The Associated Press

Obama buys out cinnamon rolls at Anchorage cafeANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- How many cinnamon rolls does it take to feed a presidential entourage? If you're President Barack Obama and you're unsure, you err on the safe side and take the whole bunch....

Man who got life for marijuana charge goes free in MissouriJEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- A man sentenced to life without parole on a marijuana-related charge was freed Tuesday from a Missouri prison after being behind bars for more than two decades - a period in which the nation's attitudes toward pot steadily softened....

Pope: Priests in Holy Year can absolve 'sin of abortion'VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Pope Francis is applying his vision of a merciful church to women who have had abortions, easing their path toward forgiveness and saying he realizes some felt they had no choice but to make "this agonizing and painful decision."...

US stocks plunge after bleak Chinese manufacturing reportNEW YORK (AP) -- Stocks plunged again Tuesday, continuing a rocky ride for Wall Street, after an economic report out of China rekindled fears that the world's second-largest economy is slowing more than previously anticipated....

In climate bid, Obama stares down melting Alaska glacierSEWARD, Alaska (AP) -- President Barack Obama stared down a melting glacier in Alaska on Tuesday in a dramatic use of his presidential pulpit to sound the alarm on climate change....

Police in Illinois hunt for 3 suspects after officer killedFOX LAKE, Ill. (AP) -- Police in helicopters, with dogs and armed with rifles were conducting a massive manhunt in northern Illinois on Tuesday after an officer was fatally shot while pursuing a group of men....