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. Cindy Marie Grycel, 49, was found unresponsive on the ground next to her wheelchair on a San Bernardino street at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday. She was pronounced dead at a hospital late Thursday, the San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department said. "The cause of her death appears to be ...
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Raids targeting a violent Anaheim gang have ended with dozens of arrests. Federal, state and local agents hit 54 locations on Friday, focusing on the East Side Anaheim gang, which is suspected of drug dealing and murder. Police Sgt. Bob Dunn says 33 people were arrested on federal and state charges but as many as 25 more already were in custody. During the yearlong probe, authorities also seized 11 pounds ...
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. The San Ramon, Calif.-based oil giant opened a claim center on Friday in Richmond, and says it has received more than 2,000 calls to a claims hotline. Richmond lawyer Nick Haney, who has had long lines ...
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. That's the message state and county fair visitors got Thursday from health officials who reported a five-fold increase of cases of a new strain of swine flu that spreads from pigs to people. Most of the cases are linked to the fairs, where visitors are in close contact with infected pigs. This flu has mild symptoms and it's not really spreading from person to person. "This is not ...
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.
LONDON (AP) - All those podium visits inside Olympic Stadium are adding up for the Americans.
SAN DIEGO (AP) - Firefighters are fighting a 125-acre fire after putting out several small fires caused by lightning strikes along the Palomar Mountain Range in northern San Diego county.
JOHANNESBURG (AP) - Richard Van As, a South African carpenter, lost four fingers from his right hand to a circular saw two years ago.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Apple is expected to unveil its latest take on the iPhone Tuesday during an annual ritual that will probably cast a spotlight on the gadget maker's drive to regain market share and its sluggish pace of innovation.
LAKE MARY, Fla. (AP) - The sobbing wife of George Zimmerman called 911 Monday to report that her estranged husband was threatening her with a gun and had punched her father in the nose, but hours later decided not to press charges against the man acquitted of all charges for fatally shooting Trayvon Martin.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A Los Angeles judge has denied a motion by former Dodgers CEO Jamie McCourt to throw out a $131 million divorce settlement she believes was invalid because she was misled about the team's value.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A final piece of safety hardware - a bearded, spindly legged troll - has been installed in the new eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Falls by fans at stadiums in San Francisco and Indianapolis during NFL season openers have left one man dead and two other people injured, authorities said.
NEW YORK (AP) - Two scientists who illuminated how brain cells communicate, three researchers who developed implants that let deaf people hear and philanthropists Bill and Melinda Gates have won prestigious Lasker Awards for medical research and contributions to public health.
MOSCOW (AP) - In a surprise move, Russia promised Monday to push its ally Syria to place its chemical weapons under international control and then dismantle them quickly to avert U.S. strikes.