NEW YORK (AP) - A federal appeals court block of a judge's ruling that found the New York Police Department's stop-and-frisk policy discriminated against minorities may be short lived, depending on the outcome of next week's mayoral election.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A judge refused Thursday to order an immediate halt to production of the internationally popular hot sauce Sriracha at a Southern California factory that local residents say is stinking up their neighborhoods with pepper and garlic fumes.
WASHINGTON (AP) - After a decade of work and billions of dollars spent, the modernization of the U.S. air traffic control system is in trouble. The ambitious and complex technology program dubbed NextGen has encountered unforeseen difficulties at almost every turn.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits fell 10,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 340,000, a sign that employers are laying off very few workers.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Airline passengers won't have to "turn off all electronic devices" anymore - they'll be able to read, work, play games, watch movies and listen to music from gate to gate under new guidelines from the Federal Aviation Administration. But they still can't talk on their cellphones through the flight.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - One man was killed as heavy rains across Central Texas swelled rivers and creeks and triggered flash flooding Thursday, prompting dozens of rescues across a region that's been dealing with a long, punishing drought.
DOUGLASS, Kan. (AP) - A school bus with about 10 children ran off a rural bridge and plunged into a creek, forcing the children to climb from the windows and seek safety on top of the bus.
SANTA ANA (AP) - Authorities say a Temecula man will plead guilty to hacking the computers of Miss Teen USA and other women as part of a scam to obtain nude photos.
RIVERSIDE (AP) - A California judge ruled Thursday that a 13-year-old boy who was 10 when he killed his neo-Nazi father will spend at least the next seven years in a state juvenile facility.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - Leaders of the three state agencies that deal with California water availability, quality and consumption said Thursday they will begin looking at the issues comprehensively rather than dealing with each problem separately.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - Federal education officials renewed a threat this week to withhold funds from California if it moves forward this spring with a plan to abandon the standardized tests the state's public school students have taken since 1999.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Happily hunched over his iPad, Britain's most celebrated living artist David Hockney is pioneering in the art world again, turning his index finger into a paintbrush that he uses to swipe across a touch screen to create vibrant landscapes, colorful forests and richly layered scenes.
TORONTO (AP) - Toronto police said Thursday they have recovered a video deleted from a computer that appears to show Mayor Rob Ford smoking from a crack pipe.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Iraq's prime minister says terrorists "got a second chance" to thrive in Iraq, largely as the result of the rise of al-Qaida fighters in neighboring Syria's civil war.
LONDON (AP) - In a blockbuster declaration at Britain's phone hacking trial, a prosecutor said two of Rupert Murdoch's senior tabloid executives - Rebekah Brooks and Andy Coulson - had an affair lasting at least six years.
Hundreds of poker players with dreams of World Series of Poker glory started a marathon toward poker's richest prize on Saturday - a guaranteed $10 million payday and a place in history among the winners of the main event.
NEWPORT BEACH (AP) - A man managed to convince authorities he was a respectable yachtsman long enough to make off with a $3 million luxury boat for a day, police said.
Shark bites man near Southern California beach
DENVER (AP) - An obscure, chicken-sized bird best known for its mating dance could help determine whether Democrats or Republicans control the U.S. Senate in November.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A small earthquake has rattled nerves near the Southern California community of Big Bear Lake.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The California Highway Patrol has vowed to carry out a thorough investigation after a video emerged of one of its officers repeatedly punching a pinned down woman on the side of a Los Angeles freeway.
DANA POINT, Calif. (AP) - Louis Brown Jr., the father of Nicole Brown Simpson, has died at his Southern California home at the age of 90.
MANTEO, N.C. (AP) - Businesses on two of North Carolina's barrier islands hoped to salvage the rest of the holiday weekend after Arthur clipped the state without causing major damage before churning north toward Canada and losing strength early Saturday morning.
TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) - An Israeli inventor has created a scanner that he says could change the way we shop and take care of ourselves - by reading the chemical makeup of foods, drugs and other items we use.
WEST HOLLYWOOD (AP) - A stolen Tesla speeding through Los Angeles-area streets went out of control and was torn in half in a fiery crash with other vehicles that injured six people.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - A south Arkansas woman celebrated her 116th birthday Friday with cake, a party and a new title - she's now officially the oldest confirmed living American and second-oldest person in the world, the Gerontology Research Group said.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The troubled for-profit education company Corinthian Colleges Inc. and the Education Department reached an agreement late Thursday that has 85 of the company's 100-plus campuses going up for sale, and 12 others closing.
FRESNO (AP) - A good Samaritan who came to the aid of a woman being assaulted by twin brothers was brutally beaten by the suspects before being run over by a driver, police said.
The United States marks 238 years as an independent nation as it celebrates the Fourth of July with fireworks, food and music. Here are some highlights:
JULIAN, Calif. (AP) - A wildfire destroyed two homes, threatened hundreds more and forced the cancellation of a Fourth of July parade and celebration in a historic gold-mining town in San Diego County.