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Retired Teacher Ordered to Pay $15K Over Airbnb Rentals

Thu, 08/13/2015 - 4:10am
A San Diego woman may have to pay more than $15,000 for renting rooms through home-sharing website Airbnb despite a city order to cease operations.









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Protesters Burn Confederate Flag After Cops Kill Suspect

Thu, 08/13/2015 - 3:13am
A 24-year-old man shot by police Wednesday after a pursuit and alleged carjacking attempt in West Oakland died at a hospital from his injuries.









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Kids Are Getting Too Much Homework, Study Finds

Thu, 08/13/2015 - 3:12am
Children in kindergarten, first grade and second grade may be hitting the books too hard in their after-school hours, a new study finds.









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#BlackLivesMatter Protesters Chant During Bush Town Hall

Thu, 08/13/2015 - 2:21am
Protesters chanted "Black Lives Matter" at the end of a town hall in Nevada held by presidential candidate Jeb Bush.









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Ceiling Collapses at First Avenue in Minneapolis

Thu, 08/13/2015 - 1:40am
A concert-goer captured video of the chaos after a partial roof collapse at First Avenue, a music venue in Minneapolis.









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Woman Who Died in Jail May Have Been Wrongly Medicated

Thu, 08/13/2015 - 12:53am
Ralkina Jones, who died in police custody in Ohio may have been improperly medicated, newly released documents show.









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New Wildfire Grows in Drought-Stricken California

Wed, 08/12/2015 - 11:11pm
Mandatory evacuation orders remained for about 150 people near the Jerusalem fire, which broke out Sunday just south of another large blaze.









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Four Surrender After Leaf Blower Prank at Calif. Theater

Wed, 08/12/2015 - 10:41pm
The four, between the ages of 15 and 20, turned themselves in and are being questioned in the Aug. 8 prank that had some patrons fearing an attack.









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California Wildfire Burns 16,000 Acres

Wed, 08/12/2015 - 10:38pm
The Jerusalem fire in northern California has burned more than 16,000 acres in three days. The fire is just 6 percent contained.









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Protesters Face $5,000 Fines for Blocking Shell Ship

Wed, 08/12/2015 - 10:25pm
Five Greenpeace protesters who tried to stop a Shell oil ship from reaching Alaska last month should be fined $5,000 apiece for interfering with safe operations, Coast Guard investigators say.









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Texas Executes Inmate Who Said He Wanted to Die

Wed, 08/12/2015 - 10:05pm
Daniel Lee Lopez, 27, wrote letters to a federal judge and pleaded for his execution to move forward for the 2009 death of a police lieutenant.









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Today in Pictures: August 12

Wed, 08/12/2015 - 10:02pm
A cyclist's tribute, a migrant's night crossing, a meteor shower and more.









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Tanker Trucks Crash, Explode on New Jersey Highway

Wed, 08/12/2015 - 9:36pm
Two tanker trucks collided on the New Jersey Turnpike in East Brunswick, N.J., Wednesday evening, sparking a massive fire that gutted both trucks and halted traffic for miles in both directions.









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Parents of South Carolina Teen Killed by Cop 'Want Answers'

Wed, 08/12/2015 - 8:19pm
The parents of a Zachary Hammond demanded Wednesday that law enforcement give them more information about their son's final moments — as the feds said they would open a parallel investigation.









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Budget Woes a Barrier for Body Cameras

Wed, 08/12/2015 - 7:55pm
A Sheriff in King County, Washington wants body cameras for police, but says the county can't afford them. KING's Alex Rozier reports.









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U.S. Embassy Set to Re-Open in Havana

Wed, 08/12/2015 - 7:50pm
The re-opening symbols a new chapter in US-Cuban diplomatic and political relations but tourists and one Cuban resident we spoke with wonder how re-establishing diplomatic ties with the U.S. will impact Cuba's economy and culture.









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Inmate Killed in Folsom Prison Riot, Officials Say

Wed, 08/12/2015 - 6:35pm
A riot at Folsom State Prison resulted in the death of one inmate and sent five others to the hospital to be treated for stab wounds, prison officials said.









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"Kids For Cash" Courthouse Scandal Nears End

Wed, 08/12/2015 - 5:45pm
Judges and businessmen have gone to prison, thousands of convictions have been tossed out, and now victims are reaping millions in compensation.









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Bumble Bee to Pay $6M Over Employee Cooked in Oven

Wed, 08/12/2015 - 5:21pm
Prosecutors said the settlement is the largest ever in California for workplace safety violations involving a single victim.









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Ticking Time Bombs? Old Mines Pose Toxic Spill Dangers

Wed, 08/12/2015 - 5:00pm
With an estimated 55,000 abandoned hard-rock mines pockmarking parts of the West, another spill could happen again — and it's only a matter of time.









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