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  • Authorities announce arrest of former police officer in 'East Area Rapist' case

    Authorities announce arrest of former police officer in 'East Area Rapist' case

    Wednesday, April 25 2018 8:01 PM EDT2018-04-26 00:01:47 GMT

    California authorities announced an arrest Wednesday in the decades-old East Area Rapist/Original Nightstalker/Golden State Killer case. The suspected California serial killer was identified as 72-year-old Joseph James DeAngelo, a former police officer during a press conference Wednesday.

     

    California authorities announced an arrest Wednesday in the decades-old East Area Rapist/Original Nightstalker/Golden State Killer case. The suspected California serial killer was identified as 72-year-old Joseph James DeAngelo, a former police officer during a press conference Wednesday.

     
  • California Gas Tax Repeal: Petition faces deadline ahead of November ballot

    California Gas Tax Repeal: Petition faces deadline ahead of November ballot

    Wednesday, April 25 2018 5:50 PM EDT2018-04-25 21:50:04 GMT

    The effort to repeal California's gas tax increase is facing a fast-approaching deadline.

     

    An effort to repeal California's gas tax increase may be running out of gas. Gasoline taxes increased by 12 cents per gallon in November 2017. Diesel taxes increased by 20 cents a gallon and diesel sales taxes rose by 4 points to 13 percent.

     
  • Baseball document, thought worth millions, spurs court fight

    Baseball document, thought worth millions, spurs court fight

    Wednesday, April 25 2018 5:09 PM EDT2018-04-25 21:09:12 GMT
    This May 18, 2017, photo shows Dan Imler, vice president of SCP Auctions, with the bound volume of the 1876 constitution that founded the National League of Professional Base Ball and the modern business of big league sports. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)This May 18, 2017, photo shows Dan Imler, vice president of SCP Auctions, with the bound volume of the 1876 constitution that founded the National League of Professional Base Ball and the modern business of big league sports. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)

    One of the most valuable pieces of baseball memorabilia — a copy of the 1876 National League constitution that established business practices that remain the norm today — is at the center of a legal dispute between the family of a late baseball executive and an auction house they say is holding it hostage.

     

    One of the most valuable pieces of baseball memorabilia — a copy of the 1876 National League constitution that established business practices that remain the norm today — is at the center of a legal dispute between the family of a late baseball executive and an auction house they say is holding it hostage.

     
  • Study: California gun deaths declined between 2000 and 2015

    Study: California gun deaths declined between 2000 and 2015

    Tuesday, April 24 2018 11:12 PM EDT2018-04-25 03:12:10 GMT

    Gun deaths have fallen in California over a 16-year period ending in 2015, driven largely by a decline in gang violence and falling homicide rates among black and Hispanic male victims, a recent study of firearm violence has found.

     

    Gun deaths have fallen in California over a 16-year period ending in 2015, driven largely by a decline in gang violence and falling homicide rates among black and Hispanic male victims, a recent study of firearm violence has found.

     
  • Rent control backers say they expect to qualify for ballot

    Rent control backers say they expect to qualify for ballot

    Tuesday, April 24 2018 2:19 AM EDT2018-04-24 06:19:42 GMT
    If certified by the secretary of state the initiative will appear on the November ballot. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)If certified by the secretary of state the initiative will appear on the November ballot. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

    Supporters of more rent control in California say they have gathered enough signatures to put an initiative on the November ballot and held a Monday rally to generate support for the measure.

     

    Supporters of more rent control in California say they have gathered enough signatures to put an initiative on the November ballot and held a Monday rally to generate support for the measure.

     
  • After brief relief, forecasts indicate drought will continue

    After brief relief, forecasts indicate drought will continue

    Tuesday, April 24 2018 12:37 AM EDT2018-04-24 04:37:00 GMT

    Dry weather will prolong the wildfire threat through summer in the southwestern United States, even though weekend showers temporarily relieved drought conditions in parts of the area, forecasters said Monday.

     

    Dry weather will prolong the wildfire threat through summer in the southwestern United States, even though weekend showers temporarily relieved drought conditions in parts of the area, forecasters said Monday.

     
  • Court sides with human in copyright fight over monkey selfie

    Court sides with human in copyright fight over monkey selfie

    Tuesday, April 24 2018 12:35 AM EDT2018-04-24 04:35:02 GMT
    PETA sought a court order in 2015 allowing it to administer all proceeds from the photos to benefit the monkey. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)PETA sought a court order in 2015 allowing it to administer all proceeds from the photos to benefit the monkey. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

    A U.S. appeals court on Monday favored humans over animals in a novel copyright lawsuit filed over a series of entertaining selfies taken by a monkey with a toothy grin.

     

    A U.S. appeals court on Monday favored humans over animals in a novel copyright lawsuit filed over a series of entertaining selfies taken by a monkey with a toothy grin.

