover and rebuild after a fire devastated part of a boardwalk just recovering from Superstorm Sandy.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal regulators say companies cannot require employees to receive their pay on debit cards, citing complaints from workers of high and unexpected fees on the cards. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau issued a bulletin warning employers against using only so-called payroll cards to pay workers. The agency said that by law workers must be able to choose how they receive their wages. If they choose to be paid with payroll cards, they ...
SACRAMENTO (AP) - A California outdoorsman who led crews of volunteers through the Sierra Nevada mountains repairing trails and cleaning up marijuana grow sites has died after falling from a helicopter, authorities said.
LONGMONT, Colo. (AP) - Coffee-colored floodwaters cascaded downstream from the Colorado Rockies on Friday, spilling normally scenic mountain rivers and creeks over their banks and forcing thousands more evacuations in water-logged communities beset by days of steady rain.
FARMINGDALE, N.Y. (AP) - Lindsay Lohan's mother is facing a drunken driving charge in New York following a traffic stop on Long Island. State police say Dina Lohan was stopped on Nassau County's Northern State Parkway at 11 p.m.
NEW DELHI (AP) - An Indian court Friday sentenced to death four men for the gang rape and murder of a young New Delhi woman, ordering them to the gallows for a brutal attack that riveted India, where it became a symbol of the widespread mistreatment of women and the government's inability to deal with crime.
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) - The war in Syria isn't the easiest topic to break down in a brief newscast. But that's exactly what Senegalese rapper Makhtar "Xuman" Fall does - and throws it down in rhyme no less.
MOSCOW (AP) - A pre-dawn fire swept through a Russian psychiatric hospital Friday, killing 37 people, officials said. Authorities had long warned that the mostly wooden building dating to the 19th century was unsafe.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The California Legislature approved a bill that would require development of an earthquake early warning system similar to what exists in Japan, Mexico and other quake-prone countries.
NEW YORK (AP) - Nicole Kidman says she was shaken up after being knocked down by a bicyclist on a city sidewalk.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - In the hours before fire crews were able to corral a wildfire in rural far Northern California, wind-driven flames fueled by dry grass and brush tore through communities at an estimated 500 acres an hour, giving residents just minutes to grab what they could and escape.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - State lawmakers ended their final session of the year after raising California's minimum wage to one of the highest in the nation, as they also addressed issues including environmental protection, immigrant driver's licenses and teacher misconduct.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Federal authorities said Thursday they believe a former Los Angeles airport security screener acted alone and there wasn't a larger plot when he made threats that closed some airport terminals on the eve of the anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.