DENVER - Weed is winning in the polls, with a solid majority of Americans saying marijuana should be legal. But does that mean the federal government will let dozens of state pot experiments play out? Not by a long shot.
HAVANA (AP) - Fidel Castro, who led his bearded rebels to victorious revolution in 1959, embraced Soviet-style communism and defied the power of 10 U.S. presidents during his half-century of rule in Cuba, has died at age 90.
COLUMBIA, S.C. - The white man charged in the shooting deaths of nine black parishioners at a South Carolina church last year is competent to stand trial, a federal judge ruled Friday.
NEW YORK - Even people who said they'd already done their shopping online came out for Black Friday to spend time with family members or just for the fun of looking.
COLUMBIA, S.C. - Gov. Nikki Haley has developed a national reputation as a racial conciliator who led the charge to bring down the Confederate flag at the Statehouse and guided South Carolina through one of its darkest moments, the massacre at a black church.
NEW YORK - Santa Claus, giant cartoon balloons and whimsical floats were protected by sand-filled dump trucks and bomb-sniffing dogs as the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade wound its way through the streets of Manhattan under heavy security.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - A crash that killed five children in Tennessee is reviving discussion over whether school buses - considered among the safest vehicles on the road because of their height and bulk - should also be equipped with seat belts.
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. - A school bus driver was behind bars Tuesday after a crash killed five youngsters and plunged Chattanooga into mourning over what the mayor called the "most unnatural thing in the world" - a parent losing a child.
VATICAN CITY - Saying nothing is beyond the reach of God's mercy, Pope Francis told Catholics worldwide he is allowing all priests to absolve the faithful of abortion - women and health workers alike - even while stressing that it is a "grave sin" in the eyes of the church to "end an innocent life."
WASHINGTON - Here's the idea: Swiftly pass a repeal of President Barack Obama's health care law, perhaps soon enough for Donald Trump to sign it the day he takes the presidential oath. Then approve legislation restructuring the nation's huge and convoluted health care system - despite Republican divisions, Democratic opposition and millions of jittery constituents.
A manhunt for a suspect in the fatal shooting of a veteran Texas police detective ended Monday with an arrest in the killing that was one of several weekend attacks against law enforcement in multiple states, authorities said.
NEW YORK - The American dream of a blissful retirement, free of financial worries, is dying.
BEIJING - The brightest moon in almost 69 years is lighting up the sky in a treat for star watchers around the globe.
WASHINGTON - President-elect Donald Trump is starting to sound an awful lot like President Barack Obama on immigration.
MENOMONIE, Wis. - On election night, when Donald Trump claimed victory in her home state of Wisconsin, Shay Chamberlin was so excited she screamed and fell over.
ATLANTA - Self-driving vehicles could begin tooling down a bustling Atlanta street full of cars, buses, bicyclists and college students, as the city vies with other ...
BOSTON - Native Americans hope President Donald Trump doesn't forget America's first inhabitants as he promises to put "America first."