JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - In the nation's agricultural heartland, farming is more than a multibillion-dollar industry that feeds the world. It could be on track to become a right, written into law alongside the freedom of speech and religion.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - At a time when election officials are struggling to convince more Americans to vote, advocates for the disabled say thousands of people with autism spectrum disorder, cerebral palsy and other intellectual or developmental disabilities have been systematically denied that basic right in the nation's largest county.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The fantasy saga "Game of Thrones," defying the Emmy Awards' grudging respect for genre fare, emerged as the leader in the nominations announced Thursday with 19 bids, including best drama series.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Faced with a potentially awkward scene at the Texas-Mexico border, President Barack Obama sought to recast the political debate over a flood of young migrants as a question of Republican willingness to tackle the problem, not his decision to skip a chance to view the crisis first-hand.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - Police here believe they have quacked the code for finding followers on social media.
DENVER (AP) - President Barack Obama on Wednesday will headline his first fundraiser for a Senate Democrat in danger of losing this fall - but the candidate, Colorado Sen. Mark Udall, won't be by his side.
DELAND, Fla. (AP) - A 4-year-old Russian blue cat named Kush is being quarantined after apparently going berserk inside a central Florida home, prompting its owners to call 911.
PHOENIX (AP) - A federal appeals court has dealt a new blow to Arizona in its series of immigration-related crackdowns, ruling that the state cannot deny driver's licenses to young immigrants who were allowed to stay in the U.S. under a 2012 Obama administration policy.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Whether it's the Republicans or the Democrats, America's political parties are far from beloved. Yet most people continue to align with one or the other.
VATICAN CITY (AP) - Pope Francis promised to hold bishops accountable for the protection of minors and begged forgiveness Monday from the victims of clergy sex abuse as he held his first meeting with several abuse survivors.
WASHINGTON (AP) - American composer-conductor John Williams is debuting a new arrangement of "The Star-Spangled Banner," featuring choirs, trumpets, an orchestra and cannons on the National Mall for the nation's birthday.
BOSTON (AP) - The annual Boston Pops Fourth of July outdoor concert and fireworks show, one of the city's signature events, has been moved up a day because of potential heavy rain ahead of Hurricane Arthur.
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - Three people, including the director, have been indicted on criminal charges stemming from a fatal crash in which a freight train plowed into the crew working on a movie about rocker Gregg Allman in southeast Georgia.
WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. employers accelerated their hiring last month, adding a robust 288,000 jobs and helping drive the unemployment rate to 6.1 percent, the lowest since September 2008.
WASHINGTON (AP) - On July 2, 1964, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed into law the Civil Rights Act of 1964, one of the most significant civil rights achievements in U.S. history. This new law made it illegal to discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin; It ended school, work and public facility discrimination, and barred unequal application of voter registration requirements.
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama faced mounting pressure Wednesday to express support for same-sex marriage after a setback for gay-rights advocates in North Carolina.
NEW YORK (AP) - Maurice Sendak didn't think of himself as a children's author, but as a writer who told the truth about childhood.
NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. stocks are opening mostly lower after angry voters in Greece and France rejected painful budget cuts.
WASHINGTON (AP) - In a video released Sunday by al-Qaida, American hostage Warren Weinstein said he will be killed unless President Barack Obama agrees to the militant group's demands.
NEW YORK - The biggest and brightest full moon of the year arrives Saturday night as our celestial neighbor passes closer to Earth than usual.
(WASHINGTON) - U.S. employers pulled back on hiring in April for the second straight month, a sobering reminder that the economy remains weak.
NEW YORK - Vogue magazine, perhaps the world's top arbiter of style, is making a statement about its own models: Too young and too thin is no longer in.
WASHINGTON (AP) - From tasteless photos to urinating on dead insurgents, bad behavior by U.S. troops in Afghanistan has hampered America's war effort over the past year, triggering a broad new campaign by defense leaders to improve discipline in the ranks.
CARSON, Calif. (AP) - A 14-year-old boy was arrested Thursday after shooting and killing his father, a federal agent, as he sat in the family room of their suburban home, authorities said.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Medicare's payment system, the unseen but vital network that handles 100 million monthly claims, could freeze up if President Barack Obama's health care law is summarily overturned, the administration has quietly informed the courts.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- In letters from his last hideout, Osama bin Laden fretted about dysfunction in his terrorist network and the loss of trust from Muslims he wished to incite against their government and the West.
GREENSBORO, N.C. - John Edwards' daughter left the courtroom crying during testimony on Wednesday about a confrontation between her father and deceased mother over the onetime presidential candidate's extramarital affair.
NEW YORK - Facebook wants to help you share your organs.
BEIJING - A blind Chinese activist who fled persecution by local officials in his rural town and sparked a diplomatic standoff by holing up in the U.S. Embassy for six days emerged Wednesday after U.S. officials said China had assured his safety.
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - President Barack Obama and Afghan President Hamid Karzai (HAH'-mihd KAHR'-zeye) have signed an agreement aimed at cementing a lasting U.S. commitment to Afghanistan after the long and unpopular war comes to an end.