California officer guns down man in 'shooting stance'
EL CAJON, Calif. (AP) — The fatal police shooting of a black man who drew something from his pocket and extended his hands in a "shooting stance" happened about a minute after officers in a San Diego suburb arrived where a distraught man was reportedly walking in traffic, a police spokesman said Wednesday.
Prosecutors work on global sex trafficking cases in Hawaii
HONOLULU (AP) — Prosecutors are calling the scourge of sex trafficking a form of modern-day slavery that touches every state in the nation, and they're working to draw connections between active investigations around the globe at a summit in Hawaii.
Some evacuation orders lifted in California wildfire areas
MORGAN HILL, Calif. (AP) — Some evacuations were lifted Wednesday as cooler weather gave firefighters a boost in their fight against a wildfire that is burning through bone-dry brush and threatening hundreds of structures in a remote area of California's Santa Cruz Mountains.
California governor signs bill dumping rape reporting limit
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The emotional stories of women who say they were sexually assaulted more than a decade ago by Bill Cosby prompted California state lawmakers to approve a bill to eliminate the state's 10-year limit on filing rape and related charges.
Gun owners expect to fail in blocking new California laws
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The leader of a gun owners' group said Wednesday that he expects to fall short of forcing a statewide vote to overturn recent California laws that will require people to turn in high-capacity magazines and mandate background checks for ammunition sales.
California suspends some Wells Fargo business amid scandal
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's treasurer said Wednesday that he's suspending some of the state's most profitable lines of business with Wells Fargo amid allegations bank employees opened millions of accounts without customers' permission.