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A van carrying church members returning from a California gathering careened off of a southern Illinois freeway and overturned several times Monday, killing five people and sending six others to hospitals, authorities said.
Two caregivers convicted of abusing a severely autistic man in San Diego County have been each sentenced to one year in jail, but will get credit for time already served.
NASA's Curiosity rover drills again.
Yahoo is paying $1.1 billion to buy the popular blogging site Tumblr. It's part of Yahoo's comeback efforts, after years in a financial funk. Tumblr will give Yahoo more opportunities to sell advertising. Here's how the two companies compare:
Newton Russell, who represented a swath of the San Fernando Valley in the state Legislature for more than three decades, died Saturday at his Southern California home. He was 85 and succumbed, his family said, to lung cancer.
University of California officials have gone to court to stem the extent of a two-day strike set to begin Tuesday for thousands of patient-care technicians at UC Davis Medical Center and four other large University of California hospitals.
Yahoo has agreed to pay $1.1 billion to buy blogging forum Tumblr, ranking it in among the top 10 tech deals announced this year, according to research firm Dealogic. Here's a list of the top 10 tech mergers and acquisitions in 2013. Valuation is based on Dealogic's criteria and includes debt.
Two lawmakers are seeking to strip broad secrecy provisions from the California agency overseeing implementation of President Barack Obama's health care reforms.
The rare and tiny island fox is on the verge of making a comeback from near-extinction on Santa Cruz Island, the largest of the Channel Islands off Southern California.
The final tally is in: Government employees at 20 state and local departments and four Sacramento-area businesses collected 1,916 pieces of clothing during last month's Denim Drive.
A man has been charged with a Los Angeles-area bank robbery in which his girlfriend - an assistant bank manager - reported being kidnapped and forced to wear what she thought was a bomb strapped to her midsection.
Services have been scheduled for longtime Republican strategist and pollster Stephen Kinney, who died this weekend of prostate cancer at 69.
Education Secretary Arne Duncan announced on Monday that three more states would join the ranks of those given permission to ignore parts of the federal No Child Left Behind law in favor of their own school improvement plans.
Federal investigators probing the hantavirus outbreak blamed for three deaths at Yosemite National Park recommended on Monday that design changes to tent cabins and other privately run lodging first be reviewed by National Park Service officials.
A devastated father says he has no idea why gunmen targeted his house over the weekend, firing a barrage of bullets that instantly killed his 10-year-old daughter as she watched television from a chair near the front picture window.
Gov. Jerry Brown told college graduates in a commencement speech today that climate change is a greater threat to their future than any number of other problems, from the home mortgage crisis and student debt to growing inequality and war abroad.
An accounting executive for AEG Live LLC testified on Monday that the company spent $24 million producing Michael Jackson's ill-fated "This Is It" concerts.
Gov. Jerry Brown said Monday that he does not know if the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge will open over Labor Day weekend because of safety concerns.
Gov. Jerry Brown says he does not know if the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge will open over Labor Day weekend because of safety concerns.
As we reported late last Friday and Saturday, the Brown Administration and the State Personnel Board released their audits of California state managers and supervisors who had a second (and in some cases, a third and a fourth) appointment to hourly-wage jobs in their same departments.
Yahoo has reached a deal to buy online blogging forum Tumblr for $1.1 billion, the latest acquisition under CEO Marissa Mayer. Yahoo is paying mostly cash for Tumblr and expects to complete the deal by the end of the year. Here are key events involving Yahoo Inc. and its performance in recent years:
Authorities say a central California homeowner killed a robbery suspect with a samurai sword during a home invasion.
Authorities say a Temecula man who apparently shot and killed his wife and then turned the gun on himself has died.
Federal regulators have indefinitely delayed a decision on the proposed restart of the shuttered San Onofre nuclear power plant in California, raising new questions Monday about whether the twin reactors will produce electricity again.
Police say a man has died after falling off a building during a Bay to Breakers party in San Francisco.
In a bitter fight, Colorado Democrats recently muscled through the Statehouse a massive elections reform bill that allows voters to register up until Election Day and still cast their ballots.
Gov. Jerry Brown said this morning he does not know if the state will open the new eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge as scheduled on Labor Day weekend, as officials respond to reports of cracked bolts on the structure.
The owner of a Los Angeles jewelry store pleaded guilty Monday for his role in an insider-trading case involving a former senior partner at accounting firm KPMG.
Federal regulators have pushed back indefinitely a decision on the proposed restart of the troubled San Onofre nuclear power plant in California.
More poor people live in the nation's suburbs than in urban cities because of affordable housing, service-sector jobs and the increased use of housing vouchers, according to a study released Monday.
A leading Israeli university says it will present singer Barbra Streisand with an honorary Ph.D. when she visits Israel next month.
Olympic star Missy Franklin is graduating from high school.
Two Fresno men were in custody on Monday after accidentally dialing 911 on a cellphone before breaking into a car, authorities said.
Your daily look at late-breaking California news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday:
Authorities have identified a 78-year-old Port of Oakland longshoreman who died after his truck plunged into the San Francisco Bay.
A proposed state ballot measure in California would require doctors to be randomly subjected to drug and alcohol testing.
Just months after California voters passed Proposition 30 to stave off education cuts, a push is under way to ensure that the next stream of higher education funding flows out of the ground.
A 2-year-old boy is recovering at a children's hospital after his mother accidentally hit him with her car in Escondido.
Squabbling over social welfare spending in Gov. Jerry Brown's May budget revision shows the governor's biggest adversaries are his fellow Dems, Dan says.
Defense attorneys say one of the two inmates accused of killing a California prison guard in 2009 was so drunk on potent homemade liquor that he couldn't understand an FBI agent's Miranda warnings afterward.
Immigrants from across California are arriving in Sacramento today to advocate for a package of immigration bills as part of an Immigrant Day organized by the California Immigrant Policy Center.
Multiple agencies, including the Los Angeles city attorney's office, are investigating whether Rawson-Neal Psychiatric Hospital in Las Vegas, Nevada's primary public mental health facility, has been systematically dumping patients across state lines for years.
A proposed state ballot measure would require doctors to be randomly subjected to drug and alcohol testing.
Yahoo is buying online blogging forum Tumblr for $1.1 billion as CEO Marissa Mayer tries to rejuvenate an Internet pioneer that had fallen behind the times.
Just across the Rio Grande from Brownsville, Texas, stands a dormitory-style shelter filled with people recently deported from the U.S. and other migrants waiting to cross the border.
A devastated father says he has no idea why gunmen targeted his Northern California home over the weekend, killing his 10-year-old daughter as she watched TV.
As he presented his revised 2013-14 budget to the Legislature last week, Gov. Jerry Brown warned against expanding spending beyond his administration's conservative revenue estimates.
A new survey finds that "the picture is brightening" for state- and local-government civil service workforces as fewer employers resort to hiring freezes and layoffs although they're continuing to whittle away at employee benefit costs.
Police say two women were driving on one of Southern California's busiest freeways when one of them died and the other abandoned the car with her body still in it.
Police say they have arrested a woman they say took a lighter to a hillside in the San Francisco Bay Area and sparked a brush fire.