WASHINGTON (AP) - The Volkswagen emissions scandal widened Monday when the U.S. government accused the German automaker of cheating for a second time. Although VW denied the charge, it faced the prospect of steeper fines and lost sales, as well as more intense scrutiny from disbelieving U.S. lawmakers.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Wearable fitness device maker Fitbit said its net income and revenue more than doubled in the third quarter, topping Wall Street's expectations, but Fitbit's shares skidded after the company announced a large stock sale.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - The nation's largest bank will pay $100 million to settle a California lawsuit alleging it used illegal methods to collect debts from more than 125,000 credit card holders, the state's attorney general announced Monday.
BAKERSFIELD (AP) - The first winter-like storm of the season brought rain and snow to California on Monday, triggering traffic accidents including a 20-vehicle crash in the southern San Joaquin Valley when gusts ahead of the front whipped up dust.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Justin Bieber's cleanup work at a homeless shelter has paid off, with a judge agreeing Monday to take him off formal probation in a vandalism case filed after he damaged a neighbor's home with eggs.
LIVERMORE (AP) - Hundreds of turbines on Altamont Pass will shut down at the massive wind farm amid pressure from environmental groups.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The push to put California among the states where marijuana can be sold to and legally used by adults for recreation took a major step forward on Monday as ballot language backed by Napster co-founder Sean Parker, other wealthy entrepreneurs who support pot legalization and leading advocacy groups was filed with the state.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - The National Weather Service says a cold front coming down from the northwest dropped some rain in the Sacramento region Sunday, which could see up to three-quarters of an inch of rain that is expected to continue to this
LOS ANGELES (AP) - California health officials say 28 people have died from West Nile virus so far this year.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco police say the case of a woman who jumped out of a Lyft car because she thought she was being kidnapped turned out be a misunderstanding that happened after she couldn't communicate with her hard of hearing driver.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - A man serving a 15-year prison sentence for conspiring to burn down his Sacramento restaurant had his conviction thrown out on the rare argument that his trial was not actually public.
CARLSBAD (AP) - There's far more riding on the Americas' largest seawater desalination plant than the 50 million gallons of drinking water it will produce for the San Diego area each day.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - California student performance in math and reading has stagnated while wide achievement gaps for black, Hispanic and low-income students persist, according to results released Wednesday from a federal exam taken by students across the United States.
SACRAMENTO . (AP) - A former leader of the California Senate on Wednesday announced his bid for mayor of Sacramento, saying he wants to build on the city's renaissance.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - A Northern California high school principal was body-slammed and three students arrested in a wild cafeteria fight that was filmed and posted online, officials said Wednesday.
REDONDO BEACH, Calif. (AP) - An explosion at an ExxonMobil oil refinery in California last year could have been prevented if managers had taken into account ...
SAN MATEO (AP) - Wearable camera maker GoPro says it will eliminate about 100 jobs after its fourth-quarter sales fell far short of its expectations.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - California regulators on Tuesday rejected Volkswagen's recall plan for some of the German automaker's most popular diesel models that used ...
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Where's Rey? Disney says it's working hard to get more of the new "Star Wars" heroine in stores.
LIVERMORE (AP) - The Livermore City Council has passed a temporary ban on commercial marijuana cultivation while it looks into the issue further.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Authorities say a 2-year-old girl suffered minor injuries after an armed robber knocked over her stroller, snatched a tablet computer from her ...
SACRAMENTO (AP) - The board that oversees California's high-speed rail project has approved a $444.3 million bid to design and build a 22-mile segment ...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - For the first time in its efforts to crack down on sex trafficking during the Super Bowl, the FBI will try to ...
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Google's futuristic self-driving cars needed some old-fashioned human intervention to avoid 11 crashes during testing on California roads, the company revealed ...
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles has set a tourism record for the fifth year in a row.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - A former nonprofit director, environmentalist and recipient of national humanities fellowship will become California's next Assembly speaker after the state Legislature officially ...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A record number of prospective undergraduates have applied to the University of California for the fall, the 12th consecutive year of increasing ...
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Los Angeles police chief has recommended criminal charges against an officer who shot and killed an unarmed homeless man.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - California prison officials are ending visitor strip searches in response to a recent change in state law, but visitors will face increased scrutiny ...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The last survivor of the devastating San Francisco earthquake and fire of 1906 has died, a relative confirmed Monday.