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.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The jet stream, the river of air high above Earth that generally dictates the weather, usually rushes rapidly from west to east in a mostly straight direction.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that a key provision of the landmark Voting Rights Act cannot be enforced unless Congress comes up with a new way of determining which states and localities require federal monitoring of elections.
DENVER (AP) - A Colorado civil rights panel has ruled that a suburban Colorado Springs school district likely discriminated against a 6-year-old transgender girl when it prevented her from using the girls' bathroom at her elementary school.
NEW YORK (AP) - Paula Deen lost another part of her empire on Monday: Smithfield Foods said it was dropping her as a spokeswoman.
WASHINGTON (AP) - A sharply divided Supreme Court on Monday decided to make it harder for Americans to sue businesses for retaliation and discrimination, leading a justice to call for Congress to overturn the court's actions.
NEW YORK (AP) - Paula Deen will appear on NBC's "Today" show on Wednesday, according to host Matt Lauer.
More signs of distress in China's economy and rising U.S. bond yields caused a big drop in U.S. stocks on Monday.
SMITHVILLE, Ga. (AP) - Budget cuts have led city leaders in a small south Georgia town to shut down its police department.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court has sent a Texas case on race-based college admissions back to a lower court for another look.
ATLANTA (AP) - Authorities say bags, backpacks and purses will be searched near the finish line of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Peachtree Road Race.
Paula Deen issued a video apology on Friday, days after it was revealed that she admitted using racial slurs in the past.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The government is moving toward easing restrictions on airline passengers using electronic devices to listen to music, play games, read books, watch movies and work during taxiing, takeoffs and landings.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - With a little more than two weeks to go before their wedding, Emily Dreyfuss' fiance ordered a tie and pocket square from Gap chain Banana Republic's website to go with his Navy blue suit.
ROSSVILLE, Ga. (AP) - State fire officials say 35 horses were killed when a fire swept through their stables and another building at a business that raises show horses in northwest Georgia.
U.S. stocks rose in morning trading on Friday as traders regrouped following the biggest drop of the year.