FBI officials say a 16-year-old boy stowed away in the wheel well of a flight from California to Hawaii, surviving the trip halfway across the Pacific Ocean unharmed despite frigid temperatures at 38,000 feet and a lack of oxygen.

Despite recommended limits on codeine use in children, the potent painkiller is prescribed for children in at least half a million emergency room visits each year, a study suggests.

Tourism officials from several key Lake Tahoe agencies have paid a visit to Park City, Utah, to catch a glimpse at how another mountain town operates and manages its major challenges.

A growing number of residents and workers on Treasure Island are complaining about mold in aging buildings on the former Navy base in San Francisco Bay.

A Southern California firefighter's union has been fined $12,000 for failing to report all its donors for a year-and-a-half and not disclosing a contribution it made to the Oceanside mayor's re-election campaign.

Industry analyst Trilby Lundberg says the average U.S. price of gasoline has jumped 9 cents a gallon in the past two weeks, bringing the total increase to 40 cents over 10 weeks.

Two nurses were stabbed in separate, unrelated attacks at hospitals in Los Angeles county Sunday that left one of them critically injured, sheriff's officials said.

Tens of thousands of revelers raised joints, pipes and vaporizer devices to the sky Sunday at a central Denver park in a defiant toast to the April 20 pot holiday, a once-underground celebration that stepped into the mainstream in the first state in the nation to legalize recreational marijuana.

Some California beekeepers say pesticides may be to blame for the death or damage of as many as 80,000 bee colonies after the insects pollinated almond trees in the San Joaquin Valley.

The parents of a Santa Barbara woman who was fatally struck by a congresswoman's aide filed a federal lawsuit against the driver, U.S. Rep. Lois Capps and the U.S. government.

Police are searching for suspects after two men were stabbed on the oceanfront walk at Venice Beach.

California prison officials are searching for a minimum-security inmate who walked away from the Riverside County prison camp while serving a four-year burglary sentence.

National forest managers are opening recreation areas that have been closed since a massive wildfire scorched areas in and around Yosemite National Park last summer.

Fresno County authorities say sheriff's deputies fatally shot a motorist who led them on a car chase and pointed a firearm at them.

Captain America continues to vanquish box office foes, triumphing in ticket sales for the third consecutive week and dominating over megastar Johnny Depp's new movie.

Officials say a 16-year-old Southern California girl asleep in her bed has died after a driver accused of being drunk crashed his SUV into her home.

An annual 4/20 pot-smoking celebration is attracting thousands of marijuana smokers to San Francisco's Golden Gate Park.

Space station astronauts got a special Easter treat: a cargo ship full of supplies.

An audit has found that Modesto's $1.3 million project to upgrade the water quality control laboratory at the city's wastewater treatment plant has partly gone to waste.

Authorities say a man participating in a fishing competition was killed after a boat he was riding in struck a bridge on a Northern California river.

A man suspected of making threatening statements about a shooting and forcing the lockdown of the Los Angeles Times building was being held Saturday for a mental health evaluation, police said.

Nepal's authorities temporarily halted climbing on Mount Everest while search teams dug through snow and ice Sunday for three Sherpa guides missing in the deadliest avalanche on the world's highest peak that killed 13 others.

Mexican singer Juan Gabriel plans to resume his tour concerts May 1 after being released from a Las Vegas hospital.

Former UNLV coach Jerry Tarkanian is back home after spending 10 days in a Las Vegas hospital following a heart attack.

Federal officials are investigating how the University of California, Berkeley responds to reports of campus sexual assaults.

Sacramento County authorities are asking residents and business owners to provide video-surveillance footage to law enforcement investigators.

The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Office wants money to fight drug-smuggling panga boats that have washed ashore the central coast in recent years.

A subsidiary of Oklahoma pork producer Seaboard Foods has begun using trucks fueled by compressed natural gas to deliver biodiesel.

A California man said he was on Mount Everest when an avalanche struck that killed at least 13 people.

California wildlife regulators are proposing a ban on contests that reward hunters who kill coyotes and other predators.

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