The location of the three bodies was revealed by the melting snow, but getting to them was another matter. They were high on a glacier at one of the most treacherous spots on Mount Rainier, an area pummeled by falling ice and rocks.

California's record drought hasn't been sweet to honeybees, and it's creating a sticky situation for beekeepers and honey buyers.

Several dozen U.S. special forces troops flew into Syria last month in a bid to rescue several Americans held by the Islamic State, including journalist James Foley, but they pulled out after discovering that the captives had been moved, senior U.S. officials said Wednesday.

The state Senate has passed legislation requiring large airports to offer a private space for mothers to breastfeed or pump milk.

The son of a former California Supreme Court justice won approval Wednesday from a state Senate panel as the new state librarian after initial concerns that he had never worked in the field and had no formal training as a librarian when he was nominated.

A judge on Wednesday ruled that a 13-year-old girl is competent to stand trial on allegations that she deliberately started a wildfire that destroyed three dozen homes north of San Diego in May.

Placed on tees by an unseen, automated machine, the white balls pop up through small openings in the green practice mats, their dimpled surfaces a study of shadows under the stadium lighting. A chorus of whoosh-thwack echoes through Haggin Oaks’ driving range, where a handful of night owls and a security guard occupy the largely desolate facility.

Mickey Daly learned a lot last season playing his first professional soccer gig for the Wilmington Hammerheads on the other side of the United States.

Larry Masuoka, the San Juan Unified School District trustee censured for mishandling complaints about bullying by the previous superintendent, has chosen not to run for a third term in November.

It’s test time for California’s 3,000 state government scientists.

At least one of the three people Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson dared to take the Ice Bucket Challenge has declined. Sort of.

More than 2,000 children and their family members solved puzzles and played at a pop-up play attraction as the Play Together Tour made its Sacramento stop Wednesday in front of the state Capitol.

Local law enforcement became the highlight of a community forum Wednesday night in Sacramento that tried to make sense of the shooting of a teenager and the subsequent clashes that have taken place in Missouri.

Authorities say they have found a body high on a mountain in California's Kings Canyon National Park.

Mo'ne Davis didn't have her best stuff when she and her Philadelphia teammates needed it most, and Las Vegas took advantage.

Bank of America has reached a record settlement of nearly $17 billion to resolve an investigation into its role in the sale of mortgage-backed securities before the 2008 financial crisis, officials directly familiar with the matter said Wednesday.

Nisha Grayson didn’t travel to Goa, India, to vacation. She wanted to understand how her life began, and what it might have been like if she had not been given up for adoption.

The Brown administration issued orders on Wednesday to give a total $56.4 million in raises to some 4,100 state managers and supervisors to comply with a lawsuit the state lost over pay parity for those employees.

IT consultant Rafael Estrada finds government contract work revving up post-recession; Sacramento entrepreneurs find a virtual footing for their creative projects

Increasingly, Sacramento-area entrepreneurs are gaining backers or subscribers in the virtual world by putting their ideas on online funding platforms and video-sharing sites. Take a look at three that caught this columnist’s attention.

OAKLAND -- It became almost a running joke earlier this season how little run support Jeff Samardzija was getting with the Chicago Cubs, especially when the right-hander had a 1.68 ERA through 11 starts but a 1-4 record to show for it. Wednesday, Samardzija’s new team scored five runs on his start day -- a total they’ve reached only three times in their last 10 games -- but it went for naught in an 8-5 A’s loss to the New York Mets.

Three state workers are suing the Board of Equalization, aiming to build a $75 million class action case that the agency violated its duty to provide a safe workplace and for years concealed serious work site health hazards from employees.

SANTA CLARA -- It turns out the grass isn’t always greener at a new stadium.

A Southern California school district has apologized to parents of special education students who were outraged to learn their children had been sorting trash as a school activity.

Billy Crystal will pay tribute to Robin Williams, his longtime friend and fellow comedian, at next week's Emmy Awards.

The Los Angeles City Council voted Wednesday to pay $5 million to the family of an unarmed, disabled man who was killed by police in a shooting captured on live television.

The Federal Reserve is still months away from ending its controversial purchase of bonds to stimulate the economy, but minutes released Wednesday for the July monetary-policy meeting show growing concern about how to communicate Fed goals with financial markets.

California workplace safety regulators have proposed a fine of more than $77,000 against a baggage handling company whose worker died in an accident at Los Angeles International Airport.

A 26-year-old California man was seriously injured when he was hit by a camper jack that flew through his sedan windshield during a head-on collision.

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