FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - A federal jury has awarded a California man $425,000 who claimed he was wrongfully jailed by Fresno County authorities for violating his probation.
LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) - The California Supreme Court will not review a case involving the city of Long Beach and how it regulates medical marijuana dispensaries.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Microsoft's corporate logo has a new look, setting the stage for a wave of products designed to cast the world's largest software maker in a new light.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - More than two dozen people have been indicted in California for their roles in a bi-national drug ring that sent methamphetamine to the United States from Mexico.
MANTON, Calif. (AP) - Twisted sheets of metal, the hulks of pickup trucks and brick walls were all that was left of homes once sheltered by green pine and cedar trees.
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - The federal government and McDonald's Corp. suspended purchases of meat Wednesday from a California slaughterhouse under investigation for animal cruelty and possible health issues.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The rising number of attacks on U.S. troops by Afghan police and soldiers may be due in part to the stress on Afghan forces from fasting during the just-concluded Muslim holy month of Ramadan, the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan said Thursday.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Sales of new homes in the United States rose 3.6 percent in July to match a two-year high reached in May, the latest sign of a steady recovery in the housing market.
SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) - Rodney King had been drinking and was on drugs when he plunged into a swimming pool and accidentally drowned, a coroner's report released Thursday concluded.
ST. LOUIS (AP) - Until this week, Rep. Todd Akin was virtually unknown beyond his suburban district, associated more with his deep religious convictions than any legislative achievements.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - Despite a statewide ban on concealed weapons, gun owners in one central Illinois county don't need to worry about facing charges because its top prosecutor is refusing to enforce a law he considers unconstitutional.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - The girlfriend of a man who was fatally shot in the back of an Arkansas patrol car told an investigator that he called her from the car and said he had a gun with him, police said Wednesday.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Trying to steal some of the spotlight, President Barack Obama plans to campaign in three battleground states next week as Republicans gather in Florida to nominate presidential candidate Mitt Romney.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Republicans Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan found themselves dragged into a debate Wednesday over hot-button social issues and answering for differences between their personal positions on abortion, just days before a national convention aimed at showing a unified Republican party. The discussion lingered while President Barack Obama and Romney tangled from afar over issues like education and the deficit.
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - Jurors began deliberating Wednesday in a multibillion dollar patent infringement case pitting Apple against Samsung over the design of iPhones and iPads - but few experts were expecting a quick verdict.
FRESNO (AP) - State officials on Thursday accused FedEx Ground Package System of violating California's hazardous waste laws since 2008 by failing to properly handle broken or leaking packages containing harmful materials.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A Southern California immigration consultant and her employee were arrested Thursday on charges that they filed fake green card applications.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - LeVar Burton's "Reading Rainbow" fundraising effort is getting a boost from a generous pal, Seth MacFarlane.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A jury Thursday recommended another death sentence for a man who's already on death row for murdering 10 women in the Los Angeles area.
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - A California wind farm will become the first in the nation to avoid prosecution if eagles are injured or die when they run into the giant turning blades, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said Thursday.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A negligence lawsuit against the Los Angeles Dodgers and former owner Frank McCourt over a beating that left a San Francisco Giants fan with brain damage was put in the hands of a jury Thursday after closing arguments by attorneys.
CHICAGO (AP) - Good thing she doesn't need a password to get into heaven. That's what Donna Spinner often mutters when she tries to remember the growing list of letter-number-and-symbol codes she's had to create to access her various online accounts.
WASHINGTON (AP) - A giant food service company unexpectedly reversed course Thursday after bumping thousands of college cafeteria workers from its health plan earlier this year and pointing a finger at President Barack Obama's overhaul.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Strange bedfellows, indeed.
CAIRO (AP) - A prominent Libyan activist who had become an international face of her strife-torn country's efforts to build a democracy was assassinated by gunmen who stormed her home in the restive eastern city of Benghazi, police said Thursday.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court on Thursday struck down a 35-foot protest-free zone outside abortion clinics in Massachusetts.
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - FIFA banned Uruguay striker Luis Suarez from all football activities for four months on Thursday for biting an opponent at the World Cup, a punishment that rules him out of the rest of the tournament and the start of the upcoming Premier League season.
AQUARIUS REEF BASE, Fla. (AP) - Fabien Cousteau has a week left in his 31-day underwater living experiment in the Florida Keys, and he's not exactly eager to return to the surface.
SEATTLE (AP) - Scientists studying Puget Sound orcas for the past decade now know they are among the most contaminated marine mammals, with pollutants particularly high in young killer whales, according to a report released Wednesday.
MOSCOW (AP) - The Kremlin on Wednesday renounced the right to send troops into Ukraine and voiced support for a peace plan, but the West said Russia must do much more to stop the fighting in eastern Ukraine if it wants to avoid a new, more crippling round of sanctions.