About 500 people protested outside Los Angeles police headquarters on Sunday over the shooting death of an unarmed black man in California as disturbances continued in Missouri over the police killing of a black teenager there last week.
A rare whale fossil has been pulled from a Southern California backyard.
Paleontologist Howell Thomas of the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County says the 16- to 17-million-year-old baleen whale fossil is one of about 20 baleen whale fossils known to exist.
Two U.S. marshals and a New York police detective were wounded and a fugitive wanted on sex abuse charges was killed in a shootout in the city`s upscale Greenwich Village neighborhood on Monday, authorities said.
Firefighters in Northern California today battled a wildfire that has destroyed 10 homes and forced hundreds of evacuations in the Sierra Nevada foothills, while a fire near Yosemite National Park destroyed one home and grew significantly overnight.
Three bank robbers took three screaming women hostage as they made their getaway and waged a ferocious, high-speed gun battle with police that left three people dead and cars and homes riddled with bullets, authorities said.
Residents of California`s largely agrarian and politically conservative far northern counties, feeling out of sync with their counterparts in major urban areas, are contemplating breaking away to become America`s 51st state.