The expedition to climb Mt. Everest that included Sacramento area resident Jim Geiger was cancelled Wednesday due to conditions resulting from the icefall avalanche that killed 16 people.

Sacramento television station Channel 3 (KCRA) has won four regional Edward R. Murrow Awards, given by the Radio Television Digital News Association.

“Mean Girls” star Daniel Franzese has officially come out as gay. The 35-year-old actor, who played openly gay character Damian in the hit 2004 film, wrote an open letter to his “Mean Girls” alter ego that was posted on Indiewire earlier today.

A Sacramento Superior Court jury convicted Lionel Doria and Cleo Martinez-Costa of first-degree murder Tuesday in the Nov. 5, 2011, shooting death of James Hiter in the 700 block of Bell Avenue.

A Kansas judge granted a request Wednesday to formally change the name of the soldier convicted of leaking classified documents to WikiLeaks from Bradley Edward Manning to Chelsea Elizabeth Manning.

For all the tens of billions of dollars that the nation has spent on screening passengers and their bags, few airports made a comparable investment to secure the airplanes themselves.

Following the A’s 4-3 loss to the Texas Rangers on Monday night, newly clean-shaven starting pitcher Dan Straily was asked how it felt working without a beard.

Health officials say seven cases of whooping cough have been confirmed in and around Helena.

A request by the New York City Police Department has backfired — in a very public way.

Justin Bieber apologized Wednesday to those he offended by visiting a Japanese war shrine, saying he thought it was a beautiful site and only a place of prayer.

Dozens of Sherpa guides packed up their tents and left Mount Everest's base camp Wednesday, after the deaths of 16 of their colleagues in an avalanche exposed an undercurrent of resentment by Sherpas over their pay, treatment and benefits.

Nearly 20 years after California became the first state to ban the use of race and ethnicity in college admissions, a proposal to reinstate affirmative action has sparked a backlash that is forging a new divide in the state's powerful Democratic Party and creating opportunity for conservatives.

A degenerative eye disease slowly robbed Roger Pontz of his vision.

Tesla Motors Inc. is opening a factory in the San Joaquin Valley, but it’s almost certainly not the 6,500-job battery plant that’s being coveted by governors and community leaders in California and other states.

People magazine has named Lupita Nyong'o as the "World's Most Beautiful" for 2014.

Stephen Colbert, who will take over for a retiring David Letterman on CBS' "Late Show" next year, revealed Tuesday that he almost worked for Letterman — twice.

Two more days of sunny skies are forecast before another chance for rain is expected in Sacramento.

The morning commute into Sacramento is lighter today than on the first day of Fix50 lane closures.

A Georgetown, Texas, police officer was filmed tripping and pushing students as they rushed onto a field Saturday, April 19, 2014, after a state championship soccer game at Georgetown ISD Athletic Complex. This video is courtesy of Wendy Segina.

The mother of a 17-year-old honors student who was among 10 people killed in a fiery Northern California bus crash sued FedEx on Tuesday, alleging that its trucks have a history of catching fire.

Sacramento homicide detectives and CSI personnel were called in Tuesday night to investigate the killing of a woman at a Meadowview group home.

Some residents near the Fix50 project are complaining about news helicopters once again waking them up this morning while hovering overhead near their homes.

The McClatchy Co. today reported a wider first quarter loss amid a continuing decline in revenue.

The morning commute into Sacramento from Yolo County was light on Wednesday, with no serious back-ups reported, other than a congested area on Highway 50 just before that freeway's downtown lane closures.

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As the state Senate prepares for a "day of reflection" on ethics, legislators should consider not just how they fund their campaigns, but the policy decisions they make, Dan says.

Following a scandal-ridden early 2014 that ultimately saw three members suspended in an unprecedented move, the California Senate will hold a "day of reflection" on ethics today.

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