Prison for California man who impersonated ICE officer

Prosecutors say a man who impersonated an Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent and kept a stash of guns, grenades and thousands of rounds of ammunition is going to prison.

Monday, May 21st 2018, 4:45 pm PDT

California prosecutor opposes new DNA test in 1983 murders

California prosecutors are opposing new DNA testing in an infamous 35-year-old murder case, saying previous tests showed the right man is on death row.

Monday, May 21st 2018, 4:25 pm PDT

No charges yet for woman in stabbing at California mall

Prosecutors are holding off on filing charges against a suspect arrested in the fatal stabbing of a woman inside her car in the parking lot of a Southern California shopping mall.

Monday, May 21st 2018, 3:53 pm PDT

The Latest: No bail for man charged after California blast

The Latest on a California man arrested on an explosives charge after a blast killed his former girlfriend last week (all times local):

Monday, May 21st 2018, 3:29 pm PDT

California may expand gun violence restraining order law

California lawmakers are taking steps to let school employees ask judges to temporarily strip gun rights from potentially dangerous people.

Monday, May 21st 2018, 3:09 pm PDT

The Latest: Olympian says USA Swimming should be accountable

The Latest on lawsuit against USA Swimming (all times local):

Monday, May 21st 2018, 3:09 pm PDT

Plane makes forced landing in Utah after woman passes out

Officials say a Salt Lake City-bound Southwest flight made an emergency landing in northern Utah after a pregnant woman passed out.

Monday, May 21st 2018, 3:09 pm PDT

Fugitive extradited from El Salvador to face murder charge

Prosecutors say a man accused of fatally shooting an acquaintance during an argument over $60 has been extradited to Southern California to face a murder charge after more than a decade on the run.

Monday, May 21st 2018, 2:25 pm PDT

US court to revise policies after sexual misconduct claim

The nation's largest federal court circuit is establishing a new position to oversee discrimination and sex harassment training following the resignation of a judge facing sexual misconduct allegations.

Monday, May 21st 2018, 2:17 pm PDT

Worker, off-duty deputy wrestle AR-15 from angry bar patron

Authorities say a man who got in a fight at a Southern California bar and later returned with a rifle was disarmed by an employee and an off-duty sheriff's deputy.

Monday, May 21st 2018, 2:09 pm PDT

Man dies at San Francisco airport in fall from mezzanine

A man died has died at San Francisco International Airport after falling from a mezzanine level to a baggage area.

Monday, May 21st 2018, 12:25 pm PDT

USC sued over clinic gynecologist accused of misconduct

Four former University of Southern California students have sued the school and an ex-campus gynecologist who they accuse of sexual battery and sexual harassment.

Monday, May 21st 2018, 12:09 pm PDT

Consumer Reports won't recommend Tesla's Model 3

Long emergency stopping distances, difficult-to-use controls and a harsh ride stopped Tesla's Model 3 electric car from getting a recommended buy rating from Consumer Reports.

Monday, May 21st 2018, 12:01 pm PDT

News Minute: Here is the latest California news from The Associated Press at 11:40 a.m. PDT

Hundreds of people gathered for a weekend cookout in Oakland, California dubbed "BBQing While Black." It is the latest response to a white woman's now infamous call to police to report African Americans barbecuing at a...

Thursday, June 8th 2017, 11:45 am PDT

Hundreds turn up at 'BBQing While Black' event in Oakland

Hundreds of people gathered for a weekend cookout in Oakland, California dubbed "BBQing While Black." It is the latest response to a white woman's now infamous call to police to report African Americans barbecuing at a...

Monday, May 21st 2018, 11:17 am PDT

George Stevens Jr. adds history to the film academy library

American Film Institute founder and Kennedy Center Honors creator George Stevens Jr. is adding another chapter to film history by donating hundreds of items spanning five generations of his family to film academy's...

Monday, May 21st 2018, 10:32 am PDT

Telecom tower climber gets $30M settlement in fall suit

A telecommunications tower climber who suffered severe injuries when a ladder rung dislodged and sent him hurtling 50 feet to the ground has reached a settlement with AT&T and others for $30 million.

Monday, May 21st 2018, 9:08 am PDT

Suspect charged after California explosion due in court

A Southern California man who was arrested on an explosives charge after a blast killed his former girlfriend last week at her day spa is scheduled to appear in court.

Monday, May 21st 2018, 8:36 am PDT

US Postal Service issuing scratch-and-sniff stamps

Letter writers will soon be able to express their sentiments in words and smells.

