Tentative deal in San Diego mayor harassment suit

Embattled San Diego Mayor Bob Filner on Wednesday reached a tentative deal involving a sexual harassment lawsuit filed against him and the city…

Calif. girl says she texted abductor about a ride

A 16-year-old girl in California is clarifying some details today about her relationship with the family friend who authorities …

Yosemite-area wildfire balloons in size overnight

A wildfire outside Yosemite National Park has more than tripled in size and still threatens about 2,500 homes, hotels and camp buildings…

Suspect’s family wants DNA test on kidnapped teen

The family of a U.S. man suspected of kidnapping a 16-year-old girl and killing her mother and younger brother…

California considers force-feeding inmates

If dozens of hunger-striking California state prison inmates are so close to death they must be force-fed, the method will likely be less invasive than what was used on terror suspects at Guantanamo Bay…

Fire near Yosemite Nat’l Park expands, park open

A destructive wildfire on the outskirts of Yosemite National Park that is threatening some 2,500 structures has grown to more than 15 square miles…

4 dead, 1 injured in vehicle-train crash in Fresno

Authorities say four people are dead and one other injured after their vehicle drove into the path of a freight train in Fresno….

Grizzly bear injures 2 hikers in Yellowstone

The National Park Service says a grizzly bear charged a group of hikers in Yellowstone National Park…

Calif. day care toddler tests positive for pot

Authorities have closed a Southern California day care center after a 2-year-old girl tested positive for marijuana…

Man finds $7000 in a parking lot and returns it

What would you do if you found an envelope stuffed with cash just lying around?…