State regulators call for $300M fine against PG&E

California regulators are calling on Pacific Gas & Electric Co. to pay at least $300 million in fines for a deadly 2010 gas pipeline blast…

Asylum requests from immigrants on the rise in US

An internal Homeland Security document shows that requests for asylum in the United States have nearly quadrupled…

National Zoo taking no chances of another escape

The National Zoo has been inspecting vegetation around all of its exhibits to ensure animal enclosures are secure after the great escape of a young male red panda last month…

Atlanta panda gives birth to twins

Lun Lun, a 15-year-old giant panda, gave birth to two cubs Monday…

2-year-old with cancer received dozens of pizza donations

People sent a lot of love in the direction of a little girl battling cancer at “children’s hospital Los Angeles…

Helmet water leak aborts spacewalk; astronaut OK

NASA aborted a spacewalk at the International Space Station on Tuesday because of a dangerous water leak in an astronaut’s helmet that drenched his eyes, nose and mouth…

Man found in California motel awakens with amnesia

Doctors are looking into the mystery of a Florida man who awoke speaking only Swedish, with no memory of his past, after he was found unconscious…

California high court refuses stay of gay marriages

The California Supreme Court turned down a request by the backers of Prop 8 for an immediate halt to same-sex marriages…

Calif prisons sterilized women without approval

Nearly 150 female prisoners have been sterilized over a five-year period without the required approval…

Autopsy planned on Cory Monteith

Canadian authorities say an autopsy is expected to be performed on Monday to determine what caused the death…