LOS ANGELES (AP) - Long before Kevin Costner, Bryan Cranston, Christina Hendricks and Nicole Kidman were Emmy nominees, they were kids who loved watching TV.
NEW YORK (AP) - Mariah Carey says there's no feud between her and fellow new "American Idol" judge Nicki Minaj at the moment.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Two-time Olympic gold medalist snowboarder Shaun White faces charges of public intoxication and vandalism, accused of drunkenly destroying a phone at a Nashville hotel and ending up in the hospital after he hit his head.
SAN JOSE (AP) - Thomas Kinkade's girlfriend is agreeing to pay $11,000 a month to rent the San Francisco Bay area mansion where she had lived with the late artist, but his paintings and possessions remain the focus of a bitter estate fight.
NEW YORK (AP) - Occupy Wall Street protesters celebrated the movement's anniversary on Monday by clogging intersections in the city's financial district, marching to the beat of drums that were a familiar refrain last year.
SAN DIEGO (AP) - San Diego Gas & Electric Co. has agreed to pay the federal government $6.4 million to settle claims over wildfires that ravaged Southern California in 2007.
CHICAGO (AP) - An attorney for an Illinois teenager charged with trying to ignite what he thought was a car bomb outside of a Chicago bar said Monday that agents may have improperly lured his client by telling him fictitious Islamic religious leaders condoned violence.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - FBI agents have arrested a former state assemblyman on charges he committed bank fraud while working for the Los Angeles County probation department.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a bill intended to prevent state agencies from hiding special fund money and ensuring that finance officers work from the same set of figures.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles police chief Charlie Beck is back on the job after his collarbone was broken in a motocross accident last week.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - High school students had to write essays on gay marriage views for admission to a Southern California school play based on the legal wrangle over anti-same sex marriage Proposition 8.
TUSTIN, Calif. (AP) - A Southern California teenager has been caught pouring gasoline on his sleeping mother.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Chris Brown's probation hearing was pushed back to give authorities more time to complete a probation report in the singer's assault case.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Coptic Christian and Muslim leaders are condemning the violence in the Middle East that was sparked by an anti-Islamic movie that has ties to a Southern California filmmaker who has since gone into hiding.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco officials on Tuesday are set to decide whether to fund an energy plan that will give city residents the option of getting 100 percent of their power from renewable sources.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - The state parks department has a new warehouse for its collection of historical artifacts, and the building will soon be open to the public.
In nearly seven decades spent fighting for freedom and equality, Nelson Mandela inspired and challenged the world to stand up for others. As word of Mandela's death spread Thursday, current and former presidents, athletes and entertainers, and people around the world spoke out about the life and legacy of the former South African leader.
KUNA, Idaho (AP) - A dump truck collided with a school bus Thursday at a rural southwestern Idaho intersection, killing an 11-year-old boy and injuring four other children.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A lawyer for Amanda Bynes says the actress has left an inpatient mental health treatment facility and is back with her parents.
BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) - Serious news has bumped fictional anchorman Ron Burgundy off "SportsCenter."
NEW YORK (AP) - Tramps like us, baby we were born to bid.
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) - Eytan Rosenberg had no idea that the man he let paint a mural on the side his family's gas station in Hollywood was the darling of the art world.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - A San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit train's emergency brakes malfunctioned Wednesday, stranding hundreds of passengers in a tunnel and sending at least nine people to hospitals, officials said.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) - More than 60 search and rescue personnel scoured the central Idaho mountains Wednesday for five people, including four family members, who were onboard a plane that disappeared three days earlier.
EVERGLADES NATIONAL PARK, Fla. (AP) - Wildlife workers in boats struggled Wednesday to coax nearly four dozen pilot whales out of dangerous shallow waters in Florida's Everglades National Park, hoping to spare them the fate of 10 others that already have died.
YONKERS, N.Y. (AP) - An engineer whose speeding commuter train ran off the rails along a curve, killing four people, experienced a hypnotic-like daze and nodded at the controls before he suddenly realized something was wrong and hit the brakes, a lawyer said as a federal regulator called for the railroad to make immediate safety improvements.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Wags and barks speak volumes when it comes to understanding what a dog is saying, but there are also clues in a dog's eyes, ears, nose or the tilt of its head. Are humans getting the right messages?
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Recordings of several 911 calls made from inside Sandy Hook Elementary during last year's school shooting are being released under court order Wednesday after a legal fight by The Associated Press.
RICHMOND, Calif. (AP) - Two California cities have voted to ban electronic cigarettes while a motion will be introduced Wednesday in Los Angeles to limit the smokeless devices where cigarette smoking is already prohibited.
SIMI VALLEY, Calif. (AP) - Authorities are investigating the discovery of two bodies outside a home in Ventura County.