Monday, May 21st 2018, 8:08 am PDT

LAPD officers unharmed in gunbattle with stolen-car suspects

Los Angeles police say two officers escaped injury during a car-to-car gunbattle with occupants of a stolen car.

Monday, May 21st 2018, 8:08 am PDT

San Francisco Bay Area pastor resigns over unsavory tweets

The associate pastor of a church in Palo Alto has resigned after criticizing the affluent Silicon Valley city on Twitter as elitist and a "den of hate."

Monday, May 21st 2018, 7:44 am PDT

Frontier flight makes emergency landing in Albuquerque

A Frontier Airlines flight from Tulsa, Oklahoma, to San Diego was forced to make an emergency landing in New Mexico after flight attendants smelled an unknown odor.

Monday, May 21st 2018, 7:24 am PDT

Helicopter rescues hiker in Joshua Tree National Park

A hiker who went missing in Joshua Tree National Park during the weekend has been rescued.

Monday, May 21st 2018, 7:08 am PDT

LA police car crashes during pursuit of stolen truck

A pursuit of a stolen U-Haul truck ended with the crash of a Los Angeles police car.

Monday, May 21st 2018, 6:48 am PDT

Man dies after Tesla crashes into San Francisco area pond

Authorities in the San Francisco Bay Area are investigating the death of a man after a Tesla car he was driving veered off a road, crashed through a fence and into a pond.

Monday, May 21st 2018, 6:48 am PDT

Sports Minute: Here is the latest California sports news from The Associated Press

Stephen Curry got his groove back to score 35 points with five 3-pointers, shooting over James Harden and driving past the Houston star as the Golden State Warriors made a second-half statement to beat the Rockets 126-85...

Thursday, June 8th 2017, 3:48 am PDT

NY officials find body of man who went missing in late April

Authorities in upstate New York have found the body of a California man who was reported missing earlier this month.

Sunday, May 20th 2018, 10:19 pm PDT

Ohtani pitches Angels to skid-snapping win over Rays, 5-2

Shohei Ohtani struck out nine while throwing 7 2/3 innings of excellent six-hit ball in his seventh career start, and the Los Angeles Angels snapped their five-game skid with a 5-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Sunday.

Sunday, May 20th 2018, 4:47 pm PDT

Police: Man dies after being rescued from Napa River

Napa officials say a man died after being pulled out of the Napa River.

Sunday, May 20th 2018, 3:51 pm PDT

Chrissy Teigen and John Legend reveal name of newborn son

Chrissy Teigen and John Legend now have a baby boy to go with their toddler girl.

Sunday, May 20th 2018, 3:11 pm PDT

Pilot killed in wreck of glider in Central California

Authorities say the pilot of a glider that crashed in Central California has been found dead.

Sunday, May 20th 2018, 3:03 pm PDT

Man's body found in creek in San Francisco Bay Area

Police are investigating after a man's partially decomposed body was found in a creek in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Sunday, May 20th 2018, 2:35 pm PDT

Patricia Morison, Broadway and Hollywood star, dies at 103

Broadway and Hollywood star Patricia Morison has died at age 103.

Sunday, May 20th 2018, 1:47 pm PDT

Male cat found in Perris with arrow stuck in its body

Staff at a San Jacinto animal shelter say they were able to safely remove an arrow from a cat's body during an emergency surgery.

Sunday, May 20th 2018, 1:19 pm PDT

Police video from California fires shows harrowing escapes

Police body-camera footage from last year's wildfires in Northern California's wine country shows officers running door-to-door urging people to flee and rescuing elderly residents of a retirement community as...

Sunday, May 20th 2018, 12:51 pm PDT

Average price of US gas jumps 10 cents, to $3 a gallon

The average price of regular-grade gasoline in the U.S. jumped 10 cents a gallon over the past two weeks to $3.00.

Sunday, May 20th 2018, 10:43 am PDT

Sacramento police dog stabbed during arrest in Carmichael

Sacramento authorities say a police dog is recovering after being stabbed in the head multiple times while trying to apprehend a suspect in Carmichael.

Sunday, May 20th 2018, 10:19 am PDT

'Deadpool 2' ends Avengers' box-office reign, rakes in $125M

Deadpool and his foul-mouthed crew of misfits and malcontents have taken down the Avengers.

Sunday, May 20th 2018, 10:11 am PDT

Harvey Hall, 4-term mayor of Bakersfield, dies at 77

Harvey Hall, who served four terms as mayor of Bakersfield, California, and founded a namesake ambulance company that serves the majority of the surrounding county, has died. He was 77.

