SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - The stalling of Illinois' gay-marriage push - at least for now - shows the difficulty of approving legislation to legalize it, even with a nudge from the home-state president, steadily rising support in the polls and national momentum from the November elections.
NORTH BEND, Wash. (AP) - A more focused search for a skydiver who vanished during a jump above Washington's Cascade foothills failed to locate the Florida man as darkness fell Saturday.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Authorities investigating rape accusations against two high school football players in eastern Ohio launched a website Saturday as interest in the case balloons, an extraordinary step designed to combat the misperception "that the football team runs the city," the city manager said.
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) - Allies of cancer-stricken President Hugo Chavez on Saturday chose to keep the same National Assembly president - a man who could be in line to step in as a caretaker leader in some circumstances.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Royal Dutch Shell PLC will try to move its grounded drill ship out of the worst of the North Pacific's fury with a towing attempt when conditions allow.
HONOLULU (AP) - President Barack Obama is hailing a last-minute deal that pulled the country back from the "fiscal cliff," but warned that he "will not compromise" over his insistence that Congress lift the federal debt ceiling.
AMHERST, N.H. (AP) - A photo marked "not to be published" that shows a teenage Diana Spencer before she became Princess of Wales, with a young friend seated beside her, will be featured in an auction this month in New Hampshire.
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) - Rescue crews used boats and aircraft on Saturday to search for a small plane that disappeared off Venezuela carrying the CEO of Italy's iconic Missoni fashion house and five other people.
AURORA, Colo. (AP) - A gunman barricaded inside his Colorado home fired shots at police from a second-story window before he was killed as SWAT officers stormed the home Saturday. Once inside, they found the bodies of three other adults, authorities said.
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) - Four gun shows, all about an hour's drive from Newtown, Conn., all canceled.
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama may round out his new national security leadership team next week, with a nomination for defense secretary expected and a pick to lead the Central Intelligence Agency possible.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Sadness and frustration washed over many who stood before 131 white wooden crosses planted outside a church in memory of the city's homicide victims last year.
WASHINGTON (AP) - If or when the Pentagon lets women become infantry troops - the country's front-line warfighters - how many women will want to?
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - A powerful earthquake sparked a tsunami warning for hundreds of miles of Alaskan and Canadian coastline, but the alert was canceled when no damaging waves were generated.
PHOENIX (AP) - Federal authorities said Friday that they're searching for a man who robbed one bank in the Phoenix metropolitan area and tried to rob two others using fake bombs.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Richard Sarafian, an influential film director whose 1971 countercultural car-chase thriller "Vanishing Point" brought him a decades-long cult following, has died in Southern California, his son said Saturday night.
LANCASTER (AP) - Authorities say four young people are dead and three critically injured after a car and a pickup truck collided on a rural desert road in northern Los Angeles County.
ANAHEIM (AP) - Mustafa Umar, an imam in Southern California, is popular with the Muslim teenagers who attend his mosque. They pepper him with questions about sensitive topics like marijuana use, dating and pornography.
NEW YORK (AP) - In recent years, many American bishops have drawn a harder line with parishioners on what could be considered truly Roman Catholic, adopting a more aggressive style of correction and telling abortion rights supporters to stay away from the sacrament of Communion.
MIDDLETOWN SPRINGS, Vt. (AP) - A small plane that couldn't land at its intended destination because of a hot air balloon festival ran out of fuel and crashed in Vermont on Saturday, injuring both men on board, police said.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - Tens of thousands of California residents aren't getting their unemployment checks on time because of computer problems at a state agency.
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) - Technical experts at the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons were reviewing Saturday a further disclosure from Syria about its chemical weapons program.
SAN DIEGO (AP) - Two Vietnam veterans were awarded the Silver and Bronze Star medals Friday for their courage in a battle on a jungle hillside where more than 75 percent of the troops with them that day were killed or wounded.
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - With snow already dusting Colorado's highest peaks, the state is racing to replace key mountain highways washed away by flooding, in some cases laying down crude, one-lane gravel roads just to throw a lifeline to isolated towns before winter descends.
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) - Gunmen threw grenades and opened fire Saturday killing at least 22 people in an attack targeting non-Muslims at an upscale mall in Kenya's capital that was hosting a children's day event, a Red Cross official and witnesses said.
BEVERLY HILLS - Television's leading ladies stepped out Friday night to celebrate at Variety and Women in Film's annual Emmys soiree.
CHICAGO (AP) - A shooting that injured a 3-year-old boy and 12 others in Chicago occurred just outside a section of the city that police have flooded with officers, reigniting outrage over the toll of the community's gun violence and the inability of stepped-up police action to stop it.
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SEATTLE (AP) - Police say Washington Navy Yard shooter Aaron Alexis never got his gun back after a 2004 arrest in Seattle.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Anchorage police hope a photograph of a severely beaten teenager will jog the memory of witnesses who can help piece together how he was left to die in an abandoned downtown home.