WASHINGTON (AP) - The Internal Revenue Service's screening of groups seeking tax-exempt status was broader and lasted longer than has been previously disclosed, the new head of the agency acknowledged Monday. Terms including "Israel," ''Progressive" and "Occupy" were used by agency workers to help pick groups for closer examination, according to an internal IRS document obtained by The Associated Press.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Historic immigration legislation cleared a key Senate hurdle with votes to spare on Monday, pointing the way to near-certain passage within days for $38 billion worth of new security measures along the border with Mexico and an unprecedented chance at citizenship for millions living in the country illegally.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Police say a male victim was killed and a female victim critically injured after they were shot while sitting at a San Francisco bus stop in the middle of the day.
LANCASTER, Calif. (AP) - A woman found dead in Lancaster has been identified, and authorities are trying to locate her boyfriend, who they say is "person of interest" in the case.
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) - Authorities have released surveillance photos of a female bank robbery suspect, dubbed the Chubby Cheeks Bandit, who held up a Chase branch in Santa Ana.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A 21-year-old Los Angeles man has been charged in the violent attack on a transgender woman in Hollywood last month.
ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) - Authorities arrested a man after he allegedly tried to abduct a 6-year-old girl from a Southern California park.
SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (AP) - A small plane crashed into an unoccupied, parked Fed Ex truck Monday, shortly after taking off from San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport.
MALIBU, Calif. (AP) - Former Chicago Bulls star Scottie Pippen was involved in a fight outside of a well-known sushi eatery in Malibu over the weekend that landed one man in the hospital, authorities said.
WASHINGTON (AP) - A Twitter photo and phone tip from a resident helped animal keepers track down a red panda in a Washington neighborhood Monday after it went missing from the Smithsonian's National Zoo.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A newly renovated terminal at Los Angeles International Airport will make it tough to remember there's a plane to catch.
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi has disappointed some of her liberal base with her defense of the Obama administration's classified surveillance of U.S. residents' phone and Internet records.
CORONADO, Calif. (AP) - A wanted man who held off police by standing in the ocean off San Diego County for seven hours has finally been arrested.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - Two space station astronauts took care of a little outside maintenance Monday.
SANFORD, Fla. (AP) - A prosecutor told jurors in opening statements Monday that George Zimmerman fatally shot Trayvon Martin "because he wanted to," not because he had to, while the neighborhood watch volunteer's attorney said the deadly shooting of the teen was carried out in self-defense.
LYONS, Colo. (AP) - Thousands of residents have poured out of the mountain towns around Boulder, Colo., over the past week, fleeing unprecedented floods that tore down hillsides, carried away homes and piled slabs of highway like stacks of books.
JOHANNESBURG (AP) - The carcass of the poached rhino was about a week old when the Vietnamese delegation saw it in a South African wildlife park. There was a strong smell of rot, and animals had scavenged most of the meat. Rangers found the bullet that killed it by scouring the ground with a metal detector. The rhino horn was gone, hacked off its snout.
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) - Moscow insisted on Tuesday that a new Security Council resolution on Syria not allow the use of force, while the Arab country's main opposition group demanded a swift international response following the U.N. report that confirmed chemical weapons were used outside Damascus last month.
WASHINGTON (AP) - A dozen people died in a shooting rampage Monday at the Washington Navy Yard. It was the deadliest attack at a domestic military installation since November 2009, when an Army psychiatrist killed 13 people and wounded 30 others at Fort Hood, Texas. Early Tuesday, the stories of some of those who died started to surface.
VISTA (AP) - The frontman of the Grammy-nominated metal band As I Lay Dying will stand trial on a charge of trying to hire someone to kill his estranged wife, a judge in San Diego ruled Monday.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Drilling and fracking for natural gas don't seem to spew immense amounts of the greenhouse gas methane into the air, as has been feared, a new study says.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown was planning to ask federal judges on Monday to delay their requirement that the state release thousands of inmates by year's end to ease prison overcrowding.
WASHINGTON (AP) - A former Navy man launched an attack Monday morning inside a building at the Washington Navy Yard, spraying gunfire on office workers in the cafeteria and in the hallway at the heavily secured installation, authorities said. Thirteen people were killed, including the gunman.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Emmy Awards will feature five special memorial tributes, including one to "Glee" star Cory Monteith, organizers said.
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) - Karen Strand didn't think she'd get in trouble for having a small container of medical marijuana when she went hiking in Olympic National Park this summer.
TIFFIN, Ohio (AP) - A fire that ripped through a mobile home killed a man and five young children just a few hours after the children's mother left to work an early morning shift at a fast-food restaurant.
GIGLIO ISLAND, Italy (AP) - Engineers on Monday succeeded in wresting the hull of the shipwrecked Costa Concordia from the Italian reef where it has been stuck since it capsized in January 2012, leaving them cautiously optimistic they can rotate the luxury liner upright and eventually tow it away.
ZAMBOANGA, Philippines (AP) - Philippine troops have recaptured 70 percent of the coastal areas by a southern city that were occupied by Muslim rebels, the military said, adding helicopter gunships were deployed for the first time Monday as a hostage standoff dragged to its second week.
ESTES PARK, Colo. (AP) - Colorado mountain towns cut off for days by massive flooding slowly reopened to reveal cabins toppled, homes ripped from their foundations and everything covered in a thick layer of muck. Anxious home and business owners hurriedly cleaned and cleared what they could salvage as rescuers looked for a break in the weather Monday to resume airlifting those still stranded.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - In the coastal redwood forests of central California, scientists trying to unravel the mystery surrounding the reproductive problems of dozens of endangered condors think they have uncovered the culprit: the long-banned pesticide DDT.