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Utah teens shocked to see altered yearbook photos

By ANNIE KNOX and BRADY McCOMBS (HEBER CITY, Utah, AP) — A little airbrushing to school pictures can spell big relief, concealing pimples and brightening complexions. But some students at Wasatch…

Voters in California contemplate forming new state

By JULIET WILLIAMS (SACRAMENTO, Calif., AP) — Residents of California’s largely rural, agrarian and politically conservative far northern counties long ago got used to feeling ignored in the state Capitol…

Killer’s family tried to intervene before rampage

By MARTHA MENDOZA and MICHAEL R. BLOOD (GOLETA, Calif., AP) — It was Friday night when Elliot Rodger’s mother got a call from her son’s therapist that he had emailed a…

GOP convention dream ends for Vegas and Cincinnati

By STEVE PEOPLES and PHILIP ELLIOTT WASHINGTON (AP) — The odds of hosting the Republican Party’s next presidential convention have improved for Dallas, Denver, Cleveland and Kansas City, Missouri. Two other…

Bees created unwanted buzz at Kentucky store

(DANVILLE, Ky., AP) — After setting things abuzz by trapping customers in a store, a hive of honeybees has been safely removed from downtown Danville in central Kentucky. Fire Chief…

Officials: 1.8M pounds of ground beef recalled

(DETROIT, AP) — Officials say a Detroit-based business is recalling about 1.8 million pounds of ground beef products sold for restaurant use in four states that may be contaminated with…

Contractor for Obama health reform law scrutinized

(ST. LOUIS, AP) — Several U.S. lawmakers are demanding answers after some Missouri media outlets reported that employees at a center processing applications for health insurance under President Barack Obama’s…

Deputies: Fla. man killed wife and kids, then self

By TAMARA LUSH (TAMPA, Fla., AP) — A Florida man shot his wife and two teenage children in the head, then scattered gasoline and fireworks around the mansion they rented…

Michael Sam wins Arthur Ashe Courage Award

By BARRY WILNER (NEW YORK, AP) — Michael Sam has been selected the winner of the Arthur Ashe Courage Award. The Missouri defensive end who likely will be drafted by…

San Diego burn unit treats Chinese fishermen

By JULIE WATSON (SAN DIEGO, AP) — An Air Force official says two badly burned Chinese fishermen rescued from the Pacific are being treated at a San Diego hospital. Maj.…