FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - The first product recall has been issued for a California chicken producer since it was linked to an outbreak of an antibiotic-resistant strain of salmonella that has been making people sick for more than a year.
DEVORE, Calif. (AP) - Workers are shaving 55 bug-and-debris-matted animals after they were surrendered in a San Bernardino County animal cruelty case. It comes on the eve of the busiest weekend of the year.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A fraternity at California State University, Northridge, has been ordered to suspend all its activities while the school and sheriff's detectives investigate the death of a 19-year-old pledge on a hike, officials said.
PHOENIX (AP) - Hours after authorities issued an Amber Alert, a Huntington Beach woman has been arrested on suspicion of abducting her infant granddaughter, who was later found unharmed in Arizona.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A state appeals court has upheld the life sentence for a man who killed two Southern California women three decades ago, including the mother of former Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist Dave Navarro.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Residents of Lake Los Angeles who have protested the impending release into their community of the "Pillowcase Rapist" won a short postponement after a judge delayed his release from a California mental hospital because it's under quarantine.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Jurors who deadlocked over whether to find the Dodgers negligent in the savage beating of a Giants fan failed to reach a verdict again Thursday and must return to work on Monday after a long holiday weekend.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Ronda Rousey is constructing her escape hatch out of mixed martial arts, even if she's not planning to use it just yet.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Since the release of a highly-critical documentary last year, SeaWorld Entertainment has been condemned by animal rights activists distressed over the condition of its killer whales. But annual survival rates for some of the most common marine mammals - including killer whales - at SeaWorld's three parks are near the top of all U.S. parks and aquariums, an analysis of five decades of federal data by The Associated Press showed.
SAN DIEGO (AP) - The blood is not the most jarring part of the photograph taken shortly after the bomb blew off Marine Gunnery Sgt. Brian Meyer's leg and hand.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California water regulators voted to give themselves tough new drought enforcement powers after learning that most water rights holders haven't responded to their orders to use less.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Arizona's largest city has gone four months without any measurable rain, and neighboring New Mexico is in the midst of four years of severe drought.
PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) - Oscar Pistorius armed himself and took other methodical steps before he killed his girlfriend, the chief prosecutor said Thursday, trying to cast doubt on the athlete's account that he reacted instinctively to a perceived intruder.
WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. employers accelerated their hiring last month, adding a robust 288,000 jobs and helping drive the unemployment rate to 6.1 percent, the lowest since September 2008.
WASHINGTON (AP) - American composer-conductor John Williams is debuting a new arrangement of "The Star-Spangled Banner," featuring choirs, trumpets, an orchestra and cannons on the National Mall for the nation's birthday.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Mike Trout asked Albert Pujols for advice on his playoff debut before the Los Angeles Angels stepped into the October spotlight, and the veteran slugger with two World Series rings had some simple guidance for baseball's best young player.
ARCADIA, Calif. - Starting tonight fire suppression resources in the Angeles National Forest will work 24-hour staffing and send extra units to every fire start, until winds diminish and the Red Flag expires. In addition fire management has pre-positioned extra Engines from up north throughout the forest.
CANADENSIS, Pa. (AP) - For a region so dependent on tourism, the headline could scarcely be worse: A survivalist charged with ambushing a Pennsylvania State Police barracks eludes hundreds of law enforcement officials pursuing him in the woods.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Secret Service Director Julia Pierson resigned Wednesday, a day after bitingly critical questioning by Congress about a White House security breach. There had been increasing calls for her departure during the day.
DALLAS (AP) - The first Ebola patient diagnosed in the United States told health care workers on his initial hospital visit that he had recently been in an area affected by the deadly disease, but that information was not widely shared, a hospital official said Wednesday.
LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) - Los Angeles County health officials are reporting two cases of enterovirus 68, an unusual respiratory illness in children.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Television has increased its depiction of gay, lesbian and bisexual characters, with the edge going to cable and the Internet over broadcast networks, according to a study released Wednesday by the advocacy group GLAAD.
BERLIN (AP) - The Simon Wiesenthal Center has identified dozens of former members of Nazi mobile death squads who might still be alive, and is pushing the German government for an investigation, The Associated Press has learned.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Two senior lawmakers on Capitol Hill on Wednesday urged Secret Service Director Julia Pierson to leave her job, saying they had lost confidence and trust in her ability to protect President Barack Obama. It came one day after Pierson spent hours during a congressional hearing trying to explain an embarrassing White House security breach.
TOKYO (AP) - It was, retired Japanese railway engineer Fumihiro Araki recalls, "like flying in the sky."
WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. construction spending fell in August, the second decline in the past three months, with housing, non-residential and government projects all showing weakness.
BELL GARDENS (AP) - The mayor of a Los Angeles suburb was shot to death Tuesday during an argument with his wife, who was taken into custody, authorities said.
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) - An Oklahoma man apparently uttered Arabic words during an attack in which he allegedly severed a co-worker's head, and had "some sort of infatuation with beheadings," but the killing appeared to have more to do with the man's suspension from his job than his recent conversion to Islam, a prosecutor said Tuesday.
Michael Phelps' comeback has been sidetracked by more trouble away from the pool.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California will become the first state that allows family members to ask a judge to remove firearms from a relative who appears to pose a threat, under legislation Gov. Jerry Brown said Tuesday he had signed.