SAN DIEGO (AP) - Oddly enough, even polar bears at the San Diego Zoo are getting a helping hand with the unseasonable freezing temperatures sweeping across California.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department is investigating allegations by a deputy who says she was the victim of sexual coercion by three current and former officials.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The powerful gun lobby is gauging enough support in Congress to block a law that would ban assault weapons, despite promises from the White House and senior lawmakers to make such a measure a reality.
GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) - Geothermal energy developers working on the flanks of an ancient Oregon volcano say they have taken an important technological step toward expanding geothermal energy from a small niche into a potential major source of homegrown power, but more work needs to be done.
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) - Hollywood's junior prom for film honors features quite a different cast than the senior prom at next month's Academy Awards.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco residents are mourning the passing of Vivian Brown, who became a local celebrity along with her twin sister after the two regularly walked through the city's streets in matching high-end outfits, identical hairdos and cheerful smiles.
LAS VEGAS (AP) - A woman who grew up in Alabama and moved to New York City is the new Miss America, winning the title after tap dancing to a James Brown tune, deftly dealing with a question about guns, and raising the issue of child sexual abuse in her contestant platform.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Jon Bon Jovi, Sally Field, Hugh Jackman and other Golden Globe nominees celebrated their good fortune with a cup of tea.
CHICAGO (AP) - In the week since news surfaced that a Chicago man was poisoned to death with cyanide just before he was to collect a lottery payout, surprising details about his convoluted family saga have trickled out daily.
BAMAKO, Mali (AP) - French fighter jets bombed rebel targets in a major city in Mali's north Sunday, pounding the airport as well as training camps, warehouses and buildings used by the al-Qaida-linked Islamists controlling the area, officials and residents said.
SAN DIEGO (AP) - Police shot and critically wounded a man Saturday suspected of chasing his girlfriend with a handgun across a shopping mall parking lot before ducking into a movie theater where officers confronted him.
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama's second inauguration is shaping up as a high-energy celebration smaller than his first milestone swearing-in, yet still designed to mark his unprecedented role in American history with plenty of eye-catching glamour.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Conservatives and watchdog groups are mounting a "not-so-fast" campaign against a $50.7 billion Superstorm Sandy aid package that Northeastern governors and lawmakers hope to push through the House this coming week.
ST. LOUIS (AP) - Crews have completed the most critical phase of removing bedrock that threatened barges along a crucial stretch of the drought-starved Mississippi River, staving off the shipping industry's fears that the treacherous channel could close to traffic, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said Saturday.
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Miss District of Columbia Allyn Rose has fallen short in her bid to become Miss America, despite successfully conveying a message about breast cancer prevention.
LAS VEGAS (AP) - An 18-year-old driver who plowed into a Las Vegas restaurant during lunchtime in a crash that seriously injured 10 people appeared disoriented afterward, didn't know what day it was, and later admitted to using drugs without a prescription, police said.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - A Northern California coroner has identified the body found hanging by a rope off an 18-story Sacramento office tower as a 30-year-old Washington state man.
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - An instructor at Fresno City College is on paid administrative leave after getting into a fight with a female student who was allegedly slammed to the ground during the brawl.
JOHANNESBURG (AP) - Former South African President Nelson Mandela remains in a hospital, where he is being treated for pneumonia for a sixth day.
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - North Korea said Tuesday it will restart its long-shuttered plutonium reactor and increase production of nuclear weapons material, in what outsiders see as its latest attempt to extract U.S. concessions by raising fears of war.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Millions of people who take advantage of government subsidies to help buy health insurance next year could get stung by surprise tax bills if they don't accurately project their income.
LA HABRA (AP) - Officials say a woman was killed and two police officers were injured in a fire at a Los Angeles County mobile home
DENVER (AP) - Because of a paperwork error, the suspect in last month's killing of Colorado's corrections chief was freed from prison in January - four years earlier than authorities intended.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Connecticut lawmakers announced a deal Monday on what they called some of the toughest gun laws in the country that were proposed after the December mass shooting in the state, including a ban on new high-capacity ammunition magazines like the ones used in the massacre that left 20 children and six educators dead.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - The people of Stockton will feel financial fallout for years after a federal judge ruled Monday to let the city become the most populous in the nation to enter bankruptcy.
KAUFMAN, Texas (AP) - Suspicion in the slayings of a Texas district attorney and his wife shifted Monday to a violent white supremacist prison gang that was the focus of a December law enforcement bulletin warning that its members might try to attack police or prosecutors.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Spending on U.S. construction projects rebounded in February, helped by a surge in home construction, which rose to the highest level in more than four years.
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - Police said Monday they suspect a man was on drugs when he rammed his car through the front of a Wal-Mart in California and began assaulting customers, injuring four people.
FONTANA, Calif. (AP) - A police dog sent into a home in search of a man who violated parole was thrown out a second-story window and injured, authorities said Monday.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A man was arrested in connection with the kidnapping of a 10-year-old girl who was snatched from her San Fernando Valley home in the middle of the night and abandoned hours later, police said Monday.