Elephants prove discerning listeners of us humans
WASHINGTON (AP) - Dr. Seuss had it right: Horton really does hear a Who. Wild elephants can distinguish between human languages, and they can tell whether a voice comes from a man, woman or boy, a new study says.That's what researchers found when...
California man sentenced in laser pointer incident
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - A Central California man accused of pointing a high-powered laser at a police helicopter has been sentenced to 14 years in prison.
The U.S. Attorney's Office said a judge issued the sentence against 26-year-old Sergio Patrick...
Los Angeles police arrest man in severed head case
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles police said Monday they've solved the case of a severed human head and other body parts found two years ago near the Hollywood sign.
Police announced the arrest of Gabriel Campos Martinez, 38, for the 2012 mur...
Suspect held in wounding of Dana Point man
DANA POINT, Calif. (AP) — A 40-year-old man has been arrested in a shooting that wounded a man in Dana Point and led to a manhunt on the northern San Diego County coast.
The Orange County Sheriff's Department says Julian St. John of Orange...
Methodists end minister's NY same-sex wedding case
NEW YORK (AP) — The United Methodist Church has dropped its case against a retired minister accused of breaking church law by officiating his son's same-sex marriage.
The Rev. Thomas Ogletree says he's grateful his church will no longer prose...
Judge won't dismiss general's sex assault charges
FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) — A military judge has declined to dismiss sexual assault charges against an Army general.
Judge Col. James Pohl on Monday offered the defense team to let a different commanding general and prosecutors consider a plea ...
US network to scan workers with secret clearances
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. intelligence officials are planning a sweeping system of electronic monitoring that would tap into government, financial and other databases to scan the behavior of many of the 5 million federal employees with se...
Cornell president named new head of Smithsonian
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Smithsonian Board of Regents on Monday named Cornell University President Dr. David Skorton to lead the world's largest museum and research complex in the nation's capital.
Skorton, who is a cardiologist, will rep...
Powerful quake shakes California; no injuries
EUREKA, Calif. (AP) - An earthquake that struck offshore and rattled the Northern California coast has been downgraded to a magnitude-6.8.
The quake about 50 miles west of Eureka on Sunday night was initially reported as a magnitude-6.9. It w...
Ex-television pet groomer pleads guilty to arson
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — A pet groomer who appeared on a pair of reality TV shows has pleaded guilty to arson for setting fire to a carport at his Pasadena apartment building two years ago.
The San Gabriel Valley Tribune reports that Artis Wi...
Home burglary soars in Green Valley Lake
SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) — Residents of Green Valley Lake are on edge after home burglaries in the tiny San Bernardino County hamlet surged more than 300 percent over the last year.
The San Bernardino Sun reports local drug addicts are ta...
Obama economists: Rosier picture if budget passed
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's top economists say the nation is on track to make economic progress over the next two years, but add it would do even better if Congress would enact the additional spending he proposed in his most re...