QUITO, Ecuador (AP) - President Barack Obama tried to cool the international frenzy over Edward Snowden on Thursday as Ecuador stepped up its defiance and said it was preemptively rejecting millions in trade benefits that it could lose by taking in the fugitive from his limbo in a Moscow airport.
JOHANNESBURG (AP) - Members of Nelson Mandela's family as well as South African Cabinet ministers have visited the hospital where the 94-year-old former president is critically ill.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Student loan rates will double Monday - at least for a while - after a compromise to keep student loan interest rates low proved unwinnable before the July 1 deadline, senators said Thursday.
WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. mortgage rates have suddenly jumped from near-record lows and are adding thousands of dollars to the cost of buying a home.
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) - A 46-year-old hockey mom has pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting her son's 13-year-old friend, in a deal with prosecutors that will let her walk out of jail next month.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Los Angeles Police Commission has found an officer used unreasonable force when she allegedly kicked a woman in the crotch who died in a police car after her arrest.
GRAPEVINE, Texas (AP) - Gov. Rick Perry on Thursday admonished the star of a Democratic filibuster that helped kill new Texas abortion restrictions, saying state Sen. Wendy Davis' rise from a tough upbringing to Harvard Law graduate should have taught her the value of each human life.
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) - A 36-year-old Orange County man has been convicted of first-degree murder for killing his neighbor because he mistakenly thought the victim was a pedophile.
SHASTA LAKE, Calif. (AP) - California officials have relaxed water quality rules to help protect endangered salmon in the Sacramento River after a dry winter.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - A Sacramento artist whose exhibit of mistresses and girlfriends of California governors was censored before it opened will show the paintings after all.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Kids, your days of blowing off those healthier school lunches and filling up on cookies from the vending machine are numbered. The government is onto you.
NEW YORK (AP) - Paula Deen's merchandise and media empire is fast unraveling.
SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) - Use of force by Colton police officers during an arrest that left a suspect dead early last year has been ruled justified.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Readings by NASA's Voyager 1 spacecraft confirm it's in unfamiliar territory, but it's still inside our solar system.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The lead attorney for California's utility regulator has recused himself from the agency's investigation into how much Pacific Gas & Electric Co. should be fined for the deadly pipeline explosion in San Bruno.
SANAA, Yemen (AP) - Yemeni forces, reportedly backed by U.S. drone strikes, hit al-Qaida militants for a second straight day Monday in what Yemen officials said was an assault on a major base of the terror group hidden in the remote southern mountains. The government said 55 militants were killed so far.
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) - Russia has "days, not weeks" to abide by an international accord aimed at stemming the crisis in Ukraine, the top U.S. diplomat in Kiev warned Monday as Vice President Joe Biden launched a high-profile show of support for the pro-Western Ukrainian government. Russia in turn accused authorities in Kiev of flagrantly violating the pact and declared their actions would not stand.
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - A 15-year-old boy found his way onto an airport's tarmac and climbed into a jetliner's wheel well, then flew for five freezing hours to Hawaii - a misadventure that forced authorities to take a hard look at the security system that protects the nation's airline fleet.
JINDO, South Korea (AP) - One by one, coast guard officers carried the newly arrived bodies covered in white sheets from a boat to a tent on the dock of this island, the first step in identifying a sharply rising number of corpses from a South Korean ferry that sank nearly a week ago.