SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a bill intended to prevent state agencies from hiding special fund money and ensuring that finance officers work from the same set of figures.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles police chief Charlie Beck is back on the job after his collarbone was broken in a motocross accident last week.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - High school students had to write essays on gay marriage views for admission to a Southern California school play based on the legal wrangle over anti-same sex marriage Proposition 8.
TUSTIN, Calif. (AP) - A Southern California teenager has been caught pouring gasoline on his sleeping mother.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Chris Brown's probation hearing was pushed back to give authorities more time to complete a probation report in the singer's assault case.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Coptic Christian and Muslim leaders are condemning the violence in the Middle East that was sparked by an anti-Islamic movie that has ties to a Southern California filmmaker who has since gone into hiding.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco officials on Tuesday are set to decide whether to fund an energy plan that will give city residents the option of getting 100 percent of their power from renewable sources.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - Space shuttle Endeavour apparently doesn't want to leave home.
NEW YORK (AP) - The number of long delays in July involving planes stuck on airport tarmacs was more than the previous eight months combined, the government said Monday.
CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) - Orders for the iPhone 5 topped 2 million in their first 24 hours, more than double the amount of its predecessor over the same period.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Thousands of illegal immigrants have inundated the nation's second-largest school district with requests for copies of records that might qualify them for the Obama administration's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, the district said Monday.
NEW YORK (AP) - Cancer has overtaken heart disease as the No. 1 killer among Hispanics in the U.S., and the rest of the country may be only a few years behind.
BANNING, Calif. (AP) - Air tankers and a water-dropping helicopter are bombarding flames cracking through Southern California bush and brush east of Los Angeles.
CAIRO (AP) - Ambassador Chris Stevens was still breathing when Libyans stumbled across him inside a room in the American Consulate in Benghazi, cheering, "Alive, alive" and "God is great" when they discovered he was still breathing and then trying to rescue him after last week's deadly attack in the eastern Libyan city, witnesses told The Associated Press on Monday.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Jerry Wiseman notices it's harder to turn and check his car's blind spots at age 69 than it was at 50. So the Illinois man and his wife took a refresher driving course, hunting tips to stay safe behind the wheel for many more years - a good idea considering their state has arguably the nation's toughest older-driver laws.
NEW YORK (AP) - Christina Aguilera recently debuted her slimmed-down body, but the singer says she doesn't work out like crazy.
BAGHDAD (AP) - Iranian-backed Shiite militias are threatening to retaliate against American interests inside Iraq if the United States goes ahead with strikes against the Tehran-allied government in neighboring Syria, according to Iraqi security officials and militants themselves.
RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) - A fiery explosion caused by a possible gas leak leveled one Southern California home, damaged two others and shook the neighborhood before dawn Friday, jolting awake residents but causing no apparent injuries.
BEIRUT (AP) - The Syrian government sent reinforcements, including tanks and armored personnel carriers, to a predominantly Christian village north of Damascus where rebels have battled regime troops this week, a monitoring group said Friday.
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) - In the final day of campaigning to host the 2020 Olympics, Madrid promoted its bid Friday as one based on a "responsible budget" that can become the model for future games.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. economy is producing jobs at a still-subpar pace - a trend the Federal Reserve will weigh in deciding this month whether to slow its bond buying and, if so, by how much.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The National Security Agency, working with the British government, has secretly been unraveling encryption technology that billions of Internet users rely upon to keep their electronic messages and confidential data safe from prying eyes, according to published reports Thursday based on internal U.S. government documents.