JOLIET, Ill. (AP) - Attorneys deliver closing arguments at Drew Peterson's trial Tuesday, after which jurors will begin deliberations on whether the state proved the former Illinois police officer murdered his third wife.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Four years later Democrats have gathered again, this time in support of a president who carries the power and the burden of incumbency, both in evidence as the opening gavel is struck at the Democratic National Convention.
WASHINGTON (AP) - It didn't take long for the Internet to start buzzing with conspiracy theories after the Social Security Administration posted a notice that it was purchasing 174,000 hollow-point bullets.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Patient after patient asked: Is eating organic food, which costs more, really better for me?
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Some firefighters who have battled the western Nebraska and South Dakota wildfires for nearly a week are being sent home, a fire official said Monday.
RENO, Nev. (AP) - It wasn't as surreal as Burning Man itself, but the courtroom banter was a bit unorthodox.
CHICAGO (AP) - Elfega Cazares isn't taking sides in the standoff between the Chicago Teachers Union and Chicago Public Schools over contract talks. Like many of the immigrant parents in the city's Pilsen neighborhood, she knows her children stand to lose the most if teachers walk off the job next Monday.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - It's a question that aides to any president seeking re-election should be ready to handle: Are Americans better off now than before he took office?
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - On the eve of the Democratic National Convention, President Barack Obama declared that Republican rival Mitt Romney should be penalized for "unnecessary roughness" on the middle class and accused him in a ringing labor Day speech of backing higher taxes for millions in opposing the 2009 auto industry bailout.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Michael Clarke Duncan's fiancee says the Oscar nominee for "The Green Mile" has died while being hospitalized following a July heart attack.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - TV viewership for last week's Republican National Convention dropped sharply from 2008.
AZUSA, Calif. (AP) - A police officer in suburban Los Angeles County has shot and killed a man trying to burglarize an adult video store.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Authorities are warning of dangerous rip currents at beaches along the coastline of Southern and Central California.
GLENDORA, Calif. (AP) - A wildfire in the Angeles National Forest that forced the evacuation of thousands of visitors has grown another 500 acres and additional firefighting resources have been requested.
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - A freshman at California State University, Fresno, died Sunday after a night of drinking at an off-campus fraternity house, prompting university officials to suspend recognition of the fraternity.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - If Gov. Jerry Brown wins re-election in November, he will be given an unprecedented opportunity to overhaul the California Supreme Court.
RENO, Nev. (AP) - Despite overall numbers in the tens of thousands, mustang advocates say the wild horse is on the verge of extinction in North America.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The California Supreme Court will decide if private emails and other electronic communications of government officials are public records open for inspection.
Bobby Womack, a colorful and highly influential R&B singer-songwriter who influenced artists from the Rolling Stones to Damon Albarn, has died. He was 70.
BURBANK - Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich, whose Fifth District includes Santa Clarita, joined officials at the opening Friday of the Bob Hope Airport Regional Intermodal Transportation Center.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Frank Sinatra's first New Jersey driver's license has sold for $15,757 at auction.
LONDON (AP) - Courteney Cox says she is engaged to marry Snow Patrol's Johnny McDaid.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown is appointing the former executive producer of the "The Hangover" movies to the California Community College Board of Governors.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Jurors adjourned for the weekend Friday without reaching a verdict in a trial to determine fault for the beating of a San Francisco Giants fan following a baseball game at Dodger Stadium three years ago.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - The U.S. Department of Transportation gave its approval Friday for work to begin on the second leg of California's proposed $68 billion high-speed rail line, endorsing the state's environmental review for the section running between Fresno and Bakersfield.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A Southern California couple is taking legal action to evict their live-in nanny who they say refused to work or leave.
FILLMORE (AP) - A California firefighter who disappeared two weeks ago after chasing after his dog during a backpacking trip was found dead Friday, authorities said.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - Talk about a cosmic caffeine jolt. The International Space Station is getting a real Italian espresso machine.
TURLOCK, Calif. (AP) - Police in Central California said on Friday they found a family of four dead inside a home in what appeared to be a murder-suicide.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The father of the young man who killed six people and injured 13 others near the University of California, Santa Barbara, last month says it's his "duty" to help prevent future mass killings.