NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A federal judge ordered a Tennessee county on Wednesday to move ahead with opening a Muslim congregation's newly built mosque after a two-year fight from opponents.
NEW YORK (AP) - Sylvia Woods, founder of the famed Harlem soul food restaurant that carries her name and is a must-stop for locals, tourists and politicians, has died. She was 86.
MODESTO, Calif. (AP) - A Central Valley mother charged in the killing of her young daughter remains behind bars after making her first court appearance.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A Los Angeles federal judge has denied an emergency bid to halt California's ban on the sale of foie gras.
A member and former chairman of the Penn State board of trustees resigned on Thursday, becoming the first board member to do so in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal.
FORESTHILL (AP) - Fire crews aided by cooler temperatures and higher humidity made significant gains Wednesday against California's wildfires.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. economy expanded modestly in June and early July, but growth and hiring slowed in several parts of the country. The key findings of the Federal Reserve survey echoed the gloomier outlook that Chairman Ben Bernanke delivered to Congress this week.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The University of California board voted Wednesday to freeze undergraduate tuition this fall and endorse Gov. Jerry Brown's tax initiative, calling it the best option for preventing damaging cuts at the 10-campus system.
BEIRUT (AP) - Rebels penetrated the heart of Syria's power elite Wednesday, detonating a bomb inside a high-level crisis meeting in Damascus that killed three leaders of the regime, including President Bashar Assad's brother-in-law and the defense minister.
BOWLING GREEN, Ohio (AP) - A defiant Mitt Romney brushed aside more calls for the release of his tax returns on Wednesday and instead accused President Barack Obama of protecting his job at the expense of millions of unemployed Americans.
NEW YORK (AP) - American Airlines is celebrating the seven-decade service of a New York mechanic who turns 87 next month and has no plans to retire.
BOSTON (AP) - Taking aim at what they call an abuse of the taxpayers' money, a growing number of states are blocking welfare recipients from spending their benefits on booze, cigarettes, lottery tickets, casino gambling, tattoos and strippers.
LONDON (AP) - "Sex And The City" move over. Here comes "Sex In The Village." Make that athletes village. As in Olympics.
NEW YORK (AP) - He has what most politicians can only dream of: widespread name recognition, a hefty campaign account, and a buzzing media circus that follows his every move.
WASHINGTON (AP) - In a recent speech, President Barack Obama referred to the "middle class" 14 times, defining it as a family that makes up to $250,000 a year. Republican challenger Mitt Romney has looked at it from the other direction, saying that someone who falls into poverty "is still middle class."
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - North Korea on Saturday freed an 85-year-old U.S. veteran of the Korean War after a weekslong detention, ending the saga of Merrill Newman's attempt to visit the North as a tourist six decades after he oversaw a group of South Korean wartime guerrillas still loathed by Pyongyang.
JOHANNESBURG (AP) - What next for South Africa?
Jay Z easily led Grammy Award nominations announced Friday with nine, but left-of-center rappers Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and Kendrick Lamar were among a group of new stars who took many of the major nominations.