RENO, Nev. (AP) - A national group representing off-highway recreationists is suing the U.S. Forest Service to try to overturn a new travel management plan on national forest lands in the Sierra west of Reno they say is overly restrictive.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Sylvester Stallone and his beefy buddies have muscled their way to the top of the weekend box office.
PASADENA (AP) - NASA's Curiosity rover has zapped its first Martian rock, aiming its laser for the sake of science.
SENKAKU ISLANDS, Japan (AP) - Japanese activists swam ashore and raised flags Sunday on an island claimed by both Japan and China, fanning an escalating territorial dispute between the two Asian powers.
MANILA, Philippines (AP) - About 300 rescuers were searching Sunday for Interior Secretary Jesse Robredo and his two pilots after their small plane crashed into the sea while attempting an emergency landing. An aide of Robredo made a dramatic escape from the doomed plane and was helping in the search, officials said.
SEATTLE (AP) - Thunderstorms and lightning threatened fire officials' plans to contain a large blaze in central Washington state as hundreds of Washington and California residents returned home to find out whether their homes were spared.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Defense Secretary Leon Panetta called Afghan President Hamid Karzai on Saturday to discuss the rising number of "insider" attacks in which Afghan security forces have turned their guns on American and other coalition troops.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Tight school budgets have meant fewer teachers, larger classes and shorter school years, according to a White House report that President Barack Obama says shows the need for Congress to pass his proposals to help states reduce teacher layoffs.
SAN BERNARDINO. (AP) - A San Bernardino County sheriff's detective was killed and a deputy was seriously injured when the vehicle they were traveling in crashed into a tractor-trailer that rolled over in front of them.
RANCHO PALOS VERDES (AP) - Los Angeles County authorities have recovered the body of a missing 50-year-old diver off the rocky coastline near where her belongings were found a week ago.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A bug that threatens California's $1.6 billion citrus industry is rapidly spreading through southern California groves despite efforts to contain it.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Medical marijuana advocates are gathering signatures to put a referendum on the March ballot seeking to repeal the city of Los Angeles' ban on pot clinics.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Sara Kruzan was 17 when she was sentenced to die in prison for killing and robbing a pimp in a Riverside motel. Now, at 32, Kruzan has a chance at being freed, along with thousands of other juveniles convicted of murder who were sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Crews were making progress against a series of Northern California wildfires, but fire officials said lightning sparked more than a dozen new blazes late Friday and early Saturday.
ALDEN, N.Y. (AP) - Officials say John Lennon's killer, who is up for parole for the seventh time, could go before the parole board as early as Tuesday.
SUNBURY, Pa. (AP) - A couple married for just three weeks lured a man to his death with a Craigslist ad because they wanted to kill someone together, police said.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Millions hunkered down for icy conditions expected to last through the weekend from Texas to Ohio to Tennessee as the cold snap that covered much of the nation knocked out power and made roads treacherous Saturday.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Under pressure from the wind-power industry, the Obama administration said Friday it will allow companies to kill or injure eagles without the fear of prosecution for up to three decades.
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - North Korea on Saturday freed an 85-year-old U.S. veteran of the Korean War after a weekslong detention, ending the saga of Merrill Newman's attempt to visit the North as a tourist six decades after he oversaw a group of South Korean wartime guerrillas still loathed by Pyongyang.
JOHANNESBURG (AP) - What next for South Africa?
Jay Z easily led Grammy Award nominations announced Friday with nine, but left-of-center rappers Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and Kendrick Lamar were among a group of new stars who took many of the major nominations.