Sunday, May 20th 2018, 10:07 am PDT

Charter backers outspend teachers in 2 California races

Charter school advocates are far outpacing teachers unions in spending to support candidates for California governor and state schools chief.

Sunday, May 20th 2018, 9:19 am PDT

Girl burned after falling against California beach fire pit

Authorities say an off-duty firefighter was on hand to help a 10-year-old girl who fell against a fire pit and was burned during a father and daughter camp-out at a Southern California beach.

Sunday, May 20th 2018, 8:43 am PDT

Northern states taking down vestiges of racism, intolerance

Vestiges of racism and intolerance are slowly being moved and removed in Michigan and other northern states as calls continue in the South to take down such monuments.

Sunday, May 20th 2018, 8:07 am PDT

New accuser says Los Angeles deputy assaulted her in jail

Another former Los Angeles County jail inmate has alleged she was sexually assaulted by a sheriff's deputy.

Saturday, May 19th 2018, 2:58 pm PDT

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Saturday, May 19th 2018, 12:38 pm PDT

Golden Gate Bridge toll rises 25 cents, more hikes possible

Northern California's iconic Golden Gate Bridge will cost southbound motorists and additional quarter to cross starting July 1.

Saturday, May 19th 2018, 12:25 pm PDT

Report: USC campus clinic gynecologist accused of misconduct

LOS ANGELES - A newspaper reports that two University of Southern California administrators have been fired after it reported that a former campus gynecologist who examined students for 30 years was the subject of numerous...

Saturday, May 19th 2018, 11:01 am PDT

Wife of man charged in blast probe died in 'mysterious case'

A decade before a bomb planted in a package killed his former girlfriend, the Southern California man charged as part of the blast investigation lost his wife in what a coroner's official termed a "mysterious case."

Saturday, May 19th 2018, 9:45 am PDT

Arizona 'Dreamers' struggle after losing cheaper tuition

Immigrant college students in Arizona say the recent loss of their lower in-state tuition is creating hardships, but they are scrambling to piece together private funding before the fall semester begins so they can stay in...

Saturday, May 19th 2018, 9:13 am PDT

Americans fete royal wedding in pubs, hotels and homes

From pubgoers in pajamas to merrymakers in finery at a fancy hotel, Americans are cheering and toasting the wedding of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry.

Saturday, May 19th 2018, 5:05 am PDT

Man electrocuted while trying to steal copper in Los Angeles

Authorities say a man has been electrocuted in Los Angeles while trying to steal copper from electrical equipment.

Friday, May 18th 2018, 10:16 pm PDT

Reno couple held in death of girl, 5, found in storage unit

Authorities have arrested the father of a 5-year-old girl whose body was found in a Sacramento storage unit.

Friday, May 18th 2018, 6:12 pm PDT

Police: California man caught after ex-wife, kids abducted

Northern California police say they have arrested a 40-year-old man who allegedly violently abducted his former wife and her two young children.

Friday, May 18th 2018, 6:04 pm PDT

Death penalty waived in 40-year-old California killing

Prosecutors have waived the death penalty for a California man charged with killing a woman nearly 40 years ago.

Friday, May 18th 2018, 5:12 pm PDT

The Latest: 5th dead whale found in San Francisco Bay

The Latest on two dead whales being found in the San Francisco Bay Area (all times local):

Friday, May 18th 2018, 4:32 pm PDT

Man charged with murder, DUI for deadly California crash

A man with two previous drunken driving convictions has been charged with killing a woman and injuring three other family members when his car plowed over a sidewalk in Irvine.

Friday, May 18th 2018, 4:16 pm PDT

US Senator: California should test DNA for condemned inmate

A U.S. senator says California's governor should allow advanced DNA testing that advocates say could exonerate a death row inmate.

Friday, May 18th 2018, 4:16 pm PDT

Couple reunited with children who lived in desert shack

A couple who faced child abuse charges after their three children were found living in a squalid shack in the Southern California desert have been reunited with the youngsters - and the family has a new home.

Friday, May 18th 2018, 3:56 pm PDT

Trump wades into California primary in hopes of boosting GOP

President Donald Trump is wading into the heated California GOP gubernatorial primary, endorsing businessman John Cox in hopes of maximizing Republican chances of securing a spot on the ballot this November.

Friday, May 18th 2018, 3:32 pm PDT

Trump endorses Cox in California governor's race

President Donald Trump is backing San Diego businessman John Cox for California governor.

Friday, May 18th 2018, 3:32 pm PDT

Gay-friendly Apple weighs North Carolina despite LGBT laws

Gay-rights advocates are divided on whether to cheer or bemoan a potential marriage between the state of North Carolina and one of the global corporations most friendly to LGBT workers and causes.

