SANTA ANA (AP) - The 71-year-old caretaker is known as "mommy" by the mostly elderly residents of her California group home for the developmentally disabled, and she calls them her kids.
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) - Dennis Rodman apologized Thursday for comments he made in North Korea about a detained American missionary, saying he had been drinking and was under pressure as he organized a game with former NBA players.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Gov. Chris Christie on Thursday apologized for highway lane closures apparently ordered by his aides as political retribution, said he had "no knowledge or involvement" in what happened and sought to assure New Jerseyans the actions are not typical of the way his administration does business.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Some of the nation's largest food companies have cut calories in their products by more than 6.4 trillion, according to a new study.
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is expected to tighten restrictions on U.S. spying on foreign leaders and also is considering changes in National Security Agency access to Americans' phone records, according to people familiar with a White House review of the nation's surveillance programs.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles risks becoming a city in decline as it struggles with poverty, poor schooling, traffic jams and a crisis of leadership, a citizens' panel warned Wednesday.
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OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - A 13-year-old California girl who was declared brain dead after suffering complications from sleep apnea surgery has been given the feeding and breathing tubes that her family had been trying to obtain for weeks.
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) - The caretaker at a California group home for developmentally disabled adults that burned to the ground tried to beat back the flames Wednesday with a blanket before dragging two residents outside but failing to rescue two others as the fire spread, authorities said.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Northerners thawing out from a bitter freeze may get rewarded with shimmering northern lights the next couple days.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - A pilot who made a safe emergency landing on a major Anchorage street said he lost power, waited for a break in traffic, then descended onto the snowy median.
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) - Jurors were set to return Wednesday for a second day of closing arguments in the trial of two former police officers charged in the death of a Southern California homeless man who died after a routine patrol call escalated into a violent confrontation that was caught on surveillance video.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The commander whose decision to overturn a sexual assault conviction forced major changes in military law said Wednesday he is retiring, blaming public second-guessing of his actions as a distraction for the Air Force.
PALMDALE (AP) - Three men were arrested and more than a dozen weapons were seized after deputies discovered an underground bunker, a shooting range, and white supremacist paraphernalia in Littlerock.
PHOENIX (AP) - In the three years since she was severely injured in a mass shooting at a political event, Gabrielle Giffords made an impressive recovery, learned to walk again and founded a national political organization. On Wednesday, while others will hold bell-ringing and flag-raising ceremonies, she will mark the anniversary by skydiving.
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.
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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.
NEW YORK (AP) - High-ranking chowhound Joey "Jaws" Chestnut dropped to one knee and proposed to his longtime girlfriend before Friday's annual hot dog eating contest, then packed away 61 franks and buns to hold onto his coveted mustard yellow winner's belt.
KILL DEVIL HILLS, N.C. (AP) - Hurricane Arthur left behind power outages and a barrier island again cut off from the mainland in North Carolina as it hustled out to sea after hitting an area accustomed to storms.
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - The first product recall has been issued for a California chicken producer since it was linked to an outbreak of an antibiotic-resistant strain of salmonella that has been making people sick for more than a year.
DEVORE, Calif. (AP) - Workers are shaving 55 bug-and-debris-matted animals after they were surrendered in a San Bernardino County animal cruelty case. It comes on the eve of the busiest weekend of the year.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A fraternity at California State University, Northridge, has been ordered to suspend all its activities while the school and sheriff's detectives investigate the death of a 19-year-old pledge on a hike, officials said.