A man who was killed when a homemade explosive blew up at his California home was an eccentric who bicycled around his neighborhood dispensing anti-government conspiracy pamphlets, a neighbor said Monday.
Gov. Jerry Brown is relying on private donors to pay the bill for his weeklong trade mission to China. About 90 business leaders are paying $10,000 each to join the Democratic governor and cover the costs for him and other state officials.
Gov. Jerry Brown got a firsthand look on Thursday at the world's most extensive high-speed rail system and praised the initiative that created the Chinese railway, saying he was anxious to start building similarly ambitious projects in California.
California sends tomorrow's technology, Hollywood blockbusters and terrific pinot noir to the world. Now, the governors of Utah and Virginia want the Golden State to export more of something else: jobs.
A California district attorney is facing possible disbarment after a judge found that he committed three acts of misconduct related to a conversation he had with a drug defendant without her lawyer present.
On the political map of the Southwest, Arizona stands out. Colorado, Nevada and New Mexico are independent-minded states that once leaned Republican but are trending Democratic, partly because of increasing numbers of Hispanic voters alienated from...
The AP Stylebook is scrapping the term "illegal immigrant." The Stylebook, the most-widely used reference for American journalists, will be updated immediately online and in the next print edition, due this spring.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court seems reluctant to use the legal battle over California's same-sex marriage ban to rule that all gay Americans have a constitutional right to wed, but that doesn't mean gay marriage will not be...
In a major gay rights case, the Supreme Court indicated Wednesday it could strike down the law that prevents legally married gay couples from receiving a range of federal benefits that go to other married people.
The Supreme Court is suggesting it could find a way out of the case over California's ban on same-sex marriage without issuing a major national ruling on whether gays have a right to marry, an issue one justice said was newer than cellphones and the Internet.
Evan Davidson lived with his wife for 51 years. But when he told morticians that the woman in the open casket wasn't Darlene Davidson, they politely told him he was mistaken. "I looked at her and said, 'Well this don't look like my wife at all,'"...