MAN FACES LIFE IN PRISON FOR 'PRANK' SEX ATTACK: REDWOOD CITY (AP) - A former Northern California high school student who defended the attempted rape and kidnapping of a teacher as a "prank" failed to persuade a jury, which convicted him on all charges.
SAN JOSE (AP) - Adobe Systems Inc. said a cyberattack on its systems has exposed credit-card information of 2.9 million customers.
CALGARY (AP) - Hold your nose and don't spit out your coffee: Doctors have found a way to put healthy people's poop into pills that can cure serious gut infections - a less yucky way to do "fecal transplants." Canadian researchers tried this on 27 patients and cured them all after strong antibiotics failed to help.
GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) - A 14-year-old boy on a deer hunting trip shot and killed two others in the hunting party at a cabin in the Blue Mountains of northeastern Oregon, then accidentally shot and wounded himself, authorities said Thursday.
CHICAGO (AP) - Repeated warnings that antibiotics don't work for most sore throats and bronchitis have failed to stop overuse: Doctors prescribed these drugs for most adults seeking treatment at a rate that remained high over more than a decade, researchers found.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - Once nearly wiped out of existence, turkeys are running wild.
WASHINGTON (AP) - A federal grand jury on Thursday indicted 13 members of the Internet hacking group Anonymous for allegedly carrying out cyber-attacks worldwide, including targets that refused to process payments for WikiLeaks, the anti-secrecy website founded by Julian Assange.
NEW YORK (AP) - Instagram, the mobile photo-sharing app owned by Facebook Inc., says it will start showing "occasional" photo and video advertisements in the coming months. It's Instagram's first step toward making money. While users can already follow brands and businesses, part of the app's appeal has been its simplicity and, for some, a lack of advertisements. To ease users into seeing ads, the company said in a blog post Thursday that it will ...
WASHINGTON (AP) - A woman with a 1-year-old girl led Secret Service and police on a harrowing car chase from the White House past the Capitol Thursday, attempting to penetrate the security barriers at both national landmarks before she was shot to death, police said. The child was unhurt.
BurgCHICAGO (AP) - A Chicago restaurant has cooked up a controversial burger of the month for October, garnishing it with an unconsecrated communion wafer and a red wine reduction sauce.
NORCAL RESIDENTS WARNED OF PHONE SCAM: AUBURN (AP) - Authorities in Northern California are warning of a phone scam promising a cash prize in exchange for pre-paid credit card numbers. Victims receive a call from someone purporting to be with "Publisher's Clearing House," telling them that they have "just won." The victims are instructed to go to a Walmart or Kmart to purchase two $500 pre-paid credit cards. They are told to then call ...
SAN JOSE (AP) - A small plane made an emergency landing Thursday on a busy street in the heart of Silicon Valley, surprising morning commuters but touching down and stopping without injuring anyone. The Bellanca Citabria took off from a San Jose airport just before 8 a.m., but the pilot soon notified air traffic controllers that he needed to go back, Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman Laura Brown said. Instead, he ended up needing to use ...
YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK - Everybody gathers around Joe, the guy who seems to have all the answers. Only he doesn't.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Why Adam Lanza went on his murderous shooting rampage at a Newtown elementary school is a mystery and may never be known, prosecutors said in a report Monday as they closed their yearlong investigation.
HONOLULU (AP) - A Hawaii Army base is trying to maintain decorum by monitoring what people are wearing and how they're behaving. A fashion police "Courtesy Patrol" at Schofield Barracks on Oahu is cracking down on civilian and off-duty soldier attire that's deemed inappropriate - including short shorts, bare midriffs, visible underwear, sagging pants and swimwear other than at the pool, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported Monday. The two-person teams are also on the lookout for ...
NEW YORK (AP) - A statuette of a bird featured in the classic 1941 detective thriller "The Maltese Falcon" sold for more than $4 million at auction Monday. The final price on the 45-pound, 12-inch-tall prop was $4,085,000, according to Bonhams auction house. That includes Bonham's premium. The black figurine is one of two known cast lead statuettes made for John Huston's screen version of the film but the only one confirmed by Warner Bros. ...
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A cut-rate building contractor will face murder charges for a botched demolition in downtown Philadelphia that killed six people inside an adjacent store, officials announced Monday.
QUEENSBURY, N.Y. (AP) - Coming soon to your local sheriff: 18-ton, armor-protected military fighting vehicles with gun turrets and bulletproof glass that were once the U.S. answer to roadside bombs during the Iraq war.
NEW YORK (AP) - This holiday season, Americans may not spend their green unless they see more red.
DALLAS (AP) - A 1930s-era movie theater. A county hospital. An old brick rooming house. A bustling airport.
SAN QUENTIN (AP) - The budding entrepreneurs wear blue sweat pants labeled "prisoner" and huge, flapping blue shirts. Their doors are triple locked, and lunch is a stale peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Complicating matters, participants in this growing Silicon Valley startup incubator are barred from the Internet.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A shortage of forensic pathologists at the San Francisco medical examiner's office is leading to long delays in issuing death certificates that include a cause of death.
SANTA ANA (AP) - A new report says hundreds of underground leak sites will go unmonitored by the state under a policy change.
NEWPORT BEACH (AP) - The Newport Beach City Council will weigh whether to test natural gas-burning fire rings on certain beaches as part of a pilot project with anti-pollution regulators.
FRESNO (AP) - A man whose long rap sheet inspired California's three strikes law is back living in Fresno after being released under the state's prison realignment law.
SANTA ROSA (AP) - California lawmakers want to ban the manufacture and sale of imitation firearms like the one a 13-year-old boy was carrying when he was fatally shot by a Sonoma County sheriff's deputy last month.