3 blockbusters among Supreme Court’s last cases

The Supreme Court has 11 cases, including the term’s highest profile matters, to resolve before the justices take off for summer vacations, teaching assignments and international travel.

Prosecutor opens with Zimmerman's obscenity

Prosecutors and defense attorneys will make opening statements Monday in the trial of George Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch volunteer charged with second-degree murder for fatally shooting Trayvon Martin, an unarmed black teenager.


Chasing 100º

Could we hit the century mark later this week?…
Colorado Wildfires

Wildfire: Colo. town sees long evacuation

Tourists and business owners forced to flee a popular summer retreat in the southwestern Colorado mountains resigned themselves to a long wait as fire officials declined to speculate when they might be able to reign in an unprecedented and erratic blaze raging through the Rio Grande National Forest.…
Irina Medvinskaya

AP-NORC poll: Friends, kin key to Sandy survival

A silver lining frames the cloud of destruction left by Superstorm Sandy. In their hour of greatest need, families and communities — not the government— were the most helpful sources of assistance and support.…

Power restored after vast Central Coast outage

Crews have restored power to most of the 145,000 Pacific Gas and Electric Co. customers hit by a weekend outage that darkened a large part of California’s Central Coast.…