NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A Jackson, Mississippi, pastor has been elected the new president of the National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc., the largest group of black Christians in the United States.
KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) - A private U.S. plane with an unresponsive pilot crashed into the ocean north of the Caribbean island Friday after a journey of more than 1,400 miles.
MEXICO CITY (AP) - Hillary Rodham Clinton said Friday she will likely make a decision on whether to run for president around the beginning of 2015.
WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. employers added just 142,000 jobs in August, snapping a six-month streak of hiring above 200,000 and posting the smallest gain in eight months.
Joan Rivers, the raucous, acid-tongued comedian who crashed the male-dominated realm of late-night talk shows and turned Hollywood red carpets into danger zones for badly dressed celebrities, died Thursday. She was 81.
NEW YORK (AP) - Police handcuffed dozens of protesters who blocked traffic in dozens of cities across the country on Thursday in their latest attempt to escalate efforts to get McDonald's, Burger King and other fast-food companies to pay employees at least $15 an hour.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Justice Department plans a wide-ranging civil rights investigation into the practices of the Ferguson, Missouri, police department following the shooting last month of an unarmed black 18-year-old by a white police officer in the St. Louis suburb, a person briefed on the matter said.
NEW YORK (AP) - Actress Lea Thompson, "Duck Dynasty" diva Sadie Robertson and NASCAR driver Michael Waltrip are making tracks for the new season of "Dancing With the Stars."
CHICAGO (AP) - They're often pegged as the civic-minded, do-gooding generation. But while they're still optimistic about their own personal prospects, a new study finds that today's youth are often more skeptical of the country's institutions than the young generations that preceded them.
BERLIN (AP) - Microsoft will seek to draw more people to its Internet-based services with two new mid-range smartphones it unveiled Thursday, including one designed to help people take better selfies.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - The 3-year-old Great Dane was miserable and retching when its owners rushed him to a northwest Portland emergency animal hospital.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Miranda Lambert released the most ambitious album of her career earlier this year and Country Music Association voters responded by giving her a record-tying load of nominations.
NEW YORK (AP) - Organizers of New York City's St. Patrick's Day Parade have agreed to allow a gay contingent to march under its own banner for the first time, making an exception for a group of employees from NBC, the network televising the event.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The legalization of recreational marijuana in two states - Colorado and Washington - and medical marijuana in more than 20 others has raised concern that there will be more drivers stoned behind the wheel. What's not clear is whether that will translate into an increase in fatal crashes. Five things to know about marijuana and driving:
ATLANTA (AP) - In a split decision, the Supreme Court of Georgia has denied a stay of execution for a Georgia death row inmate.
ATLANTA (AP) - You may not be a disease detective, but now you can play one at home.
JOHANNESBURG (AP) - Reeva Steenkamp's coffin was draped in a white cloth and carried by six pallbearers at a private funeral Tuesday, just a few hours before Oscar Pistorius said in a court affidavit that he mistakenly killed his girlfriend by shooting her through a bathroom door.
ATLANTA (AP) - The Atlanta Braves will retire Chipper Jones' number and induct him into the team's hall of fame on June 28.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court says police don't have to extensively document a drug-sniffing dog's reliability in the field to uphold its work in court.
NEW YORK (AP) - Talk of more mergers and acquisitions is sending stock prices higher in early trading, setting the market up to continue a seven-week rally.
BEIJING (AP) - Cyberattacks that stole massive amounts of information from military contractors, energy companies and other key industries in the U.S. and elsewhere have been traced to the doorstep of a Chinese military unit, a U.S. security firm alleged Tuesday.
ATLANTA (AP) - A Georgia death row inmate's execution is set to go forth unless he gets last-minute relief from a court or the state pardons board.
ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia county officials say motorists can expect longer lines and higher fees at county tag offices across the state as new laws vehicle tax laws take effect.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Facing yet another fiscal deadline, President Barack Obama is urging congressional Republicans to accept more tax revenue in order to avert looming, across-the-board budget cuts due to take effect in less than two weeks.
PALM CITY, Fla. (AP) - Michelle Obama jokingly says a mid-life crisis is what inspired her new haircut with bangs.
LONDON (AP) - A British couple's round-the-world cycling odyssey ended in tragedy when both of them were killed in a road accident in Thailand.
BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) - Warm winter weather may mean more days at the beach for residents and tourists, but it is causing some confusion for reptiles and amphibians in the Golden Isles.
ROME (AP) - How much weight does an endorsement from a lame-duck pope carry in the upcoming election?
OXFORD, Miss. (AP) - A Georgia businesswoman will stand trial April 15 on federal charges of paying bribes to a former superintendent of schools in Greenville, Miss.