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.
WASHINGTON (AP) - In a major anti-pollution ruling, the Supreme Court on Tuesday backed federally imposed limits on smokestack emissions that cross state lines and burden downwind areas with bad air from power plants they can't control.
KENNESAW, Ga. (AP) - A FedEx employee wearing ammunition draped across his chest "like Rambo" opened fire Tuesday at a package-sorting center outside Atlanta, wounding six people before committing suicide, police and witnesses said.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - A New Jersey woman has admitted killing her neighbor's small dog by throwing it into traffic during an argument over a parking space.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Twitter booked a net loss in the first quarter because of stock compensation costs, but its results surpassed Wall Street's expectations thanks to a sharp increase in advertising revenue.
WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. home price gains cooled in February from the previous year for the third month in a row, as harsh winter weather and high buying costs have slowed sales.
LAS VEGAS (AP) - A zip line that swoops riders past the vintage casinos of downtown Las Vegas and under the giant video canopy of the Fremont Street Experience is now open for business.
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Las Vegas saw more visitors in March than in any other month in its history, thanks to college basketball tournaments, car races and conventions.
NEW YORK (AP) - Chipotle's coming price hikes could hit steak lovers particularly hard.
VILONIA, Ark. (AP) - The sky turned black as the funnel cloud closed in, and Maggie Caro rushed with her husband and two children to a community shelter at a Vilonia school, where they were among the last to get inside the fortified gym before the doors were shut.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) - A 17-year-old boy who hid a loaded AK-47 assault rifle in a school bathroom and two loaded handguns in his backpack intended to "commit a violent act," a school official said, but the plan was foiled when his parents discovered the weapons missing at home and alerted school administrators.
MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) - A western Montana man has been charged in the shooting death of a 17-year-old boy after prosecutors said he set a trap in his garage to catch any would-be burglars because he was frustrated over recent thefts.
CHICAGO (AP) - The hunt for a health plan that would cover a particular drug or a favorite doctor proved particularly frustrating for many consumers navigating the new insurance exchanges under the federal government's health care overhaul, according to a report released Monday.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - As promised, the Terminator and the man who originated the steely machine - Arnold Schwarzenegger - are back this summer for another go in "Terminator: Genisys," and Paramount Pictures, eager for a blockbuster, has already fired up a machine of its own - the publicity kind.
MUNHALL, Pa. (AP) - A teachers union says a special needs student at a Pittsburgh-area elementary school shouldn't be allowed to use a faculty restroom even though school officials say it's difficult for the girl to climb steps to reach a student restroom on another floor.
HOUSTON (AP) - A celebrity booking agency has told the Texas attorney general's office it is not all right to make public how much the University of Houston is paying actor Matthew McConaughey to speak at the school's May 15 commencement ceremony.
CHICAGO (AP) - An Illinois Army National Guard soldier vowed to bring "the flames of war to the heart" of America if he was unable to get to the Middle East to join the Islamic State group, and his cousin bragged he could kill up to 150 people in a terrorist attack in the U.S., federal prosecutors said Thursday in announcing the men's arrests. Both are also accused of hatching a plot to attack a U.S. military facility.
DETROIT (AP) - A teenager told authorities that her mother killed two siblings and forced her to put one of the bodies in the freezer of their Detroit home where both were found by an eviction crew.
GADSDEN, Ala. (AP) - A jury recommended life without parole Thursday for an Alabama woman convicted of running her granddaughter to death.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A federal appeals court agreed Thursday to reconsider its decision to strike down a California law that requires applicants for a concealed-weapons permit to show "good cause" beyond self-defense.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The father of a former Los Angeles police officer was charged Thursday with lying to FBI agents to help his son escape after the officer was charged with killing a man during an off-duty fight.
PARIS (AP) - Passengers with moments to live screamed in terror and the pilot frantically pounded on the locked cockpit door as a 27-year-old German co-pilot deliberately and wordlessly smashed an Airbus carrying 150 people into an Alpine mountainside.
NEW YORK (AP) - The cover for Harper Lee's new novel will surely remind you of the cover for her old one.
PITTSBURGH (AP) - A 12-year Allegheny County councilman has withdrawn his nominating petitions - and thus ended his last re-election bid - in grand style.
PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (AP) - When a Vietnam veteran briefly stopped in Hawaii on his way home from war, he vowed to return one day to honor the people who perished during the attack on Pearl Harbor. With just less than two months to live, Joseph Hooker realized his longtime dream on Wednesday.
FOND DU LAC, Wis. (AP) - A Wisconsin State Patrol trooper just three months out of the academy and working the first solo patrol of his "dream job" died in a shootout with a bank robbery suspect also believed to have killed a motorist.
WASHINGTON (AP) - At Iraq's request, the U.S. began airstrikes in Tikrit on Wednesday in support of a stalled Iraqi ground offensive to retake the city from Islamic State fighters. The bombing marked a significant expansion of the U.S. military role in Iraq.
PITTSBURGH (AP) - An elementary school teacher who resigned this month was obsessed with one of her 11-year-old students, encrypting her phone number on the girl's math homework, exchanging thousands of text messages with her and even talking of running away with her, authorities said Wednesday.