WASHINGTON (AP) - It's the scenario that's been spooking employers and investors and slowing the U.S. economy:
NEW YORK (AP) - In the emotion-charged realm of adoption, the Internet has been a transformative force, often for good, sometimes for ill.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Students at Cal State Fullerton who barricaded themselves inside classrooms and dorm rooms Wednesday afternoon prepared to stay put into the night as police searched for two suspects in a jewelry store robbery, while another suspect was caught after a high-speed pursuit that spanned three counties and ended on a baseball field where Los Angeles' police chief was giving away toys.
SIMI VALLEY, Calif. (AP) - Lingering radioactive contamination exists at a former rocket test lab outside of Los Angeles that was the site of a partial nuclear meltdown, federal environmental regulators said Wednesday.
NEW YORK (AP) - New Jersey shore hero Bruce Springsteen opened a benefit concert for victims of Superstorm Sandy on Wednesday by making a plea that what made his boyhood home special not be forgotten when it is rebuilt.
BOSTON (AP) - With a little help from her mother, Noelle Joy Klinker started life as a happy coincidence.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Prosecutors on Wednesday appealed the dismissal of anti-paparazzi driving charges against a photographer accused of recklessly chasing Justin Bieber on a Los Angeles freeway earlier this year.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Students at Cal State Fullerton have been told to stay inside with doors locked while police search the campus for suspects in an armed robbery at a Riverside County jewelry store.
LAS VEGAS (AP) - The federal government isn't going to tap the Missouri River to slake the thirst of a drought-parched Southwest, the government's top water official said Wednesday.
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) - Prosecutors say a 28-year-old Los Angeles man has been convicted of participating in a murder plot that killed two members of an Anaheim Hills family in 2007.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California Gov. Jerry Brown is being treated with radiation for early stage prostate cancer, his office announced Wednesday.
ROMULUS, N.Y. (AP) - Police in California have reopened an investigation into a 1991 fire that killed the wife of an upstate New York man recently charged with murdering his son.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A judge revoked Lindsay Lohan's probation on Wednesday and scheduled a hearing that could result in more jail time for the closely watched "Liz and Dick" star.
NEW YORK (AP) - Stocks rose, extending a winning streak, after the Federal Reserve said it will continue to boost the U.S. economy.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The Bureau of Land Management is auctioning off nearly 18,000 acres of oil leases on prime public lands in Central California, home to one of the largest deposits of shale oil in the country.
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) - Diana Navarro loves to code, and she's not afraid to admit it. But the 18-year-old Rutgers University computer science major knows she's an anomaly: Writing software to run computer programs in 2014 is - more than ever - a man's world.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A little Afghan girl whose love of painting won the hearts of U.S. doctors who fitted her with a prosthetic arm returned to the United States on Thursday, after the group that sponsored her first visit said it learned her newfound celebrity made her a subject of death threats at home.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Edging back into a military role in Iraq, President Barack Obama on Thursday said he was dispatching up to 300 military advisers to help quell the rising insurgency in the crumbling nation. He called on Iraqi leaders to govern with a more "inclusive agenda" to ensure the country does not descend into civil war.
WASHINGTON (AP) - House Republicans set out to shuffle their leadership lineup on Thursday in elections that highlighted a wider struggle inside a party divided between the establishment and red-state, tea party forces.
Washington D.C. - Constitutional Rights PAC is launching a national campaign to urge Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder to rename the Redskins to "The Washington Tea Party." The U.S. Patent Office's recent cancelation of the Redskins trademark prompted the conservative organization to get involved in this trivial, politically motivated fight.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Some of the Republican Party's most ambitious leaders are courting religious conservatives as evangelical Christians claim new momentum in their fight for the GOP's soul.
MOSCOW (AP) - Intense fighting is raging in eastern Ukraine and an insurgent leader says rebels are losing the battle.
PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) - Nearly 80,000 people have fled a tribal region in northwest Pakistan over the last two days, an official said, as the military continues its offensive in the rugged area near the Afghan border.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - A report on the crash that seriously injured comedian Tracy Morgan and killed another man says the driver of a tractor-trailer was speeding before the crash.
WASHINGTON (AP) - In the strongest sign yet of U.S. doubts about Iraq's stability, the Obama administration is weighing whether to press the Shiite prime minister in Baghdad to step down in a last-ditch effort to prevent disgruntled Sunnis from igniting a full-scale civil war.
Violence in Iraq is pushing U.S. gasoline prices higher, depriving drivers of the usual price break between Memorial Day and July Fourth.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The board of American Apparel voted to oust founder Dov Charney as chairman and notified him of its intent to remove him as president and chief executive, the clothing chain said in a statement Wednesday night.
NEW YORK (AP) - A picture is worth thousands of dollars for Limelight Extensions.
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - Presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah demanded Wednesday that Afghan electoral authorities stop counting ballots from a weekend runoff vote, citing new allegations of widespread fraud. The election commission refused and appealed to all sides to await final results.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Rep. Kevin McCarthy of California appears likely to win election as House majority leader on Thursday when Republicans vote in the wake of Eric Cantor's surprising primary defeat, but an unpredictable, contest to select a new party whip may tell more about the House GOP's future.