NEW YORK - Paula Deen, the Southern belle of butter and heavy cream, is making no apologies for waiting three years to disclose she has diabetes while continuing to dish up deep-fried cheesecake and other high-calorie, high-fat recipes on TV.
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. - Jon Huntsman abandoned his once-promising campaign for the Republican presidential nomination on Monday and endorsed Mitt Romney as the man "best equipped to defeat Barack Obama'" in the fall.
A parade down Main Street today will highlight Statesboro's observance of Dr. Martin Luther King's birthday and President Barack Obama and his family will be among those around the country who will honor the legacy of slain civil rights leader.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - At 70, Muhammad Ali is "still the greatest" to friends and admirers worldwide.
PORTO SANTO STEFANO, Italy - Survivors who escaped a luxury cruise liner that ran aground and tipped over off Italy's coast recounted a chaotic and terrifying evacuation through the ship's upended hallways on Saturday, as divers searched the submerged part for any people still unaccounted for in the confusion.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - The parents of Natalee Holloway looked on somberly as a judge on Thursday declared their child dead, more than six years after the American teenager vanished during a high school graduation trip to the Caribbean island of Aruba.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - The worst winter anyone can remember in Alaska has piled snow so high people can't see out the windows, kept a tanker in ice-choked waters from delivering fuel on time and turned snow-packed roofs into sled runs.
ATLANTA - A Georgia Senate proposal would end the ban on silencers for hunting firearms.
WASHINGTON - Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has promised Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai a full investigation of an Internet video that purports to depict four U.S. Marines urinating on the corpses of Taliban fighters - a video both men condemned Thursday as deplorable.
SEOUL, South Korea - At first glance, it seems like business as usual: North Korea issues an indignant statement taking aim at the United States over a proposal to donate food in return for nuclear disarmament.
WASHINGTON - The more astronomers look for other worlds, the more they find that it's a crowded and crazy cosmos. They think planets easily outnumber stars in our galaxy and they're even finding them in the strangest of places.
FLEURUS, Belgium - When Eric Pierart takes in the chaotic wiggling of thousands of hens caged in his renovated barn, he's reminded of how tough it is for Europe to unite on anything.
CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. - The sergeant saw the charred and mangled remains of a fellow Marine killed by a roadside bomb only moments before he instructed his squad to "shoot first, ask questions later" in what would become one of the Iraq war's most horrific episodes of civilian deaths, military prosecutors say.
LONDON - U.K. police managed to smuggle a fake bomb into Olympic Park in a security test, overshadowing a special U.K. Cabinet meeting held at the park Monday marking 200 days until the Summer Games begin.
TUCSON, Ariz. - It's been a year since that bloody Tucson morning - a year of reflecting on lives shattered, of struggling with flashbacks and nightmares, of replaying the what-ifs before the deadly rampage that shocked a nation. And in the middle of it: one woman, Gabrielle Giffords, forging one of the most grueling journeys back of all.