LOS ANGELES (AP) - In pop culture, Casey Kasem was as sweet and dependable as a glass of warm milk and a plate of chocolate chip cookies, which only made the ugliness of his last few years of life seem more bizarre and tragic.
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama says Iraq's government must make a sincere effort to address sectarian differences, or else U.S. military help won't succeed in curbing the insurgency there.
KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine (AP) - Former President George H.W. Bush can no longer use his legs, but he isn't letting that stop him from keeping a vow he made five years ago: to jump from an aircraft on his 90th birthday, which is Thursday.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A judge struck down tenure and other job protections for California's public school teachers as unconstitutional Tuesday, saying such laws harm students - especially poor and minority ones - by saddling them with bad teachers.
WASHINGTON (AP) - United and eager to respond to a national uproar, the House overwhelmingly approved legislation Tuesday to make it easier for patients enduring long waits for care at Veterans Affairs facilities to get VA-paid treatment from local doctors.
TROUTDALE, Ore. (AP) - A gunman shot and killed a student Tuesday at a high school in a quiet Columbia River town in Oregon shortly after classes started and was found dead himself as police arrived, authorities said.
TROUTDALE, Ore. (AP) - Police in Oregon say a gunman fatally shot a student at a high school near Portland.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Four Social Security judges defended their work Tuesday amid accusations they rubber-stamped claims for disability benefits, approving billions of dollars in payments from the cash-strapped program.
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) - The Wal-Mart truck driver from Georgia accused of triggering a crash in New Jersey that critically injured Tracy Morgan and killed another comedian had not slept for more than 24 hours, a criminal complaint said.
SEATTLE (AP) - The man blasting away with a shotgun paused to reload, and Jon Meis saw his chance.
NEW YORK (AP) - Coca-Cola is taking on obesity, this time with an online video showing how fun it could be to burn off the 140 calories in a can of its soda.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Senior senators have reached agreement for a bipartisan bill expanding veterans' ability to get government-paid medical care outside Veterans Affairs hospitals and clinics.
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama's choice to be the top health official at the Veterans Affairs Department withdrew his nomination Thursday, saying he feared his confirmation could spark a prolonged political battle.
WARSAW, Poland (AP) - The United States is preparing to boost its military presence in Europe at a cost of up to $1 billion, President Barack Obama said Tuesday, as tensions in the region simmer over Russia's aggressive actions in Ukraine.
BRUSSELS (AP) - The Army may still pursue an investigation that could lead to desertion or other charges against Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who was freed from five years of Taliban captivity in a prisoner exchange last weekend, Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said Tuesday.
NEW YORK (AP) - Stocks opened slightly lower on Wall Street Friday, pushing the Standard & Poor's 500 back from a five-year high.
TAFT, Calif. (AP) - A student was shot and wounded at a rural California high school Thursday and a student suspect was taken into custody, officials said.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - They say all dogs to heaven. But if they get there before their time, should someone pay up?
ASTRO VALLEY, Calif. (AP) - Zoo officials say a five-foot-long alligator-like reptile named "Mr. Teeth" that had apparently been protecting a stash of marijuana in a Northern California home has died.
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama nominated White House chief of staff Jack Lew to be secretary of the Treasury Thursday, declaring his complete trust in an aide with three decades of Washington experience in economic policy and a penchant for shunning the limelight.
EW YORK (AP) - The stock market edged higher on Thursday as investors waited for more indications on the health of U.S. companies from earnings reports. Economic reports were mixed.
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ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal says General Motors will open an information technology center in suburban Atlanta.
NEW YORK (AP) - Lawmakers are making public some documents that they say show that Wal-Mart CEO found out that the retailer's Mexican unit was giving bribes as early as 2005.
NEW YORK (AP) - The stock market gave up an early gain Thursday as economic reports gave investors a mixed picture on the outlook for growth.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Inviting in the opposition, Vice President Joe Biden will meet Thursday with the National Rifle Association, the powerful pro-gun organization that could obstruct White House efforts to pass stricter arms legislation.
NEW YORK (AP) - Stocks opened higher on Wall Street Thursday, gaining for a second day, after the European Central Bank chief said the region was poised to start growing again, bolstering expectations that the worst of the region's crisis is behind it.
The Civil War saga "Lincoln" leads the Academy Awards with 12 nominations, including best picture, director for Steven Spielberg and acting honors for Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field and Tommy Lee Jones.
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - Mississippi State defensive coordinator Chris Wilson has been named the defensive line coach at Georgia.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House is dismissing suggestions to sidestep Congress to meet the nation's debt obligations, declaring that it is Congress' responsibility to pay the bills of the United States.