That sound drowning out the applause for this year's Emmy nominees announced Thursday morning is the grinding of teeth over worthy shows and stars Emmy ignored.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Campaigning in coveted Florida, President Barack Obama warned Thursday that Republican challenger Mitt Romney would be "squeezing more money out of seniors" by turning Medicare into a voucher program. Romney, firing away near his Boston home base, accused Obama of putting his needs above those of the nation.
HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) - A Huntington Beach police officer has been accidentally shot in the leg during SWAT team debriefing at the station house. The wounded officer was taken to a hospital where he underwent surgery early Thursday. The wound isn't life threatening. KTTV says the SWAT team was at Huntington Beach police headquarters for debriefing after a day of training when the weapon accidentally discharged at about 10 p.m. Wednesday. Lt. Mike ...
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The commission that runs the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum has been sued over a decision to give the University of Southern California control of the taxpayer-owned stadium. A lawsuit filed Wednesday claims the Coliseum Commission held illegal secret deliberations on the lease and failed to release public records. It wants to overturn May's approval of the 42-year deal and to hold public hearings before a new vote. The suit was ...
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Actor Fred Willard, perhaps best-known as a dog-show announcer in the movie "Best in Show," has been arrested on suspicion of committing a lewd act at a Hollywood adult theater. Los Angeles police Sgt. Mark Ro says uniformed vice officers were conducting a routine investigation of the theater shortly before 9 p.m. Wednesday and saw Willard engaging in a lewd act. He says Willard appeared to be alone. The 72-year-old ...
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate is spending this week debating, and summarily rejecting, Democratic-written bills to disclose the names of people who give more than $10,000 to help elect people such as, say, Mitt Romney, and to take away tax breaks from companies taken over by people such as, say, Mitt Romney, who move operations overseas.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) - An invasive insect commonly found in south-central Europe has been detected in southwestern Idaho, marking the first time the elm seed bug has been spotted in the U.S., according to federal officials.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - "Mad Men," a piercingly bleak portrait of a 1960s American anti-hero, earned a leading 17 Emmy nominations Thursday and the chance to set a new record as the most-honored drama in television history. AMC's "Mad Men," which has won four best drama series trophies and is tied with "Hill Street Blues," ''L.A. Law" and "The West Wing," received a fifth bid in the category. "It's insane. I can't believe it," ...
PHOENIX (AP) - For six years, the self-proclaimed toughest sheriff in America has vehemently denied allegations that his deputies racially profile Latinos in his trademark immigration patrols.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Health officials have confirmed the year's first known human case of West Nile in Los Angeles County. At least four California human cases have been reported in California this year. The Los Angeles County case is only identified as a middle-aged adult who lives in the San Gabriel Valley. City News Service says the patient was hospitalized but is now recovering at home. The virus that causes West Nile illness ...
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Wooing Florida voters, President Barack Obama warned Thursday that Republican challenger Mitt Romney would gut his health care reform law and turn Medicare into a voucher program, driving up costs for the elderly on fixed incomes. Romney, firing away near his Boston home base, accused Obama of caring only about saving his own job - not the jobs of Americans.
WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. citizens who are on the government's list of people banned from flying because they're considered terror threats are not prevented from learning how to fly in schools around the country, according to government regulations.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The nearly 20 often-rambling emails that an Army psychiatrist sent to Yemeni terror leader Anwar al-Awlaki painted a confusing picture.
BOSTON (AP) - Taking aim at what they call an abuse of the taxpayers' money, a growing number of states are blocking welfare recipients from spending their benefits on booze, cigarettes, lottery tickets, casino gambling, tattoos and strippers.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Instructors and trainees at a Texas military base at the center of an Air Force sex scandal are under constant surveillance, a witness testified Thursday in the trial of an instructor facing rape and sexual assault charges.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - NASA's newest delivery service made its first-ever shipment to the International Space Station on Sunday, another triumph for the booming commercial space arena that has its sights set on launching astronauts.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - USC fired Lane Kiffin early Sunday morning, not long after the team lost 62-41 at Arizona State.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A 24-year-old man has died near Universal Studios after he exited a party bus and was struck by vehicles on Highway 101.
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - Smiling and waving flags, Iranians from across the political spectrum welcomed President Hassan Rouhani home Saturday with cheers for his historic phone conversation with his American counterpart. But pockets of anger over the new contact between the two enemy nations signaled challenges ahead.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Locked in a deepening struggle with President Barack Obama, the Republican-controlled House approved legislation early Sunday imposing a one-year delay in key parts of the nation's health care law and repealing a tax on medical devices as the price for avoiding a partial government shutdown in a few days' time.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The father of a Dodgers fan fatality stabbed during a melee with Giants fans is planning to make a public plea for witnesses to the incident after San Francisco's district attorney said he lacks evidence to charge the man suspected of the killing.
PRESCOTT, Ariz. (AP) - A three-month investigation into the June deaths of 19 firefighters killed while battling an Arizona blaze cited poor communication between the men and support staff, and revealed that an airtanker carrying flame retardant was hovering overhead as the firefighters died.
WASHINGTON (AP) - House Republicans on Saturday pushed the government to the edge of a partial shutdown next week, insisting that President Barack Obama's health care law be delayed a year in defiance of White House and the Democratic-controlled Senate.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - One of California's major health care plans is racing to translate materials into Spanish. A small businessman in Burbank is perplexed over what "Obamacare" will mean for him and his workers. Home Depot Inc., Trader Joe's and other large employers are slashing health benefits for part-time workers and directing them into the nation's reordered health insurance marketplace.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Southern California fire officials have increased staffing levels because of a red flag warning announced for areas in Orange, San Diego, San Bernardino and Riverside counties.
BURBANK (AP) - Up to five people died early Saturday morning after a car spun out and burst into flames in Burbank, trapping people inside, officials said.
ISLAMABAD (AP) - A major earthquake rocked Pakistan's southwest Saturday, sending people running into the street in panic just days after another quake in the same region killed 359 people, officials said.
MARINGA, Brazil (AP) - Dan slurped desperately on his pink nursing bottle and spilled milk all over the place, while his brother Tom patiently waited to take a swim in the family pool.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Ozzy Osbourne can't help himself.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - The southwestern New Mexico city that's played home to "Breaking Bad" is preparing for the end, with the Emmy-award winning series airing its last episode on Sunday.