California

‘Marrying Millions’ TV star pleads not guilty to raping teen

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NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. — Developer and reality TV personality William Hutchinson pleaded not guilty Tuesday to raping an unconscious 16-year-old girl at his Southern...

‘God opened the door’: Mystery surrounds US asylum picks

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TIJUANA, Mexico — In a packed camp for migrant families on Mexico's side of the busiest U.S. border crossing, Nelson Membreño has lived through...

Election depicts two Californias: Rising star or catastrophe

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LOS ANGELES — Gov. Gavin Newsom and two leading Republican rivals in the California recall election painted disparate pictures of the nation’s most populous...

Wildfires in US West threaten parched Native American lands

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BLY, Ore. — Fierce wildfires in the Pacific Northwest are threatening Native American lands that already are struggling to conserve water and preserve traditional...

California’s mask rule for schools prompts controversy

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California announced new coronavirus rules for public schools on Monday that let students and teachers sit as close to each other...

Olympic surfing exposes whitewashed Native Hawaiian roots

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SANTA CRUZ, Calif. — For some Native Hawaiians, surfing’s Olympic debut is both a celebration of a cultural touchstone invented by their ancestors, and...

Judge OKs $73M payout to alleged UCLA doctor sex victims

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LOS ANGELES — A federal judge on Monday gave final approval to a $73 million settlement of a lawsuit that alleged some 6,000 women...

‘Night Court’ actor Charlie Robinson dies at 75

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LOS ANGELES — Charlie Robinson, the versatile and prolific actor whose many credits ranged from stage productions of “Driving Miss Daisy” and “Fences” to...

‘The Queen’s Gambit,’ ‘Ted Lasso’ vie for Emmy nominations

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LOS ANGELES — “The Crown" and “Ted Lasso,” among the TV shows that helped distract America during an oppressive pandemic year, are in the...

Democratic donor’s trial centers on alleged injection fetish

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LOS ANGELES — The men Ed Buck lured to his apartment for “party and play” found themselves in a situation of life and death,...