An investigation began Wednesday into why a 75-year-old, 75-foot-tall pine tree fell on a group of kids from a summer camp at a Southern California children's museum, leaving a young boy and girl hospitalized with serious injuries, officials said.
James Holmes' mother insisted Wednesday that she would "have been crawling on all fours" to reach him had she known he was talking about killing people weeks before he ambushed a crowded Colorado movie theater.
The nation's second-largest city is poised to ban possession of firearm magazines that hold more than 10 rounds of ammunition, stepping into the national debate over gun regulation following a series of deadly, mass shootings.
Crews battling the toughest of several wildfires burning across the state held their ground Wednesday, keeping a blaze east of California's Napa Valley from jumping any more containment lines, fire officials said.
A divided appeals court on Wednesday upheld the murder conviction of a former FBI agent in the 1982 slaying of a Florida gambling executive in a case connected to imprisoned New England mob boss James "Whitey" Bulger.
Tackling the problem of sexual assaults on the nation's campuses should begin with training for students on the first day of school, the president of the University of California told a Senate committee Wednesday.