LOS ANGELES (AP) - Californians were urged to ease off the air conditioning to conserve electricity, and schools in inland areas closed early Tuesday as the state sweltered through another day of triple-digit heat.
ATLANTA (AP) - The Home Depot Inc. is feeling more optimistic about the recovery of the housing market after customers spent more on sprucing up their homes in the second quarter.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Federal and state investigators are trying to determine how to safely enter the area where a fire broke out in a Chevron Corp. refinery last week so they can examine a failed pipe blamed for the blaze, which the company chose not to replace nearly a year ago after an inspection. Structural engineers on Monday determined the damaged crude unit that was the site of the fire in the facility ...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Thousands of firefighters across California are still contending with dry conditions, strong winds and, in some cases, triple-digit temperatures as they continue to battle raging wildfires. In Northern California, hundreds of evacuees were allowed to return home as crews continue to make progress against a wildfire that has now grown to about 5 square miles. The blaze in Lake County is now 30 percent contained after nearly threatening 500 homes ...
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - Radiology technician David Kwiatkowski was a few weeks into a temporary job at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center-Presbyterian in 2008 when a co-worker accused him of lifting a syringe containing an addictive painkiller from an operating room and sticking it down his pants. More syringes were found in his pockets and locker. A drug test showed he had fentanyl and other opiates in his system. In what may be ...
SAN DIEGO (AP) - Southern California home prices jumped to their highest levels in nearly four years last month, lifted by sales in pricier coastal regions, a research firm said Tuesday.
SAN DIEGO (AP) - Utility customers who are paying $650 million a year to maintain the San Onofre nuclear power plant should have their bills immediately slashed because the plant has been shut down since January due to damaged steam generator and shows no sign of restarting soon, a state ratepayers' advocate said.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Visitors to California Department of Motor Vehicle offices may experience longer wait times than usual.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Hopes that the economy may emerge from its slump got a lift Tuesday from a report that Americans increased their spending at retailers in July by the most in five months.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A mountain lion has been prowling Griffith Park, the first definitive proof that a cougar lives in the Los Angeles park surrounded by urbanization.
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - Environmental groups have filed a lawsuit against the California Department of Public Health for failing to establish a safe drinking water standard for the cancer-causing chemical made famous in the film "Erin Brockovich."
NEW YORK (AP) - NBC is defending its new series "Stars Earn Stripes" after nine Nobel Peace Prize winners complained the show treats military maneuvers like athletic events.
NEW YORK (AP) - Kristin Chenoweth says injuries she sustained while filming the CBS legal drama "The Good Wife" last month will prevent her from returning to the show.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - The Indiana State Fair came to a standstill Monday night to honor the victims of a deadly stage collapse one year ago that prompted sweeping overhauls of the fair's emergency plan and new regulations for temporary stages.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - An accrediting organization has told Penn State that its status is "in jeopardy" based on recent developments in the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal.
JOHANNESBURG (AP) - Richard Van As, a South African carpenter, lost four fingers from his right hand to a circular saw two years ago.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Apple is expected to unveil its latest take on the iPhone Tuesday during an annual ritual that will probably cast a spotlight on the gadget maker's drive to regain market share and its sluggish pace of innovation.
LAKE MARY, Fla. (AP) - The sobbing wife of George Zimmerman called 911 Monday to report that her estranged husband was threatening her with a gun and had punched her father in the nose, but hours later decided not to press charges against the man acquitted of all charges for fatally shooting Trayvon Martin.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A Los Angeles judge has denied a motion by former Dodgers CEO Jamie McCourt to throw out a $131 million divorce settlement she believes was invalid because she was misled about the team's value.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A final piece of safety hardware - a bearded, spindly legged troll - has been installed in the new eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Falls by fans at stadiums in San Francisco and Indianapolis during NFL season openers have left one man dead and two other people injured, authorities said.
NEW YORK (AP) - Two scientists who illuminated how brain cells communicate, three researchers who developed implants that let deaf people hear and philanthropists Bill and Melinda Gates have won prestigious Lasker Awards for medical research and contributions to public health.
MOSCOW (AP) - In a surprise move, Russia promised Monday to push its ally Syria to place its chemical weapons under international control and then dismantle them quickly to avert U.S. strikes.