SUSANVILLE. (AP) - Guards at an isolated state prison have created a "culture of racism," engage in alarming use of force against inmates and have a code of silence encouraged by the union that represents most corrections officers, the California inspector general said Wednesday.
SAN BERNADINO (AP) - The husband-and-wife team who killed 14 people and wounded 21 others this month in San Bernardino, California, communicated privately about jihad and martyrdom before they were married, but there is no evidence to suggest the couple revealed those thoughts publicly on social media, the FBI director said Wednesday.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles County officials have declared a state of emergency over a leaking natural gas well above a neighborhood that has forced a utility company to relocate thousands of residents who have said the stench has made them sick.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - California regulators have unveiled a roadmap that would let consumers begin using self-driving cars, though manufacturers would have to prove the emerging technology is safe before a licensed driver could get chauffeured around town.
QUINCY (AP) - Child welfare workers repeatedly visited the California home of a woman now under investigation in the deaths of two children to check on complaints of neglect, an official said Wednesday.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The nation's two biggest school systems - New York City and Los Angeles - received threats Tuesday of a large-scale jihadi attack with guns and bombs, and LA reacted by shutting down the entire district, while New York dismissed the warning as an amateurish hoax and held class as usual.
REDDING (AP) - A child abuse investigation led to the bodies of two young children inside a commercial storage unit in Northern California, along with a starving, injured 9-year-old at a house about 140 miles away, authorities said Tuesday.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The VIP audience at "The Force Awakens" world premiere began cheering from the moment the movie's first words appeared on screen, with special enthusiasm for the return of Han Solo and Chewbacca after a 32-year hiatus.
OAKLAND (AP) - The biological father of a girl who remains on a ventilator to keep her heart beating after she was declared brain-dead nearly two years ago has sued an Oakland hospital and the doctor who performed a sleep apnea operation.
SAN BERNARDINO (AP) - A 40-year-old Southern California man accused of pulling a knife and threatening a Muslim woman at a car wash in the city of Chino Hills was charged Monday with a hate crime, authorities said, in one of several anti-Muslim incidents under investigation in the region.