Storm along East Coast dumps snow, snarls traffic
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A powerful storm that crept across the country dropped snow, freezing rain and sleet on the Mid-Atlantic region and headed northeast Sunday, turning NFL playing fields in Pennsylvania into winter wonderlands, dumping a foot of...
Pair suspected in 2 SoCal home invasions
LANCASTER, Calif. (AP) — Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies are searching for a pair of men they believe forced their way into two Lancaster homes about an hour apart.
Authorities report the men were wearing ski masks when they kicked in...
Billy Joel, 4 others receive Kennedy Center Honors
WASHINGTON (AP) — The "Piano Man" who became one of the world's best-selling artists of all time with such hits as "Just the Way You Are," ''Uptown Girl" and "Allentown" was awarded the nation's highest honor Sunday for influencing American cul...
'Gravity,' 'Her' tie for LA Film Critics top honor
The space odyssey "Gravity" and the futuristic romance "Her" have tied for best picture from the Los Angeles Film Critics Association.
The LA critics announced their picks Sunday, with voting culminating in a tie for the group's top honor....
US--Job Market-Winners and Losers
WASHINGTON (AP) - As the U.S. job market improves, it's also evolving, with winners and losers.Warehouses and trucking companies are doing more holiday hiring than the stores they're working for.Factory workers are getting more overtime, while pay is...
Officials find 11 dead whales in Fla. Keys
EVERGLADES NATIONAL PARK, Fla. (AP) — National wildlife officials say 11 whales believed to be part of a pod that was stranded in the Everglades are dead.
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration official Blair Mase says wildlife wor...
Senators: Put cameras on train tracks, engineers
NEW YORK (AP) — A week after four people died in a New York commuter train derailment, two federal lawmakers proposed Sunday that trains nationwide be outfitted with cameras pointed at engineers and at the tracks.
"I know you're going to hear ...
US inspectors recall prosciutto shipped to Calif.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture is recalling 2,600 pounds of prosciutto (pro-ZHOO-toh) because of possible contamination with a potentially deadly pathogen.
The agency said Friday that it is recalling the whole boneless...
Owens' Olympic gold medal sells for record $1.4M
LAGUNA NIGUEL, Calif. (AP) — An Olympic gold medal won by Jesse Owens at the 1936 Berlin Games has sold for a record $1.4 million in an online auction.
SCP Auctions said Pittsburgh Penguins co-owner Ron Burkle paid $1,466,574, the highest p...
Court to consider California's DNA collection law
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - An 11-judge appeals court panel will consider the constitutionality of California's mandatory collection of DNA samples from everybody arrested in the state.
Voters passed the law in 2004 to go in effect in 2009. In 2009 the...
Nigella Lawson: A brand blemished but unbowed
When celebrity chefs cut themselves, how much they bleed is a matter of brand.
Case in point: this year's messy public eruptions around two of the food world's most powerful women, Paula Deen and Nigella Lawson. Both made unsavory admissions about...
Obamas to attend Tuesday service for Mandela
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama will attend a Tuesday memorial service in South Africa honoring Nelson Mandela.
The service will take place at a stadium in Johannesburg.