DETROIT (AP) - Elmore Leonard, the beloved crime novelist whose acclaimed best-sellers and the movies made from them chronicled the violent deaths of many a thug and conman, has died. He was 87.
LONDON (AP) - The British government defended the detention of a journalist's partner for nine hours at Heathrow Airport, saying Tuesday that it was right to stop anyone suspected of possessing "highly sensitive stolen information that would help terrorism."
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California prison officials with the backing of a federal health care receiver are seeking court permission to force-feed inmates who have been participating in a hunger strike that is entering its seventh week.
FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) - Army Pfc. Bradley Manning should spend 60 years in prison because he betrayed the U.S. by giving classified material to WikiLeaks, a prosecutor said Monday.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A Southern California man has been charged with murder for the fatal stabbing of two homeless men whose bodies were discovered near a Glendora car wash last week.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Dick Van Dyke is uninjured after his Jaguar caught fire while he was driving on a Los Angeles freeway.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - The agency in charge of California's high-speed rail project has signed a nearly $1 billion contract to start work on the first 30 miles of track in the Central Valley, just as a judge's order is casting doubt on the project's future.
SAN DIEGO (AP) - A man who died in a shootout with FBI agents after kidnapping a 16-year-old girl and killing her mother and brother named a member of the victims' family as his life insurance beneficiary, a spokesman for the man's family said Monday.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - A B-1B bomber crashed in a remote area of southeastern Montana on Monday, but its four crew members survived after ejecting from the South Dakota-based aircraft, Air Force officials said.
BOSTON (AP) - A man who helped produce a documentary that questions the official cause of the 1996 crash of TWA Flight 800 has filed federal lawsuits seeking more information from the military.
MEXICO CITY (AP) - As Mexican children trooped back to school on Monday, they had already learned one lesson: You can't believe everything you read in your textbook.
REDWOOD CITY, Calif. (AP) - The California Highway Patrol on Monday said a limousine fire that killed five nurses trapped in the back was sparked by a mechanical problem.
DETROIT (AP) - Protesters gathered outside federal court in Detroit on Monday as creditors began filing objections to the beleaguered city's request for bankruptcy protection, the largest municipal filing in U.S. history and one aimed at digging the Motor City out of billions of dollars in debt.
SAN DIEGO (AP) - The time Mayor Bob Filner took off to attend therapy hasn't helped alleviate the mounting troubles awaiting him at City Hall. Things have only gotten worse for the leader of the nation's eighth-largest city.
PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) - Witnesses heard a woman screaming before gunshots fired by Oscar Pistorius killed his girlfriend early on Valentine's Day, South African prosecutors said Monday, contradicting the Paralympic champion's version of events as he was indicted for premeditated murder.
BANGKOK (AP) - The head of Thailand's protest movement on Tuesday extended his extraordinary claims to holding power over government activities, issuing orders to officials over whom he has no legal or actual authority.
GENEVA (AP) - Armed conflicts killed at least 95,000 people and wounded hundreds of thousands more last year but few of them led to any punishment for war crimes because the laws are unclear, a Swiss-based think tank said Tuesday.
MOORPARK (AP) - Crews are dealing with an onslaught of Santa Ana Winds as they work to keep flames from a wildfire away from homes in Ventura County.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A power outage caused by a vehicle accident has caused traffic problems outside Los Angeles International Airport, but the airport itself continues to operate.
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) - Ukraine's embattled President Viktor Yanukovych on Tuesday promised that some demonstrators arrested in the massive protests sweeping the capital will be released, part of a bid to defuse a political stand-off that is threatening his leadership.
JOHANNESBURG (AP) - U.S. President Barack Obama exhorted the world Tuesday to embrace Nelson Mandela's universal message of peace and justice, electrifying tens of thousands of rain-lashed spectators and prompting a standing ovation by scores of heads of state in a South African stadium.
LONDON (AP) - American and British intelligence operations have been spying on gamers across the world, media outlets reported, saying that the world's most powerful espionage agencies sent undercover agents into virtual universes to monitor activity in online fantasy games such as "World of Warcraft."