Latest California News

International traveler with measles visited Disneyland

Aug. 23, 2019 5:24 PM EDT

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A teenage girl traveling from New Zealand to Southern California was infectious with highly contagious measles and may have exposed others at Disneyland and a nearby hotel, health officials said Friday. The Orange County Health Care Agency said the exposures could have occurred...

California town devastated by fire turns to football to heal

Aug. 23, 2019 5:11 PM EDT

PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — Few things are powerful enough to bring people back to the scene of their greatest tragedy. For the community of Paradise that was nearly leveled by a wildfire, football is it. More than 5,000 people are expected at Om Wraith Field on Friday night to watch the Paradise High School...

Kings, NBA taking no action against Walton in assault case

Aug. 23, 2019 4:30 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Sacramento Kings and the NBA have announced they are taking no action against Luke Walton after not finding enough evidence during an investigation into allegations that the coach sexually assaulted a woman. The team and league began a joint investigation in April following a...

Man charged in campus slaying of California co-worker

Aug. 23, 2019 4:13 PM EDT

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California man has been charged with murder in the stabbing of his co-worker on a college campus. The Orange County District Attorney's office on Friday charged 51-year-old Chuyen Vo of Huntington Beach with one count of murder with enhancements for use of a knife and...

Serial killer pleads guilty in 4 slayings

Aug. 23, 2019 4:07 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — A man who claims he has killed more than 90 women across the country pleaded guilty Friday to murdering four women in Ohio. Samuel Little appeared via Skype from the California state prison where he's serving multiple life sentences. He admitted in separate hearings that he killed two...

Lawyer calls ex-Peruvian president's US detention 'inhumane'

Aug. 23, 2019 3:50 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Former Peruvian President Alejandro Toledo has been kept in solitary confinement and only allowed to go outdoors once in the month he has been in U.S. custody while fighting extradition to his native country. That's according to Toledo's federal defense attorney, who argued in court...

Mexican man convicted of voter fraud in federal elections

Aug. 23, 2019 3:45 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A Northern California jury found a Mexican national who assumed an American's identity to vote in five federal elections guilty of voter fraud and identity theft. A jury on Friday found Gustavo Araujo Lerma guilty of aggravated identity theft, making a false statement on a...

Containment increased on California wildfire, 3 homes lost

Aug. 23, 2019 3:37 PM EDT

REDDING, Calif. (AP) — Firefighters gained ground against a Northern California wildfire Friday where damage assessments showed three homes and four outbuildings were destroyed in the region, which is still dealing with the aftermath of a deadly and destructive blaze last year. Containment of the 600-acre...

A look at court fights over Trump's financial documents

Aug. 23, 2019 3:14 PM EDT

President Donald Trump's lawyers argued Friday at a federal appeals court in New York that two banks should be stopped from turning over his financial records to House committees seeking them. The case is one of several across the country where Trump is fighting against turning over documents sought by Democrats....

The Latest: Moulton vows to campaign for Democratic nominee

Aug. 23, 2019 2:53 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on a summer meeting of the Democratic National Committee in California (all times local): 11:50 a.m. U.S. Rep. Seth Moulton of Massachusetts has told Democratic National Committee members that he will campaign vigorously for the party's eventual 2020 presidential nominee...