Men face trial for fatal California warehouse fire

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — More than two years after 36 concert-goers died in a fire at a Northern California warehouse, two men will face trial on involuntary manslaughter charges. Derick...

With hurricanes, wildfires, evacuation orders fall short

MIAMI (AP) — With Hurricane Michael strengthening as it took aim at Florida's Panhandle, Mark Bowen and his employees watched the live footage through tears. They weren't looking at ...

Dazed and confused: States push for legal clarity on CBD

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — There's legal uncertainty surrounding CBD oil-infused drinks, food and dietary supplements. State and local authorities have been forcing some retailers to pull ...

Judge takes oversight of PG&E's wildfire prevention plans

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal judge says he will closely monitor Pacific Gas & Electric's tree-trimming this year and barred the utility from paying out dividends to shareholders as part of a new...

Shooter who killed 7 at California college dies in prison

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A man serving a life sentence for fatally shooting seven people at a small Northern California vocational college has died in prison. The California Department o...

San Francisco to pay $13.1 million to man framed for murder

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco plans to pay $13.1 million to a man who spent more than six years in prison after city police framed him for murder. The San Francisco Board of Sup...

Things to know about California's death penalty

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California's Democratic governor announced Wednesday he was temporarily shutting down the nation's most populous death row. Since the state reinstated the death penalty in 1978, i...

California sues over abortion rule; other states to follow

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California and several other Democratic-led states announced they were challenging the Trump administration's effort to set up obstacles for women seeking abortions, including bar...

California man gets over 15 years in prison for terror case

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal judge sentenced a 23-year-old Northern California man to more than 15 years in prison after he pleaded guilty to trying to support an Islamic terrorist group. ...

Tech helps San Francisco DA wipe out 8,000 pot convictions

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco's top prosecutor says his office used technology to erase 8,000 marijuana convictions and reduce felony convictions to misdemeanors. It is the firs...

Politician's accuser speaks about issue of sexual assault

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — A college professor avoided talking directly about her accusation that Virginia's lieutenant governor sexually assaulted her, but she wasn't shy about publicly discussing her r...

Virginia politician's accuser on Stanford sex assault panel

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A college professor who has accused Virginia's lieutenant governor of sexual assault will appear at a long-planned academic symposium on that topic at Stanford University. ...

Pair who secretly filmed Planned Parenthood fight charges

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Planned Parenthood is making an unusual legal demand to join California's criminal prosecution of two anti-abortion activists charged with invasion of privacy for secretly making ...

Pacific Gas & Electric vows to improve wildfire prevention

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The nation's largest utility on Wednesday promised to overhaul its wildfire-prevention measures in response to growing legal, financial and public pressure for its role in startin...

Wildfire victims living in RVs ordered to leave properties

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Hundreds of Northern California wildfire victims desperate for housing and living in recreational vehicles on their burned-out lots were ordered off their properties Monday after ...