PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) - A private delegation including Google's Eric Schmidt is urging North Korea to allow more open Internet access and cellphones to benefit its citizens, the mission's leader said in the country with some of the world's tightest controls on information.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Labor Secretary Hilda Solis resigned her post on Wednesday, saying she plans to return to her native California. She is expected to run for a seat on the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Zsa Zsa Gabor's husband will remain the ailing actress' conservator until at least August and will have to account for her assets, a judge ruled Wednesday.
MOJAVE, Calif. (AP) - More aquifers in the Southern California desert contain high levels of arsenic, boron, fluoride and other elements compared with the rest of the state.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Forecasters say a combination of astronomical high tides, high surf and strong winds will bring minor flooding to low-lying areas of the Southern California coast this week.
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama can expect some sweet serenades at his inauguration ceremony, with hit-makers Beyonce, Kelly Clarkson and James Taylor on tap to perform some of the country's most patriotic songs.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Too intimidated to fill out your tax return without help? Join the club.
NEW YORK (AP) - Steroid-tainted stars Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens and Sammy Sosa were denied entry to baseball's Hall of Fame, with voters failing to elect any candidates for only the second time in four decades.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - California Gov. Jerry Brown said Tuesday that he has concluded radiation treatment for early-stage prostate cancer, his second health scare since taking office two years ago.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - "Gangster Squad" director Rueben Fleischer was stepping out of the shower on the night of July 20 last year when he received a chilling phone call from a studio executive at Warner Bros. There had been a deadly shooting at a midnight screening of "The Dark Knight Rises" in Aurora, Colo. The studio was pulling the trailer for its "Gangster Squad" movie.
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) - Health Care REIT Inc. said Wednesday that it completed its acquisition of the Sunrise Senior Living Inc. property portfolio, the sale of Sunrise's management company and the acceleration of all planned joint venture partner buy-outs.
NEW YORK (AP) - A high-speed ferry loaded with hundreds of commuters from New Jersey crashed into a dock in lower Manhattan on Wednesday during the morning rush hour, injuring at least 50 people, two of them critically.
STROUDSBURG, Pa. (AP) - A prosecutor suggested Tuesday that a philandering Pennsylvania pastor killed both of his wives because he was unhappy with his sex life, but the former clergyman's attorney said that his client's adultery doesn't make him a murderer.
CHICAGO (AP) - The wife of a Chicago lottery winner who was poisoned with cyanide said Tuesday she was devastated by his death and cannot believe her husband could have had enemies.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - Illinois lawmakers abruptly adjourned a lame-duck legislative session Tuesday without agreement on how to fix the nation's most dire pension crisis, declining even to vote on the governor's last-ditch effort to let an independent commission sort out the $96 billion mess.
The con-artist comedy "American Hustle and the 3-D space odyssey "Gravity" lead the Academy Awards with 10 nominations each, including nods for best picture.
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