ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - A Southern California man arrested with his young son for beating an opossum with a shovel can sue police officers for wrongful arrest because it's not illegal to kill an opossum, a federal appeals court ruled.
LONDON (AP) - Dwight Howard got his wish: He's out of Orlando.
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.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Raids targeting a violent Anaheim gang have ended with dozens of arrests.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Chevron Corp. is bracing for an onslaught of legal claims after one of its Northern California refineries caught fire and sent thousands of people complaining of respiratory problems and other ailments to area hospitals.
BRENTWOOD, Calif. (AP) - Five football players from a Northern California high school have been suspended for a hazing incident at a summer camp.
ATLANTA (AP) - Don't pet the pigs.
BEIRUT (AP) - As Syrian forces struggled to drive rebels from the country's largest city, the regime's key ally Iran tried Thursday to start an alternative political process to address the crisis.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Lawmakers called Thursday for greater oversight of state accounts after expressing outrage over revelations that state park officials hid money.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Los Angeles city attorney wants to clamp down on ticket scalpers by using the same legal tool used to keep gang members from congregating in certain areas.
IRVINE, Calif. (AP) - Irvine police say they suspect a woman whose body was found in the trunk of her car suffered from postpartum depression and committed suicide.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Who gets thumped by higher taxes in President Barack Obama's health care law? The wealthiest 2 percent of Americans will take the biggest hit, starting next year. And the pain will be shared by some who aren't so well off - people swept up in a hodgepodge of smaller tax changes that will help finance health coverage for millions in need.
WOODLAND HILLS, Calif. (AP) - Los Angeles police have arrested a 23-year-old man on suspicion of administering a fatal dose of heroin to a 13-year-old boy in Woodland Hills.
HOOPA, Calif. (AP) - Authorities have destroyed more than 26,000 marijuana plants discovered during a major pot bust on Hoopa Valley Tribal Land in Northern California.
SAN DIEGO (AP) - California's attorney general has sued a major veterans charity on allegations that its directors misused millions of dollars in private donations for hefty pensions and other perks, including more than $80,000 in golf memberships for its board members.
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - A Santa Fe real estate agent is taking marketing homes to new heights, along with new complications in federal aviation laws.