Photo of Half Dome, Yosemite National Park

Hiker Dies in Fall From Yosemite’s Half Dome Trail

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK — A hiker in Yosemite National Park fell to her death while climbing to the top of the iconic granite cliffs of Half Dome, where cables are installed each summer. Park spokesman Scott Gediman says 29-year-old Danielle Burnett, of Lake...

Epstein May Have Gamed the System From Beyond the Grave

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — The will that Jeffrey Epstein signed just two days before his jailhouse suicide puts more than $577 million in assets into a trust fund that could make it more difficult for his dozens of accusers to collect damages. "This is the las...

Sheriff’s Office IDs Fresno Taco Eating Contestant Who Died

A Fresno man died shortly after competing in a taco eating contest Tuesday night during a Fresno Grizzlies Triple-A baseball game against the Memphis Redbirds. The Fresno County Sheriff's Office identified the man as 41-year-old Dana Hutchings. "We are n...

Shootout Kills California Officer, Suspect

RIVERSIDE — A man whose pickup truck was being impounded grabbed a rifle and opened fire, killing a California Highway Patrol officer and wounding two others Monday before he was shot to death in a hail of gunf...

Federal New York Lockup Draws New Scrutiny in Epstein Death

NEW YORK — The apparent suicide of Jeffrey Epstein has brought new scrutiny to a federal jail in New York that, despite chronic understaffing, houses some of the highest-security inmates in the country. Epstein's death is also the latest black eye for the U...