FREMONT, Calif. (AP) - A Northern California police department is offering an alternative for inmates who might actually want to pay for their stay in jail.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Chances are that about 15 percent of the food you eat - more if your diet includes lots of fruits, vegetables and cheese - comes from abroad, and the government is taking steps now to make it safer.
SAN DIEGO (AP) - Declaring he "must become a better person," San Diego Mayor Bob Filner said Friday he will undergo two weeks of counseling after a series of women claimed he made unwanted sexual advances that included groping, kissing and offensive comments.
LAS VEGAS (AP) - The city known for detonating its past to make way for gleaming new development on the Las Vegas Strip is preparing to push out its Sept. 11 memorial.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The woman who was sexually assaulted by director Roman Polanski when she was 13 has written a memoir that will feature a cover photo shot by Polanski three weeks before he drugged her and had sex with her.
OXNARD, Calif. (AP) - Amanda Bynes' parents are deeply concerned that their daughter may hurt herself or others unless they are allowed to assume control over her medical care and finances, court filings show.
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - Pope Francis presided over one of the most solemn rites of the Catholic Church on Friday, a procession re-enacting Christ's crucifixion in the improbable location of Rio's hedonistic Copacabana beach, as he headed into the home stretch of his first international trip for World Youth Day.
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) - When "Breaking Bad" ends this season, fans will be left with a documentary that recounts the show's history.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A prominent hacker who discovered a way to have ATM machines spit out cash and was set to deliver a talk about hacking pacemakers and other wireless implantable medical devices died in San Francisco, authorities and his employer said.
GLEN ELLYN, Ill. (AP) - It skipped tolls. It had a Twitter hashtag and a GPS tracker. It even posed for photos with groupies.
FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) - A supporter of Pfc. Bradley Manning has been accused of posting threatening messages on the Internet and a judge has banned him from the courtroom for the rest of the soldier's trial.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Lincoln Memorial was temporarily closed Friday after someone splattered a splash of green paint on the statue.
CLEVELAND (AP) - The Cleveland man who imprisoned three women in his home, subjecting them to a decade of rapes and beatings, pleaded guilty Friday to 937 counts in a deal to avoid the death penalty.
ATLANTA (AP) - Only about half of U.S. teenage girls have gotten a controversial cervical cancer vaccine - a rate that's changed little in three years.
GALVESTON, Texas (AP) - Marine archaeologists examining a well-preserved shipwreck nearly a mile deep in the Gulf of Mexico made a thrilling discovery this week - two nearby vessels that were likely sailing with their ship when they all went down together in the same storm.
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) - Ukraine's president has dissolved parliament and called for early elections in October as his country continues to battle a pro-Russian insurgency in its eastern regions.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A senior federal nuclear expert is urging regulators to shut down California's last operating nuclear plant until they can determine whether the facility's twin reactors can withstand powerful shaking from any one of several nearby earthquake faults.
SACRAMENTO, CA - A closely watched bill by Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles), which would ensure that crimes committed on college campuses are properly reported and investigated, passed the California Assembly Friday by a vote of 75-0. The legislation, AB 1433, would require colleges to report certain violent crimes (like sexual assault and hate crimes), occurring on or near campus, to local law enforcement, with the permission of the victim.
ST. LOUIS (AP) - Michael Brown's relatives said goodbye Monday to the 18-year-old who was shot and killed by a police officer, remembering him as a "gentle soul" with a deep and growing faith in Christianity and ambitions that one day "the world would know his name."
FORT LEE, Va. (AP) - A soldier with a gun inside a major command's headquarters turned the weapon on herself, causing an injury, but didn't wound any others as a heavily trafficked Virginia Army base temporarily went on lockdown Monday morning.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto is visiting California at the invitation of Gov. Jerry Brown.
DANA POINT, Calif. (AP) - Divers have ended a search in the waters off Dana Point for the body of a man who disappeared after going under a large wave.
VENTURA (AP) - A former Ventura neurosurgeon facing allegations of performing unnecessary procedures has surrendered his California medical license.
MEXICO CITY (AP) - Powerful Hurricane Marie kicked high swells along Mexico's northern Pacific coast on Monday, even as it weakened slightly to a Category 4 storm. The U.S. National Hurricane Center said it would likely raise waves along Southern California later in the week.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Like baseball, the Emmy Awards are a game of statistics: Long-running shows are able to pile up TV's top awards and new records year after year.
NAPA, Calif. (AP) - The utility serving areas damaged by Sunday's earthquake in the San Francisco Bay Area says it expects to continue searching for possible gas leaks over the coming days.
WEAVERVILLE, Calif. (AP) - Crews working in steep terrain were building containment lines around a wildfire that chased people from about 200 homes near the California Gold Rush-era boomtown of Weaverville.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A suspect in a series of shootings that killed three people and injured four others within an hour in the Los Angeles area was taken into custody after a daylong search.
LONG BEACH (AP) - Rick Blankenship was tired of an insatiable lawn he couldn't keep green, no matter how he watered it, so he decided to tear it out.
WASHINGTON (AP) - An American journalist kidnapped and held hostage for nearly two years by an al-Qaida-linked group in Syria was released Sunday, less than a week after the horrific execution of American journalist James Foley by Islamic militants.