The jury in Jodi Arias' murder trial was dismissed Thursday after failing to reach a verdict against the woman they convicted of murdering her one-time boyfriend in a case that captured headlines worldwide with its sex, lies, violence.
A Sacramento doctor has been convicted of sexually abusing two patients at a workers' compensation clinic.
Immigrants who are not U.S. citizens could serve as poll workers in California under one of several election-related bills that passed the state Assembly on Thursday.
Firefighters are battling a 250-acre fire in rugged eastern San Diego County.
A former Penn State women's basketball player has written a new book to champion the anti-bullying efforts she supported during her playing days in Happy Valley.
State agencies would be required to give journalists five days' notice before they issue subpoenas to a third-party company for telephone records under legislation announced Thursday by a state senator.
A man who has been wanted in Los Angeles on attempted-murder charges for 13 years has been taken into custody in Colorado after being arrested for urinating in public.
The director of the Smithsonian's Hirshhorn Museum has announced his resignation after the museum's board declined to move forward with plans to create an inflatable pavilion at the museum.
Music and sports fans would have one less obstacle in buying tickets to popular events under a bill advancing through the California Legislature.
Los Angeles police have obtained the decades-old taped conversations between a Manson family disciple and his attorney, officials confirmed Thursday.
A state appeals court has okayed an environmental study of a Marin County water district's proposed desalination project.
A San Diego jury has convicted a man on charges involving freeway shootings that wounded a college student in 2011.
The Christian Brothers have agreed to pay more than $16 million to people who were molested as children by members of the U.S. religious order.
Four officers who fatally shot a man suspected of killing two Santa Cruz police detectives likely saved additional lives, the police chief said Thursday when new details of the deadly encounter were revealed.
A New Jersey man behind the wheel of a van that careened off of an Illinois freeway and overturned, killing five passengers returning from a California ministry gathering, had his driving privileges suspended last year for administrative reasons, motor vehicle records show.
Three men have been arrested for investigation of stealing fuel from a Southern California gas station after an off-duty police officer grew suspicious of their activities.
A San Francisco International Airport baggage handler is facing charges that he stole items from passengers' bags.
Surrounded by engineers, NASA chief Charles Bolden inspected a prototype spacecraft engine that could power an audacious mission to lasso an asteroid and tow it closer to Earth for astronauts to explore.
Authorities say a Southern California couple arrested on felony grand theft charges purported to be psychics and promised at least one customer they could rid her of negative spirits.
A Northern California man accused of torturing his 84-year-old grandfather by dragging him behind a pickup truck for nearly six miles is set to be evaluated by a second doctor.
Less winter runoff has allowed visitors to enjoy mostly clean water at California beaches, according to a report released Thursday.
A San Francisco State University professor considering a run for Oakland mayor is drawing scrutiny for a class assignment that asked students to create a political campaign ad and gave them the option of developing it for him.
A San Francisco State University professor is drawing scrutiny for a class assignment that asked students to create a political campaign ad.
Few have explored the remote volcanic islands of the Galapagos archipelago, an otherworldly landscape inhabited by the world's largest tortoises and other fantastical creatures that inspired Charles Darwin's theory of evolution.
California authorities have arrested a 31-year-old woman accused of helping coordinate activities of Los Angeles gang members from her home in central Kansas.
A University of California, Berkeley, law school graduate has taken a plea deal in the beheading of an exotic bird last October at a Las Vegas Strip resort, officials said Thursday.
Three Bakersfield High School students have been arrested in connection with three small explosions on the school's campus this week.
Managers at the San Onofre nuclear generating plant made a "Star Trek"-themed video stressing safety two years before the plant was shut down in the wake of a radiation leak, officials said.
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