SAN ANSELMO, Calif. (AP) - Filmmaker George Lucas has unveiled statues of two of his most iconic and popular characters at a park in Northern California.
CHICAGO (AP) - Lawyers for a U.S. citizen charged with terrorism in Chicago said Friday in a filing that the government is purposely dodging questions about whether it used expanded secret surveillance programs against their client in a calculated bid to ensure the hotly debated practices can't be challenged in the Supreme Court.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Kim Kardashian and Kanye West have taken a new direction in naming their baby girl.
IMPERIAL BEACH, Calif. (AP) - A San Diego County Sheriff's Department SWAT team is in a standoff with a man after a disturbance in Imperial Beach.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Senators are finalizing a deal that could add dramatic security improvements to the U.S.-Mexico border and smooth the way for bipartisan Senate passage of far-reaching immigration legislation backed by President Barack Obama.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California's unemployment rate fell to 8.6 percent in May, marking the first time in nearly five years the jobless rate has dipped below 9 percent.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - California's unemployment rate fell to 8.6 percent in May, marking the first time in nearly five years the jobless rate has dipped below 9 percent.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Seeking to quell a media outcry over access to public records, the governor's administration on Thursday said it agrees with a fix-it bill moving through the Legislature that restores a mandate for local governments to comply with document requests.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The morning-after pill is finally going over-the-counter.
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - The Taliban proposed a deal in which they would free a U.S. soldier held captive since 2009 in exchange for five of their most senior operatives at Guantanamo Bay, while Afghan President Hamid Karzai eased his opposition Thursday to joining planned peace talks.
WASHINGTON (AP) - A government watchdog testified Thursday there may have been problems with a security clearance background check conducted on the 29-year-old federal contractor who disclosed previously secret National Security Agency programs for collecting phone records and Internet data - just as news media disclosed more information about those programs.
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - Animal advocates say they've rescued 61 animals including cats, birds and a potbellied pig that were starving at a makeshift shelter in rural Fresno County.
SAN DIEGO (AP) - A California man has pleaded guilty to smuggling endangered fish bladders into the United States from Mexico to later sell to Asia.
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) - Authorities say a toddler died after being trapped inside a burning house Bakersfield.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - The state attorney general's office says four men are in custody after authorities seized thousands of marijuana plants worth $2 million during a Sacramento County raid.
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday called climate change perhaps the world's "most fearsome" destructive weapon and mocked those who deny its existence or question its causes, comparing them to people who insist the Earth is flat.
SOCHI, Russia (AP) - Between photos and insights about their Olympic experience, some Olympians are turning over their social media accounts to sponsors, agreeing to quotas of postings on Twitter and Facebook and letting other people send commercial messages in their name.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - They're hidden in babies' diapers, ramen noodle soup packages, footballs, soda cans and even body cavities.
SAN DIEGO (AP) - San Diego County public health officials say a high school student has died from a suspected bacterial meningitis infection.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Officers in the nation's largest probation department are being bombarded with alerts from GPS ankle monitors which may mask real alarms of danger.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - A small earthquake shook South Carolina and Georgia late Friday, shaking homes and rattling residents hundreds of miles away.
OGDEN, Utah (AP) - A jury Friday found a Utah man guilty of child abuse homicide in the death of a teenage baby sitter who prosecutors say died after the man gave her a lethal dose of drugs during a night of sex that also included the man's wife.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Brandi Craig awoke before dawn Friday to a desperate scene as firefighters smashed their way into a duplex that was engulfed in flames across the street in her north Minneapolis neighborhood while tenants, including a family with seven young children, shouted for help.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Simon Cowell is a proud new father.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - A Florida man has been convicted of three counts of attempted second-degree murder after an argument over loud music outside of a convenience store.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - California health officials say that 243 people in the state have died from the flu this season, and authorities are investigating an additional 41 deaths this year as possibly flu-related.
In a former colonial mansion in Jamaica, politicians huddle to discuss trying to ease marijuana laws in the land of the late reggae musician and cannabis evangelist Bob Marley. In Morocco, one of the world's top producers of the concentrated pot known as hashish, two leading political parties want to legalize its cultivation, at least for medical and industrial use.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Crews are set to pour concrete to lay the foundation for the tallest building to be built west of the Mississippi - and they're hoping it's one for the history books.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - As California struggles to cope with its historic drought, Gov. Jerry Brown is facing increasing pressure to tackle longstanding problems in the state's water storage and delivery systems at a time when the politics of the issue have never been more tangled.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A state senator has introduced a bill that would allow people living in the country illegally to buy health insurance through the state.