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.
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) - A Mennonite pastor worked with a number of other people to help a woman flee the country with her 7-year-old daughter and live in Central America rather than share custody with her former lesbian partner, federal prosecutors said Wednesday in a Vermont courtroom.
CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) - Attorneys for the suspect in the Colorado movie theater shootings said Thursday that their client is mentally ill and that they need more time to assess the nature of his illness. James Holmes' lawyers made the disclosure at a court hearing in Centennial, Colo., where news media organizations were asking a judge to unseal documents in the case. Holmes had the same dazed demeanor that he has had in previous ...
WASHINGTON (AP) - The nearly bankrupt U.S. Postal Service on Thursday reported a quarterly loss of $5.2 billion and warned it will miss another payment due to the U.S. Treasury, just one week after its first-ever default on a payment for future retiree health benefits. From April to June, losses were $2.1 billion more than during the same period last year. The mail agency said it is being hurt significantly by mounting costs for ...
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Californians sweltering in a lengthening heat wave were urged Thursday to voluntarily reduce power consumption, including air conditioning, through the weekend to maintain electrical reserves and avoid the possibility of involuntary outages.
SONORA, Calif. (AP) - More than 200 firefighters are battling a grass and woodland fire in the central Sierra foothills that has already destroyed two homes. State fire officials say the small but fast-moving fire has also burned an outbuilding, a pickup, three recreational vehicles and two cars since it began in a subdivision about five miles east of the Tuolumne County city of Sonora on Tuesday. Fire crews were able to save dozens ...
MIAMI (AP) - George Zimmerman will seek to have second-degree murder charges dismissed under Florida's "stand your ground" law in the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, his attorney said Thursday. The hearing, which likely won't take place for several months, will amount to a mini-trial involving much of the evidence collected by prosecutors as well as expert testimony from both sides. Although the posting did not say so, legal experts say it's likely ...
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - NASA is headed back to the moon, this time to explore its thin atmosphere and rough dust.
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) - President Barack Obama and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin shook hands, smiled and made small talk about the scenery on Thursday - a public exchange of pleasantries belying a tense relationship that only seems to be getting worse.
WASHINGTON (AP) - It's a girl!
NEW YORK (AP) - Previews of spring styles officially started Thursday at New York Fashion Week, but the crowd here always likes to get a jump on things, so the stylists, editors, retailers, models and celebrities were drawn to a slew of early events, including the Style Awards at the Lincoln Center tents that serve as a hub for the next eight days.
WASHINGTON (AP) - A Senate panel's deep divide over giving President Barack Obama the authority to use U.S. military force against Syria underscores the commander in chief's challenge in persuading skeptical lawmakers and wary allies to back greater intervention in an intractable civil war.
WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. intelligence agencies did not detect the Syrian regime readying a massive chemical weapons attack in the days ahead of the strike, only piecing together what had happened after the fact, U.S. officials say.
YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) - There was no evidence of an illegal marijuana grow near the spot where a raging wildfire started near Yosemite National Park, a federal forestry official said Wednesday.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - "American Idol" is betting that a judges' remix with Jennifer Lopez, Harry Connick Jr. and Keith Urban will fare better with viewers than bickering divas Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj did last season.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - Democratic state senators are criticizing a plan by Gov. Jerry Brown to rent thousands of private prison and county jail cells to meet a federal court order to greatly reduce California's prison population.
NEW YORK (AP) - McDonald's Corp. says a revamped version of its Dollar Menu that includes items priced at $5 could be launched nationally this year.
WASHINGTON (AP) - It's the No. 1 question about President Barack Obama's health care law: Will consumers be able to afford the coverage?
WASHINGTON (AP) - High school students could start their days later and get more sleep if the nation's top education official gets his way.
WASHINGTON (AP) - In an impassioned appeal for support both at home and abroad, President Barack Obama said Wednesday the credibility of the international community and Congress is on the line in the debate over how to respond to the alleged use of chemical weapons in Syria. As Obama made his case overseas during a visit to Sweden, his appeal for military intervention ran into trouble on Capitol Hill.
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WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama gained ground Tuesday in his drive for congressional backing of a military strike against Syria, winning critical support from House Speaker John Boehner while key Senate Democrats and Republicans agreed to back a no-combat-troops-on-the-ground action in retaliation for a chemical weapons attack.