     
  • Man killed in random knife attack at California steakhouse

    Man killed in random knife attack at California steakhouse

    Saturday, April 21 2018 7:28 PM EDT2018-04-21 23:28:24 GMT
    This undated photo provided by the Ventura County District Attorney's Office shows Jamal Jackson. The homeless man has been charged with murder in a random stabbing attack. (Ventura County District Attorney's Office via AP)This undated photo provided by the Ventura County District Attorney's Office shows Jamal Jackson. The homeless man has been charged with murder in a random stabbing attack. (Ventura County District Attorney's Office via AP)

    A homeless man who randomly stabbed a patron in a crowded Southern California restaurant to death as he was holding his daughter was reported just a few hours earlier for disruptive behavior, but police ultimately determined he was not a threat, authorities said Saturday.

     

    A homeless man who randomly stabbed a patron in a crowded Southern California restaurant to death as he was holding his daughter was reported just a few hours earlier for disruptive behavior, but police ultimately determined he was not a threat, authorities said Saturday.

     
  • Steyer's talk of impeaching Trump not appealing to Dems

    Steyer's talk of impeaching Trump not appealing to Dems

    Saturday, April 21 2018 1:04 AM EDT2018-04-21 05:04:25 GMT
    In this Oct. 7, 2015, file photo, billionaire environmentalist Tom Steyer discusses climate change at a symposium in Sacramento, Calif.In this Oct. 7, 2015, file photo, billionaire environmentalist Tom Steyer discusses climate change at a symposium in Sacramento, Calif.

    Tom Steyer is on a multimillion-dollar mission to impeach Donald Trump, but Democrats whose campaigns the California billionaire is helping bankroll aren't keen to follow his lead.

     

    Tom Steyer is on a multimillion-dollar mission to impeach Donald Trump, but Democrats whose campaigns the California billionaire is helping bankroll aren't keen to follow his lead.

     
  • California regulators investigating worker safety at Tesla

    California regulators investigating worker safety at Tesla

    Saturday, April 21 2018 12:59 AM EDT2018-04-21 04:59:18 GMT
    This undated image provided by Tesla Motors shows the Tesla Model 3 sedan.  (Courtesy of Tesla Motors via AP)This undated image provided by Tesla Motors shows the Tesla Model 3 sedan. (Courtesy of Tesla Motors via AP)

    Workplace safety regulators say they are investigating two incidents at automaker Tesla's factory in Northern California.

     

    Workplace safety regulators say they are investigating two incidents at automaker Tesla's factory in Northern California.

     
  • Police say teen who searched for missing pal was his killer

    Police say teen who searched for missing pal was his killer

    Thursday, April 19 2018 9:26 PM EDT2018-04-20 01:26:28 GMT
    Los Angeles County sheriff’s Lt. John Corina, left, speaks next to Deputy Joana Warren outside of the sheriff’s homicide bureau office in Monterey Park, Calif., Thursday, April 19, 2018.Los Angeles County sheriff’s Lt. John Corina, left, speaks next to Deputy Joana Warren outside of the sheriff’s homicide bureau office in Monterey Park, Calif., Thursday, April 19, 2018.

    A 16-year-old who was part of a search party looking for a missing high school sports star led the group to discover the boy's body but investigators suspect he was the person who fatally stabbed his longtime friend and left his body in bushes near a riverbed, Los Angeles County sheriff's detectives said Thursday.

     

    A 16-year-old who was part of a search party looking for a missing high school sports star led the group to discover the boy's body but investigators suspect he was the person who fatally stabbed his longtime friend and left his body in bushes near a riverbed, Los Angeles County sheriff's detectives said Thursday.

     
  • 8,000 Disneyland tickets stolen from youth farming group

    8,000 Disneyland tickets stolen from youth farming group

    Thursday, April 19 2018 7:01 PM EDT2018-04-19 23:01:27 GMT
    (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)(AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)

    Thieves made off with 8,000 Disneyland tickets worth about $800,000 when they stole a box trailer from a youth agricultural education organization that was going to distribute them to participants at a conference in Southern California, officials said.

     

    Thieves made off with 8,000 Disneyland tickets worth about $800,000 when they stole a box trailer from a youth agricultural education organization that was going to distribute them to participants at a conference in Southern California, officials said.

     
  • Calif. governor says deal reached on National Guard mission

    Calif. governor says deal reached on National Guard mission

    Thursday, April 19 2018 10:48 AM EDT2018-04-19 14:48:26 GMT

    California reached an agreement with the federal government that the state's National Guard troops will deploy to the border to focus on fighting transnational gangs as well as drug and gun smugglers, Gov. Jerry Brown said.

     

    California reached an agreement with the federal government that the state's National Guard troops will deploy to the border to focus on fighting transnational gangs as well as drug and gun smugglers, Gov. Jerry Brown said.

     
  • Road to homeownership gets rockier this spring as rates rise

    Road to homeownership gets rockier this spring as rates rise

    Wednesday, April 18 2018 2:22 PM EDT2018-04-18 18:22:15 GMT

    Higher mortgage rates are making the already challenging task of buying an affordable home even tougher for many Americans this spring.

     

    Higher mortgage rates are making the already challenging task of buying an affordable home even tougher for many Americans this spring.

