RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - A Brazilian official says the mob scene witnessed as Pope Francis arrived in Rio de Janeiro took place because his driver made a wrong turn.
WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. sales of previously occupied homes slipped in June to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.08 million but remain near a 3½-year high.
DALLAS (AP) - Six Flags Entertainment Corp. is using "both internal and external experts" to investigate the roller coaster accident that killed a woman at its Dallas-area amusement park, the company's president said Monday.
LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) - Authorities say a Long Beach woman is in custody after she threatened her husband while holding a hatchet.
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama on Saturday will commemorate the 60th anniversary of the suspension of the 1950-1953 Korean War.
NEW YORK (AP) - Dennis Farina, a onetime Chicago cop who as a popular character actor played a TV cop on "Law & Order" during his wide-ranging career, has died.
WASHINGTON (AP) - House Republicans Monday proposed slashing cuts to environmental programs and funding for the Smithsonian Institution and the arts as they unveiled the latest legislation to implement the second year of budget cuts required under so-called sequestration.
LONDON (AP) - It's a boy!
WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House is applauding the European Union's decision to label the military wing of Hezbollah a terrorist group.
ORLANDO, Florida (AP) - Officials say George Zimmerman helped rescue four people from an overturned vehicle last week, just days after he was cleared of all charges in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin.
HERMOSA BEACH, Calif. (AP) - Residents are debating whether to get back into the oil business, 80 years after this wealthy coastal town first banned drilling.
SAN DIEGO (AP) - Samuel L. Jackson visits Golden Apple Comics in Los Angeles twice a month. Employees there keep a box stuffed with the latest comic books and graphic novels.
SUNNYVALE, Calif. (AP) - Activist investor Dan Loeb and two other directors nominated by his hedge fund are leaving Yahoo's board after big gains in the Internet company's stock price over the past year.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - A federal judge on Monday temporarily blocked a new North Dakota law that bans abortion when a fetal heartbeat is detected - as early as six weeks into pregnancy, calling the law "clearly invalid and unconstitutional."
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Noriko Uno was afraid of driving fast, often avoiding the freeway and taking the same route every day from her Upland home to and from her family's sushi restaurant. She had put only 10,000 miles on her 2006 Camry in about four years.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A 55-year-old man pleaded guilty Wednesday and was immediately sentenced to 75 years to life in prison for the stabbing death of his estranged wife as she worked at a Southern California supermarket.
NEW YORK (AP) - O.J. TV was a national pastime.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Tuna, the hound so homely he's irresistible, peeks out from beneath his blanket, baring his row of buck teeth in a slapstick smile for the camera.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The U.S. Coast Guard says a man is lucky to be alive after he was rescued 11 days into an attempted kayak voyage from California to Hawaii.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Law enforcement officers would be required to check state firearms records as part of routine welfare checks under legislation proposed Wednesday in the wake of the deadly rampage last month near the University of California, Santa Barbara.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A trial will be held next month to determine whether Donald Sterling, who opposes his estranged wife's planned sale of the Los Angeles Clippers, was properly removed as an administrator for the family trust that owns the team.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Democrats in the Legislature want the state corrections budget to spend tens of millions of dollars more on mental health services as a way to improve treatment and increase rehabilitation options.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Repudiated at the polls, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor intends to resign his leadership post at the end of next month, officials said Wednesday, clearing the way for a potentially disruptive Republican shake-up just before midterm elections with control of Congress at stake.
NEW YORK (AP) - China's largest e-commerce company is making its first appearance in the U.S. with the debut of 11Main.com, an invite-only online marketplace that showcases small business retailers.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Senate Republicans on Wednesday blocked legislation aimed at letting people refinance their student loans at lower rates, a pre-ordained outcome that gave Democrats a fresh election-year talking point against the GOP.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel told lawmakers Wednesday that last month's prisoner swap with the Taliban may have been the "last, best" chance to secure the release of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the only U.S. soldier held captive in Afghanistan. He said mediators indicated time was slipping away to get Bergdahl out safely.
YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK (AP) - Park officials say a backpacker who narrowly avoided plunging to his death from a waterfall at Yosemite National Park was hoisted to safety by a helicopter rescue crew in an operation that was captured on video.
TROUTDALE, Ore. (AP) - A teen gunman armed with a rifle shot and killed a 14-year-old student Tuesday and injured a teacher before he likely killed himself at a high school in a quiet Columbia River town in Oregon, authorities said.
WASHINGTON (AP) - When Ilana Sara Greenstein was a CIA case officer working at headquarters a decade ago, she said, a married senior manager who was responsible for her promotions made sexual advances toward her.
SAO PAULO (AP) - With a subway strike put on hold, traffic in Brazil's biggest city returned to its normal, congested nature Tuesday, but there was no guarantee service would be on for Thursday's opening of the World Cup.