MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen says he will seek permission to enforce a state law that effectively ended collective bargaining for public employees while his office appeals a judge's ruling striking it down.
CHICAGO (AP) - Thousands of striking Chicago public school teachers packed a city park Saturday in a show of force as union leaders and the district tried to work out the details of a tentative agreement that would end a week-long walkout.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Even after eight years of "Weeds," the marijuana jokes keep on coming.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A wildfire near one of LA's best-known cultural landmarks and one of its busiest freeways proved more dramatic than destructive, as an aggressive ground and sky attack turned orange flame to white smoke within a few hours.
HEMET, Calif. (AP) - The Riverside County man who served as a consultant to the anti-Islamic film that has sparked anti-American demonstrations in the Middle East says he has received numerous death threats.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A suspended Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy has been sentenced to 90 days in jail for having sexual relations with a teenage girl.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A Southern California filmmaker linked to an anti-Islamic movie inflaming protests across the Middle East was interviewed by federal probation officers at a Los Angeles sheriff's station but was not arrested or detained, authorities said early Saturday.
NEW YORK (AP) - The federal government asked a judge on Friday to suspend a ruling that bars enforcement of an anti-terrorism law that she called unconstitutional in its provisions for indefinite military detention.
SYCAMORE, Ill. (AP) - For most of five decades, it seemed no one would ever be held accountable for the murder of a 7-year-old Illinois girl snatched off a small-town street corner as she played.
BRANFORD, Conn. (AP) - A former WWE wrestling diva is headed for rehab after being arrested in Connecticut three times this week on domestic violence complaints.
CAIRO (AP) - Christians gathered Friday in front of a Cairo cathedral holding signs denouncing a film that mocked the Prophet Muhammad amid fears that Muslims will take out their anger on Egypt's minority community.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A wildfire that erupted amid scorching heat gave a scare to owners of sprawling Westside homes, cleared out the Getty Center art museum and brought the already-tangled Friday afternoon traffic on Interstate 405 to a near standstill.
HONOLULU (AP) - Hawaii officials on Friday revoked a permit for a kayak tour company that led a group of teens when one from New York was swept out to sea on the Big Island.
NEW YORK (AP) - Stephen Colbert says he loves the Roman Catholic Church no matter its human flaws.
CAMP PENDLETON(AP) - Military officials say a small brush fire has broken out on the grounds of the Camp Pendleton Marine base north of San Diego.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Tribune Co. says it has hired investment banks JPMorgan Chase & Co. and Evercore Partners to help it sell its newspapers, which include the Chicago Tribune and Los Angeles Times.
WASHINGTON (AP) - A deeply divided Senate voted on Tuesday to confirm Republican Chuck Hagel to be the nation's next defense secretary, handing President Barack Obama's pick the top Pentagon job just days before billions of dollars in automatic, across-the-board budget cuts hit the military.
LUXOR, Egypt (AP) - The terror lasted less than two minutes: Smoke poured from a hot air balloon carrying sightseers on a sunrise flight over the ancient city of Luxor, it burst in a flash of flame and then plummeted about 1,000 feet to earth. A farmer watched helplessly as tourists trying to escape the blazing gondola leaped to their deaths.
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) - No progress to report in efforts to stave off looming government-wide spending cuts, President Barack Obama on Tuesday singled out for praise the few Republicans who say they're open to aspects of his approach, seeking to turn up the heat on GOP leaders ahead of Friday's deadline.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca, who has been under fire for jailhouse abuses, has been picked as the nation's Sheriff of the Year.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The second major snowstorm in a week battered the nation's midsection Tuesday, dropping up to a foot or more of heavy, wet snow that strained power lines and cut electricity to more than 100,000 Midwesterners. At least three deaths were blamed on the blizzard. Gusting winds blew drifts more than 2 feet high and made driving treacherous for those who dared the morning commute.
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) - Former NBA star Dennis Rodman brought his basketball skills and flamboyant style - tattoos, nose studs and all - on Tuesday to a country with possibly the world's strictest dress code: North Korea.
NEW YORK (AP) - The love-him-or-hate-him reaction to Seth MacFarlane's turn as Academy Awards host is evidence that one of the most high-profile jobs in show business is becoming one of its most thankless.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Deaths of younger teen drivers increased sharply in the first six months of last year, reversing a decade-long trend, according to a report released Tuesday by state highway safety officials.
With his striking beard and starched uniform, former Surgeon General Dr. C. Everett Koop became one of the most recognizable figures of the Reagan era - and one of the most unexpectedly enduring.
KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) - Nepalese mountaineer Chhurim entered the record book by scaling Mount Everest twice in the same climbing season. In fact, she did so a week apart.
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) - On the second game of a tough road trip, Al Horford and the Atlanta Hawks made the most of a chance to put away a weakened opponent.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Who'll be the first to feel the sting?
ALFRED, Maine (AP) - An insurance agent charged with promoting prostitution deleted all the email from his office computer a day after investigators raided his mistress' Zumba dance studio, office and home, a law enforcement computer expert testified Monday.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A lawsuit brought by a lesbian Army veteran and her wife over the denial of disability benefits can move forward over the objections of the Department of Justice, a federal judge in California ruled Monday.