Merrill Newman, the 85-year-old U.S. veteran detained for weeks by North Korea, issued a written statement Monday through his son, Jeffrey. Here is the statement:
A 27-year-old Southern California man who admitted hacking into hundreds of social media and email accounts to get women to pose naked for him has been sentenced to five years in federal prison.
California Attorney General Kamala Harris and the Obama administration are urging a federal appeals court to uphold California's mandatory collection of DNA samples from everyone arrested in the state as a constitutional and powerful law enforcement tool.
California water officials on Monday released a draft of a $24.7 billion plan to restore the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, in part by building two 30-mile underground tunnels to ensure stable water delivery to millions of Californians.
Sonoma County Sheriff's officials are scouring the site where human remains were discovered over the weekend.
Gay rights activists are stepping up pressure on the organizers of a Vietnamese new year parade in Orange County to allow them to march.
As the captain of an oil platform supply boat in the Gulf of Mexico, Tom Wagner is no stranger to bumps and other movement while he sleeps. So when he nodded off on a flight from Louisiana to Houston, it was no surprise that the landing bounce didn't wake him.
Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood is again asking Google to do more to prevent people from using the search engine to find illegal drugs and pirated videos, music and games.
To restore the Korean Bell of Friendship — the centerpiece of a Los Angeles park — officials turned to a Korean craftsman who studied under the man who made the bell nearly 40 years ago.
A California family has its dog back, a year and a half after it went missing while the family was camping in western Arizona.
Police say a woman who was fatally shot during a rap concert in the San Francisco Bay Area appears to have gotten caught in the crossfire and not to have been the intended target.
A former chief operating officer of the online file-sharing service Napster was killed when he was struck by a sheriff's patrol car while riding a bicycle, authorities said Monday.
Your daily look at late-breaking California news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday:
Southern California residents enduring near-freezing temperatures can now expect an onslaught of strong winds.
Authorities are examining whether a 51-year-old woman found dead on an Orange County freeway transition road may have been pushed or jumped out of a vehicle.
An upstate New York shopping mall is going on the auction block.
A strike by Los Angeles County children's social workers will expand Monday as thousands more county workers join the picket line, a union spokesman said.
A human skull, a tennis shoe and other skeletal remains have been found in a Northern California park.
A bicyclist has been fatally struck by a Los Angeles County Sheriff's patrol car on Mulholland Highway.
Authorities say a student pilot and instructor aboard a small plane are fine after making an emergency landing on an Orange County toll road.
Las Vegas police say a suicidal man was fatally shot by officers after he pointed a gun at them.
A proposal to name a southern Nevada peak after former President Ronald Reagan has been derailed.
Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies are searching for a pair of men they believe forced their way into two Lancaster homes about an hour apart.