- Pro teams push California to offer high-stakes raffles Updated: Aug-29-15 2:26 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - The pitch is for charity, but the call could favor California's professional sports teams.
- School fund set for US man who helped thwart France attack Updated: Aug-28-15 1:41 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - A California university has established a scholarship fund to assist one of the men who helped subdue a gunman on a high-speed train traveling to Paris.
- AP EXCLUSIVE: Chairman promises review of unspent charity Updated: Aug-27-15 7:07 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - Nearly $10 million in charitable donations by California taxpayers sat unspent in government accounts at the end of last year, The Associated Press has found, and the Senate Governance and Finance Committee chairman said Thursday that he wants a review of state accounts and will hold a hearing to find out why the money hasn't been spent.
- Trial set for mom accused of burning 7-year-old daughter Updated: Aug-27-15 9:46 am
SACRAMENTO, California - A Sacramento, California, woman accused of setting fire to her 7-year-old daughter has been ordered to stand trial on charges including attempted murder and mayhem.
- River deaths on the rise in Sacramento Updated: Aug-27-15 8:55 am
SACRAMENTO, California - More people are drowning in two of Sacramento's rivers, and the drought may be partially responsible.
- Detectives revive cold case involving missing woman Updated: Aug-27-15 8:44 am
SACRAMENTO, California - The Sacramento County Sheriff's Department has revived an 18-year-old cold case, seeking new information about the disappearance of a Rancho Cordova woman.
- Mayor thanks US student who helped thwart France attack Updated: Aug-26-15 11:31 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - An American student who helped stop a terror attack on a Paris-bound high-speed train said Wednesday it's been a "crazy few days" and he is happy to be home.
- Bill would raise California cigarette tax by $2 per pack Updated: Aug-26-15 9:49 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - A bill to raise California's cigarette tax by $2 per pack was introduced Wednesday in the state Senate, a hike that supporters say would curb smoking deaths and critics argue would place an unnecessary burden on consumers and small businesses.
- California audit of Planned Parenthood funding blocked Updated: Aug-26-15 1:17 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - Democratic legislators in Sacramento blocked a proposal by Republicans to order a state audit of Planned Parenthood after undercover videos surfaced of the group's officials discussing aborted fetal organs it provides for research.
- Sacramento City Council considers Walk of Stars project Updated: Aug-26-15 9:37 am
SACRAMENTO, California - The Sacramento City Council has approved a proposal for the city to install a "Walk of Stars" project honoring famous people from Sacramento.
- Heroes who foiled train gunman scheduled for rest, college Updated: Aug-25-15 7:53 am
SAN FRANCISCO - So what do you do when a trip on a high-speed train in Europe suddenly turns you and your buddies into international heroes?
- Inspection: Inadequate medical care at California prison Updated: Aug-24-15 8:19 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - After years of federal oversight, medical services at a California state prison still fail to meet constitutional standards, according to an inspection released Monday.
- Lawmakers hail California men for actions on European train Updated: Aug-24-15 6:26 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - California lawmakers are praising three men raised in Sacramento for their swift action to thwart a gunman aboard a high-speed train in Europe.
- Horses trained by inmates auctioned in Rancho Murieta Updated: Aug-24-15 9:11 am
SACRAMENTO, California - Several wild horses are now in homes thanks to inmates at a Sacramento County jail.
- Correction: Spying TVs-California story Updated: Aug-21-15 7:25 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - In a story Aug. 20 about legislation to warn consumers about recording TVs, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Samsung changed its policy on recording conversations. The company changed its manuals to reflect that its smart TVs do not record or store conversations. AP also erroneously reported that Samsung supports the legislation by Assemblyman Mike Gatto, AB1116. The company has not taken a public position on the bill.
- Giants send pitcher Chris Heston to Triple-A Updated: Aug-21-15 6:25 pm
PITTSBURGH - The San Francisco Giants sent pitcher Chris Heston to Triple-A Sacramento on Friday, hoping to give him a small break before the stretch drive.
- Customer shot defending tip jar in Sacramento coffee shop Updated: Aug-19-15 11:56 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - Sacramento police say a customer was shot in the ear with a BB gun at a south Sacramento coffee shop when he tried to stop an armed robber from stealing money from a tip jar.
- CalFire can impose tougher penalties in training scandal Updated: Aug-19-15 7:19 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - An administrative law judge says California's firefighting agency can impose tougher penalties than were originally sought against three firefighters accused of cheating to obtain promotions.
- Correction: Right to Die-California story Updated: Aug-19-15 3:52 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - In a story Aug. 18 about the reintroduction of right-to-die legislation in California, The Associated Press erroneously reported a comment by Debbie Ziegler, whose daughter moved from California to Oregon to legally take her own life. She said "What right does anyone of a specific religious faith have to demand I behave in concordance with their faith as I face my eminent death?"
- Rancho Cordova police officer shot at by deputy Updated: Aug-19-15 9:41 am
SACRAMENTO, California - Authorities are investigating an incident in which a Sacramento County sheriff's deputy mistakenly shot at another officer.
- Man charged in mother's killing Updated: Aug-19-15 9:11 am
SACRAMENTO, California - A man remains held without bail at the Sacramento County jail in connection with the death of his mother, whose body was found buried in the backyard of their Natomas home.
- Subway employee found guilty in co-worker's sexual assault Updated: Aug-18-15 8:37 am
SACRAMENTO, California - A Subway sandwich shop employee accused of sexually assaulting a co-worker at the Sacramento County store in March 2014 has been found guilty and may spend the rest of his life in prison.
- Former Twin Rivers administrator to receive $300K settlement Updated: Aug-17-15 9:35 am
SACRAMENTO, California - A former deputy superintendent for the Twin Rivers Unified School District will receive $300,000, settling a lawsuit she filed against district officials after she was fired in 2012.
- Slaying casts pall on plan to reduce solitary confinement Updated: Aug-14-15 6:11 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - California's efforts to ease its famously harsh use of solitary confinement are clashing with a bloody reality after an inmate who spent decades alone in a tiny cell was sent back to the general population and killed by fellow inmates within days.
- Transgender California inmate freed from prison after parole Updated: Aug-12-15 6:47 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - California paroled a transgender inmate on Wednesday, one day before a federal appeals court was to hear her request for the state prison system to pay for her sex reassignment surgery.