LOS ANGELES (AP) - Mexican authorities have arrested a fugitive wanted in Riverside County in connection with the 1998 stabbing death of his nine-month pregnant ex-girlfriend and the attempted killing of her mother. The FBI said Friday that 37-year-old Jose Moreno Castillo was arrested by Mexican law enforcement near Guadalajara on Tuesday. He is charged with two counts of murder for the deaths of Inez Gonzalez and her unborn daughter, and attempted murder ...
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - A 43-year-old Hayward woman has died after getting hit by a California Highway Patrol motorcycle. Officials say the woman was hit as she ran across a street in West Oakland around 10 p.m. Friday. CHP spokeswoman Sgt. Diana McDermott said she did not know if the woman was in crosswalk at the time she was hit. The woman was taken to a hospital, where she was declared dead on ...
LONDON (AP) - With a surge of medals in track and field, the United States has sprinted ahead of China and is poised to finish atop the medals table at the London Olympics - maybe with the most golds ever collected by the Americans on foreign soil.
MEXICO CITY (AP) - Human rights groups were jubilant Friday after Mexico's Supreme Court moved to turn military human rights violations over to civilian courts, a blow to a military justice system accused of covering up cases of soldiers abusing, torturing and executing citizens during a six-year government offensive against drug cartels.
LODI, Calif. (AP) - California officials say a new natural gas plant will help the state reduce greenhouse gas emissions as it pumps water to millions of people and farms.
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) - Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney introduced Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin as his vice presidential running mate on Saturday, turning to the architect of a deeply conservative and intensely controversial long-term budget plan to remake Medicare and cut trillions in federal spending.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A possibly heat-related death was under investigation Friday as inland California faced continuing triple-digit temperatures and calls for power conservation to prevent outages.
RICHMOND, Calif. (AP) - Hundreds of Richmond residents descended on a makeshift Chevron Corp. claim center Friday with legal claims caused by a refinery fire that fouled the region's air for hours, sending more than 4,000 people to seek medical care for breathing problems and irritated eyes.
VAN NUYS, Calif. (AP) - A Southern California man accused of giving a 13-year-old boy a fatal injection of heroin has been charged with murder.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A small plane has crashed into a residential neighborhood in West Los Angeles.
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) - Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has picked Wisconsin congressman Paul Ryan to be his running mate, according to a Republican with knowledge of the development. The newly minted GOP ticket will appear together Saturday in Norfolk, Va., at the start of a four-state bus tour to introduce the GOP ticket to the nation.
SAN RAFAEL, Calif. (AP) - At least two suspects tried to break into a Marin County juvenile detention facility in what investigators believe was unsuccessful attempt to free a teenager accused of stealing a celebrity chef's Lamborghini, authorities said Friday.
SAN DIEGO (AP) - Two former Border Patrol agents were found guilty Friday of smuggling hundreds of people into the U.S. in Border Patrol vehicles.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Mitt Romney's campaign says the presumed Republican presidential nominee will announce his running mate Saturday morning in Norfolk, Va.
ST. LOUIS (AP) - American nuns described as dissenters in a Vatican report that ordered an overhaul of their group said Friday they will talk with church leaders about potential changes but will not compromise on the sisters' mission.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A former FBI director recommended Friday that the Justice Department investigate whether several lawyers plotted to corrupt the settlement program designed to compensate victims of BP's 2010 Gulf oil spill.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - As a gigantic wildfire in and around Yosemite National Park entered its fourth week Saturday, environmental scientists moved in to begin assessing the damage and protecting habitat and waterways before the fall rainy season.
NASA's newest robotic explorer rocketed into space late Friday in an unprecedented moonshot from Virginia that dazzled sky watchers along the East Coast.
The ghastly images reveal rows of the dead, many of them children, wrapped in white burial shrouds, and survivors gasping for air, their bodies twitching, foam oozing from mouths.