By Paul Rogers, McClatchy-Tribune
March 8, 2014 6:38 p.m.
Despite urgent calls for water conservation amid one of California's worst droughts, more than 255,000 homeowners and businesses across the state can still use all the water they want without paying higher bills.
By Paresh Dave, Los Angeles Times
March 8, 2014 2:39 p.m.
A Florida judge on Saturday set bail at $1.2 million for the pregnant woman accused of trying to kill her three children this week by locking them in a minivan that she drove into Daytona Beach's 4-foot-high surf.
By Henry Chu and Sergei L. Loiko, Los Angeles Times
March 8, 2014 2:38 p.m.
KIEV, Ukraine - The Ukrainian government said Saturday that there was a glimmer of hope for a peaceful, mediated solution to the crisis in Crimea even as signs emerged of a further strengthening of Russian forces on the strategic Ukrainian peninsula.
By Julie Makinen, Los Angeles Times
March 8, 2014 2:34 p.m.
BEIJING - Malaysian officials investigating the disappearance of a Malaysia Airlines plane Saturday said they were not ruling out terrorism - or any other causes - as reports emerged that two Europeans listed on the passenger manifest were not aboard and may have had their passports stolen.
By STEVE PEOPLES, Associated Press
March 8, 2014 2:32 p.m.
OXON HILL, Md. — She was not on the speaking program, but Hillary Rodham Clinton had presence at the nation's largest annual gathering of conservative activists on Saturday, as high-profile Republicans launched a dual effort to attack the prospective Democratic presidential candidate and improve the GOP's longstanding struggle with women voters.
By JILL LAWLESS, Associated Press
March 8, 2014 6 a.m.
GOSPORT, England — Two lines of trenches face off across No Man's Land. A soldier marches, rifle in hand, along a ditch. These are instantly familiar images of World War I — but this is Britain, a century on and an English Channel away from the battlefields of the Western Front.
By ERIC TALMADGE, Associated Press
March 8, 2014 6 a.m.
TOKYO — North Korean voters will make a choice Sunday when they elect a new national legislature, but not for a candidate. The ruling elite have already done that for them, and there's only one per district.
By MICHAEL BIESECKER, Associated Press
March 7, 2014 11:46 p.m.
FORT BRAGG, N.C. — An Army captain at the center of a sexual assault case that has scandalized the U.S. military testified Friday that a general twice forced her to perform oral sex on him during their three-year, illicit affair.
By MICHAEL SCHNEIDER, Associated Press
March 7, 2014 11:42 p.m.
ORLANDO, Fla. — After she drove her minivan into the crashing waves of the Atlantic Ocean on Tuesday, authorities say, a pregnant South Carolina woman tried to call off bystanders hustling to rescue her three screaming children from the water that was rushing in through the windows.
By GERALD IMRAY and CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA, Associated Press
March 7, 2014 11:21 p.m.
PRETORIA, South Africa — Oscar Pistorius told a concerned security guard on the phone that everything was "fine" after neighbors reported gunshots coming from the athlete's house the night he shot dead his girlfriend, according to testimony in the South African murder trial Friday.
By LAURA MILLS and JOHN-THOR DAHLBURG, Associated Press
March 7, 2014 11:19 p.m.
MOSCOW — Russia was swept up in patriotic fervor Friday in anticipation of bringing Crimea back into its territory, with tens of thousands of people thronging Red Square chanting "Crimea is Russia!" as a parliamentary leader declared the peninsula would be welcomed as an "equal subject" of Russia.