KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - A bomb apparently planted in a mosque killed a provincial governor Tuesday in the highest profile assassination in recent months, part of an intensified campaign to intimidate Afghanistan's administration as it prepares for elections and the withdrawal of foreign troops after 12 years of war.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - A recipe for gridlock was brewing in the San Francisco Bay Area, as two of the region's major transit agencies teetered on the brink of commute-crippling strikes.
CEBU, Philippines (AP) - The death toll from a 7.2-magnitude earthquake that struck the central Philippine island of Bohol on Tuesday rose to 93, as rescuers struggled to reach patients in a collapsed hospital. Centuries-old stone churches crumbled and wide areas were without power.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The National Security Agency has been sifting through millions of contact lists from personal email and instant messaging accounts around the world - including those of Americans - in its effort to find possible links to terrorism or other criminal activity, according to a published report.
Ordinary investors don't stand much chance of beating the market. It moves way too fast and efficiently. Or it behaves in ways that make no sense at all.
SAN DIEGO (AP) - Philip Rivers and the San Diego Chargers kept Andrew Luck on the sideline most of the night, giving the Indianapolis Colts quarterback no chance for another comeback.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Led by a pair of precocious rookies, the Los Angeles Dodgers got themselves right back into the NL championship series.
SANTA CLARA (AP) - Construction is slated to restart Tuesday at the new $1.2 billion San Francisco 49ers showcase stadium after police and fire investigators determined a truck driver's death was a workplace accident and not a crime.
MIAMI (AP) - A 6-year-old boy drowned in one of the pools aboard a Carnival Cruise Lines ship while at sea, the company said in a statement Monday.
SANTA CLARITA - Saying state government has a major role in public education, state Sen. Steve Knight, R-Lancaster, visited three local schools Monday as part of what he says will be a 100-school tour by the end of next year.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Authorities say the driver of a mid-sized sedan was killed when his vehicle collided with a city bus in Los Angeles's San Fernando Valley.
PHOENIX (AP) - Protesting immigration activists danced and chanted Monday outside a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement office in Phoenix, calling on President Barack Obama to end all deportations.
YUCCA VALLEY, Calif. (AP) - Detectives from Michigan and California have arrested a 41-year-old man in connection with the disappearance of his wife, whose body was found buried in the desert near Yucca Valley in 2004.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Hanley Ramirez will start for the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 3 of the NL championship series despite a broken left rib.
Warmer weather is on tap for the Santa Clarita Valley this week, with highs reaching the 80s by tomorrow and remaining there through at least Saturday.
MOSCOW (AP) - Russian President Vladimir Putin has offered new assurances to gay athletes and fans attending the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics next month. Yet he defended Russia's anti-gay law by equating gays with pedophiles and said Russia needs to "cleanse" itself of homosexuality if it wants to increase its birth rate.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Hundreds of bills that failed to pass the Legislature last year face an end-of-the-month deadline to gain initial support, including measures affecting gun owners, the oil industry and farm laborers.
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama's orders to change some U.S. surveillance practices put the burden on Congress to deal with a national security controversy that has alarmed Americans and outraged foreign allies. Yet he avoided major action on the practice of sweeping up billions of phone, email and text messages from across the globe.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The opening of Postal Service retail centers in dozens of Staples stores around the country is being met with threats of protests and boycotts by the agency's unions.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Researchers have decided to hand the city of Los Angeles a list of older concrete buildings, some of which may be prone to collapse during a strong earthquake.
The California Department of Transportation announced Friday it will be closing the two middle lanes of the freeway in both directions between Van Nuys Boulevard and State Route 118 to demolish the median.
A door-to-door effort launched this week in the case of a Tucson girl who disappeared from her bedroom more than 18 months ago has yielded some possible tips, police said Saturday
GLENDORA, Calif. (AP) - Hundreds of residents who fled a wildfire in the suburbs of Los Angeles returned home Saturday as red-flag warnings of extremely dangerous fire conditions expired, but officials say that bone-dry winter conditions remain a threat for the region.
There is a lot to like about living here in Santa Clarita. For me, I like that Santa Clarita is an active community.
Devon Ingber, 16, a sophomore at Valencia High School, won Reserve Champion in the Junior Varsity Equitation division in December, competing against 58 girls from both public and private schools from all over Southern California, on her horse Fabiane.
When most men are rocking by the fire, or just collecting dust, Ed Jace and Thor Jorgensen are on the tennis courts.
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About three years ago, a young 7-year old was hanging out at his mom's store in Old Town Newhall. We were folding material into 2-yard lengths to tie into blankets for children having surgery in Third World countries.
BERKELEY, Calif. - Even when highly populated cities make an effort to cut back on greenhouse-gasses, the continued use of energy in suburbs may cancel out any benefit to the environment, according to a new study.