The board that oversees the state’s high-speed rail project decided to try again to gain authority to sell $8.6 billion in state bonds, after a judge blocked the sales.
Students at Princeton and the University of California at Santa Barbara have contracted a dangerous type of the bacterial infection, but officials say the episodes are probably unrelated.
Washington and Beijing both signaled they are backing away from a confrontation over China's air-defense zone, moving toward an understanding that the zone won't be strictly policed.
Support grows for the federal government to stand firm on a 2015 deadline for new rail safety systems after a fatal train derailment in New York City that experts say could have been prevented with the technology.
Federal prosecutors have accused current and former Russian diplomats and their spouses of participating in a scheme that garnered nearly $1.5 million in fraudulent Medicaid benefits.
House and Senate Negotiators neared a deal on trade powers that would bolster the White House in Asia-Pacific trade talks. The trade-promotion authority, often called "fast track," expired in 2007.
A group of voters in the swing state of Ohio express deep disappointment with President Barack Obama. Their unhappiness with the president came amid a broader anger at all Washington political institutions.
Congressional budget negotiators are working to wrap up a two-year fiscal agreement that would put to rest the threat of a government shutdown in mid-January and bring order to a tumultuous budgeting process until after the 2014 elections.
Six out of 10 inmates paroled from Pennsylvania prisons were arrested again within three years, a recent study found. In response, the state is getting tougher with halfway houses where parolees live before release.
The economy grew at a faster pace in the third quarter than first thought, but underlying figures suggest slower growth in the year's final months.
Men with advanced prostate cancer survived significantly longer on a combination of two types of drugs than if they were given the medicines sequentially, according to a federally sponsored study.
Thousand Oaks recently received a Highway Safety Improvement grant for more than $500,000 that will be used for new sidewalks and bike lanes and curb ramps of Westlake Boulevard south of the 101.
Simi Valley police continued Thursday to investigate a homicide-suicide involving two longtime next-door neighbors, but they still had not determined a motive.
The stars were whirling past Bob Cossart and his date, Eloise Roney, as they rode the Ferris wheel on the Santa Monica Pier that night in 1946.
New York City Mayor-Elect Bill de Blasio chose the former police commissioner under mayor Rudy Giuliani to run the department again.
Ventura's oldest Jewish reform congregation, Temple Beth Torah, will celebrate its 75th anniversary with five prominent cantors.
Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn on Thursday signed into law an overhaul of the state's retirement system to stabilize pension funds for state workers, teachers and retirees, in part by cutting benefits.