American biochemical engineer Frances Arnold, whose discoveries in "directed evolution" have helped produce medicines, including drugs for treating diabetes, on Tuesday was awarded this year's euro 1 million ($1.2 million) Millennium Technology Prize.
The initial 65 applicants seeking to become Phoenix's next police chief were whittled down to nine semifinalists and now to three finalists, including two current and former chiefs for Arizona's most populous city.
A federal judge is set to get an update on ongoing settlement talks in the Volkswagen emissions cheating scandal after announcing a tentative deal last month for nearly half a million polluting Volkswagens in the U.S.
San Francisco officials plan to take another run at clarifying sanctuary protections for people who are in the country illegally, a policy that landed the city in national hot water last year when a Mexican man shot and killed a woman walking along a waterfront pier.
Facebook says it is dropping its reliance on news outlets to help determine what gets posted as a "trending topic" on the giant social network, a move adopted after a backlash over a report saying it suppressed conservative views.
Baby geese created a traffic jam on I-80 near Ashby Avenue in Berkeley on Sunday before California Highway Patrol Officers were able to channel them back into the San Francisco Bay in what's being called the slowest pursuit ever for CHP-Oakland.
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Watch CHP escort baby geese off I-80 back into San Francisco Bay
Fast moving grass fire near Thunder Valley Casino burns 169 acres
Raw video: Firefighters respond to Placer County grass fire
Honoring Hmong veterans of the CIA's Secret War in Laos