NEW YORK (AP) - The head of the Federal Communications Commission has recommended approving AT&T's $48.5 billion purchase of DirecTV. The deal would create the country's largest provider of cable or satellite TV.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Urged on by anguished testimony from the father of a murder victim, Congress plunged into a heated debate over immigration on Tuesday as GOP lawmakers vowed to shut down funding for so-called sanctuary cities like San Francisco that shield immigrants from deportation by federal authorities.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - An explosion Tuesday morning rocked Alaska's Cleveland Volcano but scientists have detected no ash cloud that could threaten jets crossing the Pacific Ocean.
HONOLULU (AP) - A man was arrested in Hawaii for allegedly arranging to buy six pairs of military-grade night-vision goggles from an undercover federal agent and trying to export them to China, court documents show.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Bill Cosby's lawyers argued on Tuesday that his admission to using quaaludes in the 1970s doesn't mean he drugged and sexually assaulted women.
DENVER (AP) - The time has come for jurors to hear whether James Holmes should be executed for killing 12 people in a Colorado movie theater. But even if they choose death, Holmes could spend the rest of his life in prison awaiting capital punishment that never happens.
EL PASO, Texas (AP) - Tom Moore, the "Archie" cartoonist who brought to life the escapades of a freckled-face, red-haired character, has died in Texas. He was 86.
CHICAGO (AP) - A federal appeals court Tuesday overturned some of the most sensational convictions that sent former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich off to a lengthy stint in prison, ruling that the Democrat did not break the law when he sought to secure a Cabinet position in President Barack Obama's administration in exchange for appointing an Obama adviser to the president's former U.S. Senate seat.
DESERT CENTER (AP) - The interstate bridge that washed out in the desert between Los Angeles and Phoenix easily withstood its daily load of thousands of cars and trucks, but the pounding of a powerful flash flood scoured away the land where the bridge was anchored, officials said Monday.
VICTORVILLE (AP) - Authorities say an 8-year-old child was seriously injured when an SUV carrying seven people careened off a Southern California freeway and into a car dealership, damaging a dozen other vehicles.
NEW YORK (AP) - Investors are running out of reasons to own gold.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal regulators are directing the eight biggest U.S. banks to hold capital at levels above industry requirements to cushion against unexpected losses and reduce the chances of future taxpayer bailouts.
CUPERTINO (AP) - Smartphone sales may be slowing for some tech companies, but not for Apple.
DETROIT (AP) - Like most Americans, the drivers of Detroit are required to carry auto insurance whenever they get behind the wheel, but many law-abiding residents can't afford the Motor City's highest-in-the-nation auto premiums, which top $5,000 a year in some neighborhoods.
DENVER (AP) - Microscopic bugs and mildew can destroy a marijuana operation faster than any police raid. And because the crop has been illegal for so long, neither growers nor scientists have any reliable research to help fight the infestations.
WASHINGTON (AP) - A Republican senator helped his constituents get around this weekend by moonlighting as a driver for the ride-sharing service Uber.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Police departments are relaxing age-old standards for accepting recruits, from lowering educational requirements to forgiving some prior drug use, to try to ...
WASHINGTON (AP) - Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani has emerged as the favorite to serve as secretary of state in Donald Trump's incoming administration ...
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama on Monday abandoned his dire warnings and dark predictions about his newly elected successor and urged Americans to give President-elect ...
WASHINGTON (AP) - President-elect Donald Trump is considering an oil billionaire and a North Dakota lawmaker for top posts as he moves to roll back President ...
WASHINGTON (AP) - Demonstrators upset over the election of Donald Trump have marched in cities around the country over the past week, and some are making ...
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A student at the University of Oklahoma was temporarily suspended and police are investigating a threat against a Muslim student near the University ...
WASHINGTON (AP) - President-elect Donald Trump made his first two key personnel appointments on Sunday, one an overture to Republican circles by naming GOP chief Reince ...
WASHINGTON (AP) - Even before Donald Trump chooses a Supreme Court nominee, the new president can take steps to make several contentious court cases go away.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Donald Trump was elected America's 45th president Tuesday, an astonishing victory for a celebrity businessman and political novice who capitalized on voters ...
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Kamala Devi Harris will change the U.S. Senate by walking through the door.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - California voters on Tuesday expanded some of the nation's toughest gun control measures.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - California voters were leaning toward upholding a statewide ban on single-use plastic carryout bags, according to partial returns Tuesday.
WASHINGTON (AP) - He felt it in the breeze.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Republicans held onto their slim Senate majority Wednesday, a stinging blow to Democrats in a night full of them. Democrats had been nearly ...