FILE - In this Dec. 18, 2012, file photo, a police cruiser sits in the driveway as crime scene tape surrounds the home of Nancy Lanza in Newtown, Conn. Nancy Lanza was killed there by her son Adam Lanza, before he forced his way into Sandy Hook Elementary School in Dec. 14, 2012 in Newtown, where he killed 26 children and adults. Some Newtown residents said in a survey released Monday, March 31, 2014, that they want the home torn down and the property turned into a park or nature preserve. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow, File)

Newtown residents want gunman’s house torn down

Some Newtown residents are calling for the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooter's home to be torn down and replaced with a park or nature preserve, according to a new community survey.…
President Barack Obama sitting between Mira Friedlander, a 22 year old senior at the University of Michigan, left, and Aisha Turner, 36, a mother of three who has worked for nearly two decades as a server, and Rep. Gary Peters, D-Mich., right, have lunch at Zingerman's Deli in Ann Arbor, Mich., Wednesday, April 2, 2014, before the president was to speak at the University of Michigan about his proposal to raise the national minimum wage. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Obama calls for higher wage with Senate candidate

President Barack Obama has said his call for a higher minimum wage is good policy and good politics in this midterm election year, and he's putting that theory to work for a Michigan Senate candidate who is the rare Democrat to appear with the embattled president.…
Pipeline Explosion

PG&E criminally charged in fatal pipeline blast

The indictment charges the utility with 12 felony violations of federal pipeline safety laws, which could carry a total possible fine of $6 million, or more if the court decides it somehow benefited financially from the disaster.…
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Judge won’t block new Arizona abortion drug rules

The most stringent restrictions in the nation on the use of abortion drugs were allowed to take effect in Arizona on Tuesday by a federal judge's ruling in the latest in a series of court fights over the state's abortion laws.…
A house is seen destroyed in the mud on Highway 530 next to mile marker 37 on Sunday, March 23, 2014, the day after a giant landslide occurred near mile marker 37 near Oso, Washington. At least six homes have been washed away, with three people reported dead so far and at least eighteen missing. The nearby Stillaguamish River has been dammed up by 15-20 feet of debris as a result, creating more flooding concerns, as reported by KING 5 via the state hydrologist. (AP Photo/The Seattle Times, Lindsey Wasson, Pool)

Death toll climbs to 27 at Washington mudslide

The official death toll from Washington state's mudslide has increased to 27, with the Snohomish County medical examiner's office saying 19 victims have been positively identified. That's up from 24 dead with 18 identified on Monday.…
FILE - In this Feb. 27, 2014 file photo, an Indian security man walks by solar panels at a solar power project site in Raisan village near Gandhinagar, India. Experts say Asia and the South Pacific, home to 4.3 billion people or 60 percent of all humankind, faces rising risks from climate change that threaten food security, public health and social order, in a report given Monday, March 31, 2014 by a United Nations scientific panel meant to guide policymakers and form the foundation for a new climate treaty due next year. (AP Photo/Ajit Solanki)

Exxon: Highly unlikely world limits fossil fuels

On the same day the world's scientists issued their latest report on climate change and the risks it poses to society, the nation's biggest oil and gas company said the world's climate policies are "highly unlikely" to stop it from selling fossil fuels far into the future.…
Health insurance deadline

AP sources: Health law signups on track to hit 7 million

The 7 million target, thought to be out of reach by most experts, was in sight on a day that saw surging consumer interest as well as vexing computer glitches that slowed signups on the HealthCare.gov website.…
Detroit Bankruptcy

Detroit files updated bankruptcy adjustment plan

The amended plan of adjustment, considered Detroit's bankruptcy blueprint, and accompanying disclosure statement offer new details on the terms of a settlement with two banks to pay off a bad pension debt deal.…
Parkland Hospital financial councilor Ricky Spain answers questions for people waiting to sign up for health care insurance at the business office of Parkland Hospital in Dallas, Monday, March 31, 2014. Monday is the deadline to sign up for private heath insurance in the online markets created by President Obama's heath care law or face a federal fines. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

Health care website stumbles on last day

The Obama administration's health care website stumbled early Monday , falling out of service for nearly four hours on deadline day for sign-ups. After it was fixed, officials plowed ahead with a nationwide promotional drive, almost like getting out the vote on Election Day.…
In this April 25, 2013 photo, running shoes and other items adorn a makeshift memorial near the Boston Marathon finish line in Boston's Copley Square. Thousands of items from the original memorial for marathon bombing victims are going on display at the Boston Public Library in April 2014 to mark the anniversary of the attacks. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Boston bombing exhibit includes shoes, runner bibs

After the twin bombings at the Boston Marathon last April, mourners began leaving thousands of items at a makeshift memorial near the finish line to honor the victims of the attacks.…
Darrell Steinberg

California Senate suspends 3 Democratic lawmakers

The resolution prevents Democratic Sens. Ron Calderon and Leland Yee, who face federal corruption charges, and Democratic Sen. Rod Wright, who is awaiting sentencing in a voter fraud case, from exercising any power of their office until the criminal cases against them have been resolved. …
Jersey Vargas, Pope Francis

Girl talks to pope on immigration, then dad freed

Mario Vargas' release came after his daughter Jersey, of Panorama City, Calif., addressed the pope this week as part of a California delegation that traveled to urge the Vatican to prod President Barack Obama on immigration reform. …