Voters in two major California cities overwhelmingly approved cuts to retirement benefits for city workers in what supporters said was a mandate that may lead to similar ballot initiatives in other states and cities buried under mounting pension obligations.
The operator of an idled nuclear plant on the California coast announced Thursday that more unusual wear has been found on tubes that carry radioactive water, deepening a mystery involving the design of the plant's massive steam generators.
A bank robber known as the "geezer bandit" has struck again, but this time the FBI says he may have slipped up. For the first time, there is video that shows his escape after a bank robbery in San Diego County.
-- A magnitude-5.8 earthquake rocked the U.S.-Mexico border region Wednesday, causing hospitals to evacuate in the Mexican industrial city of Mexicali as buildings swayed more than 100 miles to the west in San Diego and southwestern Arizona.