Oil prices are climbing as Tropical Storm Ernesto pushes toward landfall near Belize where it could affect some of Mexico's crude production.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - "The Dark Knight Rises" led the box office for the third-straight weekend, pulling in $35.7 million to raise its domestic total to $353.9 million.
BURBANK (AP) - The Los Angeles County coroner has determined the death of an FBI agent who went missing from his Burbank home was a suicide.
SANTA ANA (AP) - An Orange County man has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for raping a woman with severe mental and developmental disabilities in a community college bathroom.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - NBC defended itself Monday against Sharon Osbourne's claim the network discriminated against her afflicted son in casting a new reality show.
WOLFEBORO, N.H. (AP) - Even Mitt Romney's shopping cart becomes a clue when trying to solve the political world's biggest mystery.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A fire at one of the country's largest refineries has sent scores of residents to San Francisco Bay area hospitals with breathing problems.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - A 9th-grader from the Philadelphia area was considering an admissions offer by a private boarding school after it announced a new policy to treat HIV-positive applicants the same as others.
MILWAUKEE (AP) - A religious leader willing to do anything for his beloved, tight-knit Sikh community. A former farmer who left his fields in rural northern India and found a new home at the temple. A joke-telling Sikh priest whose family had just arrived from India. The mother who gave everything of herself for her family and her faith. A pair of brothers who lived together a half a world away from their family to serve as temple priests.
GARDEN GROVE, Calif. (AP) - A woman disguised in scrubs was caught trying to steal a newborn girl from a Southern California hospital in a duffel bag after sensors attached to the baby alerted employees, Garden Grove police said. The 48-year-old woman was arrested Monday at Garden Grove Medical Center after a hospital staffer stopped her from leaving with the baby, Lt. Jeff Nightengale said during a news conference. "At this point we don't ...
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Attorneys for a man accused of stabbing sleeping homeless people want him to be evaluated to see if he is mentally fit to stand trial. A judge Monday scheduled a mental competency hearing for Aug. 20 in the case of 37-year-old Courtney Anthony Robinson. Robinson is accused of attacking three homeless people in downtown Los Angeles, Hollywood and Santa Monica in July and leaving paper "death warrants" with each victim, ...
BURBANK, Calif. (AP) - The Los Angeles County coroner has determined the death of an FBI agent who went missing from his Burbank home was a suicide. Chief Coroner Investigator Craig Harvey said Monday that 35-year-old Stephen Ivens shot himself in the head with a handgun, and died of the wound. Ivens was last seen by his family on May 10. His body was discovered July 30 behind a church near his home, with ...
SACRAMENTO (AP) - Legislation that has the backing of California's attorney general would close a loophole in the nation's toughest assault weapons law, making it more difficult for guns to be swiftly reloaded with high-capacity magazines.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - The Legislature resumes its session this week after a monthlong summer recess, giving the Democratic majority one last chance to persuade voters that a statewide tax increase is needed and that lawmakers can be trusted to handle the extra money wisely.
BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) - House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi on Monday defended her Senate counterpart for claiming that Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney hasn't paid income taxes for 10 years.
EVERGLADES NATIONAL PARK, Fla. (AP) - Wildlife workers in boats struggled Wednesday to coax nearly four dozen pilot whales out of dangerous shallow waters in Florida's Everglades National Park, hoping to spare them the fate of 10 others that already have died.
YONKERS, N.Y. (AP) - An engineer whose speeding commuter train ran off the rails along a curve, killing four people, experienced a hypnotic-like daze and nodded at the controls before he suddenly realized something was wrong and hit the brakes, a lawyer said as a federal regulator called for the railroad to make immediate safety improvements.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Wags and barks speak volumes when it comes to understanding what a dog is saying, but there are also clues in a dog's eyes, ears, nose or the tilt of its head. Are humans getting the right messages?
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Recordings of several 911 calls made from inside Sandy Hook Elementary during last year's school shooting are being released under court order Wednesday after a legal fight by The Associated Press.
RICHMOND, Calif. (AP) - Two California cities have voted to ban electronic cigarettes while a motion will be introduced Wednesday in Los Angeles to limit the smokeless devices where cigarette smoking is already prohibited.
SIMI VALLEY, Calif. (AP) - Authorities are investigating the discovery of two bodies outside a home in Ventura County.
NEW YORK (AP) - A union official says a commuter train engineer caught himself nodding at the controls before the train started to veer off its tracks and derailed in New York City, killing four people.
Production on "Fast & Furious 7" is on hold following the death of star Paul Walker.
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) - Entombed at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean in an upended tugboat for three days, Harrison Odjegba Okene begged God for a miracle.
WASHINGTON (AP) - To say that new academic standards have yielded strange bedfellows would be an understatement.
LONDON (AP) - Volkswagen turns off some employees' email 30 minutes after their shifts end. Goldman Sachs is urging junior staff to take weekends off. BMW is planning new rules that will keep workers from being contacted after hours.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Seeking to move past its website woes, the Obama administration is launching a two-pronged health care strategy this month aimed at avoiding enrollment snafus come January while also trying to refocus the public's attention on broader benefits of the sweeping law.
CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) - A man has been arrested on suspicion of stealing from Apple after police found him hiding in the bushes near the company's corporate campus in Northern California.
Palmdale was ordered to hold a new election for City Council members next year after a Superior Court judge concluded there was discrimination against black and Latino voters in November citywide races.
LONGMONT, Colo. (AP) - A woman who allegedly offered topless hairstyling services in northern Colorado faces criminal charges. But police say the problem isn't cutting hair without a top. It's cutting hair without a license.