By JOHN ROGERSAssociated Press
LOS ANGELES (AP) - In Southern California, where urban sprawl meets pristine wilderness, one can stand on a backwoods mountain trail and be so close to the city as to still hear the rumble of traffic and make out a downtown skyline.
Which is something, wilderness
ST. LOUIS (AP) - A financially troubled St. Louis-based company is abruptly shuttering its more than 2,000 portrait studios that are found nationwide in locations such as Walmart and Sears stores.
CPI Corp. said in a two-paragraph statement on its website that it's saddened by the
PRESS RELEASE FROM SPOKANE VALLEY FIRE DEPARTMENT:
An 83-year-old man is in stable condition following a trench collapse in the Spokane Valley.
The man was installing a residential sewer line in the 10900 block of East Empire Ave. when the side of the trench started to cave in burring him up to his
By SHAYA TAYEFE MOHAJERAssociated Press
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A $16 million settlement over the safety recall of Toyota vehicles that were at risk for unintended acceleration and braking issues was announced Friday by Orange County prosecutors and Toyota Motor Corp.
The suit was one of a flood of
By BECKY BOHRERAssociated Press
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - An Alaska man has been sentenced to prison for life in the 2010 shooting deaths of two Hoonah police officers, in a case that rocked the tiny community and galvanized the state's law enforcement community.
State court Judge David George on
By DON THOMPSONAssociated Press
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - A federal judge on Friday rejected Gov. Jerry Brown's bid to regain state control of inmates' mental health care, citing systematic failures to reduce prison suicides, provide timely care and hire enough staff.
The decision is a blow
NEW YORK (AP) - A New York federal judge has ruled that the Food and Drug Administration must make emergency contraceptives available to women of all ages within 30 days. Judge Edward Korman in Brooklyn made the ruling Friday. He says his order must be carried
By DON BABWIN and CARYN ROUSSEAUAssociated Press
CHICAGO (AP) - Roger Ebert started out as an old-school newspaper man, the kind that has all but vanished: a fierce competitor who spent the day trying to scoop the competition and the night bellied up to the bar swapping stories.
SULPHUR SPRINGS, Texas (AP) - Two inmates in an East Texas jail took advantage of a guard distracted by other duties in his office when they pulled open part of a chain-link fence in a recreation yard and slipped through, triggering a two-day manhunt, a local sheriff's office spokesman said
By SETH BORENSTEINAP Science Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - NASA is planning for a robotic spaceship to lasso a small asteroid and park it near the moon for astronauts to explore, a top senator said Friday.
The ship would capture the 500-ton, 25-foot asteroid in 2019. Then using an Orion space capsule, a