96-year-old becomes oldest USC graduate

LOS ANGELES (AP) — It took more than 60 years but a University of Southern California student has finally received his diploma.


Montana, Wyoming, Idaho gear up for possible grizzly hunts

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Hunters soon could be chasing grizzly bears across the ridges of the Rocky Mountains, leaving three states to drum up plans to ensure the iconic species won't be snuffed out soon after recovering from threats to their survival.

  • Written by MATT VOLZ, Associated Press

National project to harness microbes for health, environment

WASHINGTON (AP) — We share our bodies and our surroundings with teeming communities of microbes that are crucial to the health of people and the planet, and now the Obama administration is beginning a major project to better understand those invisible ecosystems — even control them.

  • Written by LAURAN NEERGAARD, AP Medical Writer

Police: Toddler, grandfather vanish amid Craigslist buy

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta police say they're searching for a missing toddler and his grandfather, both of whom disappeared after trying to complete a bunk bed purchase via the online sales site Craigslist.


In Woody Allen, media & moviegoers again confront ambiguity

CANNES, France (AP) — The latest explosion of allegations against Woody Allen has returned moviegoers to a familiar place: debating the ethics of watching — and possibly loving — Allen's films. This time, much of the soul searching is being done by film critics and reporters.

  • Written by JAKE COYLE, AP Film Writer