SACRAMENTO (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation Monday allowing terminally ill people in the nation's most populous state to take their own lives, saying the emotionally charged bill forced him to consider "what I would want in the face of my own death."
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Hundreds were rescued from fast-moving floodwaters Sunday in South Carolina as days of driving rain hit a dangerous crescendo that buckled buildings and roads, closed a major East Coast interstate route and threatened the drinking water supply for the capital city.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - A new book by former U.S. Rep. Patrick Kennedy, youngest son of the late Sen. Edward Kennedy, openly discusses what he says are the mental illnesses and addictions of himself and his family members, and takes on what he portrays as a veil of secrecy used to hide the problems of America's most famous political family.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The only gun store in San Francisco is shuttering for good, saying it can no longer operate in the city's political climate of increased gun control regulations and vocal opposition to its business.
RUTHERFORD (AP) - The grape vines that grower Frank Leeds tends in Napa Valley stand among the unheralded heroes of California's drought, producing decade after decade of respected Cabernets and other wines without a drop of added water.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The lead designer of the Bay Bridge has warned Caltrans that the cable that holds up the new bridge's eastern span is vulnerable to corrosion because of rainwater leaking into its anchorages.
BERKELEY (AP) - The University of California, Berkeley, will ask some freshman applicants to submit letters of recommendation from teachers and mentors this fall, and the UC system is considering having all campuses eventually do the same, according to a report.
SACRAMENTO . (AP) - The California High-Speed Rail Authority has received 35 responses from private companies interested in financing, building and operating the first 300-mile segment of the controversial rail project. Officials say the responses are a positive sign of private interest after lawmakers last year dedicated a long-term funding source.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A mayor of a Northern California city said Homeland Security agents briefly detained him and seized his laptop and cellphone earlier this week at San Francisco International Airport.