Latest California News

Man last seen with Kristin Smart in 1996 heading to trial

Sep. 22, 2021 14:11 PM EDT

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (AP) — The man last seen with Kristin Smart before she vanished from a college campus 25 years ago on the Central California coast will stand trial on a murder charge in her suspected death and his father faces trial as an accomplice for allegedly helping bury her...

The Latest: United Airlines: 97% US workers fully vaccinated

Sep. 22, 2021 14:08 PM EDT

CHICAGO — United Airlines officials say 97% of its U.S. employees are fully vaccinated. There’s less than a week to go before United employees face a deadline to get the shots or get fired. The Chicago-based airline with 67,000 U.S. employees is among a group of...

COVID-19 creates dire US shortage of teachers, school staff

Sep. 22, 2021 13:58 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — One desperate California school district is sending flyers home in students' lunchboxes, telling parents it's “now hiring." Elsewhere, principals are filling in as crossing guards, teachers are being offered signing bonuses and schools are moving back to online...

California man charged with perjury in Hollywood execs suit

Sep. 22, 2021 13:49 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A Los Angeles man has been charged by New York federal prosecutors with perjury for allegedly falsifying emails to support his lawsuit against entertainment industry executives. Rovier Carrington, 22, was arrested Tuesday in California and released on...

Kings sign G Cal Petersen to 3-year, $15 million extension

Sep. 22, 2021 13:46 PM EDT

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — Goalie Cal Petersen has agreed to a three-year, $15 million contract extension with the Los Angeles Kings. The Kings announced the deal Wednesday for Petersen, an Iowa native and Notre Dame product who signed with the club as an unrestricted...

California man convicted for role in Montana deputy's death

Sep. 22, 2021 13:42 PM EDT

BUTTE, Mont. (AP) — A California man who, along with his son, went on a “suicide mission” involving law enforcement officers, has been convicted for his role in the death of a Montana sheriff’s deputy and for shots fired at two other officers during a pursuit. ...

Apple, Google raise new concerns by yanking Russian app

Sep. 22, 2021 13:00 PM EDT

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Big Tech companies that operate around the globe have long promised to obey local laws and to protect civil rights while doing business. But when Apple and Google capitulated to Russian demands and removed a political-opposition app from their local app stores, it...

California judge rules classmate of college student Kristin Smart, missing since 1996, to stand trial on murder charge

Sep. 22, 2021 12:17 PM EDT
SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (AP) — California judge rules classmate of college student Kristin Smart, missing since 1996, to stand trial on murder charge.

Sununu to speak at California Republican Party convention

Sep. 22, 2021 11:17 AM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu is heading to California to deliver a keynote address to fellow Republicans. Sununu will speak Friday night at the California Republican Party's fall convention, which takes place Friday through Sunday in San Diego....

Woman found dead in freezer was ex-LA sheriff's detective

Sep. 22, 2021 10:44 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An 87-year-old woman found dead inside a freezer in the garage of her Southern California home was a retired homicide detective with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, authorities said Tuesday. Miriam E. Travis retired as a detective...