Firefighter's death caused by retardant drop from 747

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A new report says a firefighter battling the largest wildfire in California history was killed last month when thousands of gallons of flame-suppressing liquid were dropped f...

California says gangs stole $1 million by credit card fraud

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — More than 30 purported street gang members have been charged with stealing more than $1 million in what authorities said Monday was an unusually sophisticated credit card fra...

California GOP attorney general nominee faces ethics panel

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Republicans' nominee for California state attorney general is facing an ethics tribunal just two months before the November election. Former judge Steven Ba...

Toxic pesticides found at most illegal California pot farms

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Nine of every 10 illegal marijuana farms raided in California this year contained traces of powerful and potentially lethal pesticides that are poisoning wildlife and could e...

California governor grants pardons to 3 facing deportation

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Jerry Brown announced Friday he pardoned three former prisoners facing the threat of deportation to Cambodia, including one who became a youth pastor after se...

US officials: Ex-ISIS fighter entered US as refugee

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — An Iraqi man arrested in California is accused of being a former Islamic State fighter and killing a police officer in Iraq after he qualified to be resettled in the U.S. as ...

California considers limiting broad 'felony murder' law

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California lawmakers are considering limiting the state's "felony murder" rule that holds accomplices to the same standard as if they had personally committed the crime. ...

US officials: Iraqi refugee was part of terror group

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A 45-year-old Iraqi refugee is under arrest in Northern California on a warrant alleging he was part of the Islamic State terror organization and killed an Iraqi policeman. ...

APNewsBreak: California may redo law to treat, free suspects

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Jerry Brown is seeking to tighten a law he signed weeks ago that critics say could have freed rapists and murderers who completed two years of mental health t...

Victims fly to California to see accused serial killer

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Three victims of a notorious Northern California serial killer and rapist say they are feeling relief after flying to California's capital city to see the alleged attacker be...

Judge denies US claim on 2 of 3 California immigration laws

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed the federal government's claim that U.S. law trumps two California laws intended to protect immigrants who are in the country illegally. ...

Judge warns against 'piecemeal' court rulings on immigration

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A U.S. judge urged Congress and the president to set aside partisan differences on immigration in a ruling that allowed California to enforce some state sanctuary laws but wa...

Dismantling California at-risk inmate housing brings hurdles

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Special California prisons intended to protect gang informants, disgraced cops and child molesters have become so violent, gang-riddled and crowded that officials are dismant...

California sues nation's largest student loan servicer

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's attorney general announced Thursday he is suing the nation's largest student loan processor, alleging it is harming consumers by failing to properly service the ...

Nearly 400 people used California assisted death law in 2017

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California health officials say 374 terminally ill people took drugs to end their lives in 2017, the first full year after a law making the option legal took effect. ...