SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - A Sacramento County superior court judge ruled Friday that former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger didn't break any laws when he cut the manslaughter sentence for the son of a political ally just hours before leaving office last year.
BEIJING (AP) - Blocked mountain roads were hampering rescue efforts after twin earthquakes struck southwestern China and killed at least 80 people, leaving officials worried Saturday that the death toll could rise further.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A man suspected of murder was arrested Friday after he led Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies on a chase and pushed the female victim from his car as he fled, authorities said.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The son of Pepperdine President Andrew Benton has pleaded no contest to charges that he made criminal threats during an argument with his father at their house on the Malibu campus then returned to Pepperdine the next day with a gun.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Six people were arrested as dozens rallied outside a county jail in downtown Los Angeles jail in favor of a bill aimed at protecting some illegal immigrants from deportation.
CAMP BASTION, Afghanistan (AP) - Prince Harry, third in line to the British throne, began a four-month combat tour Friday in Afghanistan as a gunner on an Apache attack helicopter, fresh from a vacation that included strip billiards in a Las Vegas hotel.
SAN PABLO, Calif. (AP) - Prosecutors say they will not charge a man accused by a Northern California city councilman of knocking him out and later dumping him at a horse racing track.
LEWISTON, Idaho (AP) - An Idaho man apparently trying to get the most bang for his drug-purchasing buck accidentally texted a narcotics detective while he searched for people to join him in a methamphetamine buy.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Police in Indianapolis say the bodies found buried in a shallow grave two weeks ago are those of two northern California men.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - President Barack Obama and Republican rival Mitt Romney are working feverishly for an increasingly smaller but crucial slice of the electorate - white, working-class voters.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The government's consumer finance watchdog is in talks to settle charges that a California businessman falsely promised to help lower homeowners' monthly mortgage payments.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A man is being released after being charged with a hoax threat that led authorities to bring an in-flight jet back to the Philadelphia airport.
SAN DIEGO (AP) - It's a boy. Veterinarians say the 6-week-old panda cub at the San Diego Zoo is a boy.
WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - A federal bankruptcy judge in Delaware has cleared the way for creditors to begin voting on the proposed reorganization plan of failed solar power company Solyndra LLC .
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Clint Eastwood says he achieved what he sought to do when he appeared at the Republican National Convention last month and had a nearly 12-minute dialogue with an empty chair.
In one of the biggest advances against leukemia and other blood cancers in many years, doctors are reporting unprecedented success by using gene therapy to transform patients' blood cells into soldiers that seek and destroy cancer.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles International Airport is dealing with brown, contaminated water at its international terminal, which is undergoing renovations.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Merrill Newman was tired and looking forward to reuniting with his family, but he was all smiles Saturday after arriving at the San Francisco airport after being detained for several weeks in North Korea.
SUNBURY, Pa. (AP) - Newlyweds just three weeks removed from their wedding day lured a Pennsylvania man to his death with a Craigslist ad because they wanted to kill someone together, police said.
SUNBURY, Pa. (AP) - A couple married for just three weeks lured a man to his death with a Craigslist ad because they wanted to kill someone together, police said.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Millions hunkered down for icy conditions expected to last through the weekend from Texas to Ohio to Tennessee as the cold snap that covered much of the nation knocked out power and made roads treacherous Saturday.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Under pressure from the wind-power industry, the Obama administration said Friday it will allow companies to kill or injure eagles without the fear of prosecution for up to three decades.
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - North Korea on Saturday freed an 85-year-old U.S. veteran of the Korean War after a weekslong detention, ending the saga of Merrill Newman's attempt to visit the North as a tourist six decades after he oversaw a group of South Korean wartime guerrillas still loathed by Pyongyang.
JOHANNESBURG (AP) - What next for South Africa?
Jay Z easily led Grammy Award nominations announced Friday with nine, but left-of-center rappers Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and Kendrick Lamar were among a group of new stars who took many of the major nominations.