LOS ANGELES (AP) - A gang member who killed a promising Los Angeles High School football player because he believed the athlete's red Spider-Man backpack linked him to an opposing gang was sentenced to death on Friday.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - A jury on Friday ordered an American military contractor to pay $85 million after finding it guilty of negligence for illnesses suffered by a dozen Oregon soldiers who guarded an oilfield water plant during the Iraq war.
SAN DIEGO (AP) - A British theologian who has expressed support for gay marriage said the University of San Diego withdrew a fellowship because of her views.
NEW YORK (AP) - Christina Aguilera, a native of the decimated New York City borough of Staten Island, opened NBC's telethon Friday benefiting victims of superstorm Sandy
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - An Arizona group can continue to withhold documents related to an $11 million contribution to a California political action committee while it appeals a lower court ruling, California's 3rd District Court of Appeal ruled Friday.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Pentagon provided more details Friday of the military response to the assault on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, as questions continue to swirl ahead of the presidential election about the government's response to the attack, detailing the troops that were dispatched to the region, even though most arrived after the fighting was over.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California has reached an all-time high of 18.2 million registered voters, while the number of registered Republicans has fallen below 30 percent, signaling a worrisome decline for the state's minority party, officials said Friday.
WASHINGTON (AP) - It's finally time to reclaim that hour of sleep you lost last spring. Most of the country will turn back the clocks this weekend for the annual shift back to standard time. The majority of folks will do the switch before hitting the sack Saturday night, even though the change doesn't become official until 2 a.m. Sunday local time. Residents of Hawaii, most of Arizona and some U.S. territories don't have to ...
BROOMFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) - A Michigan pastor accused of beating and strangling his fiancee's daughter to fulfill a sexual fantasy had asked church members to pray for the young woman before police found her body, a friend said Friday.
NEW YORK (AP) - Oil closed Friday at its lowest point in almost four months as two Northeast refineries remained shut after Superstorm Sandy. With production of gasoline and diesel reduced, and demand dropping off in the storm-stricken region, there is a likelihood that the nation's already ample supplies of oil will grow.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Some documents sealed in the 1970s as part of the court case against seven men involved in the Watergate burglary must be released, a federal judge in Washington says.
DETROIT (AP) - Hyundai and Kia overstated the gas mileage on 900,000 vehicles sold in the past three years, a discovery that could bring sanctions from the U.S. government and millions of dollars in reimbursements to car owners.
WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. employers added 171,000 jobs in October, and hiring was stronger in August and September than first thought. The solid job growth showed that the economy is strengthening slowly but consistently.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - A tribal newspaper in Arizona is publishing a detailed voter guide for the first time ever. A New Mexico pueblo is sending kindergartners home with get-out-the-vote buttons for their parents. Tribes in Wisconsin are reaching out to young adults with a Rock the Vote event.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Anti-poverty groups have reached an agreement in their lawsuit against Anschutz Entertainment Group's proposed development of an NFL football stadium in downtown Los Angeles.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg says Democratic leaders and Gov. Jerry Brown are close to a state budget deal that maintains fiscal balance.
Five people died and others were wounded when John Zawahri armed himself with a semi-automatic rifle and went on a shooting rampage Friday in Santa Monica, Calif. The carnage ended when police shot the 23-year-old to death in the Santa Monica College library. This is a brief look at the lives of the people he attacked, as well as his own troubled life.
PHOENIX (AP) - A Southwest Airlines flight from Los Angeles to Austin, Texas, has landed in Phoenix after a possible threat.
RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) - A man charged with murdering a 17-year-old Moreno Valley girl on her way back from summer school has been ordered to stand trial.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The third Los Angeles jury to hear penalty evidence against a man convicted of a quadruple gang killing has recommended death for Charles Ray Smith in a case which involved the murder of a 10-year-old boy.
SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) - The mother of a gunman who fatally shot five people in Santa Monica once said the shooter's father had threatened to kill her at least twice during years of turmoil in the family, according to court records obtained Monday by The Associated Press.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Ten women - some of them in their 90s - escaped unharmed from a limousine that began smoking and caught fire in Northern California a little more than a month after five nurses were killed while trapped inside a burning limousine on a nearby bridge.
SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) - An acquaintance says the mother of the gunman who killed five people in Santa Monica, Calif., is in mourning and is trying to make sense of what happened.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Lawmakers have until the end of the week to finish their version of California's annual budget. Unlike in recent years, this one contains a rare surplus that has emboldened Democrats to try to restore past social service cuts at the same time Gov. Jerry Brown is trying to keep a lid on spending.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The Orleans Parish coroner's office says the body found inside a car pulled from a New Orleans bayou this weekend has been identified as missing teacher Terrilynn Monette, and that the cause of her death was drowning.
FORT SMITH, Ark. (AP) - Federal prosecutors on Monday filed court papers to seize more than two dozen properties associated with imprisoned Arkansas evangelist Tony Alamo to help pay the $2.5 million in restitution he owes to women he took as his "brides" when they were children.
ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) - The Breeders' Cup will remain at Santa Anita in 2014, keeping the year-end world championships at the Arcadia, Calif., track for the third consecutive year.
SANFORD, Fla. (AP) - On the first day of his trial Monday, George Zimmerman got a look at the people who might decide whether he committed second-degree murder when he fatally shot 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Cleanup work has ended in three of the states affected by BP PLC's massive 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, the company said Monday.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Firefighters in Northern and Central California are on high alert, as a storm system with dangerous lightning moves through the region.