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.
NEW YORK (AP) - RadioShack plans to close up to 1,100 stores in the U.S. as its troubles continue to grow.
TORONTO (AP) - Embattled Toronto Mayor Rob Ford laughed off Jimmy Kimmel's suggestion that he get help for his drinking problem and was reported to be upset about his appearance on the late-night TV talk show.
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) - In a somber show of U.S. support for Ukraine's new leadership, Secretary of State John Kerry walked the streets Tuesday where nearly 100 anti-government protesters were gunned down by police last month, and promised beseeching crowds that American aid is on the way.
NEW YORK (AP) - The harsh winter has been rough for some businesses, but for a lucky few, the frigid weather means more cold, hard cash.
BIG BEAR LAKE (AP) - Only one boat on Big Bear Lake has a liquor license, and it's underwater. The pirate ship tour boat sank under the weekend's barrage of rain, snow and high wind in Southern California.
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) - Russia called for a national unity deal in Ukraine even as it tightened its stranglehold over Crimea, a bold combination of diplomacy and escalating military pressure. The U.S. and European Union floundered for solutions - while global markets panicked over the prospect of violent upheaval in the heart of Europe.
NEW YORK (AP) - An estimated 43 million people watched the Academy Awards, the most-watched audience for the show in a decade and most popular entertainment event on television since the "Friends" finale in 2004.
LAGUNA BEACH (AP) - A Southern California ocean rescue took a dramatic turn over the weekend when three lifeguards who were attempting to save three people also had to be plucked from high surf by boat.
NEW YORK (AP) - Ellen DeGeneres' celeb-studded selfie from the most-watched Oscars telecast in a decade was a landmark social media moment at a time online conversation is boosting television viewership and vice versa.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Don't get Dallas and Mitch Seavey wrong. They love each other, even though they might not say it in so many words. But they're also fierce competitors, more than happy to pass each other on the nearly 1,000 mile Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race to be the first to reach Nome.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court appeared likely Monday to say that states can't rely on intelligence test scores alone in borderline cases to determine that a death row inmate is mentally able and thus eligible to be executed.
LONDON (AP) - A Swedish doctor says four women who received transplanted wombs have had embryos transferred into them in an attempt to get pregnant.
NEW YORK (AP) - Jason Collins has been warmly received in his historic return to the NBA.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Winter kept its icy hold on much of the country Monday, with snow falling and temperatures dropping as schools and offices closed and people from the South and Mid-Atlantic to Northeast reluctantly waited out another storm indoors.
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) - Russia pressed hard Monday for Ukrainian politicians to return to the Feb. 21 agreement that promised a new unity government - with fugitive President Viktor Yanukovych back in power - would rule until an early election no later than December.