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:
BONANZA, Nicaragua (AP) - Rescue workers and trapped miners alike frantically dug away at opposite sides of rock and mud that blocked a Nicaragua gold mine, finally succeeding in freeing at least 20 men. Efforts to reach five miners still missing continued Saturday.
CHAHUITES, Mexico (AP) â Mexico's largest crackdown in decades on illegal migration has decreased the flow of Central Americans trying to reach the United States, and has dramatically cut the number of child migrants and families, according to officials and eyewitness accounts along the perilous route.
NEW YORK (AP) - Joan Rivers remained in serious condition in a New York City hospital Friday, one day after going into cardiac arrest at a doctor's office.
HAMPTON, Ga. (AP) - Unshaven and with a quivering voice, NASCAR superstar Tony Stewart said the death of Kevin Ward Jr. will "affect my life forever" as he returned to the track Friday for the first time since his car struck and killed the fellow driver during a sprint race in New York three weeks ago.
NEW YORK (AP) - Chelsea Clinton said Friday she is quitting her job as a reporter at NBC News, citing increased work at the Clinton Foundation and the imminent birth of her first child.
NOVOAZOVSK, Ukraine (AP) - Two columns of Russian tanks and military vehicles fired Grad missiles at a border post in southeastern Ukraine, then rolled into the country Thursday as Ukraine's overmatched border guards fled, a top Ukrainian official said.
LAS VEGAS (AP) - The death of an Arizona firearms instructor by a 9-year-old girl who was firing a fully automatic Uzi displayed a tragic side of what has become a hot industry in the U.S.: gun tourism.
SYDNEY (AP) - Shaun the shaggy Australian sheep has at last been shorn smooth. But the woolly wanderer wasn't the wooliest of all.
PHOENIX (AP) - "All right, full auto," the firing-range instructor tells a 9-year-old girl. She braces the Uzi submachine gun and opens fire at a black-silhouette target. But the recoil wrenches the fully automatic weapon upward, and the instructor is shot in the head and killed.
NEW YORK (AP) - The barometer of America's stock market - the Dow Jones industrial average - is getting a makeover.
CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) - Apple's latest iPhones will come in a bevy of colors and two distinct designs, one made of plastic and the other that aims to be "the gold standard of smartphones" and reads your fingerprint.
PRATTVILLE, Ala. (AP) - Police say a man imprisoned in Georgia is being charged in an Alabama telephone scam.
ATLANTA (AP) - NASA officials say brilliant lights seen at an outdoor rock concert in Alabama and by eyewitnesses as far away as Georgia and Tennessee came from a meteor that streaked across the night sky.
HELENA, Mont. (AP) - They were newlyweds, but she was having second thoughts about the 8-day-old marriage, court documents say. The couple drove the short distance from their Kalispell home to Glacier National Park, where they got into an argument. He grabbed her by the arm, but she pulled away and shoved him face-first off a cliff to his death.
ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia Department of Natural Resources officials say deer hunting season will open at the end of the week.
WASHINGTON (AP) - House members who are willing to give their positions are either opposed to or leaning against President Barack Obama's plan for a U.S. military strike against Syria by nearly a 6-to-1 margin. That's the finding of a survey by The Associated Press. The Senate is more evenly divided.
DETROIT (AP) - Americans are paying record prices for new cars and trucks, and they have only themselves to blame.
ATLANTA (AP) - A jury has found a former Atlanta educator not guilty after the first trial connected to Atlanta's school cheating scandal.
ATLANTA (AP) - Authorities say Social Security numbers and other information about thousands of Georgians have been inadvertently shared by a state agency.
THENS, Ga. (AP) - Police say a 22-year-old man who they say leaped from the top of the Classic Center parking deck in Athens and plunged four stories during a foot chase with police is expected to survive.
ATLANTA (AP) - Children - like adults - are increasingly trying electronic cigarettes, according to the first large national study to gauge use by middle and high school students.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier says he doesn't feel the same old hate from Georgia fans like he faced during his Florida days.
BERDEEN, Miss. (AP) - A Georgia woman has pleaded guilty in Mississippi to failing to report a woman's death and collecting about $141,000 in Social Security benefits over 26 years.
ATLANTA (AP) - The lawyer for Beverly Hall, the former Atlanta school superintendent indicted in the school system's cheating scandal, says the educator has breast cancer.