An Ebola outbreak that has killed more than 700 people in West Africa is moving faster than efforts to control the disease, the head of the World Health Organization warned as presidents from the affected countries met Friday in Guinea's capital.

A medical examiner ruled Friday that a police officer's chokehold caused the death of a man whose videotaped arrest and final pleas of "I can't breathe!" sparked outrage and led to the overhaul of use-of-force training for the nation's largest police department.

One of two preteens accused of stabbing a classmate 19 times to please a fictional horror character was ordered Friday to receive treatment rather than stand trial, based on doctors' testimony that she claims to see and have conversations with things others cannot — including unicorns and a Harry Potter villain.

Dick Wagner, the skilled guitarist who worked with Alice Cooper, Lou Reed, Kiss and Aerosmith, and also co-wrote many of Cooper's hits, died of respiratory failure Wednesday, his personal manager and business partner said Friday. He was 71.

The 49ers have reached the stage of training camp at which players start leaving the practice field for the trainer’s table. Jim Harbaugh gave an update on several of them this morning.

A Sacramento man faces charges of receipt and distribution of child pornography after officers recovered a computer with pornographic videos from his home.

Refreshing. That was the word in Jim Harbaugh's holster when he was asked this morning about his and owner Jed York's decision to table contract discussions until after the 49ers' season.

Business was good for California lobbying firms during the first half of this year. They brought in $92.6 million between January and June, disclosure reports released Friday show, an uptick of nearly 7 percent over the same period last year.

People from the Sacramento area have gained fame in everything from law to film, philanthropy to athletics. Test your knowledge and see how well you know Sacramento's most famous folks.

El Dorado County prosecutors are reviewing the case to determine whether child endangerment charges will be filed against the boy’s grandfather, who is a peace officer, according to authorities.

Layoff notices are going out to psychiatric technicians at California Men’s Colony in San Luis Obispo as the state continues to shuffle medical staffing and shift patients into treatment centers such as the year-old facility in Stockton.

Rodney Ray, the pitmaster and entrepreneur behind T&R Taste of Texas Barbeque in Oak Park, is bringing his Southern cooking to midtown Sacramento.

Sacramento-area hotels saw a fourth consecutive month of year-over-year improvements in occupancy and per-room revenue in May, according to the latest report from hotel industry tracker PKF Consulting USA.

Two men were sentenced today to life terms in prison without parole for a residential robbery murder they committed five years ago in Oak Park.

Israel launched dozens of airstrikes early Saturday in the southern Gaza Strip as part of a large-scale search for a soldier Israel suspects was captured by Hamas fighters.

A Ugandan court on Friday invalidated an anti-gay bill signed into law earlier this year, pleasing activists and watchdog groups who called the measure draconian and wanted it repealed.

Two American tourists charged with "anti-state" crimes in North Korea said Friday they expect to be tried soon and pleaded for help from the U.S. government to secure their release from what they say could be long prison terms.

In the four decades since the Ebola virus was first identified in Africa, treatment hasn't changed much. There are no licensed drugs or vaccines for the deadly disease.

Police say a costumed teenager who was found bloody and unconscious during Comic-Con was likely the victim of a fall, and the injuries weren't caused by an assault.

The famed hardwood court at UCLA's Pauley Pavilion will be replaced because of damage caused when 20 million gallons of water cascaded onto campus from a broken water main, the school announced Friday.

Two American aid workers seriously ill with Ebola will be brought from West Africa to Atlanta for treatment in one of the most tightly sealed isolation units in the country, officials said Friday.

Families in the United States expect to be reunited as early as this weekend with some of the more than 300 Peace Corps volunteers being evacuated from three West African nations affected by the worst recorded Ebola outbreak in history.

For months, CIA Director John Brennan stood firm in his insistence that the CIA had little to be ashamed of after searching the computers of the Senate Intelligence Committee. His defiant posture quickly collapsed after a devastating report by his own inspector general sided against the CIA on each key point of the dispute with the Senate.

