Guilty verdict in Bell corruption trial
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A former official in the Los Angeles suburb of Bell was convicted of corruption Monday in a case that drove the city to the brink of bankruptcy.
Jurors found former Assistant City Manager Angela Spaccia guilty of 11 charges,...
Griffin leads Clippers to win over 76ers 94-83
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Blake Griffin scored 26 points, Chris Paul added 25 points and 13 assists, and the short-handed Los Angeles Clippers defeated the Philadelphia 76ers 94-83 Monday night.
DeAndre Jordan had 11 points and a season-high 21...
Study says many lung cancer tumors prove harmless
CHICAGO (AP) — Harmless lung cancer? A provocative study found that nearly 1 in 5 lung tumors detected on CT scans are probably so slow-growing that they would never cause problems.
The analysis suggests the world's No. 1 cause of cancer de...
US vet held in N. Korea says statement was coerced
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The 85-year-old U.S. veteran detained for weeks by North Korea says a videotaped confession he made while he was being held was delivered involuntarily and under duress.
Merrill Newman said in a statement issued Monday tha...
Research suggests ancient Martian lake may have supported life
LOS ANGELES (AP) — NASA's Curiosity rover has uncovered signs of an ancient freshwater lake on Mars that may have teemed with tiny organisms for tens of millions of years, far longer than scientists had imagined, new research suggests.
'Blackfish' prompts Heart to cancel SeaWorld gig
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The rock bands Heart and Barenaked Ladies along with country singer Willie Nelson have canceled their planned performances at SeaWorld in Florida, citing the recent documentary "Blackfish," which raises questions about...
As student, Obama drew inspiration from Mandela
WASHINGTON (AP) — The comparisons are perhaps inevitable. President Barack Obama and former South African leader Nelson Mandela each served as their nation's first black president, living symbols of struggles to overcome deep-seated racial tensi...
US household wealth reaches record high $77.3T
WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans' wealth reached an all-time this summer, buoyed by record-setting stock prices and a healthy recovery in home values.
The Federal Reserve says to U.S. net worth, a measure of household wealth, rose 2.6 percent to $...
A glance at the 'new rich,' a rising US group
A look at America's "new rich," a rising demographic group, according to survey data provided to The Associated Press:
—The group is made up largely of older professionals, working married couples and more educated singles, those with house...
Health care debate has trust, politics themes, too
WASHINGTON (AP) — For months, the talk was all about computer code. About response times. About glitches and bugs.
People who didn't know a URL from an http were blithely expounding on software snags and web design, thanks to the clunky launc...
NFL calls replay reversal 'judgment' call
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Colts coach Chuck Pagano isn't looking for an apology over Jeff Triplette's latest officiating controversy.
One day after the ref reversed a call on fourth-and-goal, giving the Bengals a touchdown at the end of the first half...
Native artifact sale in Paris makes $1.6 million
PARIS (AP) — A French auction house that ignored a plea by the U.S. Embassy to delay an auction of sacred Hopi masks sold them briskly Monday along with other contested Native American artifacts for $1.6 million.
As protesters stood outside...