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Investigators say they believe the death of a two-year-old boy in Riverside County was a homicide.
California-based chicken producer Foster Farms is recalling about 6,165 pounds of its ready-to-eat grilled chicken breast strips because the strips contain wheat and soy - known allergens - which are not listed on the labels of its packages, federal agriculture officials said.
Kellie Pickler came into the final "Dancing With the Stars" episode in second place but finished in first.
Los Angeles County prosecutors said Tuesday they'll seek to retry five former officials in the city of Bell who were accused of corruption and overpaying themselves with public funds.
A 25-year-old man is facing the possibility of spending the rest of his life in prison after being charged in the shooting of two Visalia police officers last week, Tulare County prosecutors said.
Officials at the University of California, Los Angeles say a man was found dead on campus after an apparent fall from a building.
FBI Director Robert Mueller on Tuesday praised two agents who died while training off the Virginia Beach coast last weekend for their "true and unerring valor."
Prosecutors say a teenager accused of murdering his girlfriend's parents was equipped with a "murder kit" to kill the Compton couple.
A California state senator has canceled a Las Vegas fundraiser after a newspaper reported that the host of the party could benefit from pending legislation.
A Northern California woman intends to return a book of poems and drawings written and drawn by Polish prisoners at a World War II concentration camp to Poland.
A loophole in California's upcoming health care overhaul could be exploited by families gaming the system or responding to hardship in a way that doctors say could leave a pile of unpaid bills.
Thousands of workers at University of California medical centers began a two-day strike on Tuesday that prompted the postponement of dozens of surgeries amid reassurances that patients were safe.
About 17,000 Californians with serious medical problems will be moved from a state-run stopgap health insurance program to a federal plan starting in July, ensuring they will have no break in medical coverage until the national health care reforms kick in next year, state officials announced this week.
A 10-time felon charged in the shooting death of a former Oakland Tribune freelance photographer who was hit by a stray bullet has pleaded not guilty to murder and other charges.
Federal prosecutors say three men have pleaded guilty in San Diego to planning to abduct three people who owed money for drugs. They intended to bring the captives to Tijuana, Mexico.
Sacramento lobbyists and others looking forward to attending a mixed-martial-arts fight in Las Vegas with Sen. Ricardo Lara on Saturday will have to find another way to enjoy the holiday weekend.
The lone Republican and a Democrat favored by party leaders were leading a field of five candidates in a hotly contested Central Valley state Senate contest in early returns Tuesday.
Many areas of sprawling Point Mugu State Park that have been off-limits since this month's big wildfire on the outskirts of Camarillo and Thousand Oaks will reopen in time for the Memorial Day weekend.
Now that tech darling Apple Inc. has been dragged front and center into the debate over the U.S. tax code, lawmakers are hoping that the spotlight on such a high-profile company could be the catalyst for Congress to take action to close loopholes or reform the law.
A judge promised more openness Tuesday after months of confidential post-trial proceedings in the case of murdered Washington intern Chandra Levy, disclosing for the first time why a key prosecution witness could be discredited.
A political Web site that says it was the target of FBI surveillance has filed a lawsuit in San Francisco seeking documents connected with the alleged probe.
California is sending six specially trained urban search-and-rescue workers to Oklahoma to assist recovery efforts after Monday's tornado.
The NFL will celebrate its 50th Super Bowl in northern California, where its newest, most high-tech venue is being built.
Jodi Arias begged jurors Tuesday to give her life in prison, saying she "lacked perspective" when she told a local reporter in an interview that she preferred execution to spending the rest of her days in jail.
Family and friends are searching for a man who went missing after completing the Bay to Breakers race in San Francisco.
California's third carbon-allowance auction raised more than $280 million as polluters bid for the right to emit greenhouse gases, state officials said today.
Several San Francisco supervisors want the city transit agency to donate revenue from an anti-Israel bus ad campaign to the city's Human Rights Commission after the agency did the same for an ad campaign that targeted Muslims.
California Secretary of State Debra Bowen has agreed to expand the way her office presents campaign finance data online after initially rejecting the request from a coalition of good-government groups, research organizations and newspapers, her spokeswoman said Tuesday.
AEG Live LLC did not conduct any background checks or supervise the doctor who was later convicted of killing Michael Jackson, a corporate attorney testified Tuesday in a lawsuit claiming the concert promoter was negligent in hiring the physician.
The roommate of a Southern California college student has been charged in the woman's death.
An elementary school teacher in Northern California has been formally charged with dozens of counts of inappropriately touching several of his students.
Utah Gov. Gary Herbert told a congressional subcommittee on Tuesday his state does a better job than U.S. land managers and has a bigger stake than the bureaucrats in protecting the natural resources and rugged beauty that drives Utah's outdoor recreation and tourism industry.
A federal court Tuesday struck down Arizona's ban on abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy absent a medical emergency.
California spent far more than any other state on K-12 education in 2011, but its per-pupil spending was $1,421 below the national average, putting it 36th in the nation, according to a new Census Bureau report.
As non-emergency surgeries were postponed and fill-in medical technicians were brought in from out of state, thousands of employees walked off the job Tuesday at the UC Davis Medical Center and four other University of California hospitals.
A man was rescued by a sailing crew after jumping off the Golden Gate Bridge on Monday in one of the rare cases of someone actually surviving the 220-foot plunge.
A high-tech startup is wading into the gun control debate with a wireless controller that would allow gun owners to know when their weapon is being moved - and disable it remotely.
Prosecutors said they were considering appealing a judge's decision to reduce a jury's verdict of second-degree murder against a man who killed a houseguest and buried him in his Southern California backyard.
The job market for California law school graduates remains brutal, even as law school tuition rises to new heights.
Carol Burnett, who became famous for playing a variety of characters in sketch comedy routines on her namesake television show, was named the winner of the nation's top humor prize on Tuesday.
We'll get a sense of what's next for California's perpetually evolving Legislature after the polls close on a few different races today.
Elected officials voiced increasing doubts Monday about opening the new San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge as planned on Labor Day weekend, and asked for a formal investigation into state management of the massive construction project.
A Las Vegas casino that stands to make millions if the California Legislature approves a gambling compact for a Fresno-area Indian tribe is hosting a fundraiser this weekend for a state senator who is about to vote on the deal.
The Navy says a trained dolphin has found a 130-year-old torpedo off the San Diego coast.
San Diego has agreed to pay $18.5 million to a boy who lost a leg when he was struck by a city trash truck.
Hundreds of wind farms around the world have slowed operations after huge turbine blades fell in Southern California and Iowa.
Your daily look at late-breaking California news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Tuesday:
None of five men who were killed when their Pennsylvania-bound van veered off a southern Illinois freeway and rolled repeatedly was carrying identification, a coroner said Tuesday with frustration in announcing he had managed to identify three of the dead.
California is trying to reclaim the mantle of marijuana leadership it has ceded to states like Colorado and Washington, Dan says.
Eminem's song publisher is suing Facebook and an ad agency in Detroit federal court, saying they appropriated one of the rapper's songs.