CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) - The founder of an Iowa brokerage has signed a plea agreement with federal prosecutors in which he admits to carrying out a $200 million fraud and embezzlement scheme that bankrupted his company and could result in him spending the rest of his life in prison, prosecutors said Tuesday.
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) - A landlord has agreed to pay more than $2 million to settle a lawsuit alleging he traded housing benefits for sex and retaliated against women who refused his advances, federal officials said Tuesday.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A mother and daughter charged in a cat hoarding case after authorities say they found 51 cats in their home have pleaded not guilty to animal neglect and cruelty charges.
NEW YORK (AP) - The U.S. government's debt rating could be heading for the "fiscal cliff" along with the federal budget.
CAIRO (AP) - Mainly ultraconservative protesters climbed the walls of the U.S. Embassy in Egypt's capital Tuesday and brought down the American flag, replacing it with a black Islamist flag to protest a U.S.-produced film attacking the Prophet Muhammad. Hours later, armed men in eastern Libya also stormed the US consulate there and set it on fire as anger spread.
WEST BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) - A businessman who gunned down a police officer at his suburban Detroit home held authorities at bay for hours with an arsenal of high-powered rifles and other weapons before finally killing himself, officials said Tuesday.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg hasn't enjoyed seeing his company's stock get pummeled on Wall Street this summer, but he is relishing the opportunity to prove his critics wrong.
NEW YORK (AP) - In case you haven't heard by now, Apple is unveiling its latest iPhone on Wednesday. That leaves the question: What should you do with your old one?
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama and challenger Mitt Romney declared a fleeting truce for partisan digs Tuesday as the nation remembered the 9/11 terrorist attacks, but campaign politics crackled through even their somber observances.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Mississippi regulators are ordering a pair of Arizona companies to pay a record $5.7 million fine for more than 1,000 violations of Mississippi's do-not-call law.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A federal appeals court blocked implementation of San Francisco's cellphone radiation warning law pending the outcome of an industry challenge.
UKIAH, Calif. (AP) - Ukiah police are investigating the theft of a satellite phone and GPS device from an Army National Guard helicopter that had been helping fight the Scotts Fire in Lake County.
GLENDORA, Calif. (AP) - A wildfire in a rugged area of the San Gabriel Mountains northeast of Los Angeles is expected to be fully contained by early Thursday.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Illegal immigrants in California's largest city could use library cards to open bank accounts and access an array of city services under a plan being considered by city officials.
SHANKSVILLE, Pa. (AP) - Vice President Joe Biden stopped by the local firehouse Tuesday and invited firefighters to visit him in Washington.
PALMDALE (AP) - Authorities say two people were killed after a Los Angeles County Sheriff's patrol car collided with an SUV at a Palmdale street intersection.
KIEN VANG, Vietnam (AP) - Along the winding muddy waters of the Mekong Delta where he once patrolled for communist insurgents on a naval gunboat, Secretary of State John Kerry turned his sights Sunday on a new enemy: climate change.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - A sprawling weekend snowstorm dumped almost a foot of the white stuff in central Pennsylvania as it heads into New England, where strong winds and heavy snow are forecast.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - A New Mexico high school teacher has been disciplined after a parent says the man told his black son that Santa Claus is white.
HONOLULU (AP) - After a 70-year-old Hawaii man survived a flight that crash-landed in Hawaii waters, he swam about a half-mile in 6-foot waves to Molokai's rugged shoreline, thinking the eight others aboard the small commercial plane were fine bobbing in their life vests, awaiting rescue.
CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) - Colorado's governor asked the nation Sunday for prayers for the 17-year-old girl who was critically wounded by a classmate at her suburban Denver high school.
CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) - A Colorado teenager who may have been nursing a grudge against a high school teacher since September intended to harm that teacher and inflict numerous other casualties when he entered his school and shot a student at point-blank range before killing himself, authorities said.