Nearly a quarter-century after McDonald's startled and delighted Soviets with their first taste of American fast-food culture, the company's now facing a suit that could ban it from selling some of its signature products.

An employee from out of town was the operator of a drone that buzzed the Seattle Space Needle this week, police said.

California's Coastal Commission is seeking public comment on the use of a popular San Francisco Bay Area beach at the center of a lawsuit over public access.

Atlanta-based Moe’s Southwest Grill, which announced in January that it had signed an agreement to bring more than a dozen new restaurants to the Sacramento area over the next seven years, will open its first local restaurant Thursday in Auburn.

Federal prosecutors have added a charge of racketeering to the corruption and gun-running case against state Sen. Leland Yee, filing an amended indictment this week that includes new allegations that the San Francisco Democrat traded official favors for campaign cash.

Sacramento County homicide detectives are seeking identifications of four men they believe can provide information in the killing of Tyrell Hall outside an Arden Arcade business.

The person of interest, who has not been identified, was arrested on a charge unrelated to the death of Xihao Huang, 75.

The agreement brings together UC Davis and China’s Northwest Agricultural and Forestry University. The schools will work together to propose solutions for current problems in food safety in China at every point along its food chain, and will seek to improve tracing of food products.

Rancho Cordova-based American River Bankshares, parent of American River Bank, reported a second consecutive quarter of strongly improved year-over-year profits in the second quarter.

A former Bell city councilwoman has been given two years in state prison and ordered to pay $242,000 in restitution for misappropriating public funds.

The parents of a 26-year-old snowboarder who died after an Alaska avalanche have filed a federal lawsuit against a heli-skiing company, alleging it failed to assess the danger in the area.

With Gov. Jerry Brown heading to Mexico on Sunday and other office-holders preparing for out-of-state trips of their own, it might help to consult the Constitution – or one very detailed memorandum from the governor’s office – to know exactly who is in charge of the state next week and when.

The closure will occur in both directions from 6 a.m. to 8 a.m. this Sunday, Aug. 10 and Aug. 17 between El Dorado Hills Boulevard and Bass Lake Road

Gov. Jerry Brown on Friday nominated a second senior member of his administration on a California court, naming Jonathan Renner, his legal affairs secretary, to the Sacramento-based Third District Court of Appeal.

Crews have repaired a gas leak that prompted the evacuation of roughly 20 people from six buildings in Oak Park on Friday morning.

A judge today removed the last legal hurdle to the start of construction on the new Sacramento Kings arena, rejecting arena foes' request for an injunction blocking the project.

See what The Bee's Ailene Voisin, preparing to visit with DeMarcus Cousins as he works for a spot on Team USA, had to say during the live chat she hosted on Friday.

Avison Young, a Canada-based commercial real estate services firm, says it has acquired Sacramento real estate brokerage company Aguer Havelock Associates Inc.

Two of the four Portland teenagers accused of shooting a fellow high school student with a BB gun and carving a swastika into his forehead entered guilty pleas and have been sentenced to the custody of the Oregon Youth Authority.

A Fox News weekend anchor pleaded guilty Friday to disorderly conduct following after a May arrest at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport in which a police video showed he struggled with officers.

A 3-year-old boy was shot and seriously wounded Thursday in a drive-by shooting in southeast Fresno that police said was gang-related.

With work crews pulling a scaffolding switcheroo at the Board of Equalization’s headquarters this weekend, and given the attention the building has drawn from The Bee since Sunday, it seems like an apt time to ask faithful blog readers, when will the agency get out of California’s state money pit?

The Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department reports that an at-risk teen from Fair Oaks has been found.

One of the darkest chapters in CalPERS history, a bribery scandal that came with a guilty plea by the organization’s former chief executive, has also resulted in investments that have made plenty of money. How do yo feel about that?

New photos from a remote camera confirm the famous wolf known as OR7 has three pups, not just two. OR7 is the wolf who spent a year roaming California before returning just over the Oregon border to start a family with mysterious female wolf, whose origins are still unknown.

A San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit train station is back open after a reported bomb threat forced its closure and caused major delays throughout the system during the morning commute.

A man walking on railroad tracks in East Sacramento was hit by a train and killed Friday morning.

Iran confirmed on Friday that it has detained four journalists, including a reporter for The Washington Post and two freelance photographers, but did not disclose details about why they were being held.

Germany's highest court has rejected a newspaper's bid to gain unrestricted access to all the foreign intelligence service's files on Adolf Eichmann, known as the architect of the Holocaust.

Officials say a burglar who was fatally shot by an 80-year-old California homeowner was not pregnant as she had claimed moments before her death as she fled the home down an alley.

The owner of two dogs that fatally mauled a man as he jogged along a rural Michigan road could be charged after the attack, which was the third since 2012 involving canines from the same property, officials said.

The Dutch Safety Board leading the international investigation into the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 says it expects to publish "initial factual findings" soon.

Police say a toddler crashed a Jeep into an Oregon home, then ran back to his home to watch cartoons.

Here’s the transcript from Jim Harbaugh’s first press conference of training camp that was provided by the 49ers public relations staff. Apparently, he really enjoyed his own birth. The event was the first for Harbaugh in the team’s new spacious auditorium on the ground floor of Levi’s Stadium. -- Matt Barrows

A minor league baseball manager in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, has done his part to spread prostate cancer awareness — he had a prostate cancer exam before a field packed with baseball fans.

Now that they're empty-nesters, Ron Howard and his wife have sold their nest straddling the New York and Connecticut state line for $27.5 million.

Transportation officials are warning that a road closure near Los Angeles International Airport will cause heavy traffic and delays this weekend.

Pressing for swift action, President Barack Obama on Friday urged Central American presidents and congressional Republicans to help ease the influx of minors and migrant families crossing the southwest border of the U.S.

A former FBI employee and his wife have pleaded guilty to bank fraud, admitting that they scammed two financial institutions out of more than $80,000.

A former Nevada lawmaker who led California police on a high-speed chase on the day he was expelled from the state Assembly was ordered to two years and eight months in prison, although a judge ruled he's already fulfilled his sentence.

High pressure over the western portion of the country is expected to send temperatures upward starting Friday with a high of 100 degrees forecast for Sacramento.

A man widely considered one of the greatest Indoor Football League quarterbacks in history is calling it a career.

This week, NFL teams are reporting to training camp sites around the country and beginning to practice.

The California Air Resources Board concludes its two-day monthly meeting, 8:30 a.m. at the Cal/EPA building on I Street, with a presentation on updates to the Low Carbon Fuel Standard. One of the centerpieces of the state’s fight against global warming, the standard is being considered for re-adoption next year with a couple of amendments to its credit program.

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An effort is underway to show younger would-be campers that pitched tents and log cabins are not the only way to camp.

Sacramento planning commissioners reviewed a controversial plan Thursday to tear down 206 garden apartments and replace them with more than 1,000 high-rise units on a leafy, traffic-free “super block” in downtown Sacramento.

Dr. Frye, who died July 19, joined the faculty in 2000. Besides teaching art education, he reinvigorated the metals and jewelry program and forged connections between students and the community.

With opponents threatening a lawsuit, the Citrus Heights City Council voted 3-2 Thursday night to continue the proposal to move Citrus Heights City Hall to make way for a medical office building to its Aug. 14 meeting.

A mother charged with leaving two toddlers in a car while she gambled at a Northern California casino has been ordered held by a judge who deemed her a flight risk.

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