An all-day standoff in a San Diego-area apartment complex that began with a gunman killing his neighbor Thursday ended with the man killing himself after two children and his wife emerged unharmed, police said.
A Southern California man chased by sheriff's deputies while riding a horse and whose subsequent beating by them resulted in a $650,000 settlement was charged Thursday with more than a dozen crimes, including resisting arrest and animal cruelty.
A man pleaded not guilty Thursday to charges alleging he set a massive inferno that destroyed an unfinished apartment building and damaged nearby office towers in downtown Los Angeles, prosecutors said.
A key legislative panel on Thursday shelved several attempts to scale back a ballot measure that California voters approved to reduce penalties for some crimes, including stalling a bill that would have made stealing firearms a felony once again.
Interior Secretary Sally Jewell revealed plans Thursday to preserve habitat in 10 Western states for an imperiled ground-dwelling bird, the federal government's biggest land-planning effort to date for conservation of a single species.
A second steel rod anchoring a tower along the new eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge failed a critical strength test, marking the latest problem for the replacement structure, a newspaper reported Thursday.