Earlier this month, I spent an afternoon trying to imagine what it might be like to be prime minister of Moldova.

There are few happier events than becoming a grandmother, and almost none that says quite so loudly “over the hill.”

Police have arrested an 84-year-old man in connection with a shooting at a San Francisco Bay Area medical building.

Watching “House of Cards” on Netflix is about to get more expensive, and investors are cheering.

Sonoma County authorities say a body has been found in a Petaluma landfill.

A San Francisco hospital will use a $100 million gift to focus on premature birth around the globe.

A Sikh man is being prevented from serving on a Northern California jury because of the ceremonial weapon he carries as part of his religion.

Taking their cue from tweets bashing the New York Police Department, Twitter critics of Los Angeles police have been posting photos of people roughed up or injured in scuffles with officers in the nation's second-biggest city.

Nearly 40 years after a former Manson family member pointed a gun at President Gerald Ford, the audiotape from her pretrial psychiatric examination has been made public.

The California Supreme Court on Wednesday declined to review a lower court's ruling striking down sex-offender restrictions in Orange County that were among the strictest in the state.

Four candidates vying to be the next secretary of state offered competing visions on Wednesday for controlling political fundraising and how they would best improve access and transparency for California elections.

One of three men arrested after the fatal stabbing of a woman in Hollywood last June has been sentenced to two years in state prison.

Police say a 13-year-old boy is being held in an Orange County juvenile hall after taking handgun and a loaded magazine to school.

The father of a 16-year-old Oakland boy who was shot in the face by an officer who mistook him for a robbery suspect is suing the city.

The San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department is investigating the death of a woman whose body was found in an abandoned mine shaft near a tiny community in the Mojave Desert south of Ridgecrest.

State regulators have given Pacific Gas & Electric Co. the OK to complete demolition of a Central California power plant after an initial attempt left several people injured.

NEW YORK — Maybe the middle child really should be the favorite.

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