SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Visitors to California Department of Motor Vehicle offices may experience longer wait times than usual.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Hopes that the economy may emerge from its slump got a lift Tuesday from a report that Americans increased their spending at retailers in July by the most in five months.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A mountain lion has been prowling Griffith Park, the first definitive proof that a cougar lives in the Los Angeles park surrounded by urbanization.
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - Environmental groups have filed a lawsuit against the California Department of Public Health for failing to establish a safe drinking water standard for the cancer-causing chemical made famous in the film "Erin Brockovich."
NEW YORK (AP) - NBC is defending its new series "Stars Earn Stripes" after nine Nobel Peace Prize winners complained the show treats military maneuvers like athletic events.
NEW YORK (AP) - Kristin Chenoweth says injuries she sustained while filming the CBS legal drama "The Good Wife" last month will prevent her from returning to the show.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - The Indiana State Fair came to a standstill Monday night to honor the victims of a deadly stage collapse one year ago that prompted sweeping overhauls of the fair's emergency plan and new regulations for temporary stages.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - An accrediting organization has told Penn State that its status is "in jeopardy" based on recent developments in the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Pakistan has told U.S. military officials that it plans to launch combat operations against Taliban militants soon in a tribal area near the Afghan border that also serves as a haven for leaders of the al-Qaida-affiliated Haqqani network, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said Monday.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Robert Pattinson has decided to come back - to the spotlight, that is.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Structural engineers on Monday deemed the site of a Chevron refinery fire in the San Francisco Bay area hazardous for human entry after looking at the failed pipe that leaked and sent a towering plume of black smoke into the sky.
SAN DIEGO (AP) - Lightning strikes in tinder dry areas of San Diego County have caused fires that have burned 1,000 acres.
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) - The family of a gunman killed in a shootout near the Texas A&M campus that also left two other people dead Monday afternoon say they are "distraught by the havoc that he has caused."
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - The Assembly on Monday approved a bill that would help middle class Californians cope with soaring college costs by closing a corporate tax loophole and using the expected windfall to reduce tuition.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Paul Ryan traveled a perilous route to political stardom. While other lawmakers nervously whistled past trillion-dollar deficits, fearing to cut popular programs, he waded in with a machete and a smile.
JOHANNESBURG (AP) - South Africa says United States President Barack Obama and United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will be among world leaders speaking at a mass memorial service for Nelson Mandela.
SAN QUENTIN, Calif. (AP) - The budding entrepreneurs wear blue sweat pants labeled "prisoner" and huge, flapping blue shirts. Their doors are triple locked, and lunch is a stale peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Complicating matters, participants in this growing Silicon Valley startup incubator are barred from the Internet.