WASHINGTON (AP) - Junior chefs from across the nation touting their best recipes will ascend on the White House next week for the second kids' "state dinner" luncheon.
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - When John Paul Jones famously said "I have not yet begun to fight," he certainly had begun to write as evidenced by letters from the American naval hero that recently surfaced at the Charleston Library Society.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Comprehensive immigration legislation passed by the Senate would reduce illegal immigration into the U.S. by one-third to one-half beyond what would happen under existing law, the Congressional Budget Office said Wednesday.
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) - A U.S.-French science satellite that tracked rising sea levels for more than a decade and helped forecasters make better weather predictions worldwide has gone dark.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles police say the driver of a 25-foot recreational vehicle plowed into 30 parked cars, a power pole and an apartment building in the San Fernando Valley but there were no serious injuries.
REDLANDS, Calif. (AP) - A Southern California man claims he also had teenage sex with a teacher who allegedly had a baby by a 16-year-old student.
DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania (AP) - Everywhere he went in Africa, President Barack Obama was competing with history.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California corrections officials said Tuesday they will comply with a federal court order to move thousands of inmates out of two Central Valley prisons where an airborne fungus has led to widespread illnesses.
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama's health care law, hailed as his most significant legislative achievement, seems to be losing much of its sweep.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Current and former federal officials who played key roles in the investigation of one of the nation's worst aviation disasters said Tuesday they stand by their conclusion that the explosion of TWA flight 800 was caused by overheated fuel tank vapors, and not a bomb or missile.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown has made 26 appointments as part of his reorganization of state government, which takes full effect this week as the new fiscal year begins.
SAN DIEGO (AP) - Authorities say a man who fatally shot a pit bull in a San Diego front yard is not expected to face charges, but the dog's owner was cited.
WASHINGTON (AP) - In a major concession to business groups, the Obama administration Tuesday unexpectedly announced a one-year delay, until 2105, in a central requirement of the new health care law that medium and large companies provide coverage for their workers or face fines.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - A wilderness search for James "Randy" Udall, whose family is well-known in Western politics, continued Tuesday with no sign of the environmentalist and energy efficiency advocate overdue almost a week from a solo backpacking trip in the shadow of Wyoming's highest mountain.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Liberty is loud and a lot of dogs have problems with those Fourth of July sounds of freedom, Erika Gamez said. She should know - she takes care of over 150 at work and five at home.
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.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Officials say a third person has died from injuries suffered during an early morning house fire in San Francisco that killed a father and his daughter.
NEW YORK (AP) - Exxon Mobil Corp. said Friday that it will begin offering benefits to legally married same-sex couples in the U.S. for the first time starting next week.