California judge orders porn star to pay Trump legal fees
A federal judge has ordered porn star Stormy Daniels to pay Donald Trump nearly $293,000 for his attorneys' fees and another $1,000 in sanctions after her defamation suit against the president was dismissed.
Nude photos linked to ex-USC doc in sex-abuse investigation
Detectives were trying to determine whether nude photographs linked to a former University of Southern California gynecologist show any of the women who claim he sexually harassed or abused them during examinations.
Jury recommends life in prison for man who rammed crowd
A Virginia jury is set to resume deliberations on a sentencing recommendation for a man convicted of killing a woman and injuring dozens when he drove his car into counterprotesters at a white nationalist rally.
Catch limits increase for key West Coast groundfish species
Federal officials say they are increasing catch limits for several species of West Coast groundfish that were severely depleted more than a dozen years ago, posing a threat to the commercial and sports fishing industries.
US to ease oil drilling controls protecting imperiled bird
The Trump administration is advancing plans to ease restrictions on oil and gas drilling and other activities on huge swaths of land in the American West that were put in place to protect an imperiled bird species.
Wisconsin GOP legislation eases corporate tax break rules
Companies seeking tax credits from Wisconsin's troubled job-creation agency would face less scrutiny under a provision Republicans included in a package of lame-duck legislation designed to weaken newly elected Democrats.
Man who claimed Howard Hughes inheritance dies in Nevada
Melvin Dummar, a delivery driver whose claim that reclusive billionaire Howard Hughes left a handwritten will bequeathing him $156 million when he died in 1976 was dismissed as a hoax, has died in rural Nevada.
The Latest: No sentence yet for man who rammed protesters
Several people who were severely injured by a man who drove his car into counterprotesters at a white nationalist rally have described devastating physical and psychological injuries to jurors deciding a sentencing recommendation.
US judge tosses bulk of suit against Trump immigration move
A U.S. judge in San Francisco says the Trump administration provided adequate justification for its decision to end a program that reunited hundreds of immigrants from Central America with family members in the U.S.
Polygamous group lets go of sprawling Arizona worship center
A polygamous group based on the Utah-Arizona border has allowed the building where it held worship services to be taken over in an ongoing eviction process that has steadily loosened the sect's grip on a community it ruled for a century.
The Latest: Teen charged with killing pregnant schoolmate
Northern Indiana authorities have accused a 16-year-old football player of fatally stabbing a 17-year-old girl during a fight about her pregnancy, tightly tying a plastic bag over her and dumping her body.
Agency: Fear of returning home spikes at US-Mexico border
People expressing fear to return home after being stopped at the US-Mexico border spiked in the last year, according to figures released by Monday by US Customs and Border Protection on the first step in the asylum process.
Church says nuns embezzled from school to cover Vegas trips
Church officials say a pair of nuns embezzled a "substantial" amount of money from the Southern California Catholic school where they worked for decades and used it to pay for gambling trips to Las Vegas casinos.
Newtown shooter described 'scorn for humanity'
Documents from the investigation into the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut are shedding light on the gunman's anger, scorn for other people, and deep social isolation in the years leading up to the shooting.
US states to meet at deadline on Colorado River drought plan
With drought continuing and reservoirs shrinking, seven Southwestern U.S. states that depend on the Colorado River had been expected to ink a crucial share-the-pain contingency plan by the end of 2018.
GM plant closing not expected to stall Detroit's rebound
General Motors' planned shutdown of its Detroit-Hamtramck plant would leave only one auto assembly factory in the city, but the closure and job losses are not expected to stall-out Detroit's remarkable comeback.
Virginia city seeks healing after man's murder conviction
Civil rights activists in the city of Charlottesville, Virginia, are hoping the first-degree-murder conviction of a man who drove into counterprotesters at a white nationalist rally will help heal their scarred community.
Trump resort worker: No regrets speaking out about abuse
A Guatemalan living in the U.S. illegally who says she faced abusive working conditions as a maid at Donald Trump's New Jersey golf club doesn't regret speaking out, even though she might lose her job and be deported.
Disneyland tower suggested as Legionnaires' disease source
A health official testified that a cooling tower that provides mist to make Disneyland guests more comfortable was the likely source for 22 cases in a Legionnaires' disease outbreak last year near the theme park.
Military officials unveil damage from powerful Alaska quake
Military officials at the sprawling Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson say last week's magnitude 7.0 earthquake near Anchorage caused multiple problems around the base, including damage to steel frameworks, ceilings, and sprinkler and heating systems.
Foie gras off Amazon's offerings in California in settlement
California prosecutors say Amazon has agreed to stop selling foie gras in the state from birds that have been force fed after state lawmakers banned that form of the fatty duck and goose liver delicacy.