BAKERSFIELD (AP) - California, the country's third-largest oil-producing state, has improperly given oil companies more than 2,500 permits to inject production fluids and oilfield waste into underground water supplies that are used for drinking water or irrigation, state records show.
ARMED WOMAN KILLED BY CALIFORNIA POLICE TRIED 3 CARJACKINGS: EMERYVILLE (AP) - A Northern California woman who was shot and killed by police had pointed a gun at store security guards and then tried to carjack at least three people at gunpoint before turning her revolver on officers.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The Roman Catholic archbishop of San Francisco is getting pushback from some parents, students and teachers at parochial schools after unveiling faculty handbook language calling on teachers to lead their public and professional lives consistently with church teachings on homosexuality, same-sex marriage, abortion, birth control and other behaviors he describes as evil.
PERRIS (AP) - A reef made of giant tires that was sunk 40 years ago in a Southern California lake has broken the surface again, thanks to the drought.
MONROEVILLE, Ala. (AP) - Hometown friends and fans of "To Kill A Mockingbird" author Harper Lee are struggling to reconcile a publisher's sensational announcement - that her decades-old manuscript for a sequel had been rediscovered and will be released - with the image of the elderly writer at her sister's recent funeral.
MARKHAM, Ill. (AP) - A suburban Chicago police officer was acquitted Wednesday in the death of a 95-year-old World War II veteran whom he shot with a beanbag gun at an assisted living facility.
KINGS BEACH (AP) - The mild winter has taken a toll on Sierra ski resorts but the lack of snow has some golfers hitting the links much earlier than usual at a course with a long history on Lake Tahoe's north shore.
VALHALLA, N.Y. (AP) - Federal investigators looking into a fiery commuter train wreck that killed six people zeroed in Wednesday on what they called the big question on everyone's mind: Why was the driver of an SUV stopped on the tracks, between the lowered crossing gates?
NEW YORK (AP) - NBC "Nightly News" anchor Brian Williams apologized Wednesday for incorrectly claiming as recently as last week that he rode on a helicopter that came under enemy fire when he was reporting in Iraq in 2003.
SAN RAFAEL (AP) - A former Northern California RadioShack employee was charged with stealing revealing photos from the smartphone of a woman who had brought in the device to have its cracked screen fixed.
PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) - An officer feared he was in danger when he twice used a stun gun on a 78-year-old diabetic driver with low blood sugar who crashed into several cars and refused orders to stop, police say.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - Most California drivers would pay an extra $52 a year under a proposal to raise $2 billion a year to fix the state's crumbling roads, bridges and highways.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Today's high school seniors aren't partying and socializing as much as their parents' generation - they're too busy trying to get into college, and when they get there, some don't feel good about themselves, a new survey reports.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - A man charged with killing two Northern California sheriff's deputies stunned a courtroom Wednesday by blurting out that he committed the crimes and is ready to be executed.
STOCKTON (AP) - The family of a bank robbery hostage who was shot and killed in Stockton blamed police for the death Wednesday and demanded the city take financial responsibility.
SHAVER LAKE (AP) - Authorities say a father and his teenage son died during an apparent hiking accident near Shaver Lake in Central California.
SACRAMENTO AP) - California voters' approval of even tougher gun restrictions leaves opponents trying to contain the damage within the most populous state and across the ...
SACRAMENTO (AP) - Donald Trump's election as president is giving a big social-media boost to an unlikely effort in the nation's most populous state ...
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa announced Thursday that he is running for California governor, joining a competitive field for the 2018 ...
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles police chases injured more bystanders in 2015 than in any other year in a decade, renewing calls for the Police ...
LOS ANGELES (AP) - La Nina has arrived and could hang around through winter, government weather forecasters said Thursday.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The marijuana legalization movement scored its biggest victory yet Tuesday as voters in California, Massachusetts and Nevada approved recreational pot, making the ...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A California ballot measure that could put two of Gov. Jerry Brown's legacy projects on the line was in a near-dead ...
SAN DIEGO (AP) - A California ballot measure that would increase taxes on cigarettes by $2 a pack and start taxing electronic cigarettes was leading in ...
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Californians were leaning Tuesday toward reforming the state's broken death penalty rather than getting rid of it.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - Voters approved a proposition Tuesday giving California prison officials more say in the release of prisoners.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A ballot measure that would cap how much California spends on prescription medications for millions of retirees, poor people and prisoners trailed ...
LOS ANGELES (AP) - California voters approved a ballot proposition Tuesday to continue taxing the rich at a higher rate to raise billions of dollars for ...
LOS ANGELES (AP) - California voters on Tuesday overwhelmingly repealed a nearly two-decade-old law that limited bilingual education in public schools.
MODESTO - Two holiday events will benefit the McHenry Mansion.