ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - The Oakland Athletics are still waiting on their third straight trip to the playoffs.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown on Saturday signed into law a bill to fund lawyers for unaccompanied minors in immigration proceedings following a surge in the arrival of Central American children on the border.
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) - Authorities said a police officer was shot Saturday night in Ferguson, Missouri, the scene of racial unrest in the wake of the August shooting death of an unarmed black 18-year-old by a white police officer.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown signed on Saturday a bill that he said will modernize California's century-old initiative process and provide better information to voters on ballot measures.
MOORPARK (AP) - Authorities say a 5-year-old boy who was found sitting near a half-pound bag of cocaine after his parents were arrested on suspicion of dealing drug had cocaine in his system.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Muhammad Ali was on the ropes for refusing induction into the Army, and Jim Brown wanted to help. But first, the NFL great wanted to hear the boxing champion's reasons for not answering the call to military service during the Vietnam War.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A driver for ride-sharing company Uber is accused of striking a passenger in the head with a hammer during a dispute over the route he was taking, the San Francisco District Attorney's office said Friday.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Facing criticism about the handling recent abuse cases, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell paid a visit Saturday night to the headquarters of the National Domestic Violence Hotline.
BEIRUT (AP) - The U.S. is struggling to counter anger among the Syrian opposition, where many believe that the air campaign against extremists in the country is only helping President Bashar Assad and that Washington is coordinating with Damascus, despite American insistence it backs the rebel cause.
OAKLAND (AP) - Officials say a group of pro-Palestinian protesters are again blocking an Israeli-owned commercial ship from unloading its cargo at a port in California.
HONG KONG (AP) - Hong Kong activists kicked off a long-threatened mass civil disobedience protest early Sunday to challenge Beijing over restrictions on voting reforms, a surprise move that further escalates the battle for democracy in the former British colony after police arrested dozens of student demonstrators.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown has vetoed legislation that would have given the University of California and California State University systems a $100 million financial boost.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a bill into law to prevent California schools from expelling students for willfully defying school authorities.
BEIRUT (AP) - U.S.-led coalition warplanes struck Islamic State fighters in Syria attacking a town near the Turkish border for the first time Saturday, as well as positions in the country's east, activists and a Kurdish official said.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A man accused of breaking into a woman's house in Venice and following her onto the roof as she tried to escape has been charged in the case.
DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan (AP) - A suspected U.S. drone fired missiles at two compounds in Pakistan's North Waziristan tribal region Friday, killing at least seven alleged militants, while security forces killed the alleged planner of the deadly recent attack on a school, Pakistani officials said.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - A yellow Labrador that got spooked on a Christmas Day hike in the Columbia Gorge, snapping her leash and plunging 150 feet down a cliff, was rescued in the dark by a climber who rappelled to a narrow ledge where the dog was trapped.
UPLAND (AP) - A 12-year-old boy riding a motorized scooter he got for Christmas has been fatally struck by a car in front of his home in Upland.
MONTEREY (AP) - Clint Eastwood and his wife of 18 years have finalized their divorce.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A police officer shot a woman in the leg early Friday at a Hollywood parking structure after she fought with another woman and pointed a gun at the officer, authorities said.
DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) - Ukrainian authorities and pro-Russia rebels exchanged nearly 370 prisoners Friday, a major step toward easing hostilities in eastern Ukraine.
NEW YORK (AP) - Can the U.S. hold everyone else above water? That is the question investors are asking as Wall Street heads into 2015.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - "The Interview" was never supposed to be a paradigm-shifting film. But unusual doesn't even begin to describe the series of events that transpired over the past few weeks, culminating in the truly unprecedented move by a major studio to release a film in theaters and on digital platforms simultaneously.
BOSTON (AP) - What started with a widow quietly dropping her wedding rings into a Salvation Army donation kettle has spawned spontaneous acts of jewelry generosity this holiday season.
Winter weather turned the West white on Friday.
TOKYO (AP) - Sony's iconic gadgetry and the star appeal of Hollywood may have appeared to be a perfect match when the electronics giant bought Columbia Pictures in 1989. A quarter century later, it's apparent that Sony Corp. has not attained the magic synergy it was hoping for.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - While tens of thousands of immigrants living in the country illegally are gearing up to apply for a long-sought driver's license in California starting Jan. 2, others are being urged to think twice.
Wall Street's "Santa Claus" rally kept delivering gifts a day after Christmas.
NEW YORK (AP) - The wife and two sons of a policeman gunned down along with his partner in a brazen daylight ambush were joined at his wake Friday by hundreds of uniformed officers, including dozens who saluted as his flag-draped casket was carried into the church.
NEW YORK (AP) - Christmas came on time this year for most people.