I was sitting in bed reading Monday night when a hideous and unfamiliar noise jolted me upright. It seemed to be emanating from inside my room. It was a loud, insistent and intermittent, like a test of the emergency broadcast system, but my radio wasn?t on.
SAN DIEGO -- The father of the children possibly abducted by a neighbor who killed their mother made a televised plea Tuesday for the alleged kidnapper to let them go.
Monday marked the first time in California that officials notified the public of a statewide Amber Alert through their cellphones, a California Highway Patrol official said.
The inmate in blue jail-issue scrubs turned toward Mecca and sang the midday call to prayer heard at Muslim places of worship around Southern California on the last Friday of Ramadan.
Thousands of elementary school teachers have been asked this summer to hold on to their lesson plans as 37 school districts throughout the state seek to show that they are providing students with required exercise.
It is near midnight. The Ramadan prayers have just been said, the congregants have paid respect to Allah and headed home. Only the gray-haired imam and his wife remain at the little house of faith they have devoted their lives to.
Thursday's women's semifinals at Wimbledon will not trigger great name recognition from the general fan. Maybe even the ardent tennis fan. Newcomers are beginning to emerge in tennis, and this year's women's bracket is no exception. Two barely twenty-somethings, Simona Halep and Eugenie Bouchard, completed the women's semifinal field Wednesday with impressive victories. Halep beat last year's finalist, Sabine Lisicki of Germany, 6-4, 6-0, and Bouchard scored a 6-3, 6-4 win over another German, Angelique Kerber, who had taken out Maria Sharapova on Tuesday. They will play each other in the semifinals, and the winner will face the winner of the match...