Friday, May 18th 2018, 3:08 pm PDT

'13 Reasons Why' premiere canceled after Texas shooting

Netflix has canceled the premiere party for its second season of the teen drama "13 Reasons Why" because of a school shooting near Houston.

Friday, May 18th 2018, 3:08 pm PDT

San Francisco to distribute addiction drug directly to users

San Francisco's mayor wants to send medical teams out to city streets to distribute a drug that curbs heroin cravings in opioid addicts.

Friday, May 18th 2018, 2:00 pm PDT

Misconduct claims, union attacks cloud Democrat's campaign

Democratic Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia is campaigning for re-election under the cloud of a sexual misconduct investigation and half a million dollars of blistering attacks.

Friday, May 18th 2018, 1:04 pm PDT

4th dead whale found in San Francisco Bay since March

Marine experts say a dead whale was found partially submerged under a bridge in the estuary near Oakland's Jack London Square.

Friday, May 18th 2018, 1:04 pm PDT

LA County human trafficking sweep nets 26 arrests

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department says two teenage girls were rescued and 26 adults were arrested this week by a task force targeting human trafficking in Compton.

Friday, May 18th 2018, 10:48 am PDT

California dad pleads not guilty to perjury in torture case

A California man accused of torturing many of his 13 children has pleaded not guilty to lying on government forms about their schooling.

Friday, May 18th 2018, 10:16 am PDT

Correction: California-National Guard-Border story

SAN DIEGO (AP) - In a story May 10 about California National Guard troops training with the U.S. Border Patrol, The Associated Press reported erroneously the name of the federal agency to which the Border Patrol belongs....

Friday, May 18th 2018, 10:16 am PDT

Woman arrested after fatal stabbing in California mall lot

Sheriff's officials have made an arrest after a woman was fatally stabbed inside her car in the parking lot of a Southern California shopping mall.

Friday, May 18th 2018, 10:16 am PDT

Boil water notice issued for northern Nevada communities

A northwestern Nevada county has issued a boil water notice for the Cave Rock area and other nearby communities.

Friday, May 18th 2018, 10:00 am PDT

California unemployment rate fell to 4.2 percent in April

California's unemployment rate fell to 4.2 percent in April, a new low in records dating to 1976.

Friday, May 18th 2018, 9:32 am PDT

$30,000 reward offered in killing of Stockton family

A $30,000 cash reward is being offered for information in the killings of a young family who were shot to death in a Stockton home on Mother's Day.

Friday, May 18th 2018, 9:24 am PDT

Musk talks tunneling at Los Angeles community meeting

Elon Musk was well-received at a public meeting to discuss his proposal for a transportation tunnel under western neighborhoods of Los Angeles, where groups have sued over an attempt to exempt it from environmental review.

Friday, May 18th 2018, 8:08 am PDT

Man says artillery fire caused hearing damage, sues for $10M

A Los Angeles man who says he suffered permanent hearing damage when he stumbled upon a ceremonial artillery-firing exercise on Boston Common has filed a $10 million lawsuit.

Friday, May 18th 2018, 7:11 am PDT

Firefighters stop 2 Southern California wildfires

Firefighters have made significant progress in corralling two Southern California wildfires.

Friday, May 18th 2018, 6:55 am PDT

Arizona exercise based on post-quake exodus from California

Government agencies, businesses and other organizations in Arizona plan to participate in an exercise to practice how the state would respond to a migration of 400,000 people following a catastrophic earthquake in Southern...

Friday, May 18th 2018, 6:55 am PDT

AP Exclusive: California judge in rape case has no regrets

The California judge who sentenced former Stanford University swimmer Brock Turner to six months in jail for sexual assault says he has no regrets.

Thursday, May 17th 2018, 11:59 pm PDT

Bomb victim's ex-boyfriend held on explosives charge

The ex-boyfriend of a Southern California spa owner killed by an exploding package has been charged with illegal possession of a destructive device but not with the killing.

Thursday, May 17th 2018, 11:39 pm PDT

Manafort's ex-son-in-law busy with Mueller's investigation

Paul Manafort's former son-in-law says he has been so busy with special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation that he's been unable to keep up with his other legal issues.

Thursday, May 17th 2018, 9:39 pm PDT

Man gets prison for taking Ferrari on 2-week joyride

A man who took a stolen Ferrari on a two-week joyride in Southern California won't be going anywhere for a while.

