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.
CINCINNATI (AP) - Authorities in Cincinnati have arrested a man who they say was vandalizing a high school while wearing only Spider-Man underwear.
NEW YORK (AP) - The stock market is rising Monday, ahead of the start of earnings season and on increasing confidence that the economy can support profit growth for U.S. companies.
ATLANTA (AP) - At least 14,500 municipal court cases in Atlanta have been dismissed since 2007 because of breakdowns in communication between city officials, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution (http://bit.ly/16XJti8) reported Saturday
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) - That was no burrito.
CAIRO (AP) - Egypt's military has suspended the Islamist-backed constitution and called early elections.
TY TY, Ga. (AP) - South Georgia farmers are struggling to maintain their crops after an unusually wet June.
NEW YORK (AP) - Encouraging news about the U.S. jobs market trumped rising oil prices and worrying developments in Europe's simmering debt crisis on Wednesday.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Texas Republicans voted early Wednesday to move forward with new abortion restrictions, after limiting testimony at a public hearing, refusing to consider Democratic amendments and imposing strict security precautions to prevent disruptions from protesting abortion-rights supporters.
NEW YORK (AP) - Stocks edged lower in early trading on a mix of worrying developments across the globe.
ATLANTA (AP) - Most of Georgia will be under a flood watch as forecasters predict that showers and storms will wash out many Fourth of July activities.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - How much does it cost to pack a picnic this Fourth of July? That'll be $6 per person.
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - The University of Georgia Foundation says it will be offering an additional $3.3 million for scholarships, faculty support and other initiatives in the next fiscal year.
FORT STEWART, Ga. (AP) - A Georgia medical examiner says a pregnant Fort Stewart soldier suffered blows to the head and struggled violently against handcuffs on her wrists before she died.
NEW YORK (AP) - The stock market turned negative in early afternoon trading Tuesday on news reports of political turmoil in Egypt.
NEW YORK (AP) - Good news about car sales, home prices and manufacturing led the stock market higher in light trading Tuesday.