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  • Long road to recovery after devastating California wildfire

    MIDDLETOWN, Calif. (AP) — A real estate agent waits to rebuild her home on the same lot she fled in September, mourning the animals she couldn’t save and the family heirlooms she left behind as…

  • GOP governor stays popular in Democratic Massachusetts

    BOSTON (AP) — While partisan battles rage in Washington and state capitals, Republican Gov. Charlie Baker thrives in one of the nation’s bluest states. He trades compliments, not jabs, with Democratic legislative leaders and has…

  • Suspect in Baton Rouge shootout dies

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Police in Louisiana say a man suspected of shooting two police officers in Baton Rouge has died. Baton Rouge police issued a statement Sunday saying that Calvin Smith, 22, of…

  • I-78 reopens following pileup that killed 3

    FREDERICKSBURG, Pa. (AP) — A central Pennsylvania interstate has reopened a day after a pileup involving dozens of vehicles that killed three people and sent dozens to hospitals. State police in Lebanon County said I-78…

  • Pope to bring message of hope to gritty Mexico City suburb

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Pope Francis heads into the capital’s crime-ridden suburb of Ecatepec on Sunday to see firsthand the reality of the Mexican “periphery,” where drug violence, gangland-style executions and kidnappings are daily facts…

  • Schumer slams Obama budget cuts to anti-terror funds

    NEW YORK (AP) — Sen. Charles Schumer is slamming a White House proposal that would reduce funding for counterterrorism programs across the country by nearly $300 million. The New York Democrat is pushing President Barack…

  • Teeth-chattering temps move in to northeastern US

    NEW YORK (AP) — Bitter temperatures and biting winds had much of the northeastern United States bundling up this weekend and the brutal weather was blamed for a deadly interstate pileup. The coldest temperatures of…

  • 2 charged in robbery gone wrong where arm was severed

    NEW YORK (AP) — Both people involved in a bizarre botched robbery over pricey sneakers have been arrested after the victim rammed the teenage robber with his SUV, severing his arm, police said Saturday. Zachary…

  • The Latest: Suspect arrested in stabbing of woman, 3 kids

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the hotel stabbing that left a 26-year-old woman and her two small children dead. (all times local): ___ 11 p.m. New York City police have arrested a fugitive…

  • Recordings reveal the lies former LA sheriff told prosecutor

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Former Los Angeles Sheriff Lee Baca told three lies to federal authorities who were investigating corruption at the jails he ran, according to a newspaper report. The Los Angeles Times reported…

  • Positive signs for endangered monk seal population

    PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (AP) — Hawaii’s monk seal population is improving slowly, though researchers warn it’ll take many more good years to reverse a decline that’s been ongoing since the 1950s. The lead monk seal…

  • Skydiver dies after possible parachute malfunction

    LODI, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a skydiver has died after crashing against a wall next a road near the Lodi Airport. San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Office Lt. Steve Pease tells KCRA-TV (http://bit.ly/1mzmeYA ) deputies…

  • Justice Antonin Scalia dead at 79

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Antonin Scalia, the influential conservative and most provocative member of the Supreme Court, has died, leaving the high court without its conservative majority and setting up an ideological confrontation over his successor…

  • In victory or dissent, Scalia was a man of strong opinions

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia kept your attention, whether you liked him or not. He was a big personality who rather enjoyed the spotlight, and he did not often shy from controversy.…

  • The Latest: Rail bridge fire out, Amtrak service disrupted

    NORCO, La. (AP) — The Latest on a railroad trestle fire west of New Orleans (all times local): 6 p.m. A train trestle fire west of New Orleans has been extinguished. St. Charles Parish spokesman…