The U.S. will reach its target this week of taking in 10,000 Syrian war refugees in a year-old resettlement program, the U.S. ambassador to Jordan said Sunday, after meeting families headed to California and Virginia.
A federal judge will not immediately block a California law that requires all schoolchildren to be vaccinated and is one of the strictest in the nation for eliminating exemptions based on religious and personal beliefs.
A bullet fired by a fleeing domestic violence suspect deflected off a responding police officer's badge in an exchange of gunfire at the outset of a long pursuit that ended with the suspect's death in a fiery car crash early Friday, Huntington Beach police said.
In a story Aug. 25 about a study about the American pika vanishing from some Western lands, The Associated Press reported erroneously how many areas where the animal is still living in northeastern California. The pika was not found in 11 of 29 sites where it once lived in northeastern California.
A dirt road in a national forest at the center of a decades-old dispute between the Forest Service and a rural Nevada county will remain in federal hands after a judge ruled county officials failed to prove it was theirs before President Theodore Roosevelt permanently reserved the remote wilderness in 1909.
Three young children kidnapped from the Los Angeles area after their mother was killed have been returned to California from New Mexico as investigators shift their focus to filling in the gaps in the case.