     
  • Body of last missing family member found in California river

    Body of last missing family member found in California river

    Tuesday, April 17 2018 12:30 AM EDT2018-04-17 04:30:15 GMT
    The Mendocino County Sheriff's Office said Monday, April 16, 2018, that searchers located the car Sunday and recovered the bodies of Sandeep Thottapilly and Saachi Thottapilly. (Lt. Shannon Barney/Mendocino County Sheriff's Office via AP, File)The Mendocino County Sheriff's Office said Monday, April 16, 2018, that searchers located the car Sunday and recovered the bodies of Sandeep Thottapilly and Saachi Thottapilly. (Lt. Shannon Barney/Mendocino County Sheriff's Office via AP, File)

    Searchers on Monday found the body of a 12-year-old boy in a Northern California river — the last of four family members who perished when their sport utility vehicle plunged into the rain-swollen torrent.

     

    Searchers on Monday found the body of a 12-year-old boy in a Northern California river — the last of four family members who perished when their sport utility vehicle plunged into the rain-swollen torrent.

     
  • LAPD: Bootleg makeup contained animal feces, human waste

    LAPD: Bootleg makeup contained animal feces, human waste

    Monday, April 16 2018 1:49 PM EDT2018-04-16 17:49:28 GMT

    Los Angeles police confiscated $700,000 worth of bootleg cosmetics containing animal feces, bacteria and human waste on Thursday.

     

    Los Angeles police confiscated $700,000 worth of bootleg cosmetics containing animal feces, bacteria and human waste on Thursday.

     
  • Friends separated by the Holocaust reunite in California

    Friends separated by the Holocaust reunite in California

    Saturday, April 14 2018 12:33 AM EDT2018-04-14 04:33:34 GMT
    In this Wednesday, April 11, 2018, photo, childhood Holocaust survivors Simon Gronowski and Alice Gerstel Weit embrace at the Los Angeles Holocaust Museum. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)In this Wednesday, April 11, 2018, photo, childhood Holocaust survivors Simon Gronowski and Alice Gerstel Weit embrace at the Los Angeles Holocaust Museum. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)

    When Alice Gerstel bid an emotional farewell to her family's closest friends in October 1941, she was hopeful she'd see "Little Simon" Gronowski again. And she did — 76 years later and half a world away from where they were separated in Brussels.

     

    When Alice Gerstel bid an emotional farewell to her family's closest friends in October 1941, she was hopeful she'd see "Little Simon" Gronowski again. And she did — 76 years later and half a world away from where they were separated in Brussels.

     
  • California governor creates committee on census outreach

    California governor creates committee on census outreach

    Saturday, April 14 2018 12:24 AM EDT2018-04-14 04:24:10 GMT
    FILE - In this March 15, 2010, file photo, copies of the 2010 Census forms in Phoenix. The 2020 U.S. Census will add a question about citizenship status, a move that brought swift condemnation from Democrats. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)FILE - In this March 15, 2010, file photo, copies of the 2010 Census forms in Phoenix. The 2020 U.S. Census will add a question about citizenship status, a move that brought swift condemnation from Democrats. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)

    California Gov. Jerry Brown has created a committee to help ensure the 2020 census reflects an accurate count of the state's population, his office announced Friday.

     

    California Gov. Jerry Brown has created a committee to help ensure the 2020 census reflects an accurate count of the state's population, his office announced Friday.

     
  • Police: Woman who drove SUV with family off cliff was drunk

    Police: Woman who drove SUV with family off cliff was drunk

    Friday, April 13 2018 11:45 PM EDT2018-04-14 03:45:24 GMT
    FILE - This March 20, 2016, file photo shows Hart family of Woodland, Wash., at a Bernie Sanders rally in Vancouver, Wash. (Tristan Fortsch/KATU News via AP, File)FILE - This March 20, 2016, file photo shows Hart family of Woodland, Wash., at a Bernie Sanders rally in Vancouver, Wash. (Tristan Fortsch/KATU News via AP, File)

    A woman was drunk when she drove her large family off a Northern California cliff last month and her wife and several children had large amounts of a drug in their systems that can cause drowsiness, authorities said Friday.

     

    A woman was drunk when she drove her large family off a Northern California cliff last month and her wife and several children had large amounts of a drug in their systems that can cause drowsiness, authorities said Friday.

     
  • US to audit grants awarded to California bullet train

    US to audit grants awarded to California bullet train

    Friday, April 13 2018 7:55 PM EDT2018-04-13 23:55:56 GMT
    FILE - This Dec. 6, 2017 file photo shows one of the elevated sections of the high-speed rail under construction in Fresno, Calif. High-speed rail executives are urging skeptical lawmakers to provide more long-term funding for the bullet train in the faceFILE - This Dec. 6, 2017 file photo shows one of the elevated sections of the high-speed rail under construction in Fresno, Calif. High-speed rail executives are urging skeptical lawmakers to provide more long-term funding for the bullet train in the face

    California's high-speed rail project is facing an audit from the U.S. Department of Transportation's as costs continue to climb.

     

    California's high-speed rail project is facing an audit from the U.S. Department of Transportation's as costs continue to climb.

     
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