PHILADELPHIA (AP) - The NFL has reached a tentative $765 million settlement over concussion-related brain injuries among its 18,000 retired players, agreeing to compensate victims, pay for medical exams and underwrite research.
SAN DIEGO (AP) - San Diego Mayor Bob Filner is leaving office in disgrace amid sexual harassment allegations and many unanswered questions, including how someone who acknowledged mistreating women for many years could have survived for so long in politics.
SANTA CLARITA - An Azusa man caught allegedly driving under the influence was treated at Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital after he struggled with arresting California Highway Patrol officers and suffered facial injuries late Wednesday, a CHP sergeant said today.
Nearly 9,300 firefighters continue to battle 10 active major wildfires burning across California. The Deer Fire, burning in Tehama County, and the American Fire, burning in Placer County, are both estimated to be fully contained later today. In Northern California temperatures are expected to begin warming back up and could hamper firefighter's efforts. In Southern California the fire potential remains light to moderate thanks to isolated thunderstorms.
VIENNA (AP) - U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Thursday that U.N. experts seeking to collect evidence from an apparent chemical attack in Syria that killed hundreds of people will report to him as soon as they leave the country Saturday.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Driving in America has stalled, leading researchers to ask: Is the national love affair with the automobile over?
WASHINGTON (AP) - Striving to take action where Congress would not, the Obama administration announced new steps Thursday on gun control, curbing the import of military surplus weapons and proposing to close a little-known loophole that lets felons and others circumvent background checks by registering guns to corporations.
The following confession of a previously skinny kid is offered for the benefit of all your male readers who are approaching your senior years.
Let's start off this letter to the editor by not calling it a complaint but a way to solve a problem.
The launch of Al Jazeera America is arguably the best thing to happen in electronic journalism since the June evening 33 years ago when Ted Turner flipped a switch to inaugurate the nation's first all-news television service, CNN.
Once again a motion picture chronicling the history of the United States has reinforced the reality that our actions as a nation have not, to say the least, been perfect.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - Chris Archer stayed at the top of his game long enough for the Tampa Bay Rays to bounce back from one of their worst losses of the season.
SANTA CLARITA - Several universities and colleges will be represented Thursday as the Hart district holds its second annual Hispanic College and Career Fair.
SANTA CLARITA - A discussion on the content of the 2001 California Voting Rights Act featuring some local elected officials will be held Thursday night in Canyon Country.
California Highway Patrol officials are investigating the theft this week of multiple tactical weapons from a vehicle in Stevenson Ranch, a California Highway Patrol spokesman said Wednesday.
PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) - Several hundred mourners eager to pay their last respects to Nelson Mandela broke through police barriers and stormed up toward the Union Buildings shortly before the former South African President's body was moved away.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The parent company of the Orange County Register plans to expand with a daily paper in Los Angeles, looking to further stretch its regional reach to nearly all of Southern California.
Southern California is in for a blustery weekend with elevated fire risk and hazards for some drivers.
DENVER (AP) - At least three people were stabbed in a parking lot at Sports Authority Stadium Field at Mile High after the Denver Broncos' game Thursday night.
UNITED NATIONS (AP) - Chemical weapons were probably used in four locations in Syria this year, in addition to the confirmed attack near Damascus in August that forced the government to abandon its secret chemical stockpile, U.N. inspectors said in a report released Thursday.
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday:
On Nov. 30, Americans came together in support of their communities to celebrate Small Business Saturday.
"Opinions" about the link between abortion and breast cancer are cheap, especially when respondents can spout them in online forums, attacking others and their opinions with demeaning, snarky terms while hiding behind a "user name" or pseudonym.
I have never written or responded to a letter to the editor until now, but I cannot let Carole Lutness's "Republicans go after the poor" (Dec. 9) go without a response.
I appreciate the care being taken by our City Council in determining what should be the centerpiece of the Newhall roundabout.
There's been a lot of hubbub this week around President Obama's recent "selfie." For those still without teenagers, or simply lagging in the latest technological fads, a selfie is when someone takes a picture of themselves.
Some of the Santa Clarita's top runners and challenge-takers have scaled The Beast the last six Decembers to benefit the Santa Clarita Valley Food Pantry.
NEW YORK (AP) - Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett share a championship with Doc Rivers and a bond that didn't break when they ended up on opposite coasts.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Alaska State Troopers say a small dog helped a woman survive nearly three nights in below-zero temperatures after her snowmobile broke down along the Denali Highway.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Spurred by emotional testimony from sex workers, California officials voted Thursday to change a 1990s-era anti-crime regulation and allow prostitutes to receive money from a victim compensation fund if they're raped or beaten.