Photo of Pegi Young and Neil Young

Pegi Young, Musician and Activist, Dead at 66

NEW YORK — Pegi Young, who with fellow musician and then-husband Neil Young helped found the Bridge School for children with speech and physical impairments, has died. "I look at it with a great deal of sati...

McCain Praised by Past Presidents, World Leaders

WASHINGTON — Presidents past and present joined members of Congress from both parties and world leaders in mourning Sen. John McCain and praising him for a lifetime of service and accomplishments. President ...
Photo of Aretha Franklin thanking the crowd

Cancer Claims Aretha Franklin, Queen of Soul, at 76

NEW YORK — Aretha Franklin, the undisputed "Queen of Soul" who sang with matchless style on such classics as "Think," ''I Say a Little Prayer" and her signature song, "Respect," and stood as a cultural icon aro...

Jury Awards $289M to Man Who Blames Roundup for Cancer

SAN FRANCISCO — A jury's $289 million award to a former school groundskeeper who said Monsanto's Roundup left him dying of cancer will bolster thousands of pending cases and open the door for countless people who blame their suffering on the weed killer, the m...
Photo of a dead catfish on shore of algae filled waters in North Toledo, Ohio.

Toxic Algae Threatens Drinking Water Across the US

SALEM, Ore. — The words blasted to cell phones around Oregon's capital city were ominous: "Civil emergency. prepare for action." Within half an hour, a second official alert clarified the subject wasn't impendi...
Diana Dooley

Valley Native Is Gov. Brown’s New Chief of Staff

Gov. Jerry Brown has picked a longtime loyalist as his chief of staff for the final months of his fourth term. Diana Dooley, a Hanford native and Fresno State graduate, was named to the position Thursday by ...
Johnson & Johnson's powder

Jury Delivers $26M Verdict in Baby Powder Cancer Case

LOS ANGELES — A California jury delivered a $25.7 million verdict against Johnson & Johnson in a lawsuit brought by a woman who claimed she developed cancer by using the company's talc-based baby powder. Jurors in Los Angeles recommended $4 million in p...