A dethroned 16-year-old beauty queen from Myanmar said Tuesday she won't return her bejeweled $100,000 crown until pageant organizers apologize for calling her a liar and a thief.

The north Florida town of Waldo has long had a reputation as a speed trap, and it's no wonder. A small segment of highway that runs through Waldo requires drivers to speed up and slow down six times: 65 mph becomes 55 mph; 55 becomes 45; then goes back to 55; then back down to 45; to 55 again and eventually, 35 mph.

Temperatures will be falling this week, according to the National Weather Service, as Sacramento avoids anymore 100-degree readings in the immediate future.

Oakland rookie Derek Carr will start the season opener against the New York Jets, becoming the first Raiders quarterback to start the first game of his rookie season.

Jake Browning downplays his unfathomable numbers, deferring credit to linemen, skill players and coaches. On Friday, the Folsom High School quarterback etched his name into the Cal-Hi Sports record books after passing for 520 yards and seven touchdowns (four to Cole Thompson) with no interceptions in The Bee No. 1 Bulldogs’ 55-10 rout of San Diego Section power Cathedral Catholic.

An 18-year-old Sacramento woman died today after she was struck by a vehicle while trying to run across Madison Avenue in heavy traffic, the California Highway Patrol reported.

At least two people were injured tonight when a car was driven into a house in the 8900 block of Bridalsmith Drive, causing a fire in the south Sacramento residence, a fire spokeswoman said.

Detectives are investigating how a 7-year-old Bay Area boy was injured Saturday while shooting at targets on his family’s property in Georgetown. The boy was flown to a Sacramento-area hospital to be treated, El Dorado County Sheriff’s officials said Monday.

Corey Pereira will be the 90th name engraved on the California State Fair Men’s Amateur Championship trophy.

A woman has died after getting caught in a rip current during a Labor Day visit to a Northern California beach.

The FBI said Monday it was addressing allegations that online accounts of several celebrities, including Oscar-winner Jennifer Lawrence, had been hacked, leading to the posting of their nude photographs online.

Revel Casino Hotel opened with a bang a little more than two years ago amid high hopes of turning around Atlantic City's struggling casino market.

Country star Carrie Underwood and NHL player Mike Fisher chose the Labor Day holiday to announce they are expecting their first child.

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In a sport known for its genteel traditions, tennis has one increasingly common ritual that stands apart for its ickiness — the passing of the sweat-soaked towel. 

1-800-FLOWERS.COM Inc. is buying Harry & David for $142.5 million to help broaden the assortment of foods that its customers can choose as gifts.

Busloads of tourists line up every day in Philadelphia to take photos with a statue of Rocky Balboa, the fictional heavyweight fighter made famous by Sylvester Stallone.

Lawyers for Detroit will attempt to convince a federal judge at the city's bankruptcy trial that its plans to wipe out billions of dollars in debt should be approved.

More strong storms rumbled through the Midwest, with a tornado reported in Kansas and other places seeing heavy rains, large hail and strong winds.

Tropical Storm Dolly headed Tuesday for a soggy collision with Mexico's Gulf coast.

The Burning Man counterculture festival drew a peak crowd of nearly 66,000 celebrants as it neared an end Monday on the northern Nevada desert.

Prime Minister David Cameron on Monday proposed new laws that would give police the power to seize the passports of Britons suspected of having traveled abroad to fight with terrorist groups.

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