LOS ANGELES (AP) - The head of the California Public Utilities Commission recommended Thursday that the agency delay for several months an investigation into soaring costs tied to the damaged San Onofre nuclear power plant.
DAVIS, Calif. (AP) - The police chief at the University of California, Davis, overruled an internal affairs panel's recommendation and fired a lieutenant who soaked demonstrators with pepper spray - an incident that sparked protests after it was recorded and posted online, according to documents obtained by a newspaper.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - David Silva, the former mayor of Cudahy, stood before a federal judge Thursday and admitted he accepted a $5,000 bribe in exchange for his support of a medical marijuana dispensary.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The House on Thursday extended disaster assistance to livestock producers reeling from rising feed prices caused by the drought that has scorched much of the nation.
GOLDEN, Colo. (AP) - Mitt Romney promised Thursday that his economic program will create 12 million new jobs in the next four years, and likened President Barack Obama to a "dog trying to chase its tail" when it comes to strengthening the sluggish recovery.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A judge has returned the guardianship of Michael Jackson's three children to their grandmother in an arrangement that also gives their cousin a role as temporary co-guardian.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - A bipartisan group of lawmakers has formally requested a detailed review of the California specialty license plate program, the first in the program's 20-year history.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate has failed to pass legislation to protect the U.S. electrical grid, water supplies and other critical industries from cyberattack and electronic espionage.
MURRIETA, Calif. (AP) - A large home in an upscale area of rural Riverside County went up in flames Wednesday and several other homes were threatened by a brush fire burning in heavy vegetation.
LONDON (AP) - A black market operation in London Olympics tickets has been stopped and buyers of 20,000 seats will be denied entry to venues, the government said Wednesday.
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) - Rainer Reinscheid was into his second bottle of wine when he wrote a chilling email titled, "a good plan," detailing violent revenge on the people he blamed for his teen son's suicide.
UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (AP) - A Maryland man accused of referring to himself as "a joker" and threatening to shoot up his workplace, raising alarms after Colorado's mass shooting a week earlier, is facing charges of misdemeanor telephone misuse, prosecutors said Wednesday.
ST. LOUIS (AP) - Nearly 220 counties in a dozen drought-stricken states were added Wednesday to the U.S. government's list of natural disaster areas as the nation's agriculture chief unveiled new help for frustrated, cash-strapped farmers and ranchers grappling with extreme dryness and heat.
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - As Lawrence Bishop lay battered, bruised and weakened from two days without food or water, clinging to a narrow ledge of slick granite high in the Sierra Nevada, Deputy David Rippe made a split-second decision that likely saved him.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - An Alameda County jury has recommended the death penalty for a 38-year-old Oakland man convicted of murdering three people seven years ago.
PLEASANT GROVE, Utah (AP) - Police in Utah are questioning a mother and family members about the killings of seven babies whose bodies were found stuffed in cardboard boxes in a garage.
If the signals detected deep in the Indian Ocean are truly from the wreckage from Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, they ultimately will close the book on a frustrating long list of false leads in the effort to find the jet. Here are the most prominent moments in which hopes of solving the tragic aviation mystery were dashed:
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) - A gunman opened fire outside of a Jewish community center on Sunday, killing a doctor and his teenage grandson before heading to a Jewish retirement community a few blocks away and killing someone else, authorities said.
SLOVYANSK, Ukraine (AP) - Ukraine is deploying troops in a "large-scale anti-terrorist operation" to resist attacks by armed pro-Russian forces, Ukraine's President Oleksandr Turchynov said on Sunday in a televised address.
PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) - Prosecutor Gerrie Nel fired another tough question at murder suspect Oscar Pistorius.
VATICAN CITY (AP) - Pope Francis, marking Palm Sunday in a packed St. Peter's Square, ignored his prepared homily and spoke entirely off-the-cuff in a remarkable departure from practice. Later, he continued to stray from the script by hopping off his popemobile to pose for "selfies" with young people and also sipping tea passed to him from the crowd.
WASHINGTON (AP) - As millions of Americans race to meet Tuesday's tax deadline, their chances of getting audited are lower than they have been in years.
RED BLUFF, Calif. (AP) - Federal investigators could not corroborate on Saturday a driver's claim that a FedEx tractor-trailer was already on fire when it careened across a freeway median, sideswiped her car and slammed into a bus carrying high school students, killing 10 people in a fiery wreck.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The world's top finance officials expressed confidence Saturday that the global economy finally has turned the corner to stronger growth. This time, they may be right.
BOSTON (AP) - Boston officials have announced improved public safety measures for the final two miles of the Boston Marathon on April 21, a year after two explosions near the finish line killed three people and wounded more than 260 others.
HONOLULU (AP) - U.S. officials say there is no threat of a tsunami to the coasts of California, Oregon, Washington, Hawaii or Alaska after a magnitude-7.6 earthquake struck in the Pacific Ocean near the Solomon Islands.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Don't feel bad for Conan O'Brien. Again.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Democratic Rep. Ami Bera has been making a habit lately of bucking his own president and voting with the Republican majority in the House as it moves to amend or overturn parts of the national health care law.
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) - With streets still littered in glass and garbage cans overflowing with red cups and bottles, University of California, Santa Barbara students were trying to shake off a lingering hangover from an annual spring party morphed into a raucous and violent blowout.
Outkast reunited onstage after a near decadelong hiatus with a jam-packed set at the Coachella music festival, their first of many performances planned this year.