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) - Conservative Republicans claimed victory this week in the Supreme Court ruling on religious freedom and the White House's acceptance that an immigration overhaul won't happen this year. Today's victories could haunt the GOP in two years' time, as the party's presidential nominee looks for much-needed support among women and Hispanics in the 2016 election.
WASHINGTON (AP) - T-Mobile US knowingly made hundreds of millions of dollars off its customers in potentially bogus charges, federal regulators alleged Tuesday in the first lawsuit of its kind against a wireless provider.
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - Along much of the East Coast, hotel owners, tourism officials and would-be vacationers kept a watchful eye on forecasts Wednesday as Tropical Storm Arthur churned off Florida, threatening Fourth of July plans for thousands of people.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Gay marriage advocates nationwide heralded the ruling striking down deeply conservative Kentucky's ban on same-sex marriage as a significant milestone, though matrimonies won't begin in earnest there anytime soon.
SALVADOR, Brazil (AP) - They captured the eyes and hearts of a suddenly awakened soccer nation, who gathered in unprecedented numbers to watch the world's game.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Their Senate majority in peril, anxious Democrats have seized the Supreme Court decision that some companies need not provide birth control to women as fresh evidence of the GOP's "war on women" - an argument they hope will energize female voters who could decide the balance of power on Capitol Hill.
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama defiantly dared congressional Republicans on Tuesday to try to block his efforts to act on his own and bypass a divided Congress that has thwarted his policy initiatives.
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama says 700,000 jobs could be at risk next year if Congress doesn't quickly agree on how to pay for highway and transit programs.
JERUSALEM (AP) - Israel on Tuesday mourned the deaths of three teenagers who had been kidnapped over two weeks ago, as the air force targeted dozens of locations in the Gaza Strip, the Israeli army said, in a surge of violence that followed the discovery of the teens' bodies.
ATLANTA (AP) - Rapper Gucci Mane was being held in jail on an assault charge after a fan told police the artist smashed a champagne bottle on his head in a downtown Atlanta nightclub.
ATLANTA (AP) - U.S. Rep. Phil Gingrey plans to announce he's running for the U.S. Senate on Wednesday, according to two officials close to the campaign.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Medical claims costs - the biggest driver of health insurance premiums - will jump an average 32 percent for Americans' individual policies under President Barack Obama's overhaul, according to a study by the nation's leading group of financial risk analysts.
ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia lawmakers are seeking to redraw the state's border with Tennessee and have authorized the state attorney general to file a lawsuit if negotiations fail.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Americans are less confident in the economy than they were last month as massive government spending cuts have stoked economic uncertainty.
TUCKER, Ga. (AP) - Some metro Atlantans are considering forming a new city.
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - A Georgia pawnshop owner is angry about a cable company's decision not to run his advertising if it shows firearms.
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) - John Connelly leaned forward on his barstool, set his lips against a clear glass pipe and inhaled a white cloud of marijuana vapor.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court is wading into the fight over same-sex marriage at a time when public opinion is shifting rapidly in favor of permitting gay and lesbian couples to wed, but 40 states don't allow it.
Stocks reversed an early rise on Wall Street Monday as traders returned to worrying about the European economy.
ATLANTA (AP) - A bill making changes to employee benefits at a single state agency has evolved into an argument over abortion.
BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) - The lawyer for a suspect in the shooting death of a baby who was killed in his stroller says his client is "absolutely" not guilty.
U.S. stocks rose after Cyprus secured a bailout to prevent the collapse of its banking system. The deal boosted the Standard & Poor's 500 index to within a half-point of its record high.
GAINESVILLE, Ga. (AP) - Officials in Georgia are talking about the possibility of creating a bike trail where the former Gainesville and Northwest Railroad connected Gainesville and Helen.
ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia's highest court has rejected a Mexican national's argument that part of a state law that requires a Georgia-issued driver's license to get behind the wheel is unconstitutional because it discriminates against non-Georgia citizens.