LOS ANGELES (AP) - Hanley Ramirez hit a three-run homer in the 12th inning to lift the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 5-2 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Saturday night.
The sprinklers outside California's state Capitol are off and the lawn is withering, the lemon- and cucumber-infused "water stations" at the state pension building are gone, and prison inmates are taking shorter showers while campers at some popular parks can't take them at all.
CANTON, Ohio (AP) - Andre Reed delivered the emotion and managed to hook up for one more catch from Jim Kelly on the Pro Football Hall of Fame stage.
JERUSALEM (AP) - The Israeli military said Sunday that an Israeli soldier it previously believed had been captured by Hamas fighters in a Gaza ambush had in fact been killed in battle that day.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - "American Idol" contestant Michael Johns, who appeared in season 7 of the hit Fox singing competition and was voted off in an eighth-round stunner, has died. He was 35.
SEQUOIA NATIONAL PARK (AP) - California authorities say a community college professor from Texas fell to his death while climbing Mount Whitney, which has the highest peak in the U.S. outside of Alaska.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A San Francisco Bay area designer has put a new spin on the concept of an environmentally friendly commute.
A low pressure system spinning monsoonal moisture into Southern California created muggy conditions across the Santa Clarita Valley on Saturday while wreaking havoc elsewhere.
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) - Toxins possibly from algae on Lake Erie fouled the water supply of the state's fourth-largest city Saturday, forcing officials to issue warnings not to drink the water and the governor to declare a state of emergency as worried residents descended on stores, quickly clearing shelves of bottled water.
ALTURAS, Calif. (AP) - Thousands of federal, state and local firefighters on Saturday were feverishly attacking at least six major wildfires in central and far northern California that prompted evacuations, while blazes in the Pacific Northwest destroyed a handful of homes.
SANTA ANA (AP) - Authorities say a 16-year-old Southern California boy has suffered burns after setting himself on fire for an online dare.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A wave of brief but fierce storms rolled through Southern California mountains and deserts on Saturday, leaving 40 bicycle racers with hypothermia and possibly causing a 14-car highway pileup in the desert that injured nine people, authorities said.
A state appellate court ruling has given new momentum to Gov. Jerry Brown's $68 billion high-speed rail project by providing the state with a substantial funding source and lifting one cloud over a plan that has been widely criticized for its cost, route, construction plans and environmental reviews.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Crews have nearly finished repairs on a nearly century-old water main that burst and poured 20 million gallons of water onto the UCLA campus.
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) - Israeli troops and tanks pulled out of a central sector of the Gaza Strip and moved closer to the border Saturday, as its military invited Palestinians to return to one of the hardest-hit neighborhoods in the coastal strip.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Blake Griffin scored 39 points and went 11 for 12 from the free throw line, powering the Los Angeles Clippers to a gritty 118-111 victory over the winless Lakers in the first meeting of the season between the Staples Center co-tenants.
The Foothill League knows Hart wide receiver Trent Irwin is dangerous.
Lining up for a 28-yard field goal attempt with seven seconds left in the opening half of Friday night's Foothill League contest against the Valencia Vikings, the worst-case scenario for the Canyon Cowboys seemed to be a seven-point lead with a miss.
Tom and Shelly Wing dance at Friendly Valley's Halloween celebration Friday night. Shelly was responsible for decorating the retirement community's auditorium for over 100 residents who attended the night's event. Guests grooved to the tunes of Johnny Cash and Frank Sinatra, in between eating and taking photos.
A group of people arrive at 5:30 a.m. on Sunday morning to begin setting up for church services. The team unloads and assembles audio visual equipment, a stage, seating and floor coverings to create a temporary worship area. In the afternoon, the group will begin the task of packing up the items onto a box truck.
MOUNTAINHOME, Pa. (AP) - Scott Malkowski, a task force commander with the U.S. Marshals Service, spied a figure moving from the woods toward an abandoned airplane hangar in the Pocono Mountains. Looking at his face, his black hat and fleece, and his height and weight, Malkowski was certain he had his man.
FORT KENT, Maine (AP) - A nurse in who treated Ebola patients in Sierra Leone can move about as she pleases after a judge eased state-imposed restrictions on her, handing officials in Maine a defeat in the nation's biggest court case yet over how to balance personal liberty, public safety and fear of Ebola.
On Tuesday, after voters have marked their ballots for governor, assemblyman, congressman and senator, they have a chance to elect a few people who occupy a less bright spotlight but manage an increasingly scarce resource.
STELLENBOSCH, South Africa (AP) - Leading female marathoner Rita Jeptoo of Kenya failed a doping test a few weeks before winning her second consecutive Chicago Marathon, her agent and national federation said Friday.
BEIJING (AP) - China on Saturday successfully recovered an experimental spacecraft that flew around the moon and back in a test run for the country's first unmanned return trip to the lunar surface.
SAN DIEGO (AP) - The Jehovah's Witnesses were ordered to pay $13.5 million to a Southern California man who said he was molested as a child by a church member.
NEW YORK (AP) - For stock investors, there was no shortage of drama in October.
WALNUT CREEK (AP) - Butane gas from a hash-oil operation caused an explosion that left two men critically burned and another missing and forced dozens to evacuate at a San Francisco Bay Area apartment complex, police said.
SANTA ANA (AP) - Three teenage girls trick-or-treating in costume were hit by a vehicle and killed Friday while walking at an intersection.