LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Museum of Tolerance has acquired a 1937 letter written by Bertrand Russell in which the Nobel Prize-winning philosopher says if the Nazi army invades his native England the British should invite Adolf Hitler to dinner rather than fight.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown and the top Democratic lawmakers on Wednesday announced a $687 million plan to provide immediate help to drought-stricken communities throughout California, including $15 million for those with dangerously low drinking water supplies.
BRUSSELS (AP) - Following the deadly clashes in Ukraine's capital, the Obama administration and European governments are talking about imposing punitive sanctions, the Kremlin has blamed the West for stirring up trouble and the pope has issued a special appeal for peace. A roundup of Wednesday's international reactions:
SOCHI, Russia (AP) - Cossack militia attacked the Pussy Riot punk group with horsewhips on Wednesday as the artists - who have feuded with Vladmir Putin's government for years - tried to perform under a sign advertising the Sochi Olympics.
HANFORD, Calif. (AP) - Federal inspectors shut down a central California slaughterhouse that supplies beef to the National School Lunch Program because of unsanitary conditions.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - LinkedIn is hoping to unleash more wisdom on its professional networking service by giving its 277 million accountholders more space to share their experiences and insights.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A $2.3 billion proposal to rewire portions of Southern California's transmission grid following the closure of the San Onofre nuclear power plant could mean higher electricity bills for consumers, the state's power transmission agency said Tuesday.
PARKDALE, Ore. (AP) - People on the West Coast have counted on fish hatcheries for more than a century to help rebuild populations ofsalmon and steelhead decimated by overfishing, logging, mining, agriculture and hydroelectric dams, and bring them to a level where government would no longer need to regulate fisheries.
SACRAMENTO – Secretary of State Debra Bowen today announced the proponent of a new initiative may begin collecting petition signatures for his measure.
NEW YORK (AP) - The 2014 Sochi Olympics were expected to be a triumphant moment for the U.S. speedskating team - and the squad's sponsor, Under Armour.
PARKDALE, Ore. (AP) - People on the West Coast have counted on fish hatcheries for more than a century to help rebuild populations of salmon and steelhead decimated by overfishing, logging, mining, agriculture and hydroelectric dams, and bring them to a level where government would no longer need to regulate fisheries.
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) - Ukraine's festering political crisis has turned deadly, with at least nine people reported killed and scores injured in violent clashes between anti-government demonstrators and police in Kiev.
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) - Former U.S. Rep. Melvin Jay Reynolds has been arrested in Zimbabwe on suspicion of possessing pornography and an immigration offence.
BANGKOK (AP) - Gunbattles broke out Tuesday as hundreds of riot police made their strongest attempt to clear anti-government protest sites around Thailand's capital, leaving at least four people dead and 64 others injured.
SOCHI, Russia (AP) - The politics got a little hotter. The slopes got a lot slushier.
JULIAN, Calif. (AP) - A wildfire destroyed two homes, threatened hundreds more and forced the cancellation of a Fourth of July parade and celebration in a historic gold-mining town in San Diego County.
NEW YORK (AP) - High-ranking chowhound Joey "Jaws" Chestnut dropped to one knee and proposed to his longtime girlfriend before Friday's annual hot dog eating contest, then packed away 61 franks and buns to hold onto his coveted mustard yellow winner's belt.
KILL DEVIL HILLS, N.C. (AP) - Hurricane Arthur left behind power outages and a barrier island again cut off from the mainland in North Carolina as it hustled out to sea after hitting an area accustomed to storms.
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - The first product recall has been issued for a California chicken producer since it was linked to an outbreak of an antibiotic-resistant strain of salmonella that has been making people sick for more than a year.
DEVORE, Calif. (AP) - Workers are shaving 55 bug-and-debris-matted animals after they were surrendered in a San Bernardino County animal cruelty case. It comes on the eve of the busiest weekend of the year.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A fraternity at California State University, Northridge, has been ordered to suspend all its activities while the school and sheriff's detectives investigate the death of a 19-year-old pledge on a hike, officials said.
PHOENIX (AP) - Hours after authorities issued an Amber Alert, a Huntington Beach woman has been arrested on suspicion of abducting her infant granddaughter, who was later found unharmed in Arizona.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A state appeals court has upheld the life sentence for a man who killed two Southern California women three decades ago, including the mother of former Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist Dave Navarro.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Residents of Lake Los Angeles who have protested the impending release into their community of the "Pillowcase Rapist" won a short postponement after a judge delayed his release from a California mental hospital because it's under quarantine.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Jurors who deadlocked over whether to find the Dodgers negligent in the savage beating of a Giants fan failed to reach a verdict again Thursday and must return to work on Monday after a long holiday weekend.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Ronda Rousey is constructing her escape hatch out of mixed martial arts, even if she's not planning to use it just yet.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Since the release of a highly-critical documentary last year, SeaWorld Entertainment has been condemned by animal rights activists distressed over the condition of its killer whales. But annual survival rates for some of the most common marine mammals - including killer whales - at SeaWorld's three parks are near the top of all U.S. parks and aquariums, an analysis of five decades of federal data by The Associated Press showed.
SAN DIEGO (AP) - The blood is not the most jarring part of the photograph taken shortly after the bomb blew off Marine Gunnery Sgt. Brian Meyer's leg and hand.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California water regulators voted to give themselves tough new drought enforcement powers after learning that most water rights holders haven't responded to their orders to use less.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Arizona's largest city has gone four months without any measurable rain, and neighboring New Mexico is in the midst of four years of severe drought.