• California Gov. Jerry Brown speaks before signing a bill to combat climate change by increasing the state's renewable electricity use to 50 percent and doubling energy efficiency in existing buildings by 2030 at a ceremony at the Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles on Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

    California governor signs aggressive climate change bill

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown dramatically increased California’s climate-change goals on Wednesday, committing the state to use renewable energy for half its electricity and make existing buildings twice as energy-efficient in just 15 years.

  • Huskies’ visit to No. 17 USC is reunion for Steve Sarkisian

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Steve Sarkisian spent five years at Washington attempting to build the Huskies into the type of perennial powerhouse program that he inherited two seasons ago when he came home to Southern California.

  • Proposed NFL stadium in St. Louis secures naming rights deal

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — The proposed riverfront stadium in St. Louis has a naming rights deal worth $158 million that hinges on the city having an NFL team when the facility opens.

  • In this Oct. 2, 2015, file photo, Douglas County Deputy Sheriff Greg Kennerly, left, and Oregon State Trooper Tom Willis stand guard outside the apartment building where alleged Umpqua Community College gunman Chris Harper Mercer lived with his mother in Roseburg, Ore. The deadly shooting last week has an eerie parallel with the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School that killed 20 pupils and six adult staff members in 2012. Like Adam Lanza, the gunman in the Connecticut massacre, Christopher Harper-Mercer was living a mostly solitary life with a mom who shared his fascination with firearms. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

    Mother-son bond over guns links Oregon, Connecticut slayings

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The deadly shooting last week at an Oregon community college has an eerie parallel with the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School that killed 20 pupils and six adult staff members in 2012.

  • Fresno State QB Greenlee charged in public drunkenness case

    FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — The Fresno County District Attorney’s office has filed charges against Fresno State quarterback Zack Greenlee and a teammate arrested last month during a house party near the campus.

  • In an undated file photo, Jose Manuel Martinez arrives at the Lawrence County Judicial Building in Moulton, Ala., before pleading guilty to shooting Jose Ruiz in Lawrence County, Ala., in March 2013. Martinez who admitted to killing dozens of people across the United States as an enforcer for drug cartels in Mexico, will begin to hear evidence in court Tuesday, Oct. 6, that prosecutors say proves he gunned down nine people throughout Central California. Authorities say Martinez opened up to them after his arrest in 2013, detailing a long, violent career with over 30 victims. (John Godbey/The Decatur Daily via AP)

    Man who says he was cartel enforcer pleads guilty to murders

    VISALIA, Calif. (AP) — A man who says he was a cartel enforcer has pleaded guilty to 9 counts of murder in California.

  • After long year, LA Kings primed for renewal, Cup run

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Kings are rested from an uncommonly long offseason and ready to forget about a summer of arrests, departures and general upheaval.

  • In this Oct. 22, 2014, photo, King High School football defensive lineman John Krahn, center, 7 seven feet tall and over 400 pounds, fights through a double team block during practice in Riverside, Calif. His combines height and weight make him bigger than any current NFL player and possibly bigger than any NFL player ever. (Terry Pierson/The Press-Enterprise via AP)  MAGS OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT LOS ANGELES TIMES OUT

    Meet John Krahn, 7-foot, 400-pound high school lineman

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — John Krahn is among the biggest football players ever to don pads and a helmet. And he’s still in high school.

  • In this Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014, file photo,  San Jose Sharks' Joe Thornton celebrates after scoring an empty net goal against the Nashville Predators during the third period of an NHL hockey game in San Jose, Calif. After missing the playoffs for the first time since 2003, the San Jose Sharks are no longer facing questions about what it will take to succeed in the postseason. Now it's about whether they can even make it. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)

    Sharks look to rebound after missing playoffs last season

    SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — The San Jose Sharks have spent most of the past decade facing questions about what it would take to get over the hump in the playoffs and finally make it to the Stanley Cup.

  • Anaheim Ducks' Corey Perry, left, and goalie Frederik Andersen, of Denmark, celebrate their team's 5-1 win against the San Jose Sharks in an NHL preseason hockey game, Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

    Stanley Cup is the only remaining goal for Anaheim Ducks

    ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Every full season of Bruce Boudreau’s coaching tenure with the Anaheim Ducks has delivered progress. Each year, the Ducks have advanced an additional round into the playoffs while growing into an elite team.