A freeway accident involving two big-rig trucks has snarled traffic for miles and disrupted train service northeast of downtown Los Angeles.

Prosecutors in Silicon Valley say authorities have arrested 18 people and seized methamphetamine, cocaine and drug labs as part of an investigation into a major drug distribution ring with ties to a Mexican cartel.

A bill that passed the Assembly with bipartisan support encourages California to include lessons about the racial significance of Barack Obama's presidency in its curriculum.

Authorities in Northern California have charged 26 people and seized nearly 60,000 marijuana plants as a result of a yearlong operation targeting pot growers and distributors.

The nation's top telecoms regulator is proposing to allow a pay-for-priority fast lane on the Internet for movies, music and other services to get to people's homes.

The commander of Naval Base Point Loma says a report of an armed man on the San Diego base led to detention of a sailor who had fired a gun that shoots soft plastic pellets.

Amazon is taking aim at grocery stores and discounters like Wal-Mart with a grocery service that lets its Prime loyalty club members fill up to a 45-pound box with groceries and get it shipped for a flat rate of $5.99.

Conservation groups want a court to order a federal agency to submit overdue plans for wildlife refuges in the Klamath Basin.

Authorities say an assistant principal at a San Bernardino County school has been arrested on suspicion of identity theft and other charges.

While much of California remains in the grips of extreme drought, spring storms have eased pressure slightly and reduced the number of rural communities considered at risk of running dry.

The San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department is investigating the death of a woman whose body was found in an abandoned mine shaft near a tiny community in the Mojave Desert south of Ridgecrest.

The widow and two children of a security screener killed in an attack at Los Angeles International Airport last year have filed a $25 million claim against the city of Los Angeles.

A man suspected of wounding an officer while shooting up a Los Angeles police station died Thursday at a hospital more than two weeks after the attack, authorities said.

Postal workers in cities big and small protested in front of Staples stores on Thursday, objecting to the U.S. Postal Service's pilot program to open counters in stores, staffed with retail employees.

State regulators have given Pacific Gas & Electric Co. the OK to complete demolition of a Central California power plant after an initial attempt left several people injured.

A new study is asserting a link between climate change and both the intensifying California drought and the polar vortex blamed for the recent harsh winter.

A 100-year-old Northern California woman has received her high school diploma some eight decades after she dropped out.

A judge in New York has boosted the prison sentence for an opera-loving philanthropist convicted in a multimillion-dollar fraud.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department used a camera-laden surveillance plane to observe the city of Compton during a test program two years ago that wasn't revealed to city leaders or residents, according to a report.

Health officials are worried about recent U.S. measles outbreaks that so far have caused more illnesses than at the same point of any year since 1996.

More than 15,000 weed-abatement notices have been sent to owners of Ventura County properties in the so-called wildland urban interface.

A woman says a ram her brother kept on his property in Northern California will be euthanized after it attacked and injured their mother.

Fresno police have made an arrest in a stabbing at an apartment complex that left three people wounded, in serious but not life-threatening condition.

Authorities say a driver who was fatally shot by a Texas trooper after falsely identifying himself during a traffic stop was wanted on felony warrants out of California and was a gang member.

Victims of a wildfire that burned 24 homes have sued the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, claiming the utility started the huge blaze and failed to properly maintain power lines and equipment.

A Maine man who says he developed a serious disease after getting bit by a rat he bought at Petco has sued the pet supply retailer.

Williston High School's new coyote-head logo has drawn a complaint from far away California.

One of three men arrested after the fatal stabbing of a woman in Hollywood last June has been sentenced to two years in state prison.

Police have arrested an 84-year-old man in connection with a shooting at a San Francisco Bay Area medical building.

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