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Protesters in KKK brawl released from jail pending charges

Ku Klux Klan members and counter-protesters involved in a bloody melee at a Southern California park have been released from jail without criminal charges, authorities said Thursday.

Google self-driving car strikes public bus in California

An accident report filed with California’s Department of Motor Vehicles says a self-driving car being tested by Google collided with a public bus on Valentine’s Day.

California condors reach key survival milestone in the wild

A captive breeding program that once included every living California condor has passed a key milestone in helping North America’s largest bird return to the wild.

FBI searches home of San Bernardino shooter’s brother

FBI agents on Thursday searched the California home belonging to a family member of the husband-and-wife killers who massacred 14 people in the San Bernardino terror attack, but the relative …

Twin sisters in California share $6 million lottery jackpot

Twin sisters in California will share a $6 million lottery jackpot after one of them lucked out with a winning ticket.

Major shift: Bullet train will start in Bay Area, not LA, officials say

Facing high construction costs and political opposition in Southern California, the state has decided to build the first 250-mile section of the California bullet train from San Jose to Bakersfield, …

Fight over San Bernardino gunman’s locked iPhone could have big impact

An extraordinary legal fight is brewing with major privacy implications for millions of cellphone users after a federal magistrate ordered Apple Inc. to help the FBI hack into an iPhone …

Secret government payload launched into orbit from California base

A rocket carrying a government payload was successfully launched early Wednesday from Vandenberg Air Force Base on California’s Central Coast, officials said.

Inmate mistakenly released from Los Angeles jail recaptured

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department says a murder suspect mistakenly released from jail last month has been captured in Nevada.

First research links California quakes to oil operations

A 2005 spate of quakes in California’s Central Valley almost certainly was triggered by oilfield injection underground, a study published Thursday said in the first such link in California between …

$63 million lotto jackpot lacks claim from a verified winner

With hours to go and $63 million on the line, the mystery remains: Where’s the winning California Lottery ticket and why hasn’t somebody cashed it?

Deal boosts effort to remove 4 Klamath River dams

An agreement by California, Oregon and the federal government on Tuesday boosted efforts to remove four dams in the Pacific Northwest despite opposition in Congress.

California still being battered by powerful winds

Powerful winds lashed Southern California on Monday at the tail end of a winter storm that also brought heavy rain and mountain snow.

Boucher’s career-high 26 lead No. 23 Oregon past Arizona St

TEMPE, Ariz. – Chris Boucher is in just his fourth year of organized basketball, and Sunday night was the best yet for Oregon’s 6-foot-10 stringbean forward. He scored a career-high …

UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 30, 2016, 4:43 p.m.

Tip about van led to arrest of escapees in San Francisco

After a week of SWAT raids and a gang dragnet, it was a simple tip from an observant citizen that led police to the two remaining inmates who broke out …

Mathews, Cal stun No. 12 Arizona

Gabe York dribbled off his foot, then drove to the basket and missed a contested shot in the waning seconds, and California held on behind Jordan Mathews to beat No. …

California braces for series of El Nino storms

SAN FRANCISCO – After all the talk, El Nino storms have finally lined up over the Pacific and started soaking drought-parched California with rain expected to last for most of …

Jared Goff tosses 6 TDs, Cal tops Air Force

If Jared Goff is headed to the NFL early, California’s junior quarterback replaced a couple of pretty big names in the record books in his final college game.

The new face of bias on campus: microaggression

University of Southern California junior Vanessa Diaz was raised in Dallas. But at a party two years ago, she was asked if she could speak English.

Pac-12, WCC cross country championships in area this weekend

The Pac-12 and West Coast conferences are converging on eastern Washington this weekend to hold their respective cross country championships.

Huckleberries: Coeur d’Alene newcomer misfires in challenge to incumbent Edinger

Toby Schindelbeck, a relatively recent California transplant, should fire the advisers helping him run his campaign for the Coeur d’Alene City Council. First, he angered some residents in a debate …

WSU notes: Redshirt freshman DE Hercules Mata’afa makes presence known

BERKELEY, Calif. – For three quarters the Washington State pass rush hounded California quarterback Jared Goff, but could never wrap him up before he squirted the ball to an open …

WSU Cougars go from bye week to California

PULLMAN – Washington State’s bye week came before the Cougars had a chance to bang up their bodies too much, and there will surely be times during the nine-game slog …

Almonds get roasted in debate over California water use

SAN FRANCISCO — California almonds are becoming one of the world’s favorite snacks and creating a multibillion-dollar bonanza for agricultural investors. But the crop extracts a staggering price from the …

Sandpoint man held in 1981 killing of California boy

A Sandpoint man once committed to the Atascadero State Hospital in California as a sexually violent predator was arrested Friday after he was accused of sexually assaulting and killing a …

Jim Kershner’s this day in history

From our archives, 100 years ago Samuel Hill – remembered today for building the Maryhill Museum and a replica of Stonehenge in the Columbia Gorge – arrived in Spokane to …

UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 31, 2014, 2:30 p.m.

SpaceShipTwo crash in Mojave kills one test pilot, leaves second pilot injured

MOJAVE, Calif. (AP) — A Virgin Galactic space tourism rocket exploded Friday during a test flight, killing a pilot aboard and seriously injuring another while scattering wreckage in Southern California’s …

Balanced offense serves Oregon in push for playoffs

BERKELEY, Calif. – Marcus Mariota took another step toward the Heisman Trophy and positioned No. 6 Oregon to get serious consideration when the playoff rankings come out next week. Freshman …

Mariota’s five TDs help Ducks beat Bears

Marcus Mariota matched his season high with five touchdown passes and broke the Oregon record for career passing yards in the No. 6 Ducks’ 59-41 victory over California on Friday …

Errant FG try wastes epic performance by Halliday

Connor Halliday has set a handful of passing records in his time at Washington State, but they only seemed to serve as prelude to what he did Saturday night at …