CINCINNATI (AP) - An appeals court heard arguments Thursday over whether a gossip website should have been immune from a defamation lawsuit brought by a former Cincinnati Bengals cheerleader, a case that Internet giants such as Google and Facebook are watching closely.
LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) - Multiple CSX train cars carrying crude oil derailed and caught fire Wednesday along the James River, with three tankers ending up in the water and leaking some of their contents, becoming the most recent crash involving oil trains that has safety experts pushing for better oversight.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Republican Gov. John Kasich on Wednesday spared a prison inmate set to die later this month for the killing of a Cleveland produce vendor while rejecting calls that he be made eligible for parole and possible release.
CHICAGO (AP) - With the number of shootings in Chicago already climbing with the temperatures, police are being dispatched by the hundreds on overtime to high-crime neighborhoods, parks, public housing buildings and other spots around the city to combat the spike in crime that comes every summer.
MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) - The German consulate called for justice Wednesday after a homeowner fired four blasts from a shotgun into his garage, killing a 17-year-old exchange student who was inside.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Flights to and from airports in the Los Angeles area were grounded for more than an hour Wednesday due to a computer failure at an air traffic control facility in the region, the Federal Aviation Administration said.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - The city of Portland has decided not to flush millions of gallons of drinking water that might have been tainted by a teenager who urinated at a reservoir.
ACWORTH, Ga. (AP) - A gunman who wounded six colleagues in an Atlanta-area rampage didn't seem enthusiastic about his job loading boxes but never mentioned problems with co-workers or supervisors, his father said Wednesday.
NEW YORK (AP) - The news that Wal-Mart is getting into the car insurance business begs the question: is there anything that the world's largest retailer doesn't hawk?
DENVER (AP) - Colorado's marijuana experiment is threatened by the popularity of eating it instead of smoking it, leading the pot industry to join health officials and state regulators to try to curb the problem of consumers ingesting too much weed.
NEW YORK (AP) - A new report says taxpayers lost $11.2 billion on the government's bailout of General Motors.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Wicked Strong has a built-in fan base for the Kentucky Derby. Like the entire city of Boston.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - With eight months left in office, Gov. Rick Perry is away from Texas almost as much as he's home - hitting the road hard to tout his state as America's best place to do business.
LOUISVILLE, Miss. (AP) - Ruth Bennett died clutching the last child left at her day care center as a tornado wiped the building off its foundation. A firefighter who came upon the body gently pulled the toddler from her arms.
PHOENIX (AP) - A judge ruled Tuesday that a pit bull that mauled a 4-year-old boy earlier this year will spend the rest of its life in an animal shelter set up in an old jail by the sheriff for metropolitan Phoenix.
LAND O' LAKES, Fla. (AP) - A Florida science teacher has been suspended for running a signal jammer to prevent his students from using their cellphones in class.
SACRAMENTO . (AP) - Californians are using less water, but they'll have to conserve a lot more to reach the mandatory drought cuts taking effect this month, according to the latest numbers released Tuesday.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Wearable fitness tracking device maker Fitbit, which filed for an initial public offering last month, said Tuesday that it now expects the offering to raise about $450 million.
LAS VEGAS (AP) - The IRS says a $600 slot machine or bingo jackpot might get its attention in the future, and the prospect has riled gamblers and the casino industry.
NEW YORK (AP) - Wal-Mart is raising starting wages for more than 100,000 U.S. department managers and workers in its deli and other specialized departments.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - State water officials say they will use satellite surveillance from high above farms in the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta as one way of confirming that fields have been left fallow under voluntary conservation agreements with farmers.
SANTA CATALINA. (AP) - Santa Catalina Island harbor patrol has found the carcass of a 17-foot-long sea serpent - a rarely-seen oarfish.
NEW YORK (AP) - Bruce Jenner's transition is complete.
SALEM, Ore. (AP) - Five earthquakes ranging in magnitude up to 5.9 have struck off the coast of the Pacific Northwest, but they weren't strong enough to generate tsunamis, scientists said.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court on Monday threw out the conviction of a Pennsylvania man prosecuted for making threats on Facebook, but dodged the free-speech issues that had made the case intriguing to First Amendment advocates.
FARGO, N.D. (AP) - A man who is protesting his dismissal from North Dakota curling club has won the right to take his case into overtime.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - William Shatner will boldly travel across the U.S. on a three-wheeled motorcycle.
• Boy, 17, impersonates FBI agent, test drives car, crashes it: YPSILANTI TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) - A 17-year-old southeastern Michigan boy pretended to be an FBI agent and got a car dealer to let him test drive a Dodge Charger, then crashed the muscle car in northwestern Ohio, authorities say.
ORANGE . (AP) - The California swimming pool and spa industry has launched a campaign to market itself as a drought-friendly landscaping option as the state enters a fourth summer of drought that has residential pools and other conspicuous water users in the crosshairs.
GENEVA (AP) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry broke his leg in a bicycle crash Sunday after striking a curb and scrapped the rest of a four-nation trip that included an international conference on combating the Islamic State group. He planned to return to the United States on Monday.