PALM DESERT, Calif. (AP) - A Southern California veterinarian has been arrested after a dog locked in his car suffered a seizure and died. <p style="color: #333333; font-family: Verdana,Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif,Geneva; font-size: 11px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 15px; orphans: 2; ...
A person familiar with the Jared Lee Loughner case says a court-appointed psychiatrist will testify Tuesday that Loughner is competent to enter a plea in the murders and attempted murders including the wounding of former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords.
DALLAS (AP) - Southwest Airlines' attempt to thank its Facebook friends with a half-price ticket sale backfired when customers were inadvertently billed multiple times for a single flight - they're not feeling the "luv."
CAIRO (AP) - Egypt's President Mohammed Morsi on Saturday gave a lengthy speech to the army in praise of its role during the run-up to his election, proclaiming that he, his government and the powerful generals will cooperate for the future.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The relentless, weather-gone-crazy type of heat that has blistered the United States and other parts of the world in recent years is so rare that it can't be anything but man-made global warming, says a new statistical analysis from a top government scientist.
LA PUENTE, Calif. (AP) - Authorities have taken into custody a carjacking suspect who shot at pursuing officers before surrendering on a Southern California freeway.
RENO, Nev. (AP) - Mitt Romney raked in more than $1 million at a series of fundraisers at a Reno gated community, drawing a group of protesters who decried the influence of money in politics.
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) - A parolee from Orange County has been sentenced to 15 years to life in prison for sexually assaulting a 12-year-old girl he met on MySpace. Prosecutors say Matthew Castaneda received the sentence Friday in Santa Ana. He must also register as a sex offender for life. In May, jurors found him guilty of two felonies: aggravated sexual assault of a child and lewd acts on a child under 14. ...
BELL, Calif. (AP) - A police sergeant from the city of Bell who was forced to retire after reporting corruption in local government has been given his job back, along with a $400,000 settlement. The Los Angeles Times reports 59-year-old James Corcoran will receive $240,000 in lost wages and $160,000 in lawyer's fees in a settlement approved Wednesday. Corcoran alleged then-Chief Randy Adams retaliated when Corcoran reported allegations of voter fraud, unlawful vehicle seizures ...
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Oakland police have issued a warning about a series of robberies of people responding to items advertised for sale on Craigslist. Police say several people have been robbed at gunpoint over the last several weeks after agreeing to meet a person advertising a car or an electronic item for sale. KTVU-TV reports that at least four of the robberies took place this week, including one man who was robbed at ...
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Legislation that has the backing of California's attorney general would close a loophole in the nation's toughest assault weapons law, making it more difficult for guns to be swiftly reloaded with high-capacity magazines. Attorney General Kamala Harris and a Democratic state lawmaker are seeking the change in the wake of this summer's massacre at a Colorado movie theater. The state's regulations allow gun manufacturers to sell weapons in California with ...
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) - After an 8 1/2-month voyage through space, NASA's souped-up Mars spacecraft zoomed toward the red planet for what the agency hopes will be an epic touchdown. The fiery punch through the tenuous Martian atmosphere at 13,000 mph Sunday night marks the beginning of "seven minutes of terror" as the Curiosity rover aims for a bull's-eye landing inside a massive crater near the equator. The latest landing attempt is more nerve-racking ...
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A union official says reforms made to address excessive force in Los Angeles County jails have caused deputy morale to wither and could increase the risk of riots. Floyd Hayhurst, president of the Assn. for Los Angeles Deputy Sheriffs, spoke Friday before a county commission created to address jail abuse. The Los Angeles Times (http://lat.ms/Rk34nS) reports Hayhurst said that new constraints on deputies are robbing them of their authority. He ...
LOS ANGELES (AP) - When former model and philanthropist Phyllis Harvey died last year at the age of 59, little note was taken. Brief paid obituaries appeared in Los Angeles and her hometown paper in North Carolina. There was no mention of how she died. Nothing was said about her struggle with alcoholism and mental illness. And there was no reference to one of the final projects she helped fund with nearly a half ...
NEW YORK (AP) - A surge in hiring last month got a big welcome on Wall Street Friday.
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) - Hundreds of thousands of Ukrainians rallied Sunday in Kiev, denouncing President Viktor Yanukovych's decision to turn away from Europe and move toward Russia. It was the country's biggest protest since its pro-democracy Orange Revolution in 2004.
JOHANNESBURG (AP) - Nelson Mandela wasn't on life support and had many family members and doctors close by in his final hours, a family friend who was at his bedside said Sunday.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Rain, snow, sleet and freezing rain began to glaze most of the Mid-Atlantic on Sunday, with officials urging people to stay off the roads, as North Texas and other states shook off the early remnants of the powerful storm.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Happy or sad? Content or bored? And how many times did you smile yesterday? A panel of experts thinks Uncle Sam should be more in touch with our feelings.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The California health exchange says it's been giving the names of tens of thousands of consumers to insurance agents without their permission or knowledge in an effort to hit deadlines for coverage.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - A magnitude-4.5 earthquake in central Oklahoma shook residents Saturday, just weeks after the two-year anniversary of the strongest earthquake ever recorded in the Sooner state, and was followed by two smaller temblors later in the day.
PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (AP) - About 50 survivors of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor paused Saturday at the site to honor those killed and remember the moment that plunged the U.S. into World War II.
In one of the biggest advances against leukemia and other blood cancers in many years, doctors are reporting unprecedented success by using gene therapy to transform patients' blood cells into soldiers that seek and destroy cancer.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles International Airport is dealing with brown, contaminated water at its international terminal, which is undergoing renovations.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Merrill Newman was tired and looking forward to reuniting with his family, but he was all smiles Saturday after arriving at the San Francisco airport after being detained for several weeks in North Korea.
SUNBURY, Pa. (AP) - Newlyweds just three weeks removed from their wedding day lured a Pennsylvania man to his death with a Craigslist ad because they wanted to kill someone together, police said.
SUNBURY, Pa. (AP) - A couple married for just three weeks lured a man to his death with a Craigslist ad because they wanted to kill someone together, police said.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Millions hunkered down for icy conditions expected to last through the weekend from Texas to Ohio to Tennessee as the cold snap that covered much of the nation knocked out power and made roads treacherous Saturday.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Under pressure from the wind-power industry, the Obama administration said Friday it will allow companies to kill or injure eagles without the fear of prosecution for up to three decades.
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - North Korea on Saturday freed an 85-year-old U.S. veteran of the Korean War after a weekslong detention, ending the saga of Merrill Newman's attempt to visit the North as a tourist six decades after he oversaw a group of South Korean wartime guerrillas still loathed by Pyongyang.