Authorities were searching for a parolee who fled on foot after stepping from his vehicle clutching a fully loaded assault rifle during a traffic stop in Rialto early Wednesday, prompting a police officer to open fire.
The number of law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty nationwide jumped 31% in the first half of 2014 with California leading the nation with eight deaths, data shows.
The groundwater level in the San Bernardino Basin area is at its lowest point in recorded history, officials say.
Gov. Jerry Brown's choice of Stanford law professor Mariano-Florentino Cuellar for the California Supreme Court is likely to move the moderately conservative court leftward and result in more path-breaking rulings, legal analysts said Tuesday.
Most of the victims killed in a Northern California bus crash in April survived the initial impact only to die from smoke inhalation as fire tore through the carriage, coroner's officials said.
Hoping to avoid a repeat of the public violence that erupted at the end of last year's U.S. Open of Surfing in Huntington Beach, officials say the event will be significantly scaled down and more tightly controlled when it kicks off on Friday.
Angels 11, Detroit Tigers 6 AT THE PLATE: Ian Stewart, a late addition to the lineup when third baseman David Freese was scratched because of right quadriceps tightness, came within a home run of the cycle, hitting a run-scoring triple in the second inning, a double in the fourth and a single in the seventh. Mike Trout doubled twice, drove in two runs and scored twice, as the Angels amassed 10 or more extra-base hits in a game for the second time this week. The Angels also lead the American League with 27 homers. ON THE MOUND: Josh Wall, called up from triple-A Salt Lake on Friday, entered with an 11-1 lead in the seventh and gave up five runs — on four hits and a walk —...