RENO, Nev. (AP) - Carl Young lived to chase storms. The 45-year-old longtime researcher and conservationist based at Lake Tahoe died in pursuit of tornadoes in the Midwest on Friday when an EF3 twister with winds up to 165 mph turned on him and his colleagues near El Reno, Okla. "His passion was chasing storms. That's what he lived for," said Alan Gertler, vice president of the Desert Research Institute in Reno, where Young was ...
A look at the Powerhouse wildfire in northwestern Los Angeles County: -Size: 46.2 square miles, or 29,584 acres. -Containment: 40 percent. -Damage: 6 houses burned, 9 damaged. -Injuries: 3 firefighters, all minor. -Evacuations: 2,800 residents of about 700 homes. -Firefighting resources: 2,185 personnel; 8 air tankers; 8 helicopters; 93 engines; 7 bulldozers. -Cause: Under investigation; began May 30 near a Los Angeles Aqueduct power plant.
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) - A Bakersfield man missing for four days was found alive after his pickup tumbled 300 feet down a mountainside in Sequoia National Park.
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama will be looking for signs from China's leader at their upcoming meeting that Beijing is ready to address its reported high-tech spying, which the White House sees as a top threat to the U.S. economy and national security.
NEW YORK (AP) - Even as fast-food chains tout their healthy offerings, they're also coming up with fatty new treats to keep customers interested. Case in point: Dunkin' Donuts is adding a doughnut breakfast sandwich to its national menu this week.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Prison officials say one inmate has died and two others are seriously injured after a fight that involved about 40 inmates at a state prison in the San Joaquin Valley.
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) - Turkish riot police launched round after round of tear gas against protesters on Monday, the fourth day of violent demonstrations, as the president and the prime minister staked competing positions on the unrest.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - The next time a flight attendant reminds you there's no smoking or you witness a teenager getting carded at a liquor store, think of Frank Lautenberg.
RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) - The economic downturn has had an unusual consequence for inland Southern California: water consumption has dropped, allowing the region to meet a statewide requirement to use 20 percent less by 2020.
CHICAGO (AP) - Gene flaws that raise the risk of breast cancer are surprisingly common in black women with the disease, according to the first comprehensive testing in this racial group. The study found that one-fifth of these women have BRCA mutations, a problem usually associated with women of Eastern European Jewish descent but recently highlighted by the plight of Angelina Jolie.
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - A suicide bomber targeting U.S. troops outside an Afghan government office on Monday killed nine children walking home from school and two of the Americans, the latest sign that this year's fighting season could be one of the deadliest of the 12-year-old war.
HONOLULU (AP) - Part of what makes living in Hawaii so pleasant is the gentle breeze. Arriving from the northeast, it's light enough that it is barely noticeable but strong enough to chase away the humidity.
COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) - The mighty Casey is still striking out 125 years after he went down in baseball lore, but he has given Tim Wiles a steady side gig.
WASHINGTON (AP) - A sharply divided Supreme Court on Monday said police can routinely take DNA from people they arrest, equating a DNA cheek swab to other common jailhouse procedures like fingerprinting.
LONDON (AP) - A representative for actor Michael Douglas now says the actor doesn't blame his throat cancer on oral sex.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - NASA is headed back to the moon, this time to explore its thin atmosphere and rough dust.
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) - President Barack Obama and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin shook hands, smiled and made small talk about the scenery on Thursday - a public exchange of pleasantries belying a tense relationship that only seems to be getting worse.
WASHINGTON (AP) - It's a girl!
NEW YORK (AP) - Previews of spring styles officially started Thursday at New York Fashion Week, but the crowd here always likes to get a jump on things, so the stylists, editors, retailers, models and celebrities were drawn to a slew of early events, including the Style Awards at the Lincoln Center tents that serve as a hub for the next eight days.
WASHINGTON (AP) - A Senate panel's deep divide over giving President Barack Obama the authority to use U.S. military force against Syria underscores the commander in chief's challenge in persuading skeptical lawmakers and wary allies to back greater intervention in an intractable civil war.
WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. intelligence agencies did not detect the Syrian regime readying a massive chemical weapons attack in the days ahead of the strike, only piecing together what had happened after the fact, U.S. officials say.
YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) - There was no evidence of an illegal marijuana grow near the spot where a raging wildfire started near Yosemite National Park, a federal forestry official said Wednesday.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - "American Idol" is betting that a judges' remix with Jennifer Lopez, Harry Connick Jr. and Keith Urban will fare better with viewers than bickering divas Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj did last season.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - Democratic state senators are criticizing a plan by Gov. Jerry Brown to rent thousands of private prison and county jail cells to meet a federal court order to greatly reduce California's prison population.
NEW YORK (AP) - McDonald's Corp. says a revamped version of its Dollar Menu that includes items priced at $5 could be launched nationally this year.
WASHINGTON (AP) - It's the No. 1 question about President Barack Obama's health care law: Will consumers be able to afford the coverage?
WASHINGTON (AP) - High school students could start their days later and get more sleep if the nation's top education official gets his way.
WASHINGTON (AP) - In an impassioned appeal for support both at home and abroad, President Barack Obama said Wednesday the credibility of the international community and Congress is on the line in the debate over how to respond to the alleged use of chemical weapons in Syria. As Obama made his case overseas during a visit to Sweden, his appeal for military intervention ran into trouble on Capitol Hill.
A young, idealistic rebel from a desert planet seeks to fight an unjust, tyrannical emperor with a space station capable of destroying planets.
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama gained ground Tuesday in his drive for congressional backing of a military strike against Syria, winning critical support from House Speaker John Boehner while key Senate Democrats and Republicans agreed to back a no-combat-troops-on-the-ground action in retaliation for a chemical weapons attack.