WASHINGTON (AP) - A divided Supreme Court is struggling with whether states can prohibit personal appeals for campaign contributions by candidates for elected judgeships.
NEW YORK (AP) - A mix of downbeat corporate and economic news pulled the stock market lower Tuesday, as health-care companies and housing stocks fell. Johnson & Johnson sank after reporting that a stronger dollar pinched the company's quarterly results.
LEITCHFIELD, Ky. (AP) - The mother of one of the two teenage sweethearts from Kentucky who are suspected in a multistate crime spree of stolen vehicles and pilfered checks has been arrested.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court has rejected a challenge from retailers who claim the Federal Reserve allows banks to charge businesses too much for handling debit card transactions.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Key elements of the economic proposals President Barack Obama will outline in his State of the Union address Tuesday appear to be aimed at driving the debate in the 2016 election on income inequality and middle-class economic issues, rather than setting a realistic agenda for Congress.
MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) - An Alabama man is accused of eating while driving in Atlanta's suburbs.
LITHONIA, Ga. (AP) - Students at a DeKalb County elementary school will have classes at a nearby high school after their school suffered extensive damage in a weekend fire.
WASHINGTON (AP) - A little-known side to the government's health insurance website is prompting renewed concerns about privacy, just as the White House is calling for stronger cybersecurity protections for consumers.
ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE (AP) - Pope Francis is firmly upholding church teaching banning contraception, but said Monday that Catholics don't have to breed "like rabbits" and should instead practice "responsible parenting."
LONDON (AP) - It was not what Derek Nash expected to find in his 5-year-old's school bag: A bill demanding a "no-show fee" for another child's birthday party.
BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. (AP) - An estranged Florida couple's fight over whether to circumcise their son has become a rallying cry for those who denounce the procedure as barbaric.
DECATUR, Ga. (AP) - Police say a man opened fire on a group of men he said tried to rob him at a drive-in fast food restaurant.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Wildlife biologists tracking a tumor-causing virus first diagnosed in eastern wild turkeys five years ago have found the virus is far more widespread - but less deadly - than expected.
NEW YORK (AP) - NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy says the NFL is investigating whether the Patriots deflated footballs used in their AFC championship game victory over the Colts.
PARIS (AP) - One was a young policewoman, unarmed on the outskirts of Paris and felled by an assault rifle. Her partner, also without weapons, could do nothing to stop the gunman. Another was a first responder with a service gun, rushing to the Charlie Hebdo offices where a pair of masked men with high-powered weapons had opened fire on an editorial meeting. Among their primary targets: the armed police bodyguard inside the room.
Stocks are moving slightly higher a day after the Dow Jones industrial average closed above 18,000 for the first time.
ATLANTA (AP) - Officials say the new Atlanta streetcar is expected to open just before the end of the year.
WARNER ROBINS, Ga. (AP) - Authorities say a teacher in Warner Robins is facing a battery charge following a fight in his classroom.
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - Former Georgia Gov. Carl Sanders has left $3.4 million of his estate to the University of Georgia School of Law.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The Tennessee agency that oversees charity fundraising is levying a $45,000 fine against a Georgia-based group for misleading practices.
ATLANTA (AP) - Most of Georgia is under a flood watch as thunderstorms roll across the state.
CHICAGO (AP) - Travelers setting out for the holidays could face trouble, with anticipated Christmas Eve snow around the Great Lakes states and heavy rain expected along the East Coast.
BOSTON (AP) - What started with a widow quietly dropping her wedding rings into a Salvation Army donation kettle has spawned spontaneous acts of jewelry generosity this holiday season.
WASHINGTON (AP) - A surge in U.S. economic growth lifted stocks Tuesday to record highs and showed that the United States is putting distance between itself and struggling economies around the world.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal health officials are recommending an end to the nation's lifetime ban on blood donations from gay and bisexual men, a 31-year-old policy that many medical groups and gay activists say is no longer justified.
CLEVELAND, Ga. (AP) - Standing in a loose circle with one hand raised, a group of about five dozen adults recited an oath to be the best adoptive parent in the world. Then, when the word was given, they scrambled around the room to find the perfect baby.
ATLANTA (AP) - Forecasters say the potential for severe thunderstorms will be greatest Tuesday in parts of western and south Georgia -- an area south and west of Macon that includes the Columbus area.
NEW YORK (AP) - If you have children, or know someone who does, or just listened to one recently, the choice of Associated Press Entertainer of the Year won't come as much of a shock: It's "Frozen," and in 2014, we just couldn't let it go.
New York police Officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos were ambushed Saturday by Ismaaiyl Brinsley, the final act in a rampage that began when he shot and wounded his ex-girlfriend at her home outside Baltimore, then made threatening posts online, including a vow to put "wings on pigs" and references to high-profile cases of white police officers killing unarmed black men. After shooting the officers, Brinsley ran into a subway station and committed suicide.
WASHINGTON (AP) - North Korea experienced sweeping and progressively worse Internet outages extending into Monday, with one computer expert saying the country's online access is "totally down." The White House and the State Department declined to say whether the U.S. government was responsible.