Official: Tire treads worn on bus in fatal California crash
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The treads on half the tires of a tour bus that slammed into a tractor-trailer on a desert freeway, killing 13 people, were worn down to an unsafe level, a federal investigator said as authorities worked to determine the cause of one of California's deadliest highway crashes.
Man arrested in Islamic center threats had guns, ammo
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles man found with multiple weapons and hundreds of pounds of ammunition in his home was charged with making terrorist threats to the Islamic Center of Southern California, authorities announced Tuesday.
Slain officers' families oppose California prison initiative
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Family members of two California police officers fatally shot to death this month spoke forcefully Tuesday against a November ballot initiative that would change California's sentencing laws by giving corrections officials more control of when criminals are released.
Anger still flares after judge OKs Volkswagen emissions deal
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal judge approved the largest auto-scandal settlement in U.S. history Tuesday, giving nearly a half-million Volkswagen owners and leaseholders the choice between selling their cars back or having them repaired so they don't cheat on emissions tests and spew excess pollution.