Thursday, May 17th 2018, 7:51 pm PDT

Arrest in stabbing of woman, 66, in LA-area mall parking lot

A suspect has been arrested in the death of a 66-year-old woman who was found stabbed to death in her car in a Southern California parking garage.

Thursday, May 17th 2018, 5:59 pm PDT

The Latest: Embattled lawmaker faces discipline for language

The Latest on sexual misconduct allegations against a California lawmaker (all times local):

Thursday, May 17th 2018, 5:39 pm PDT

Owner of San Francisco 'death trap' building pays $600,000

A San Francisco building owner who housed 20 tenants in a basement that fire officials called a death trap has agreed to pay $600,000 to settle a city lawsuit.

Thursday, May 17th 2018, 5:11 pm PDT

Latest: San Diego mayor sees lessons from hepatitis outbreak

The Latest on a report on the handling of a Hepatitis A outbreak in San Diego County (all times local):

Thursday, May 17th 2018, 4:55 pm PDT

California #MeToo leader cleared of groping allegations

An outside investigation has cleared a California assemblywoman of allegations that she groped a male staff member who worked for another lawmaker.

Thursday, May 17th 2018, 4:54 pm PDT

US approves 1st drug developed to prevent chronic migraines

U.S. regulators have approved the first drug designed to prevent chronic migraines.

Thursday, May 17th 2018, 4:15 pm PDT

California bill seeks to clarify mudslide insurance

The California Senate has approved legislation clarifying insurance coverage following mudslides near Santa Barbara.

Thursday, May 17th 2018, 3:27 pm PDT

Laxalt rails against California regs in bid for NV governor

Attorney General Adam Laxalt is urging fellow Republicans in Reno to rally around his gubernatorial campaign as the best way to fend off what he described as overzealous, California-style regulations that would undermine...

Thursday, May 17th 2018, 3:14 pm PDT

Grand jury faults response to San Diego's hepatitis outbreak

A San Diego County grand jury report faults local response to a recent hepatitis A epidemic and recommends improving lines of communication to prepare for future health emergencies.

Thursday, May 17th 2018, 1:31 pm PDT

The Latest: Man in blast probe described as good neighbor

The Latest on a deadly explosion at a Southern California office building (all times local):

Thursday, May 17th 2018, 12:51 pm PDT

The Latest: Trump lawyer says court ruled incorrectly

The Latest on Summer Zervos' lawsuit against President Donald Trump (all times local):

Thursday, May 17th 2018, 12:38 pm PDT

$2 million awarded innocent Californian imprisoned 40 years

California has awarded nearly $2 million in compensation to a former inmate wrongly imprisoned for nearly 40 years.

Thursday, May 17th 2018, 11:59 am PDT

Suspect dies after being handcuffed in California beach city

Southern California authorities say a man who snatched a woman's cell phone and then fought with bystanders died after he was detained by police.

Thursday, May 17th 2018, 11:59 am PDT

In 'Solo,' a battle for the soul, and tone, of 'Star Wars'

"Star Wars" screenwriter Lawrence Kasdan says the director upheaval during the making of "Solo: A Star Wars Story" was principally over the tone of the Han Solo spinoff.

Thursday, May 17th 2018, 11:31 am PDT

California Supreme Court overturns murder conviction

The California Supreme Court has overturned a murder conviction stemming from a 2004 gang-related shooting in Modesto that left one person dead.

Thursday, May 17th 2018, 11:14 am PDT

California law limits talk of immigration status in court

Gov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation aimed at protecting people living in the country illegally from having their immigration status disclosed in open court.

Thursday, May 17th 2018, 11:14 am PDT

US says number of overfished fish stocks at all-time low

The U.S. government says the number of American fish stocks that can be described as "overfished" has hit an all-time low.

Thursday, May 17th 2018, 10:42 am PDT

Rhino in San Diego pregnant, could help save subspecies

A southern white rhino named Victoria has become pregnant through artificial insemination at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park.

Thursday, May 17th 2018, 9:50 am PDT

Trump draws rebuke for calling some immigrants 'animals'

President Donald Trump is drawing criticism after referring to some people who cross the border illegally as "animals."

Thursday, May 17th 2018, 5:30 am PDT

Backstreet Boys release new single and video

The Backstreet Boys have a new single.

Thursday, May 17th 2018, 3:38 am PDT

Stagnant horse racing betting court ruling helps the sport

Horse racing has been struggling for years to regain a strong footing on the national sports landscape, and owners hope to use betting on other sports to bring fans back to the tracks.

Wednesday, May 16th 2018, 11:46 pm PDT