By DON THOMPSONAssociated Press
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown is challenging a federal court order that California further reduce its inmate population to improve prison conditions, reigniting a legal battle that once reached the U.S. Supreme Court.
Complying with the court's June
By The Associated Press
DETROIT (AP) - A U.S. safety agency has cleared the 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee after an investigation into possible engine fires.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration began investigating 107,000 of the SUVs in July after getting complaints about power steering
WASHINGTON (AP) - The government is warning consumers to inspect Fisher-Price Newborn Rock 'N Play Sleepers due to risk of exposure to mold for infants who use them.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission said Tuesday that its warning applies to 800,000 infant recliner seats, called sleepers,
By JULIE PACEAP White House Correspondent
WASHINGTON (AP) - Facing an end-of-the-month deadline, the Obama administration is calling gun owner groups, victims' organizations and representatives from the video-game industry to the White House this week for discussions on potential policy
By RAF CASERT and DON MELVINAssociated Press
BRUSSELS (AP) - Record unemployment and fraying social welfare systems in southern Europe risk creating a new divide in the continent, the EU warned Tuesday, when figures showed joblessness across the 17 EU countries that use the euro hit a new high.
By BETSY BLANEYAssociated Press
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) - Attention, bread shoppers: A Texas company could have the answer to some consumers' unwelcome discovery that just-purchased loaves contain mold.
MicroZap Inc. claims its technology allows bread to stay mold-free for 60 days. The bread is
By OLGA R. RODRIGUEZAssociated Press
MEXICO CITY (AP) - Wild dogs mauled and killed four people whose bodies were found over the past two weeks in a park on the edge of Mexico City, authorities said Monday. In one case, a teenage girl frantically called her sister with her cellphone to plead for
By The Associated Press
10 banks agree to pay $8.5 billion for foreclosure abuse
WASHINGTON (AP) - Ten major banks agreed Monday to pay $8.5 billion to settle federal complaints that they wrongfully foreclosed on homeowners who should have been allowed to stay in their homes.
The banks, which
By SCOTT SONNERAssociated Press Writer
RENO, Nev. (AP) - A federal judge has temporarily blocked the Bureau of Land Management from rounding up wild mustangs in Nevada after horse protection advocates presented video footage that they say shows wranglers repeatedly abusing mustangs with electric
CARMEL, N.Y. (AP) - The top prosecutor in a suburban New York county said Monday that releasing the names and addresses of licensed gun owners is irresponsible because the information is then available to criminals.
Putnam County District Attorney Adam Levy announced his support for the county