LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two suburban Los Angeles police officers thought they were helping a driver after a car crash. Then, authorities say, he pulled a gun.
NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (AP) — Nelba Marquez-Greene believes the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre, which killed her 6-year-old daughter, could have been avoided if more had been done years earlier to address the social isolation and mental health problems of the shooter, Adam Lanza.
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — The Celtic cross tattoo on Shannon Martinez's leg gives away her past. A victim of sexual assault at age 14 and never quite able to meet her parents' expectations, Martinez sought out other angry teens.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has turned away an appeal from a South Carolina death row inmate who pleaded guilty to killing an off-duty police officer during a multistate crime spree in 2004.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has rejected an appeal from a Virginia death row inmate who killed two people during an escape in 2006.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Creeks and rivers topped their banks, hundreds of homes were evacuated and several thousand people found themselves trapped in a rural hamlet as Northern California emerged Tuesday from yet another winter storm.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Evacuations were ordered in Northern California on Monday and flash-flood warnings were issued elsewhere as downpours swelled creeks and rivers to potentially dangerous levels in the already soggy region.
DENVER (AP) — Instrument-laden aircraft are surveying the Colorado high country this month as scientists search for better ways to measure how much water is locked up in the world's mountain snows — water that sustains a substantial share of the global population.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A gang member who was recently freed from jail killed his cousin and stole his car Monday then shot and killed a California police officer and wounded his partner before being wounded himself, authorities said.
WHITTIER, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the shooting of two California police officers as they responded to a traffic accident (all times local): 10 p.m.
BOSTON (AP) — A circus is under fire for bringing back animal acts a year after earning praise from animal rights groups for dropping them to keep up with changing public attitudes.
NEW YORK (AP) — Russia's ambassador to the United Nations who died suddenly after falling ill at his office at Russia's U.N. mission is being remembered by his diplomatic colleagues as a powerful and passionate voice for his nation.
CLEVELAND (AP) — Four teenagers have been wounded in two separate shootings in Cleveland. Police say two 14-year-old girls and a 17-year-old boy were shot Monday night in the city.
NEW YORK (AP) — Jazz guitarist Larry Coryell, known as the "Godfather of Fusion," has died in New York City. He was 73. His publicist, Kurt Nishimura, said Coryell died Sunday in his hotel room of natural causes.
NEW YORK (AP) — Russia's ambassador to the United Nations, a veteran diplomat known as a potent, savvy yet personable voice for his country's interests who could both spar and get along with his Western counterparts, died suddenly Monday after falling ill in his office at Russia's U.N.
NEW YORK (AP) — Brenda Buttner, host of Fox News Channel's "Bulls and Bears" has died after a battle with cancer. She was 55. Buttner served as CNBC's Washington correspondent and hosted the network's "The Money Club" before joining Fox News in 2000.
CANNON BALL, N.D. (AP) — As dawn breaks over an encampment that was once home to thousands of people protesting the Dakota Access oil pipeline, a few hundred holdouts rise for another day of resistance.
WEST WARWICK, R.I. (AP) — Survivors of a 2003 nightclub fire that killed 100 people have marked the 14th anniversary of the blaze with small gatherings where it happened.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Should injured pro athletes be allowed to earn worker compensation benefits until they are 67 years old, like other workers, even if their athletic careers normally would have ended more than 30 years earlier? That issue is being debated between the Chicago Bears and the NFL Players Association in the Illinois Legislature as one unlikely element of a compromise proposal to end a nearly two-year-long fight over the state's budget.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Last year, Utah enacted a first-in-the-nation law requiring that fetuses receive anesthesia or painkillers before elective abortions starting at 20 weeks gestation.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Severe storms pushed at least three tornadoes through parts of San Antonio overnight, ripping the roofs off homes and damaging dozens of other houses and apartments yet causing only minor injuries, authorities said Monday.
NEW YORK (AP) — More than most, Eric Schneiderman understands the risks of taking on Donald Trump. New York's attorney general was a target of Trump's Twitter feed years before the president's assaults on "Little Marco" Rubio or "Lyin' Ted" Cruz.
CHICAGO (AP) — Teen suicide attempts in the U.S. declined after same-sex marriage became legal and the biggest impact was among gay, lesbian and bisexual kids, a study found.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — John Glenn is continuing to inspire 55 years after becoming the first American to orbit Earth. Since Glenn's death on Dec.