FORESTHILL, Calif. (AP) - Crews made progress Friday against a stubborn wildfire in Placer County that forced the evacuation of about 300 people, but warm, windy weather had firefighters on edge.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Yahoo's restless shareholders let interim CEO Ross Levinsohn know that they won't give him much time to fix the troubled company if he gets the job on a permanent basis.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A man who was initially arrested in the beating of a San Francisco Giants fan outside of Dodger Stadium but was later cleared sued the Los Angeles Police Department and Chief Charlie Beck for defamation.
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) - At Caltech, where the laws of physics are understood, the rules of the NCAA apparently proved elusive.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A free-speech protest turned into a bottle-throwing clash with police that injured four officers and ended with 20 arrests, authorities said Friday.
SINGAPORE (AP) - Global stock markets were higher Friday after China said its economy grew in the second quarter at its slowest pace since 2009, numbers in line with analyst expectations.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California's teacher pension fund earned just a 1.8 percent return from investments this year, a rate that fell well short of expectations and could add to the system's shortfall, officials revealed Thursday.
PHOENIX (AP) - Two drug-smuggling tunnels outfitted with lighting and ventilation systems were discovered along the U.S.-Mexico border, the latest signs that cartels are building sophisticated passages to escape heightened surveillance on land.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco, the city that regulated Happy Meal toys and banned plastic grocery bags, has a new target in its health-conscious, eco-friendly crosshairs: plastic water bottles.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - "American Idol" is on the brink of an adolescent identity crisis.
NETIVOT, Israel (AP) - One summer night, on the outskirts of a sleepy desert town, a who's who of Israel's elite gathered for an annual feast to honor a rabbi whose gaze is said to pierce the soul.
SAN ONOFRE STATE BEACH, Calif. (AP) - Two goats named Goatee and Pismo are wowing California beachgoers with their surfing skills.
BEIRUT (AP) - Syrian activists have posted videos they say show at least 17 of the dozens of people reportedly killed in heavy government shelling of a farming village in central Syria.
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - The voter registration form arrived in the mail last month with some key information already filled in: Rosie Charlston's name was complete, as was her Seattle address.
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) - Authorities have arrested 29 people accused of being part of a cannibal cult in Papua New Guinea's jungle interior and charged them with the murders of seven suspected witch doctors, police said Friday.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - The judge in the case against an Army general believed to be the highest-ranking U.S. military officer to be tried on sex assault charges is considering new evidence that a top lawyer at the Pentagon may have unlawfully interfered in a decision on whether to accept a plea agreement that was ultimately rejected.
PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) - Oscar Pistorius vomited in the dock and retched repeatedly and loudly at his murder trial Monday as he heard graphic details of the injuries sustained by the girlfriend he shot, including a head wound that was probably instantly fatal according to the pathologist who performed her autopsy.
WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. intelligence officials are planning a sweeping system of electronic monitoring that would tap into government, financial and other databases to scan the behavior of many of the 5 million federal employees with secret clearances, current and former officials told The Associated Press.
KELLER, Texas (AP) - The brothers of a North Texas man who was aboard the Malaysia Airlines flight that went missing over the South China Sea said Sunday their family is leaning on faith and holding out hope for good news about the man they last saw about a week ago.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Law and order may soon be coming to the Wild West of weed.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - California's greenhouse gas reduction law already has shaken up the state's industrial sector, costing it more than $1.5 billion in pollution permit fees.
CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) - The average U.S. price of a gallon of gasoline has jumped 10 cents over the past two weeks.
NEW YORK (AP) - The shirtless warriors of the "300" sequel "Rise of an Empire" ravaged the post-Oscars box-office weekend with a domestic debut of $45.1 million but an even bigger international haul of $87.8 million.
SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) - Amane Gobena ran two marathons in two months, and after winning the second in Los Angeles, she'll now have enough money for that dream home.
PARIS (AP) - Interpol knew about stolen passports that two passengers used to board an ill-fated Malaysia Airlines flight bound for China, but no country checked the police agency's vast database on stolen documents beforehand, it said Sunday. Interpol said it hopes authorities will "learn from the tragedy."
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) - Vietnamese authorities searching waters for the missing Boeing 777 jetliner spotted an object Sunday that they suspected was one of the plane's doors, as international intelligence agencies joined the investigation into two passengers who boarded the aircraft with stolen passports.
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) - Russian President Vladimir Putin on Sunday defended the separatist drive in the disputed Crimean Peninsula as in keeping with international law, but Ukraine's prime minister vowed not to relinquish "a single centimeter" of his country's territory.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - A stage at a Southern California high school collapsed during a performance, sending 25 students to the hospital with mainly minor injuries, authorities said.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - A pregnant South Carolina woman pointed to the ocean, locked the doors and rolled up the windows, telling her three children she was "trying to take them to a better place" as she drove her minivan into the surf, authorities said.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California counties are confounding the state's court-ordered efforts to sharply reduce its inmate population by sending state prisons far more convicts than anticipated, including a record number of people with second felony convictions.