ST. LOUIS (AP) - American nuns described as dissenters in a Vatican report that ordered an overhaul of their group said Friday they will talk with church leaders about potential changes but will not compromise on the sisters' mission.
DENVER (AP) - The Colorado theater shooting suspect left a good impression on people he met in his pursuit of a neuroscience career, with a reference describing him as having a "great amount of intellectual and emotional maturity."
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Insurance companies must pay up to the policy limits for cleanup of the Stringfellow Acid Pits in Riverside County, the California Supreme Court ruled.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - A Southern California man arrested with his young son for beating an opossum with a shovel can sue police officers for wrongful arrest because it's not illegal to kill an opossum, a federal appeals court ruled.
LONDON (AP) - Dwight Howard got his wish: He's out of Orlando.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A possibly heat-related death was under investigation Friday as inland California faced continuing triple-digit temperatures and calls for power conservation to prevent outages.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Raids targeting a violent Anaheim gang have ended with dozens of arrests.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Chevron Corp. is bracing for an onslaught of legal claims after one of its Northern California refineries caught fire and sent thousands of people complaining of respiratory problems and other ailments to area hospitals.
BRENTWOOD, Calif. (AP) - Five football players from a Northern California high school have been suspended for a hazing incident at a summer camp.
ATLANTA (AP) - Don't pet the pigs.
BEIRUT (AP) - As Syrian forces struggled to drive rebels from the country's largest city, the regime's key ally Iran tried Thursday to start an alternative political process to address the crisis.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Lawmakers called Thursday for greater oversight of state accounts after expressing outrage over revelations that state park officials hid money.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Los Angeles city attorney wants to clamp down on ticket scalpers by using the same legal tool used to keep gang members from congregating in certain areas.
IRVINE, Calif. (AP) - Irvine police say they suspect a woman whose body was found in the trunk of her car suffered from postpartum depression and committed suicide.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Who gets thumped by higher taxes in President Barack Obama's health care law? The wealthiest 2 percent of Americans will take the biggest hit, starting next year. And the pain will be shared by some who aren't so well off - people swept up in a hodgepodge of smaller tax changes that will help finance health coverage for millions in need.
DETROIT (AP) - Mary Barra has spent the past three years as General Motors' product chief, making cars that drive better, last longer and look good in showrooms.
MIDLAND, Mich. (AP) - Where does Santa Claus learn to chortle "Ho, ho, ho!" and listen to the wishes of children all over the world?
JOHANNESBURG (AP) - President Barack Obama shook hands with Cuban President Raul Castro Tuesday at a memorial service for Nelson Mandela, a simple gesture that signaled possible thawing between the leaders of two Cold War foes.
BANGKOK (AP) - The head of Thailand's protest movement on Tuesday extended his extraordinary claims to holding power over government activities, issuing orders to officials over whom he has no legal or actual authority.
GENEVA (AP) - Armed conflicts killed at least 95,000 people and wounded hundreds of thousands more last year but few of them led to any punishment for war crimes because the laws are unclear, a Swiss-based think tank said Tuesday.
MOORPARK (AP) - Crews are dealing with an onslaught of Santa Ana Winds as they work to keep flames from a wildfire away from homes in Ventura County.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A power outage caused by a vehicle accident has caused traffic problems outside Los Angeles International Airport, but the airport itself continues to operate.
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) - Ukraine's embattled President Viktor Yanukovych on Tuesday promised that some demonstrators arrested in the massive protests sweeping the capital will be released, part of a bid to defuse a political stand-off that is threatening his leadership.
JOHANNESBURG (AP) - U.S. President Barack Obama exhorted the world Tuesday to embrace Nelson Mandela's universal message of peace and justice, electrifying tens of thousands of rain-lashed spectators and prompting a standing ovation by scores of heads of state in a South African stadium.
LONDON (AP) - American and British intelligence operations have been spying on gamers across the world, media outlets reported, saying that the world's most powerful espionage agencies sent undercover agents into virtual universes to monitor activity in online fantasy games such as "World of Warcraft."