A couple charged with second-degree murder after their two dogs fatally mauled a Michigan jogger agreed Friday to give up ownership of the animals and have them euthanized.

Billionaire Larry Ellison has purchased the historic Hotel Lanai for an undisclosed price.

Congress approved a $225 million package to replenish Israel's missile defenses with its last order of business before a five-week recess, as the Jewish state's cease-fire with Hamas unraveled and Israeli forces pushed deep into Gaza in search of a missing army officer.

The attorney for the family of a woman who was killed after being taken hostage during a Northern California bank robbery said he wants to know whether police made mistakes or suffered a communication breakdown, a newspaper reported.

President Barack Obama blasted Congress on Friday for failing to approve a number of “big-ticket” items, including additional money to help stop the influx of unaccompanied minors on the southern border, before leaving Washington for its annual five-week recess.

Rep. Tom McClintock, R-Calif., now has a law to his name.

USA Properties Fund Inc., a Roseville-based developer of affordable housing, will host groundbreaking ceremonies Monday in Sacramento County for a 60-unit apartment community for low-income seniors.

A Georgia peanut plant linked to a deadly salmonella outbreak cut corners and sent fake lab results to customers, endangering consumers nationwide, federal prosecutors said Friday as they opened a rare case seeking criminal punishment for corporate workers over food poisoning.

Chester D. Turner is no stranger to murder or the punishment that comes with it. He squeezed the life out of more than a dozen women during a decade of terror, and two juries decided he should die for his crimes.

Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell's wife exchanged 1,200 text messages and phone calls with the CEO of a dietary supplement company in less than two years, including 52 in one day, according to evidence presented Friday intended to contradict the businessman's claim their relationship was strictly business.

Explosions, fires and hospitalizations stemming from homemade hash oil operations have lead to a spike in prosecutions of hash oil manufactures in Sacramento County.

A demoted executive shot and critically wounded his company's CEO before fatally shooting himself Thursday inside a high-rise office building in downtown Chicago's bustling financial district, police said.

Okay, so a million bucks won't buy much in San Francisco. But how about in Sacramento or Fresno or LA or other big California cities?

The woman was transported to the South Lake Tahoe Airport and then transported by ambulance to Barton Hospital for treatment.

The Syrian refugee woman huddled in the latest room she calls home, a peeling, run-down place outside a north Lebanese village. The mother of six doesn't know how she'll pay the rent. She's gotten by over the past year by taking a series of lovers who would pay for her housing.

State and federal wildlife agents are trying to trap the otter that attacked a boy and his grandmother as they were swimming in the Pilchuck River about 30 miles northeast of Seattle.

San Francisco Association of Realtors President Betty Taisch has two words of advice for those who want to live here and think $1 million will buy them their dream house: Think again.

A man who apparently was upset about his neighbor's fire pit has been arrested on suspicion of stabbing the neighbor in the arm with a novelty sword.

Law enforcement agencies and the business community in Rancho Cordova are partnering to create a safer business district.

Brotherhood, chemistry and camaraderie. Those three words have been used repeatedly during the U.S. basketball team's first four days of practice.

Police say a woodchuck is to blame for the crash that left a central New York teenager hospitalized.

Full containment is expected on Saturday

To cap off a week of triple-digit temperatures, August kicks off with the hottest day this week.

NEW YORK-The San Francisco Giants didn't make a move on one of the busiest deadline days in MLB history, and that was just fine with Brian Sabean. The general manager said the club zeroed in on options at second base and came close to completing one deal, but ultimately the front office decided the price was too high in terms of prospects.

The hard hats came out and the barricades went up. At long last, work began today on the new Sacramento Kings arena at Downtown Plaza.

Chimdi Chekwa has dealt with so much in his first two NFL seasons that a matchup with wide receiver James Jones in practice seemed fairly easy in comparison for the Oakland cornerback.

A Fresno man who told detectives he strangled his 78-year-old grandmother will be tried on a murder charge.

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