Ga. woman has 1 of 2 winning lottery tickets
ATLANTA (AP) — A Georgia woman who bought just one ticket and used family birthdays and lucky No. 7 to choose her numbers was one of two winners of the $636 million Mega Millions jackpot, the second largest in U.S. history.
Report: LA County sheriff gave preferential hiring
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department gave preferential hiring treatment to friends and relatives of its employees — even though some had criminal histories — under a special program that allowed top officials to lobby on behalf of applicants, the Los Angeles Times reported.
Health exchange fixing mailed eligibility notices
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The agency that runs California's health insurance exchange is scrambling to correct a technical problem that left blank spaces in eligibility notices mailed to nearly 114,000 households, leading to consumer confusion just days ahead of the application deadline.
Husband of Patty Hearst dies at 68
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Bernard L. Shaw, who was Patty Hearst Shaw's husband and Hearst Corp.'s vice president for corporate security, has died at the age of 68.
Store owner who sold winning ticket to receive $1M
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — The owner of an eclectic, unassuming strip mall gift shop in Silicon Valley earned $1 million for selling one of two winning tickets in the near-record $636 million Mega Millions drawing on Tuesday.
Officials: Big Sur blaze now 74 percent contained
BIG SUR, Calif. (AP) — A late fall wildfire that has destroyed more than a dozen homes and forced about 100 people to flee the scenic Big Sur region overlooking the Pacific Ocean was nearly three-quarters contained Wednesday.
Man pleads not guilty in deadly California fire
REDDING, Calif. (AP) — A former firefighter pleaded not guilty Wednesday to murder and several arson charges in connection with a wildfire that killed one person and destroyed dozens of structures in rural Northern California.
Lawyer: $5.8M settlement in off-road race crash
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A $5.8 million agreement has been reached to settle lawsuits over a 2010 desert off-road race crash that killed eight people and injured 12 on federally owned land in California, a lawyer said Wednesday.