CHICAGO (AP) - The biggest study of its kind suggests autism might be linked with inducing and speeding up labor, preliminary findings that need investigating since labor is induced in increasing numbers of U.S. women, the authors and other autism experts say.
CLERMONT, Fla. (AP) - It sounded like a thunderstorm as windows broke and the ground shook, but vacations who were awakened from their rooms at a villa near Orlando soon realized that the building was starting to collapse - parts of it swallowed by a 100-foot sinkhole that also endangered two neighboring resort buildings.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Imagine stepping into a car-sized capsule in downtown Los Angeles and, 30 minutes later, emerging in San Francisco.
BOSTON (AP) - James "Whitey" Bulger, the feared Boston mob boss who became one of the nation's most-wanted fugitives, was convicted Monday in a string of 11 killings and other gangland crimes, many of them committed while he was said to be an FBI informant.
LONDON (AP) - Officials demanded Monday that an advertising firm stop using a network of high-tech trash cans to track people walking through London's financial district.
OSLO, Norway (AP) - Nobel Prize committee officials say they have received a petition claiming some 100,000 signatures that endorses awarding the peace prize to U.S. soldier Bradley Manning, who faces up to 90 years in prison for disclosing classified information through WikiLeaks.
ISLAMABAD (AP) - Pakistan accused Indian troops of shelling its territory along the disputed Kashmir border on Monday and killing a civilian, the latest in a series of allegations of cross-border attacks made by both sides over the past week.
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry met Monday with Colombian officials negotiating with the nation's largest guerrilla army to find peace in the South American country for the first time since 1964.
CAIRO (AP) - Supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi fortified their two Cairo sit-in sites as Egyptian security officials said their forces will move against the entrenched protest camps within 24 hours - perhaps as early as daybreak Monday.
TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) - With the number of heroin overdoses skyrocketing nationwide, a growing number of law enforcement agencies are dusting off strict, rarely used drug laws, changing investigatory techniques and relying on technology to prosecute drug dealers for causing overdose deaths.
With categories including best lip lock and male hottie, the Teen Choice Awards aren't exactly profound, but what they lack in depth they make up for in passion from their fans.
CASCADE, Idaho (AP) - A California teen missing for more than a week after she was abducted by a man suspected of killing her mother and brother has been rescued, her captor killed, and a reunion with her father was expected Sunday at an Idaho hospital.
The 3-year-old girl wandered away from her grandmother's home in Wareham, Mass., in mid-April. A frantic search began almost immediately, and within an hour little Alyvia Navarro was found unresponsive in a nearby pond. She was pronounced dead the next day.
MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica (AP) - Dwayne Jones was relentlessly teased in high school for being effeminate until he dropped out. His father not only kicked him out of the house at the age of 14 but also helped jeering neighbors push the youngster from the rough Jamaican slum where he grew up.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Nearly four years ago, audiences got their last look at Michael Jackson in the top-grossing concert film of all time, "This Is It." Tens of millions worldwide saw a seemingly healthy and confident performer sing and glide across a rehearsal stage as he prepared for his ill-fated comeback tour.
BROOKLYN, Mich. (AP) - NASCAR added a rule Friday ordering drivers to not approach the track or moving cars after accidents. The announcement comes less than a week after a driver was struck and killed during a dirt-track race in New York.
SeaWorld plans new killer whale environments
GLENDORA (AP) - A wildfire has burned about 70 acres of brush in a steep, remote area of the Angeles National Forest but no structures are threatened.
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) - A suburban St. Louis police chief on Friday identified the officer whose fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager ignited days of heated protests, and released documents alleging the teen was killed after a robbery in which he was suspected of stealing a $48.99 box of cigars.
SAN JOSE (AP) - San Jose police say an officer shot and killed a 19-year-old woman who threatened to shoot members of her family.
CAMARILLO (AP) - A woman whose car went off Pacific Coast Highway, killing her 7-year-old son and injuring two other people, has been arrested on suspicion of drunken driving and vehicular manslaughter.
POMONA (AP) - A Southern California man who killed his mother, buried her in the backyard and confessed a decade later, is going to prison.
A statewide survey released Thursday ranks Fresno and other Central Valley communities as the most disadvantaged areas in California when it comes to challenges ranging from polluted water to joblessness.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - State regulators voted Thursday to penalize Southern California Edison $24.5 million for safety violations uncovered after a 2011 windstorm left 440,000 customers without lights and a power line failure electrocuted three family members.
SOUTH EL MONTE, Calif. (AP) - A 5-year-old girl was killed and several other people were injured in a fiery multi-vehicle crash involving three big rigs that shut down all lanes of a Los Angeles County freeway for hours Thursday, authorities said.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco was set to say goodbye Thursday to Candlestick Park - the stadium where the city's beloved Giants and 49ers celebrated some of their greatest triumphs.
FLORISSANT, Mo. (AP) - The Missouri State Highway Patrol will take over supervising security in the St. Louis suburb that's been the scene of violent protests since a police officer fatally shot an unarmed black teenager, the governor announced Thursday.
Marijuana is casting an ever-thickening haze across NFL locker rooms, and it's not simply because more players are using it.
SAN DIEGO (AP) - California home sales declined in July compared to the same time last year as buyers struggled to find something they could afford in the tight market, a research firm said Thursday.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Robin Williams was in the early stages of Parkinson's disease and was sober at the time of his suicide, his wife said Thursday.