MEXICO CITY (AP) - Mexican authorities are trying to sort out why a U.S. Embassy vehicle was ambushed by federal police on a rural back road in mountains south of the capital, leaving two U.S. government workers wounded.
CINCINNATI (AP) - Neil Armstrong was a quiet self-described nerdy engineer who became a global hero when as a steely-nerved pilot he made "one giant leap for mankind" with a small step on to the moon. The modest man who had people on Earth entranced and awed from almost a quarter million miles away has died. He was 82.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Officials say the thousands of firefighters battling a series of wildfires across the state are making progress in containing the blazes.
TULARE, Calif. (AP) - In an animal laboratory in central California's dairy country, Juan Carlos Martin cleaned and fed dozens of cows.
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) - A huge explosion rocked Venezuela's biggest oil refinery and unleashed a ferocious fire Saturday, killing at least 24 people and injuring more than 80 others in the deadliest disaster in memory for the country's key oil industry.
As space exploration has become more common and the number of astronauts has risen past 300, many names have faded into the background. But some will forever be associated with the golden age of space exploration. Some examples:
SONOMA, Calif. (AP) - The venerable road course at the south end of wine country has been tweaked, tightened and ever so slightly lengthened.
MALIBU, Calif. (AP) - Prosecutors have charged a homeless man with felony animal cruelty after he allegedly grabbed a pelican in Malibu and strangled the bird with his bare hands.
MEXICO CITY (AP) - The Mexican government is battling an egg shortage and hoarding that have caused prices to spike in a country with the highest per-capita egg consumption on Earth.
CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) - A Metrolink commuter train with 38 passengers has slammed into a big-rig at an agricultural crossing near Camarillo Airport in Ventura County.
SAN JOSE (AP) - After a year of scorched-earth litigation, a jury decided Friday that Samsung ripped off the innovative technology used by Apple to create its revolutionary iPhone and iPad.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. economic recovery hasn't felt much like one even for people who managed to find new jobs after being laid off. Most of them have had to settle for less pay.
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) - Tropical Storm Isaac strengthened as it swirled toward vulnerable Haiti on Friday evening, threatening to bring punishing rains to people still without homes after the 2010 earthquake, but unlikely to gain enough steam to strike as a hurricane.
WASHINGTON (AP) - It's not just Todd Akin. The fallout from the Missouri Senate candidate's "legitimate rape" comment was the latest signal that the Republican path to the majority in the Senate may have just gotten tougher.
The price of oil fell on Friday after a trade journal reported that Western countries might release more oil reserves.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The government has failed to inspect thousands of oil and gas wells it considers potentially high risks for water contamination and other environmental damage, congressional investigators say.
BAUCHI, Nigeria (AP) - One of the teenagers who escaped from Islamic extremists who abducted more than 300 schoolgirls says the kidnapping was "too terrifying for words," and she is now scared to go back to school.
EUREKA SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) - Lawyers for the state followed through with their promise to appeal a judge's decision overturning the constitutional amendment overwhelmingly passed by voters in 2004 banning gay marriage.
DOSWELL, Va. (AP) - People in the University of Richmond community prepared for graduation Sunday with heavy hearts after the revelation that two athletic staff members were aboard a hot air balloon that drifted into a power line, burst into flames and crashed in Virginia.
MARIUPOL, Ukraine (AP) - Pro-Russian insurgents in two of the most tense regions in eastern Ukraine were prepared to conduct a vote Sunday on declaring sovereignty, while the country's acting president warned that it represented "a step into the abyss."
Nintendo is apologizing and pledging to be more inclusive after being criticized for not recognizing same-sex relationships in English editions of a life-simulator video game. The publisher said that while it was too late to change the current game, it was committed to building virtual equality into future versions if they're produced.
SANGER, Calif. (AP) - Six months ago, workers at one of the largest fruit farms in the U.S. went to the ballot box to decide if they would continue to be represented by the United Farm Workers, which won that right two decades ago but never forged a labor contract.
Bradley Wiggins might be the only one who doesn't consider himself the overwhelming favorite to win the Tour of California when it begins Sunday in Sacramento.
NEW YORK (AP) - The unidentified remains of those killed on Sept. 11 returned to the World Trade Center site in a solemn procession on a foggy Saturday morning.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Two Los Angeles merchants described as chronic counterfeiters have been fined more than $26 million and permanently barred from the downtown Fashion District.
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) - A cement truck smashed into a pickup truck Friday, killing an off-duty Los Angeles police detective on the same steep road where another truck accident killed an LAPD policeman two months ago.
Three L.A. County Fire engine companies responded to a traffic collision between a Honda Civic and Federal Express truck that rolled on its side on Rye Canyon Road at Avenue Scott in Valencia on Friday afternoon. Hazardous Materials Task Force 150 responded when it was reported that the truck may had been transporting hazardous materials. Later it was determined that the materials had not leaked. Minor injuries were reported at the scene but no one was transported to the hospital. Rye Canyon Road was closed between Avenue Scott and Avenue Stanford for more than an hour during the incident.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - After a week of futility, authorities appeared no closer Friday to finding a state fire battalion chief being sought in the stabbing death of his girlfriend inside their home near Sacramento.
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) - Ninety-seven-year-old World War II hero and former Olympian Louis Zamperini was named grand marshal of the 2015 Rose Parade on Friday.
AURORA, Colo. (AP) - Rene Lima-Marin's wife told her two young sons their father had to go to work the night in January when a team of police officers led her husband away in handcuffs.