NEW YORK (AP) - Joey Chestnut downed 69 franks and devoured his own record in the men's Fourth of July hot dog eating contest while Sonya Thomas defended her title in the women's competition.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Sheriff's officials say staff at a summer camp near Yosemite National Park was having breakfast outdoors when the tree that killed a counselor and injured four others came down.
NEW YORK (AP) - James Gandolfini left the bulk of his estimated $70 million estate to his 13-year-old son and infant daughter.
CAIRO (AP) - A senior judge was sworn in as Egypt's interim president Thursday to replace ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi as the military launched a major crackdown against the Muslim Brotherhood. Reeling from what it called a military coup against democracy, the group said it would not work with the new political system.
NEW YORK (AP) - The Statue of Liberty finally reopened on the Fourth of July months after Superstorm Sandy swamped its little island as Americans across the country celebrated freedom and President Barack Obama urged citizens to live up to the words of the Declaration of Independence.
LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) - The European rerouting of the Bolivian presidential plane over suspicions that National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden was aboard ignited outrage Wednesday among Latin American leaders who called it a stunning violation of national sovereignty and disrespect for the region.
In once rundown urban districts across the country, craft breweries have helped to transform the neighborhoods around them.
NEW YORK (AP) - Gasoline prices are on a summer slide, giving U.S. drivers a break as they set out for the beach and other vacation spots for the Fourth of July.
GETTYSBURG, Pa. (AP) - You're a Civil War re-enactor carrying an authentic musket, out on the field with your history-buff buddies making a charge under withering enemy fire. It's great fun except for one thing:
WASHINGTON (AP) - A senior U.S. official says the Taliban won't join talks with the United States because of a dispute over the name of its office in Qatar.
BOSTON (AP) - For many New Englanders, the Fourth of July means the Boston Pops performing the "1812 Overture" on the Charles River Esplanade and fireworks booming overhead.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) - A mother and father who prayed instead of seeking medical help as their daughter died were properly convicted of homicide, the Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled Wednesday in a decision that dramatically limits legal immunity for parents who turn to God rather than science to heal their children.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Unemployment under President Barack Obama has remained high for the longest period since the Great Depression. Despite a slowly improving job market, the millions of Americans without jobs underscore weakness in the recovery, drag down consumer spending and still roil the nation's politics.
CAIRO (AP) - Egypt's military has suspended the Islamist-backed constitution and called early elections. The military also announced that embattled President Mohammed Morsi will be replaced. Cheers erupted among millions of protesters nationwide who were demanding Morsi's ouster. <br style="color: #333333; font-family: ...
SONORA, Calif. (AP) - Officials were investigating a report Wednesday that 20 people were injured when a tree fell at a summer camp near Yosemite National Park.
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.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) - A Pakistani girl who survived an assassination attempt by the Taliban has been honored as Harvard University's humanitarian of the year.