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Inmates at jails in Indianapolis, Baltimore, St. Louis and Philadelphia face the nation's highest levels of sexual abuse at the hands of guards, according to a new federal report based on surveys of inmates at U.S. jails and prisons.
The little dog left tied to the railroads tracks as a train approached is moving to a new home.
Seventeen bodies have been removed from a Modesto funeral home after complaints the home was taking too long to cremate the bodies, officials said.
A pair of persistent wildfires continued to burn in the hills and mountains around Interstate 5 north of Los Angeles on Saturday, although authorities were slowly getting the upper hand.
Never a stranger to the big stage, David Beckham was finally overwhelmed and reduced to tears as he went out in a burst of fireworks and cheers Saturday in his final home game for Paris Saint-Germain before retirement.
Officials say the search for a man suspected of killing his wife and their two young daughters continues, but is being scaled back.
Redlands police are looking for a man who pulled over a school bus, flashed a badge and told the driver he was a police officer.
Officials say 17 bodies have been removed from a Modesto funeral home after complaints the home was taking too long to cremate the bodies.
A California law that requires all semi-automatic handguns to be equipped with technology that stamps its identifying information on bullet casings is now in effect after years of delays.
In a busy factory, machinists move sheets of aluminum roll in the back door to be molded, stamped, twisted and notched into high-tech electric cars that sell for more than $60,000 each.
A look at key moments this past week in the wrongful death trial in Los Angeles between Michael Jackson's mother, Katherine Jackson, and concert giant AEG Live LLC, and what is expected at court in the week ahead:
Two earthquakes rattled the far Northern California coast Saturday morning, but authorities say there are no reports of damage or injuries.
Sunbathers flocking to Southern California beaches are used to feeding the meter or paying a parking attendant. Not so along the less developed north coast where it's customary to ditch cars on the shoulder of Highway 1 to surf, swim or picnic.
California will become the first state to offer voter registration through its health insurance marketplace later this year.
Marcel Melanson was one of this hardscrabble Southern California suburb's heroes, a reality TV star hailed for his dedicated and sometimes dangerous work for the Compton Fire Department.
As expected, police announced that the body found in a remote section of an Orange County canyon was Maribel Ramos, a 36-year-old former Army Sergeant missing for two weeks.
California will collect more than $3 billion in additional state revenue, the state's nonpartisan legislative analyst said Friday, setting the stage for a Capitol fight among Democrats over spending.
WASHINGTON Tough congressional grilling Friday of fired IRS chief Steven Miller failed to get answers about which agency employees subjected applications from tea party groups to special scrutiny but yielded a startling new admission: The Internal Revenue Service actually planted the question posed at a legal conference a week earlier that triggered the current political firestorm.
California state government violated civil service rules by giving hundreds of salaried managers part-time jobs that paid them an hourly wage, according to an audit released Friday.
An anti-gay rights group has purchased hourly radio spots to urge parents to keep their children home from school on Harvey Milk Day, which honors the gay rights pioneer.
California's employment picture improved significantly in April, but the Sacramento area did even better.
The Oakland Police Department says it will comply with an order to reinstate two officer to their former ranks who were demoted for their involvement in a botched SWAT action that ended in the death of two fellow officers.
Newsroom employees at the Santa Barbara News-Press have voted to cut ties with the Teamsters, the union that has represented them through years of legal struggles with management over control of the newspaper.
Gov. Jerry Brown on Friday blocked the parole of an inmate who is serving a life sentence for the execution-style killing of a prison guard 36 years ago during a series of armed robberies.
The owner of the Italian entry in the America's Cup said Friday his boat will compete in this summer's races after all, but he suggested a new precaution.
A Port of Oakland longshoreman died after his truck plunged into the San Francisco Bay.
Police say body found in Orange County is woman missing for 2 weeks; former roommate arrested.
California Attorney General Kamala Harris met with a new statewide taskforce of district attorneys Friday to study ways to reduce gun violence and enforce existing law.
Ken Venturi, who overcame dehydration to win the 1964 U.S. Open and spent 35 years in the booth for CBS Sports, died Friday afternoon. He was 82.
Former Groupon CEO Andrew Mason is diving into several new ventures, including indulging his inner rock star with an album of "motivational business music."
The owner of the Italian entry in the America's Cup says his boat will compete this summer, but sought new safety measures after the death of a sailor on a training run last week.
Billionaire Larry Ellison is bringing on a California energy expert to help make the Hawaiian island of Lanai a model for sustainable energy.
Authorities in Central California are investigating an alleged sexual assault at a Bakersfield nursing home.
The state Senate has approved a revised agreement with a Sacramento-area Indian tribe that owns a struggling casino east of the state capital.
An anti-gay rights group has purchased hourly radio spots in Sacramento to urge parents to keep their children home from school on Harvey Milk Day, which honors the gay rights pioneer.
The five West Coast states affected by debris from the 2011 tsunami in Japan are about to receive an initial $250,000 each from a $5 million gift from Japan for cleanup.
Firefighters worked swiftly to steer a 40-acre brushfire away from an elementary school moments before school was set to let out for the day.
Two cups of coffee ended life on the run for an Internet sensation known as Kai the hatchet-wielding hitchhiker.
Sen. Mark Udall of Colorado called on the U.S. Forest Service on Friday to make certain that a contract dispute doesn't ground large air tankers used to fight wildfires as warmer, drier weather boosts the risk of destructive blazes.
Gov. Jerry Brown traveled to a lower-income Hispanic neighborhood Friday to defend his proposal to shift some education spending to the state's neediest children.
One police officer was injured and six people arrested after San Francisco State University campus officers tried to clear intruders from a school dormitory.
The University of New Mexico says it has reached an agreement in principal with former men's basketball coach Steve Alford over his buyout.
Facebook made its debut on the stock market a year ago on May 18 in one of the largest IPOs in history and the biggest for any Internet company.
Finals week was dangerous for Thomas Saenz.
It was supposed to be our IPO, the people's public offering.
The longtime girlfriend of reputed gangster James "Whitey" Bulger lost her bid to reduce the eight-year prison sentence she received for helping Bulger during his 16 years as a fugitive.
The state's independent budget analyst said Friday that California will take in $3.2 billion more in tax revenue than Gov. Jerry Brown estimated, providing Democratic lawmakers an argument to funnel more money into state programs and setting up a spending showdown with the administration.
Legislative Analyst Mac Taylor projected state revenues Friday that are $3.2 billion higher than those projected by Gov. Jerry Brown this week in his revised budget proposal.
Hundreds gathered Friday to remember the late grandson of slain civil rights leader Malcolm X as mourners said Malcolm Shabazz was well on his way to cementing his own legacy.
The church once known as California's Crystal Cathedral has been renamed Shepherd's Grove.