White House To Push Merit-Based Immigration In New CampaignThe White House is embarking on a major campaign to turn public opinion against the nation's largely family-based immigration system ahead of an all-out push next year to move toward a more merit-based structure.
Swimmer Seriously Injured By Sea Lion In San Francisco BayOfficials say a person swimming in San Francisco's bay was seriously injured after being bitten by a sea lion.
Facebook Worries It Might Be Bad For You, Adds Mute ButtonFacebook knows what people think of its effect on mental health.
Surprise Inspections Find 'Significant Issues' In Treatment Of ICE DetaineesLong waits for medical care, possible misuse of solitary confinement and inappropriate treatment of detainees were among problems inspectors found at several US immigrant detention facilities, a government watchdog says.
California Issues First Licenses For Pot MarketCalifornia on Thursday issued its first batch of business licenses for the state's upcoming legal marijuana market, setting the stage for sales to begin in January.
Firefighter Killed While Working Thomas FireAuthorities have identified a firefighter killed while battling a blaze that's destroyed hundreds of homes northwest of Los Angeles.
2 Men Face Trial over 36 Deaths In Oakland Warehouse FireTwo California men will go to trial on involuntary manslaughter charges in the deaths of 36 partygoers in the worst building fire in the U.S. in more than a decade, a judge ruled Thursday.
Firefighter Battling Massive Southern California Wildfire DiesA firefighter assigned to the huge wildfire burning in Southern California has died.
St. Louis Player Dealt To A's To Be Near Mother Diagnosed With ALSSt. Louis receives Yairo Munoz and Max Schrock in the deal announced Thursday.
Man Arrested After Wife's Fatal Fall From Parking StructurePolice say a man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after his wife fell to her death from a parking structure in Southern California.
Overall Teen Drug Use Low, But Marijuana Edging Up, Survey FindsTeen drinking, smoking and drug use overall are stable, but the percentage of teens using marijuana is increasing, according to a new report.
California County To Return $290,000 To Pot BusinessmanDrug agents raided James Slatic's San Diego business, Med-West Distribution, in January of last year.