Authorities say the top doctor treating Ebola in Sierra Leone has died from the disease.

Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell's marriage was broken and his wife developed a crush on a businessman who lavished her with expensive gifts and attention, an attorney for the first lady said Tuesday during the couple's corruption trial.

A Connecticut woman whose 15-month-old son died this month after her husband left him in a car on a hot day said Tuesday he is an amazing father and that she forgives him.

A 9-year-old girl who was struck by a plane that crash-landed on a beach while she vacationed with her family has died from her injuries, law enforcement officials in Florida said Tuesday.

A man accused of beating a Rhode Island junk-car dealer with a two-by-four over a deal gone wrong has been charged with his murder.

SPI Solar, a Roseville-based solar-energy developer, said Tuesday that it has entered an agreement for the a $25 million sale of common stock in a private placement. The company said it intends to use the net proceeds for expansion of international activities, ramp up its solar program geared to residential/small business customers, for working capital purposes and to pay down debt.

Two northeast Ohio brothers used separate cars to fatally hit a 17-year-old boy who had robbed them of a dirt bike at gunpoint in Cleveland, police reports said.

A new, UC Davis-developed website, Electric Vehicle Explorer, enables car buyers to weigh the potential costs of operating a plug-in electric vehicle.

A former host at a popular Christian radio station in western Michigan has pleaded guilty in a child pornography investigation.

A 13-year-old boy who got separated from his group while hiking at Kings Canyon National Park in Central California has been found.

MEXICO CITY – Joining government officials here Tuesday in a call to increase college student exchanges between California and Mexico, Gov. Jerry Brown praised “another way to bring California and Mexico closer together.”

hIt’s more than three months until the November election. But clearly, the looming political campaign over whether Sacramento should transform its style of governance is on the minds of some groups.

A Sacramento medical-device startup and its partners are about to seek U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval for its first product, a home-purification system aimed at fighting lung infections in cystic fibrosis patients.

Sacramento’s Wildife Care Association, which had run out of money and faced the possibility of shutting down in August, has been saved for now by donations from the community and wildlife advocates.

The man suspected of fatally stabbing his estranged wife on a South Sacramento street on July 8 is in police custody.

Israel on Tuesday unleashed its heaviest bombardment in a 3-week-old war against Hamas, striking symbols of the militant group's control in Gaza and firing tank shells that Palestinian officials said shut down the strip's only power plant.

A New Hampshire man charged with kidnapping a teenage girl nine months ago was ordered held on $1 million bail Tuesday as the girl watched from the front row of the courtroom.

More than 35 percent of Americans have debts and unpaid bills that have been reported to collection agencies, according to a study released Tuesday by the Urban Institute.

The NCAA agreed Tuesday to settle a class-action head-injury lawsuit by creating a $70 million fund to diagnose thousands of current and former college athletes to determine if they suffered brain trauma playing football, hockey, soccer and other contact sports.

Derrick Rose says he feels old.

The NBA and the Los Angeles Clippers are ready to move on, even if Donald Sterling wants to keep fighting.

Lady Gaga is a bona fide pop star, but the singer says recording jazz music was easier than pop.

Serena Williams finally realized what happened days later, when she was allowed to get out of bed.

Kent Brantly always wanted to be a medical missionary, and he took the work seriously, spending months treating a steady stream of patients with Ebola in Liberia.

MEXICO CITY – Gov. Jerry Brown said Monday that two- and three-hour waits at the U.S.-Mexico border crossing near San Diego are “unconscionable” and should be dramatically reduced, though he offered no specific plan to address the issue.

A California man who was charged after refusing treatment for his tuberculosis was found and arrested, a prosecutor said Tuesday.

A Connecticut baby has arrived with a splash, right into a toilet bowl.

Levi’s Stadium, which will get broken in Saturday when the MLS San Jose Earthquakes host the Seattle Sounders, will be the sight of an even bigger soccer match later this year. The 49ers will announced today that the Mexican National Team, which has a huge following in the Bay Area, will play against Chile on Sept. 6. Game time is scheduled for 7 p.m.

Power was cut to 92 Sacramento Municipal Utility District customers Tuesday morning after a vehicle smashed into a utility pole in Arden Arcade.

The National Weather Service is forecasting 100 degrees on Tuesday and 101 on Wednesday for Sacramento.

The Pentagon has shipped Afghan security forces tens of thousands of excessive AK-47 assault rifles and other weapons since 2004 and many have gone missing, raising concerns that they’ve fallen into the hands of Taliban or other insurgent rebels.

China’s Communist Party has placed under investigation the highest-ranking official yet to be ensnared in its corruption crackdown, Zhou Yongkang, former security chief and oil czar.

A California man who skipped town after being accused of molesting a boy was killed and three law enforcement officers trying to arrest him were wounded in a daytime shootout inside a small smoke shop in one of New York's most bustling neighborhoods, officials said.

Jimmy Dean is coming to dinner — and lunch, too.

The top U.S. nuclear negotiator says she is concerned by reports Iran has arrested four journalists, including three Americans.

Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Chris Archer insists he isn't mad at David Ortiz.

Peyton Manning isn't all business all the time. The star quarterback showed his lighter side Monday when he did a dorky dance during the team stretch when "Rocky Top" was blared through the loudspeakers at the Denver Broncos' training camp.

Firefighters battling the Sand fire in Amador County’s wine country continue to make good progress despite hot weather.

A strong earthquake shook much of eastern Mexico on Tuesday, but there were no reports of damage or injury.

A fire on the western edge of Yosemite National Park has blackened more than 2,600 acres and prompted evacuations of three campgrounds and the communities of Foresta and El Portal, fire officials said Sunday.

Waste Management is selling a subsidiary to Energy Capital Partners for $1.94 billion as part of its effort to focus on its core business.

More travelers are flying than ever before, creating a daunting challenge for airlines: keep passengers safe in an ever more crowded airspace.

A thunderstorm formed so rapidly over a Southern California beach that experts said Monday it was impossible for anyone to predict a lightning strike would turn a day of carefree fun into one of terror.

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With Gov. Jerry Brown away in Mexico, Dan takes a look back at how acting governors have fared in the past.

Education, energy and the border crisis are the big topics for day two of Gov. Jerry Brown’s trip to Mexico.

Ask Emily is a biweekly column by Emily Bazar of the CHCF Center for Health Reporting, answering questions about the Affordable Care Act. Read all her columns at sacbee.com/askemily

Most longtime Giants fans associate jersey No. 22 with Will Clark, the sweet-swinging, left-handed slugger from the “Humm Baby” days the late 1980s and early 1990s. From the way he wore thick patches of eye black on his scowling face to his swagger on the diamond, Clark was admired as much as – if not more than – any other player in the San Francisco era.

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