APNewsBreak: Skeleton unearthed beneath California peak

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities in California say a human skeleton has been recovered beneath the state's second-highest peak. Sgt. Nate Derr of the Inyo County Sheriff's Department t...

Payouts for Vegas victims a 'cold, mathematical calculation'

LAS VEGAS (AP) — They may have been united by a love for country music, but the people gunned down two years ago at a Las Vegas concert will not be seen as equals when up to $800 million is paid out f...

California political donor charged in 2 overdose deaths

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Wealthy California political donor Ed Buck was indicted Wednesday by a federal grand jury for two overdose deaths in his West Hollywood apartment and charges he provided methampheta...

Activists wonder why political donor wasn't arrested sooner

WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Two men died at political donor Ed Buck's apartment and another escaped after overdosing. Activists wonder if he wasn't arrested sooner because he's a w...

California's dive boat, Ghost Ship fires share legal lessons

LOS ANGELES (AP) — One was a ship in name only, an artist commune set up in an Oakland warehouse. The other was a bona fide boat afloat on the ocean off Santa Barbara. Both became fi...

Official: Political donor faces US charge in overdose death

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A law enforcement official says political activist Ed Buck will face a federal charge in a drug death at his Los Angeles-area home. The official with knowledge of ...

Snoozing crew raises specter of criminal charge in boat fire

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Federal investigators identified a violation of Coast Guard regulations that could trigger criminal charges in the California dive boat disaster that killed 34 people. ...

Criminal probe underway in fiery California boat disaster

LOS ANGELES (AP) — U.S. authorities are conducting a criminal investigation into the fiery dive boat disaster that killed 34 people off the coast of California, two officials said Monday. ...

US fighter jet crashes in Death Valley, injures 7 visitors

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A U.S. Navy fighter jet crashed Wednesday in Death Valley National Park, injuring seven people who were at a scenic overlook where aviation enthusiasts routinely watch military pilo...

Chinese billionaire indicted in US aluminum dumping scheme

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Chinese billionaire has been charged in Los Angeles in a complex scheme to avoid $1.8 billion in aluminum tariffs. U.S. prosecutors said Wednesday that Zhongtian...

Acquitted Navy SEAL thanks Fox News, Trump for their support

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The decorated Navy SEAL who was acquitted of murder in the killing of a wounded Islamic State captive in Iraq thanked Fox News, President Donald Trump and two congressmen for their su...

Jury to decide SEAL's punishment for posing with corpse

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The same military jurors who acquitted a decorated Navy SEAL of murder in the killing of a wounded Islamic State captive under his care in Iraq in 2017 will return to court Wednesday ...

Defense to present testimony in Navy SEAL murder case

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Defense lawyers planned to go on the offensive Wednesday in the murder trial of a decorated Navy SEAL charged with killing a wounded young Islamic State prisoner in Iraq and shooting ...

Defense to question investigator in case against Navy SEAL

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Defense lawyers for a decorated Navy SEAL charged with war crimes are expected to grill the lead investigator in the case Tuesday as they try to paint a picture of an upstanding war h...

Key witness in Navy SEAL case stuns court by taking blame

SAN DIEGO (AP) — When a special forces medic was called to testify in the case of a Navy SEAL accused of stabbing an Islamic State fighter in his care, prosecutors expected the medic to bolster their ...