WASHINGTON (AP) - The waiting is almost over.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A striking new photography exhibit at the Academy of Natural Sciences might make people scared of snakes a bit rattled, but there's no better way to appreciate these incredible creatures up close while staying out of fang's reach.
CINCINNATI (AP) - An air show in southwestern Ohio reopened with a moment of silence Sunday, a day after a pilot and wing walker died in a horrifying, fiery crash in front of thousands of spectators.
ISLAMABAD (AP) - At least a dozen Islamic militants wearing police uniforms shot to death overnight a Pakistani and 10 foreign tourists, including an American, who were visiting one of the world's highest mountains in a remote area of northern Pakistan that has been largely peaceful, officials said Sunday.
QUITO, Ecuador (AP) - The former National Security Agency contractor wanted for revealing classified secrets is seeking asylum in the South American country of Ecuador, Foreign Minister Ricardo Patino said Sunday.
Doctors are reporting a major step toward an "artificial pancreas," a device that would constantly monitor blood sugar in people with diabetes and automatically supply insulin as needed.
CHICO (AP) - The three people whose bodies were found inside a burning car about 90 miles north of Sacramento have been identified as two teenagers and the mother of one of the boys.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - California is projected to face a shortage of as many as 17,000 doctors within two years, a problem that is especially acute in rural areas and minority communities.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Getting face time with the family doctor could soon become even harder.
HAILEY, Idaho (AP) - The tearful mother of the only known U.S. prisoner of war said Saturday she's feeling "very optimistic" about his eventual release after his Taliban captors offered last week to exchange him for prisoners at Guantanamo Bay.
INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) - Doinghardtimeagain finished 2½ lengths ahead of Iotapa to win the $150,000 Hollywood Oaks feature race at Betfair Hollywood Park on Saturday.
REDONDO BEACH, Calif. (AP) - Redondo Beach police say they believe a man who was shot and died of multiple gunshot wounds was the specific target of a homicide.
CHICO, Calif. (AP) - The three people whose bodies were found inside a burning car about 90 miles north of Sacramento have been identified as two teenagers and the mother of one of the boys.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - More than one-quarter of the homeless people counted in San Francisco this year identified themselves as gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender, a proportion that surprised veteran advocates for the homeless.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Salvadoran community is celebrating the groundbreaking of a plaza in Los Angeles honoring a Catholic archbishop beloved for his advocacy for the poor.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The parent company of the Orange County Register plans to expand with a daily paper in Los Angeles, looking to further stretch its regional reach to nearly all of Southern California.
Southern California is in for a blustery weekend with elevated fire risk and hazards for some drivers.
DENVER (AP) - At least three people were stabbed in a parking lot at Sports Authority Stadium Field at Mile High after the Denver Broncos' game Thursday night.
UNITED NATIONS (AP) - Chemical weapons were probably used in four locations in Syria this year, in addition to the confirmed attack near Damascus in August that forced the government to abandon its secret chemical stockpile, U.N. inspectors said in a report released Thursday.
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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Alaska State Troopers say a small dog helped a woman survive nearly three nights in below-zero temperatures after her snowmobile broke down along the Denali Highway.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Spurred by emotional testimony from sex workers, California officials voted Thursday to change a 1990s-era anti-crime regulation and allow prostitutes to receive money from a victim compensation fund if they're raped or beaten.
HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) - Joseph Ali says onlookers thought he was drunk when he dove into the nighttime waters around a Southern California pier. But he came away with a monster of a lobster and the catch of a lifetime.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California's population grew by the highest rate in nearly a decade over the last year, swelling the state's ranks to more than 38.2 million, new population figures released Thursday showed.
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - Witnesses say about 100 people were playing bingo in San Jose when a man who said he had a gun burst through the doors and stole the night's receipts.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - The Beastie Boys are firing back after an Oakland toy company sued them over a video parody of their song "Girls."
PARIS (AP) - For aspiring art collectors everywhere, there is hope.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits rose 68,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 368,000, the largest increase in more than a year.
Lower stock prices on Thursday set up investors for what would be their third day in a row of declines.
Celebrity reactions to the 71st annual Golden Globe nominations, announced Thursday in Beverly Hills, Calif. The awards will be given Jan. 12.