NEW YORK (AP) - Well aware that the television audience may be particularly sensitive, the Showtime network aired a disclaimer warning audiences of violent content in the season finales of its dramas "Homeland" and "Dexter" last weekend. It was two days after a gunman killed 26 people in a Newtown, Conn., elementary school.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Just turned 50, Tom Cruise is eligible for membership in the American Association of Retired Persons. Just split from third wife Katie Holmes, Tom Cruise is the object of told-you-so cynics who simply knew that romance wouldn't last. Just finished with his stab at something really different as a heavy-metal rock god in "Rock of Ages," Tom Cruise is coming off one of the lowest-grossing movies in his career.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - "Pitch Perfect" star and "Bridesmaids" scene-stealer Rebel Wilson is taking center stage.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Lee Dorman, the bassist for psychedelic rock band Iron Butterfly, has died at age 70.
Members of American Legion Post 507 gathered at their headquarters in Newhall Friday night to ensure the purported end of the world was a lively occasion.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A federal appeals court on Friday put the brakes on a first-of-its-kind California law that bans therapy aimed at turning gay minors straight.
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama and his family are spending the Christmas holidays in Hawaii, where the president was born and raised.
MIAMI (AP) - A Marine veteran jailed for months in Mexico after trying to carry a family heirloom shotgun across the border has been freed, U.S. officials and his lawyer said late Friday.
MIAMI (AP) - The nation's largest gun-rights lobby called Friday for the placement of an armed police officer in every school, but parents and educators questioned how safe such a move would keep kids, whether it would be economically feasible and how it would alter student life. Their reactions ranged from supportive to disgusted.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - More than 3,000 care packages of fudge and Christmas cards will be delivered to the inmates at the South Dakota State Penitentiary in Sioux Falls, the Yankton Minimum Security Unit and the Mike Durfee State Prison in Springfield on Monday as part of an annual tradition.
SAN DIEGO (AP) - Gun owners traded more than 350 weapons for grocery vouchers Friday in San Diego as authorities vowed to step up firearms exchanges after the Connecticut school shooting.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Downloading a gun design to your computer, building it with a three-dimensional printer that uses plastics and other materials, and firing it minutes later. No background checks, no questions asked.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Hobby Lobby Stores asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Friday to block part of the federal health care law that requires it to provide insurance coverage for the morning-after pill and similar emergency contraception pills.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Ashton Kutcher filed court papers Friday to end his seven-year marriage to actress Demi Moore.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A tennis referee whose career was almost ended by a charge that she murdered her husband with a coffee cup has been reinstated after the charge was dismissed for lack of evidence.
LONDON (AP) - Britain's Queen Elizabeth II has been hospitalized over an apparent stomach infection that has ailed her for days, Buckingham Palace said Sunday. The monarch will have to cancel a visit to Rome and other engagements as she recovers.
SLATER, Mo. (AP) - Growing up on the family farm, Anthony Eddy learned early on not to get too attached to animals, including household pets.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - A privately owned Dragon capsule arrived at the International Space Station on Sunday, delivering a ton of supplies with high-flying finesse after a shaky start to the mission.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Call me? Maybe?
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - After more than 75 years in the shadow of its glamorous cousin, San Francisco's "other" bridge is getting a chance to shine.
SEFFNER, Fla. (AP) - Crews with heavy equipment on Sunday began the demolition of a Florida home over a huge sinkhole where a man is presumed dead after being swallowed by the earth three days ago.
NEW YORK (AP) - A young couple who had taken a car service to a hospital for the birth of their first child were killed en route in a hit and run early Sunday, but their baby boy survived, born prematurely, authorities and a neighbor said.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Lawmakers from both parties are seeking to expand a decade-old law that lets counties pursue court-ordered mental health treatment for those who refuse to get help on their own.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Homeland Security Department released from its jails more than 2,000 illegal immigrants facing deportation in recent weeks due to looming budget cuts and planned to release 3,000 more during March, The Associated Press has learned.
WASHINGTON (AP) - It's not the first time that government economic engineering has produced a time bomb with a short fuse.
SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) - Violent ethnic riots rattled Macedonia's capital, culminating on Saturday with hundreds raging through the city center, clashing with police, overturning cars and attacking a bus station. At least 22 people were injured, 13 of them police officers.
PHOENIX (AP) - Tommy Milone is hoping to improve upon his breakout rookie season.
PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) - Chris Capuano had problems with home runs for the second straight start.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Busier factories and growing optimism among consumers could help the U.S. economy withstand the drag from government spending cuts and tax increases this year.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - USC interim coach Bob Cantu says nothing comes easy when it comes to games in the Pac-12 Conference.