NEW YORK (AP) — Girl Scouts from tiny Daisies to teen Ambassadors may earn 23 new badges focused on science, technology, engineering and math.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The gruesome discovery of a tractor-trailer full of dozens of dead and suffocating people outside a San Antonio Walmart this week drives home an unsettling truth: Smuggling people inside boxes not meant for animals works.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Firefighters are bracing for the possibility of dry lightning as they battle a stubborn blaze that has scorched nearly 120 square miles (308 square kilometers) near California's Yosemite National Park.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Voters in the Los Angeles County district formerly represented by Democrat Jimmy Gomez will vote for a new representative in the state Assembly later this year, California Gov. Jerry Brown announced Monday.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Former Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca will avoid prison for a little bit longer after his attorneys on Monday asked a federal court to let him remain free while his corruption conviction is appealed.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The last killer whale born in captivity under SeaWorld's former orca-breeding program died Monday at the company's San Antonio park, SeaWorld said.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — More than three years after a coroner declared a teenage girl dead, a Northern California judge is expected to soon decide whether to revoke her death certificate.
NEW YORK (AP) — Linkin Park said their hearts are broken following the death of lead singer Chester Bennington, who died by hanging last week.
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A teenage driver lost control of her car while she was livestreaming on Instagram and recorded part of the crash that authorities said Monday killed her younger sister in California.
AZUSA, Calif. (AP) — Southern California authorities say a domestic-violence suspect who barricaded himself in a home with two children surrendered after releasing the kids unharmed.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The California Supreme Court has narrowed the scope of a state ballot measure that allowed some three-strike inmates to get shorter prison terms.
APPLE VALLEY, Calif. (AP) — A 16-year-old girl has been arrested on suspicion of fatally stabbing a 79-year-old man who was an associate minister of a Southern California church, officials said Monday.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Attorneys for counter-protesters facing rioting charges from last year's California state Capitol brawl say their clients were engaged in "mutual combat" with white nationalists.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Incensed by what he thought was a pedophilia ring headquartered in a Washington, D.C., pizza restaurant, a 28-year-old man opened fire inside Comet Ping Pong Pizza last year, sending employees and customers scrambling for cover.
EL DORADO HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Five children under the age of 15 have been injured in California after fuel vapors ignited and caused an explosion.
LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a patient who fled a Southern California hospital ran across a highway and was struck by a car and killed.
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Police say a man was killed and his 9-year-old daughter was critically injured when their car crashed into a power pole during a police chase in Southern California.
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Three California residents have been sentenced for stealing about $11 million from homeowners facing foreclosure by pretending to be a government program or nonprofit offering financial help.
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Most visitors to Los Angeles head to Hollywood, Venice Beach or Santa Monica. But if you're in the mood for stunning gardens, first-class art and historic architecture without the crowds and traffic, consider Pasadena.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Crews contending with triple-digit temperatures slowed the spread of an aggressive wildfire that destroyed dozens of homes in a rural area of California near Yosemite National Park, officials said Sunday.
MANTECA, Calif. (AP) — Former California state Sen. Dave Cogdill, whose support for temporary tax increases during the state's 2009 budget crisis ended his legislative career, has died.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — From "Black Panther" to Batman, "Stranger Things" to "Blade Runner 2049," and "Ready Player One" to Rep. John Lewis, Comic-Con had something for almost every pop-culture appetite.
MARSHALL, Calif. (AP) — A body pulled from the waters north of San Francisco is believed to be that of Charles Friend, the owner of the famed Tomales Bay Oyster Company.
CLAREMONT, Calif. (AP) — A California college has suspended five students for blocking access to a campus event to protest a speaker known for defending police against Black Lives Matter activists.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A 22-year-old California man has been charged with attempting to support terrorism by allegedly using social media to promote the Islamic State group and offering to join the organization, according to court documents.
DALLAS (AP) — A makeshift bike lane divider made of painted two-by-fours and PVC pipes lasted three days on a busy Dallas street last month before the city removed it, which was two days longer than its creators expected.
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say five deputies are on paid leave and two investigations are under way following the killing of an inmate at a Southern California jail.