LOS ANGELES (AP) - A wildfire near one of LA's best-known cultural landmarks and one of its busiest freeways proved more dramatic than destructive, as an aggressive ground and sky attack turned orange flame to white smoke within a few hours.
HEMET, Calif. (AP) - The Riverside County man who served as a consultant to the anti-Islamic film that has sparked anti-American demonstrations in the Middle East says he has received numerous death threats.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A suspended Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy has been sentenced to 90 days in jail for having sexual relations with a teenage girl.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A Southern California filmmaker linked to an anti-Islamic movie inflaming protests across the Middle East was interviewed by federal probation officers at a Los Angeles sheriff's station but was not arrested or detained, authorities said early Saturday.
NEW YORK (AP) - The federal government asked a judge on Friday to suspend a ruling that bars enforcement of an anti-terrorism law that she called unconstitutional in its provisions for indefinite military detention.
SYCAMORE, Ill. (AP) - For most of five decades, it seemed no one would ever be held accountable for the murder of a 7-year-old Illinois girl snatched off a small-town street corner as she played.
BRANFORD, Conn. (AP) - A former WWE wrestling diva is headed for rehab after being arrested in Connecticut three times this week on domestic violence complaints.
CAIRO (AP) - Christians gathered Friday in front of a Cairo cathedral holding signs denouncing a film that mocked the Prophet Muhammad amid fears that Muslims will take out their anger on Egypt's minority community.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A wildfire that erupted amid scorching heat gave a scare to owners of sprawling Westside homes, cleared out the Getty Center art museum and brought the already-tangled Friday afternoon traffic on Interstate 405 to a near standstill.
HONOLULU (AP) - Hawaii officials on Friday revoked a permit for a kayak tour company that led a group of teens when one from New York was swept out to sea on the Big Island.
NEW YORK (AP) - Stephen Colbert says he loves the Roman Catholic Church no matter its human flaws.
CAMP PENDLETON(AP) - Military officials say a small brush fire has broken out on the grounds of the Camp Pendleton Marine base north of San Diego.
SAN DIEGO (AP) - Two Americans killed this week in an attack on a U.S. consulate in Libya were former Navy SEALs from San Diego County who always asked to be on the front lines, according to family, friends and government officials.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Required questioning by 911 operators delays the dispatching of paramedics and the start of life-saving CPR in Los Angeles, a newspaper reported Friday, citing a new study.
TWIN RIVERS, Calif. (AP) - A substitute teacher in Northern California is under investigation following accusations that he was watching pornography at an elementary school.
Jay Z easily led Grammy Award nominations announced Friday with nine, but left-of-center rappers Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and Kendrick Lamar were among a group of new stars who took many of the major nominations.
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - Four homeless people have died of hypothermia in the San Francisco Bay Area since last week, authorities said, highlighting the danger to people without shelter as the region is gripped by freezing temperatures.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Doctors at a Northern California hospital say a couple has given birth to a rare set of naturally conceived identical triplets.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Bill Porter, the door-to-door salesman in Portland, Ore., who was portrayed by William H. Macy in an Emmy-winning TV movie, has died at 81.
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) - Citrus grower Fred LoBue breathed a sigh of relief on Friday after two sleepless nights monitoring the icy temperatures in his family's Central Valley orange groves.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. job market is proving sturdier than many had thought.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A suburban Nashville couple got more than they expected in their to-go order in a McDonald's drive-thru: A bag of cold cash.